Resolution on the Cancelation of the May 2023 Prime Minister Election
A resolution to provide for the orderly transition from an elected Cabinet with four-month terms to an elected Prime Minister with three-month terms
Whereas the changes stemming from the Great Council of 2022 were not as in-depth as originally envisioned;
Whereas there was substantial discussion surrounding the movement to a sole election for the Prime Minister whereupon they would be allowed to appoint their own Cabinet;
Whereas the Assembly, in its own right, made the transition to a sole election for the Prime Minister outside of the Great Council;
Whereas the Assembly inadvertently left several ambiguities within the regional laws;
Whereas the Cabinet has issued an Executive Order to correct a pressing ambiguity with regard to vacancies in office;
Whereas the several amendments to regional laws accompanying this resolution necessitate a smooth transition from an elected Cabinet to a Prime Minister appointed Cabinet;
Resolved by the Assembly of the South Pacific:
(1) Upon passage of the accompanying amendments, the next regularly scheduled Prime Minister election for the May 2023 term is canceled.
(2) Vacancies in the Office of Prime Minister or in appointed Cabinet positions will be filled under relevant regional laws.
(3) Upon the conclusion of the current Cabinet term, and the election of the first Prime Minister under new laws, the Chair of the Assembly will archive this resolution for posterity.
A2304.02 | Omnibus Reconciliation of PM Appointed Cabinet Provisions Passed
This omnibus bill proposed the following resolution to cancel the May 2023 Prime Ministerial Election. It was passed and adopted by the Assembly on 28th April 2023.
(Debate thread | Voting thread)