Quorum, 4 October 2020

Present:

Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair)

Empire of Aenopia

Kingdom of Ikonia

Principality of New Eiffel 

State of Vishwamitra

Technocratic Republic of Theodia 

Commonwealth of New Virginia 

Republic of Polar Nerva

Empire of Adammia

Rednecks Republic

Gymnasium State 

Republic of Yu-Xia

Empire of Iustus

Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall

Republic of Nordale

Serene Beaconite Republic 

Empire of Austenasia 

Despotate of Vlasynia

Unitary State of Swivia 

The Quorum entered into session at 20:00 UTC.

Ban of Ivan Brienovic

The Delegates for Hrafnarfjall, Iustus, and New Virginia argued that the ban on Ivan Brienovic be extended, and made indefinite. Several Delegates noted that Ivan’s behavior which led to the original ban, had not improved. 

The Vice-Chair motioned that Ivan Brienovic’s ban be renewed, with review in six months

Support – 17

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried 

The Vice-Chair motioned that Ivan Brienovic’s ban be made indefinite, subject to annual review 

Support – 15

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 2  

The motion was carried 

Discussion on the GUM Post Isolation 

The Delegate for Adammia argued that the GUM should focus more on internal development, rather than acquiring new membership, the Delegate for New Virginia concurred and proposed revising the membership form. 

Announcement of GUM Virtual Summit 

The Secretary for Events and Summits, after conducting a survey argued that specific sections of the summit should be recorded, that the GUM should not enforce a webcam policy, and that the GUM should enforce a microphone policy. The Delegate for Iustus sought clarification on what the microphone policy imposed. 

Any Other Business

The Delegate for New Virginia brought up the Augusta Accord, and called upon member nations to endorse the Accord, the Delegate for Nordale, and New Eiffel concurred. 

The Quorum was adjourned at 21:22 UTC

Quorum, 5 September 2020

Present:

Uber – Esse Commonwealth (Chair)

Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair)

Yu-Xia Republic

Abeldane Empire

Empire of Adammia

State of Vishwamitra

Kingdom of Ikonia

Rednecks Republic

Serene Beconite Republic

Commonwealth of New Virginia 

Empire of Aenopia

Empire of Austenasia

Grand Duchy of Misberia

Union of Mercia and Lurk

Despotate of Vlasynia

Technocratic Republic of Theodia

Principality of New Eiffel 

Triumvirate of Sonderan

Kingdom of Wyvern 

The Quorum entered into session at 20:00 UTC.

Membership Votes

The Chair moved for the Kingdom of Corea to either be promoted, expelled, or retain provisional membership 

Promote – 2

Expel – 8

Retain – 6

The Kingdom of Corea was expelled 

The Chair moved for the Grand Duchy of Leonsle to either be promoted, expelled, or retain provisional membership 

Promote – 14

Expel – 0

Retain – 1

The Grand Duchy of Leonsle was promoted to full membership 

The Chair moved that the Republic or Nordale to either be promoted, expelled, or retain provisional membership 

Promote – 9

Expel – 3

Retain – 1

The Republic of Nordale was promoted to full membership 

The Chair moved that the Astovian Union to either be promoted, expelled, or retain provisional membership 

Promote – 1 

Expel – 0

Retain – 14

The Astovian Union retained provisional membership 

Electoral Procedure Amendment 

The Chair proposed the Electoral Procedure Amendment, which includes instant run-off voting, join tickets, and the right for the Supreme Court to organize an electoral commission. The Vice-Chair, and the Delegates for Vlaysnia, Theodia, and Paravia voiced their support for the amendment. The Delegate for Adammia voiced concern for it’s removal of private ballots.

The Chair motioned to pass Charter Amendment 11: Electoral Procedure Amendment 

Support – 28

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 1 

The motion was carried

The Quorum was adjourned at 21:36 UTC

Quorum, 18th August 2020

Present:

Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair) 

Grand Duchy of Leonsle

Republic of Nordale

Empire of Paravia 

Principality of New Eiffel 

Kingdom of Wyvern 

Serene Beaconite Republic

Technocratic Republic of Theodia 

Misberian Confederacy 

Republic of Polar Nerva 

Commonwealth of Uskor

Kingdom of Lytera

Principality of Posaf 

Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall

Empire of Austenasia

The Quorum entered into session at 20:00 UTC.

Chair Elections

The Delegate from Hrafnarfjall proposed working with an already established online election system, while the Vice-Chair stated the consensus on maintaining the current system. 

The Vice – Chair moved that the GUM maintains voting for Chair via the Wiki Talk page 

Support – 12

Oppose – 1

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried

Election Commission 

The Delegate for Wyvern argued for the Chair organizing GUM elections, while proposing a Election Commission, to verify the results, which was concurred by the Delegate for Posaf. The Delegate for Hrafnarfjall, and the Vice-Chair proposed that the Supreme Judge lead the Election Commission, while the Delegate for Wyvern opposed the proposal. 

The Vice – Chair moved that following an election, there shall be a commission by the Supreme Judge to review the election 

Support  – 9

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 3 

The motion was carried

Updates from Secretaries

The Secretary for Events and Summits stated that there will be no events planned in real life, citing the pandemic. The Secretary for Statistics updated the Quorum on statistics.

Any Other Business 

The Delegate for Wyvern brought up reforming the Charter, and striving to have the Chair be both the de facto, and de jure Executive of the GUM. The Delegate for Austenasia argued that the Chair is not a “presidential position”. The Delegate for Aenopia proposed GUM Holiday Cards.  

The Quorum was adjourned at 20:43 UTC