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

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.

Quorum, 4th July 2020

Present:

Uber-Essian Union (Chair)

Commonwealth of Essexia (Vice-Chair)

Kingdom of Wyvern (Supreme Judge)

Kingdom of Lytera

Empire of Iustus

Gymnasium State

Republic of Ashukovo

Directive of Misberia

Commonwealth of New Virginia

Empire of Aenopia

Serene Beaconite Republic

Principality of New Eiffel

Principality of Ledilia

Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall

Technocratic Republic of Theodia

Empire of Adammia

Kingdom of Wegmat

Empire of Austenasia

Empire of Paravia

Despotate of Vlasynia

Kingdom of Ikonia

Republic of Poplar Nerva

Republic of New Rizalia

The Quorum entered into session at 20:00 UTC.

 

Clerk of the Supreme Court

The Chair moved that the Office of Clerk of the Supreme Court be hereby established and to be henceforth appointed by the Supreme Justice of the Supreme Court.

Support – 14

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried.

Nominations

Associate Justice

The Chair moved that Henry Clemens’ nomination to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 13

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried.

Supreme Judge

The Chair moved that Bradley of Dullahan’s nomination to the position of Supreme Justice of the Supreme Court of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 12

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 1

The motion was carried.

Associate Justice

The Chair moved that Jonathan I’s nomination to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 13

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried.

Press and Public Relations Secretary

The Chair moved that Austin I’s nomination to the position of Secretary for Press and Public Relations of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 16

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried.

Events and Summits Secretary

The Chair moved that Terry I’s nomination to the position of Secretary for Events and Summits of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 11

Oppose – 2

Abstain – 1

The motion was carried.

Diplomacy and Recruitment Secretary

The Chair moved that Alexander I’s nomination to the position of Secretary for Diplomacy and Recruitment of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 14

Oppose – 1

Abstain – 0

The motion was carried.

Micronational Development Secretary

The Chair moved that Adam I’s nomination to the position of Secretary for Micronational Development of the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 13

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 1

The motion was carried.

Archivist

The Chair moved that James Frisch’s nomination to the position of Archivist to the Grand Unified Micronational is confirmed.

Support – 14

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 1

The motion was carried.

Any Other Business

The Vice-Chair moved that Thomas I shall be confirmed as a member of the Advisory Council to the Chair.

Support – 8

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 4

The motion was carried.

 

The secondary delegate for Iustus proposed a Membership Application Act. The Chair moved that the Membership Application Act be passed by the Quorum.

Support – 10

Oppose – 0

Abstain – 2

The motion was carried.

The primary delegate for Iustus proposed a motion on police brutality. The Chair moved that the GUM officially supports the protests against Police Brutality that have sprung up all across the world since the death of George Floyd.

Support – 2

Oppose – 7

Abstain – 5

The motion failed.

Questions to the Chair

The Vice-Chair asked the Chair why he is such a “massive legend”. The Chair responded that it was due to his good looks. The Supreme Judge asked if the Chair was aware that he was happy that the Chair had moved his nominations for Associate Justices in his absence. The Chair responded in the affirmative. The Supreme Judge asked whether the Chair and the Micronational Development Secretary would implement PR021 (Development Awards). The Micronational Development Secretary stated that they intended to go ahead with the awards around Christmas, and that an award would be named after the late delegate for Posaf.

The Quorum was adjourned at 22:28 UTC.