Quorum, 11th January 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall (Chair)
Kingdom of Lytera
Principality of New Eiffel
Commonwealth of Essexia
State of Zenrax
United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum
Principality of Posaf
Empire of Austenasia
Union of Mercia and Lurk
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Gymnasium State
People’s Republic of Ponderosa Hills
Principality of Ledilia
Republic of New Rizalia
Principality of Montescano
Empire of Iustus
Kingdom of Wegmat

The Quorum entered into session at 18:02 UTC.

Membership applications

The Chair gave notice that he had dismissed the following applications:
-Grand Duchy of Rabenberg
-City State of Daeteria
-Somcowian Federation
-Principality of Ermenstein
There were no objections to the dismissals.

Kingdom of Abristan (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 10
Abstain: 0
The Chair moved that Abristan be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Union of Nova-Occitania (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 10
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The Union of Nova-Occitania was accepted as a provisional member state.

United Kingdom of Maradia and Fienomige (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 4
Oppose: 5
Abstain: 3
The Chair moved that Maradia be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 1
Abstain: 5
The motion was carried.

Sublime State of Hasanistan (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 0
The Sublime State of Hasanistan was accepted as an observer state.

Empire of Nottingham (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 14
Abstain: 1
The application was rejected.

Republic of Upper Shwartz Morgen Lorgen Land (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 14
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The Republic of Upper Shwartz Morgen Lorgen Land was accepted as an observer state.

Kingdom of Begonia (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 2
The Kingdom of Begonia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Republic of Poplar Nerva (full)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 5
Oppose: 2
Abstain: 6
The Republic of Poplar Nerva was accepted as a provisional member state.

Federation of Orientia (observer)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3
The Federation of Orientia was accepted as a provisional member state.

Appointment of the Vice-Chair

The Chair nominated Lord Matthew, the delegate for Essexia, as Vice-Chair. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
Lord Matthew of Essexia was confirmed as Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Appointment of the Supreme Judge

The Chair nominated Bradley of Dullahan, the delegate for Wyvern, as Supreme Judge. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
Bradley of Dullahan was confirmed as Supreme Judge of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Staff appointments

Secretary for Public Relations and Press
The Chair nominated Emperor Adam I, the delegate for Adammia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary for Statistical Research
The Chair nominated Archie Birch, the delegate for Misberia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 10
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary for Events and Summits
The Chair nominated Daniel Morris, the delegate for New Westphalia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary of Diplomacy and Recruitment
The Chair nominated Nicholas Randouler, the delegate for Posaf. The Quorum divided:
Support: 11
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 0
The appointment was confirmed.

Secretary for Micronational Development
The Chair nominated Zarel Smith, the delegate for New Eiffel. The Quorum divided:
Support: 12
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

Archivist
The Chair nominated Emperor Jonathan I, the delegate for Austenasia. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 1
The appointment was confirmed.

24-Hour Quorum

The Chair invited thoughts on a potential fourth 24-Hour Quorum. A number of possible charities were discussed. Dates ranging from mid-February to the Summer were considered and it was decided that the Staff would consider the matter further.

Questions to the Chair

There were no questions. The delegate for New Eiffel congratulated the Chair on a successful first Quorum, and the delegate for Posaf concurred.

The Quorum was adjourned at 19:44 UTC.

Result of the Chair election, December 2019

As acting returning officer I hereby give notice that the results of the election of the thirtieth Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational are as follows:

That a total of 29 valid ballots were cast, 0 spoilt ballots were cast, and that 29 ballots were cast in total, out of 33 full member states, giving a turnout of 87.9%;

That the total number of ballots cast for each candidate was as follows:

BAINBRIDGE, Thomas: His Royal Majesty King Thomas I (Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall) – 17 (58.6%)
BANKS, Alexander: His Holy Royal Highness King Alexander I (Kingdom of Lytera) – 2 (6.9%)
LOGAN: His Royal Highness Emperor Logan I (Empire of Aenopia) – 2 (6.9%)
TEZDZHAN-SMAHIN, Dionisiy: His Serene Highness Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I (Principality of Montescano) – 7 (24.1%)
None of the above – 1 (3.4%)

I therefore declare that His Royal Majesty Thomas I, King of Hrafnarfjall is duly elected as Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational.

Adamus Primus Imperator
Acting on authority of His Grace, Bradley of Dullahan, Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
1st January 2020