Quorum, 8th December 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Republic of New Rizalia
Principality of New Eiffel
Gymnasium State
Republic of New Westphalia
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Kingdom of Lytera
Nemkhav Federation
Empire of Aenopia
Triumvirate of Sonderan
Principality of Posaf
Third Kingdom of Misberia

The Quorum entered into session at 19:12 UTC.

Status of the Chair
The Vice-Chair stated that the Internet connectivity issues of the Chair had been resolved and that he would be resuming his duties.

Membership applications

Lusitania Federation (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected. The Vice-Chair moved to offer observership status to Lusitania instead. The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3
The motion was carried.

Principality of Ermenstein (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected. The Vice-Chair moved to offer observership status to Ermenstein instead. The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
The motion failed.

Second Republic of Keyenay (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected. The Vice-Chair moved to offer observership status to Keyenay instead. The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 4
Abstain: 4
The motion failed.

The Chair took over from the Vice-Chair.

Election of the Chair
The Chair stated that he would not seek re-election and expressed his hope that various good candidates would stand. It was stated that nominations shall open of the 11th of December. The delegate for Aenopia stated that he may consider running. The delegate for New Eiffel stated that he may consider running, but doubted that he would. The delegate for Posaf stated that he would consider running. The delegates for Misberia and Lytera stated that they would also consider running. The delegate for Gymnasium State stated that he would not run. The delegate for Cycoldia stated that she would run.

Questions to the Chair
The delegate for Posaf stated his intent to bring forward a micronational version of the Paris Climate Accords, and, noting that the Supreme Judge had stated that such a proposal would have to be written in line with the GUM Charter, asked which part of the Charter was relevant. The Chair responded that the Charter states that every member state is sovereign, that the accords can only be enforced upon the states which sign it, and that the signature of the GUM itself would only state that the Quorum supports the treaty and encourages member states to sign it.

The Quorum was adjourned at 20:00 UTC.

Quorum, 27th November 2019

Present:
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Principality of New Eiffel
People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills
Empire of Aenopia
Commonwealth of Essexia
Empire of Iustus
Kingdom of Wegmat
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Third Kingdom of Misberia
Kingdom of Jupiter
Triumvirate of Sonderan
Kingdom of Ikonia
Principality of Montescano

The Quorum entered into session at 21:00 UTC.

Status of the Chair

The Vice-Chair stated that the Chair was having Internet connectivity problems, and that the Vice-Chair was to serve as Acting Chair until further notice. In the interests of clarifying that the Chair had not resigned, the Vice-Chair moved that it be recognised that he was serving as Vice-Chair with extraordinary powers until that status was revoked by the Chair, or until the end of the term of the incumbent Chair, giving him the right to unilaterally exercise all prerogatives of the Chair but without depriving the incumbent Chair of the right to do likewise or to review the Vice-Chair’s actions in this capacity.
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The motion was carried.

Full membership confirmations

Empire of Aenopia
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Empire of Aenopia was confirmed as a full member state.

Grand Republic of Cycoldia
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Grand Republic of Cycoldia was confirmed as a full member state.

United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 3
The motion failed. The Vice-Chair moved to expel the United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige from the organisation. The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 2
The United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige was expelled from the Grand Unified Micronational.

People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills
The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills was confirmed as a full member state.

Kingdom of Wegmat
The Quorum divided:
Support: 3
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 2
The Kingdom of Wegmat was confirmed as a full member state.

Membership applications

Empire of Lehmark (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Jusin Republic (full, upgrade from observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 2
The Jusin Republic was upgraded from an observer state to a provisional member state.

Nottingham Empire (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Republic of Matthewopia (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 0
The application was rejected.

Kingdom of Kohlandia (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 1
The Kingdom of Kohlandia was accepted as an observer state.

Any Other Business
The delegate for Ponderosa Hills asked about an application for Lusitania. The Vice-Chair stated that they had been sent a link but had not applied. The delegate for Ponderosa Hills asked whether a motion may be made allowing the Sauveuse Republic as a full member in light of statements made by Ms. Eryn Lewis. The Supreme Judge responded that the Sauveuse Republic was yet to submit an official application for membership.

The Quorum adjourned at 21:59 UTC.

Quorum, 20th November 2019

Present:
Kingdom of Wyvern (Chair)
Empire of Austenasia (Vice-Chair)
State of Zenrax (Supreme Judge)
Commonwealth of Essexia
Third Kingdom of Misberia
Principality of Ledilia
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Principality of Montescano
Kingdom of Jupiter
Gymnasium State
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
Kingdom of Gradonia
Empire of Aenopia (provisional)
Grand Republic of Cycoldia (provisional)

Quorum entered into an extraordinary session at 17:54 UTC.

Successor states of the People’s Federation of Quebec

The Chair informed the Quorum that the President McGrath of Quebec had dissolved Quebec and replaced it with the Sauveuse Republic, and that it had transpired that this action had been unconstitutional under Quebecois law. The Chair stated that the Sauveuse Republic had not notified the GUM of this change. The Chair further stated that the former Prime Minister Lewis of Quebec, whom the President had fired, had formed an alternative Quebecois government, and that a dispute had arisen as to which was the legitimate government of the nation. The Chair further stated that President McGrath had eventually recognised Lewis’ government as the legitimate government of Sauveuse, but had also created a new breakaway state known as the Socialist State of Paloma. The Chair put it to the Quorum that it must resolve to recognise either Sauveuse or Paloma as the successor state to Quebec, or neither. The delegate for Ledilia pointed out that Mr. Montan of Ponderosa Hills was the new President of the Sauveuse Republic, which he considered nonsensical, and advocated for recognising neither state. The delegate for Misberia stated his belief that the organisation had no right to determine the legitimate successor state, and also advocated for recognising neither. The delegate for Hrafnarfjall concurred. The provisional delegate Cycoldia suggested that the Quorum should refrain from making a decision until the situation resolved itself. The provisional delegate for Aenopia also stated that the Quorum should recognise neither, as both successor states were both very young by GUM standards.

Motion to recognise the Sauveuse Republic as the successor state to the People’s Federation of Quebec
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 7
Abstain: 3
The motion failed.

Motion to recognise the Socialist State of Paloma as the successor state to the People’s Federation of Quebec
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 2
The motion failed.

The Chair issued an executive proclamation recognising that the People’s Federation of Quebec had dissolved on 7 November 2019 and had therefore ceased to be a full member state of the Grand Unified Micronational. There were no objections.

The Quorum adjourned at 18:32 UTC.