Quorum, 1st August 2020

Present:

Uber-Essien Commonwealth (Chair)

Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair)

Technocratic Republic of Theodia

Unitary State of Swivia

Empire of Adammia

Kingdom of Jupiter

Empire of Aenopia

Kingdom of Ikonia

Kingdom of Atovia

Empire of Paravia

Empire of Abelden

Kingdom of Lytera

Principality of New Eiffel

Commonwealth of New Virginia

Republic of Yu-Xia

Republic of New Rizalia

Serene Beaconite Republic

Despotate of Vlasynia

Directive of Misberia

The Quorum entered into session at 20:00 UTC.

Electoral reform

Voting system

The delegate for Theodia argued in favour of approval voting. The delegate for Adammia argued in favour of instant-runoff voting. The merits of both systems were debated.

The Chair put the question that the GUM should adopt First Past the Post system for GUM Chair Elections.

Support – 0

Oppose – 10

Abstain – 3

The question failed.

The Chair put the question that the GUM should adopt Approval Voting system for GUM Chair Elections.

Support – 1

Oppose – 7

Abstain – 4

The question failed.

The Chair put the question that the GUM should adopt Instant – Runoff Voting system for GUM Chair Elections.

Support – 10

Oppose – 1

Abstain – 1

The question was carried.

Nomination or election of the Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair argued for a separate ticket voting system. The delegate for Adammia argued for the status quo, but stated that he would be amenable to a joint ticket system. The Chair stated that he would endorse any system other than the status quo.

The Chair put the question that the GUM should adopt a Joint Ticket system for GUM Chair and Vice-Chair elections.

Support – 9

Oppose – 2

Abstain – 3

The question was carried.

The Chair put the question that the GUM should adopt a Separate Ticket system for the GUM Chair and Vice-Chair elections.

Support – 4

Oppose – 6

Abstain – 4

The question failed.

The Chair put the question that the GUM should retain the status quo voting system, a Quorum vote for Vice-Chair, after the Chair ballot.

Support – 3

Oppose – 6

Abstain – 4

The question failed.

Remaining questions on electoral reform were deferred to the next session.

Any Other Business

 

The Chair moved that the full membership of the Republic of Yu-Xia be confirmed.

Promote – 13

Expel – 0

Retain – 0

The Republic of Yu-Xia was promoted to Full Membership of the Grand Unified Micronational.

The Chair issued Executive Proclamations recognising that the observership period of the Greater Klitzibürg Empire had expired and that it was no longer an observer, and that the Union of Nova-Occitania was taken to have renounced the Charter and was no longer a member state.

The Secretary of Diplomacy and Recruitment announced that the Sister Cities project was officially up and running again, having been put on hold following the passing of the delegate for Posaf, and explained how member states could take part. The Chair encouraged member states to take part. The Chair, along with the delegates for Adammia, the Serene Beaconite Republic, Swivia, New Rizalia, New Virginia and Paravia, expressed condolences to the delegate for Misberia with respect to the passing of Maria Birch.

 

The Quorum was adjourned at 21:54 UTC.

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