Quorum, 28th March 2020

Present
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
Empire of Iustus
Commonwealth of Essexia
Federated States of Gapla (provisional)
Principality of New Eiffel
Principality of Posaf
Grand Republic of Cycoldia
Union of Millania and New Granada
Commonwealth of Uskor
Kingdom of Lytera
Palatinate of Uberquiesenberg
Kingdom of Wyvern
Empire of Adammia
Republic of Poplar Nerva
Tsardom of Nolland
Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Council of the Diarchal Crowns of the Disciples (Mercia)
Empire of Aenopia
Union of Nova-Occitania
Jusin Republic
Empire of Austenasia
Federal Republic of Caddia

Voting in absentia
Principality of Zenrax

The Quorum entered into session at 21:00 UTC.

Cupertino Alliance – GUM Earth Day Initiative
The delegate for Iustus, who is the Chair of the Cupertino Alliance proposed the Cupertino Alliance – Grand Unified Micronational Earth Day Initiative, which would be a kind of clean-up event held on Earth Day where delegates of both organisations could optionally sign up to participate. The Cupertino Alliance proposed to partner with the GUM for this event and asked delegates for their opinions. Delegates noted that the Cupertino Alliance had a distaste for the GUM, with some also calling the organisation tongue-in-cheek. The delegate for Posaf stated that the Cupertino Alliance was a failing organisation, due to the founding nation Aenderia which voted to leave after the strong informality in the organisation. The Chair rejected considering this proposal, for which there were no objections.

Sister Cities Project
The floor was passed to the delegate for Posaf, who stated that the GUM Sister Cities Project Phase 3 would definitely be out this week, and that Phase 2 was a success in expanding foreign relations between participants, and despite two nations leaving the project, one of them was considering coming back. The delegate also stated he was working on the Google Form to match the nations for Phase 3, and that he was considering creating a website for the project, where people will be able to sign-up directly, as well as it displaying the achievements made by the program.

Successor state to Misberia
Following the disestablishment of the United Kingdoms of Misberia and Caloudonum, the Chair motioned to recognise the newly established Directive of Misberia as the Misberian successor state and for it to be admitted to the GUM. The Quorum divided:
Support: 9
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 3
The motion passed, and the Directive of Misberia was admitted to the GUM.

Lobby Moderators
The delegate for Posaf proposed to make Zarel I, the delegate for New Eiffel, and Alexander I, the delegate for Lytera new GUM Discord Lobby Moderators, as replacements for the Chair and Austin I, the delegate for Iustus. The Chair thanked Austin I for his efforts as Lobby Moderator. 

The Chair motioned that Zarel I and Alexander I be confirmed as Lobby Moderators. The Quorum divided:
Support: 8
Oppose: 0
Abstain: 4
The motion passed.

Membership applications
The Chair rejected the applications for the Democratic People’s Republic of Kekia, the Kingdom of Tokia and the Federation of Farlands. There were no objections.

Republic of Yu-Xia 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 13
The Chair moved that Yu-Xia be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 3
Abstain: 2
Yu-Xia was accepted as an observer.

United Republics of Antarctica (observership)
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 8
Abstain: 1
The United Republics of Antartica was not accepted as an observer state.

Rino Island
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 10
Abstain: 5
Rino Island was not accepted as a member state.

New Antrim
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 1
New Antrim was not accepted as a member state.

Nottingham Woods
The Quorum divided:
Support: 0
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 2
The Chair moved that Nottingham Woods be instead offered observership status. The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 12
Abstain: 1
Nottingham Woods was not accepted as an observer.

Principality of Brienia 
The Quorum divided:
Support: 1
Oppose: 9
Abstain: 3
Brienia was not accepted as a member state.

After some discussion from Delegates, the Chair motioned to ban Brienia and its successors from reapplying for one year. The Quorum divided:
Support: 7
Oppose: 7
Abstain: 2
The motion failed.

The Chair motioned a recount, the Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 6
Abstain: 2
The motion failed.

The Chair motioned that Ivan of Brienia be barred from the main GUM server for a period of 6 months. The Quorum divided:
Support: 6
Oppose: 4
Abstain: 1
The motion passed.

Closing business
Delegates expressed their disappointments for the time it took to go through membership applications. The Chair stated he would take the delegate’s comments into consideration, and perhaps work out a criteria for nations in order to apply for membership.

The Quorum was adjourned at 23:32 UTC.

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