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Asgardia.Constitution.Proposal.txt - Democratic Technocracy – Chapter 8  

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§ 8. The branches of Government are: 

 a. Executive, 

 b. Legislative, 

 c. Judicial, and 

 d. Supervisory.

§ 9. The Head of State (HoS) is the head of the Executive branch.

§ 10. The Executive branch shall include the elected Ministry Chairpersons.

§ 11. The Legislative branch is comprised of the Parliament and Ministry offices.

§ 12. The Judicial branch is composed of the Court of Justice. There shall be one Supreme Court of Justice. The law may define inferior courts as deemed necessary.

§ 13. Council of Supreme Values and law enforcement are a supervisory branch of government.

§ 14. No officer of the Government or law shall be permitted to hold more than one office at a time.

Article 32. Asgardia’s Head of State

§ 1. The Head of State (HoS) is limited to a maximum of two terms. Each term shall not exceed five (5) Earth-years of civic service.

§ 2. The HoS shall be a minimum age of thirty-five (35) Earth-years, hold a professional certification in law and/or science, and be a citizen of Asgardia for at least five (5) Earth-years. The required merits of Candidates for HoS shall be further defined by law.

§ 3. The Head of State is not above the law of Asgardia.

§ 4. The Head of Nation role shall be abolished upon the adoption of this Constitution. The current Head of Nation, as defined by Decree # 1, shall be requested to take the honourable role of Head of State. After five (5) Earth-years, the first Head of State shall agree to step down unless voted to a second term in office. In the event the Head of Nation declines to become the Head of State, up to five (5) Candidates shall be vetted by special committee appointed by the Head of Nation, within thirty (30) Earth-days, and hold a general Election where the candidate with the most votes shall become the Head of State. In the case where two or more Candidates have the same number of Votes, the Head of Nation shall cast a tie-breaker vote.

§ 5. The second and subsequent Heads of State may be any Asgardian Citizen that submits his/her candidacy and qualifications to the Parliament for consideration. The Parliament shall appoint a committee of no more than seven (7) members to confirm the qualifications and, upon committee approval, provide the recommendation of the Candidates to the Council of Supreme Values. The Council will further interview the Candidates and confirm their fitness to lead the honourable office as defined by the Supreme Values of Asgardia. Three (3) Earth-months prior to the conclusion of the current Head of State term, the Council of Supreme Values shall present the Candidates to the public for a final vote. There will be a maximum of five (5) candidates including the current Head of State, if he/she has not already served a second term. Two (2) Earth-months prior to the conclusion of the current Head of State, the general election shall commence. Citizen votes shall be collected over a period of forty-eight (48) Earth-hours and the candidate with the most votes shall be the next Head of State. In the even that two or more Candidates have the same number of votes, the Chairperson of the Council of the Supreme Values shall cast the tie-breaker vote.

§ 6. Upon retirement of the HoS, except in the case of Impeachment, he/she shall enjoy guaranteed personal safety and the protection of his/her private property for the next twenty (20) Earth-years.

§ 7. While in Office, the Head of State shall be referred only by titles of “Asgardian Head of State” or “Head of Asgardia.”

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§ 8. In the event the Head of State dies, resigns, becomes permanently incapacitated or is declared missing, as well as in the circumstances stipulated by law where the Head of State is unable to perform his/her duties, the duties of Head of State temporarily pass to the Chairperson of the Council of Supreme Values until the reasons which prevented the Head of State from performing such duties cease to be in effect or until the inauguration of the new Head of State. In the event of return from the above circumstances, the Head of State must prove his/her fitness within two(2) Earth-months and by the approval of a certified medical physician duly appointed by the Ministry of Science. In the event that both the Head of State and Chairperson of the Council of Supreme Values are unable to perform such duties defined herein for the Head of State, the responsibilities shall fall to the following line of succession:

 a. Ministry of Science Chairperson

 b. Ministry of Safety and Security Chairperson

 c. Ministry of Finance Chairperson

 d. Ministry of Administrative Affairs Chairperson

 e. Ministry of Justice Chairperson

§ 9. The Head of State:

 a. appoints the Supreme Justice of the Judicial Court, the Chairperson of the National Audit Office, the Chairperson of the Council of Supreme Values, and Asgardian ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Earth nation states;

 b. has the right to veto candidates nominated in accordance with the Constitution and the Law for the positions of Chairperson of the Government, member of the Council of Supreme Values, and Chairman of the National Bank, and has the right to propose removal of persons who hold these positions;

 c. calls elections of members of Parliament in accordance with the Constitution and the Law of Asgardia and has the right to propose dissolution of Parliament to the Council of Supreme Values;

 d. negotiates and signs international treaties and ratification instruments, accepts letters of credence and recall from diplomatic representatives; treaties must be approved by Parliament via a simple majority within six (6) Earth-months of HoS signing;

 e. proposes draft laws to Parliament, signs laws adopted by Parliament, returns draft laws without signature with noted objections, and has the right to veto laws adopted by Parliament;

 g. grants clemency;

 h. staffs the Administration of the Head of State, the body which supports the work of the Head of State;

 i. creates discussion and advisory bodies to support him/her in performing his/her duties;

 j. performs other duties stipulated by the Constitution and the Law of Asgardia.

§ 10. In the event of aggression against Asgardia by nation states, or direct and credible threats of such aggression, the Head of State declares a state of emergency in accordance with the Law of Asgardia, which must be subsequently confirmed by Parliament.

§ 11. The Head of State issues decrees which are mandatory for Asgardian citizens. Head of State decrees must not conflict with the Constitution and Asgardia’s laws.

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Article 33. Council of Supreme Values

§ 1. The terms “Council of Supreme Values,” “Supreme Values Council,” and “The Council” are synonymous.

§ 2. The Council shall be comprised of no more than thirty (30) members appointed by Parliament.

§ 3. Council members must be of minimum age of thirty (30) Earth-years, hold a professional certification in law, business, or science, and be an Asgardian citizen for five (5) Earth-years or more.

§ 4. Council members may not serve more than a single, fifteen (15) Earth-year term.

§ 5. Powers of Impeachment shall be empowered to the supervisory branch.

§ 6. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than the removal from Office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of Honour, Trust, or Profit under Asgardia. The Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment, and Punishment in accordance with the Law.

§ 7. Any officer of law shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and in conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours.

§ 8. The Council is charged to review and make consistent all Decrees made by the Head of State. By a two-thirds (2/3) majority, they may vote to void and remove any decree that violates the spirit of the Supreme Values of Asgardia.

§ 9. No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Council of Supreme Values, accept any gift, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatsoever, from any King, Prince, or foreign nation state; In addition, no title of nobility shall be granted by Asgardia.

§ 10. The Council is charged with the removal of officers in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches in accordance of law.

§ 11. The Council shall make the final recommendation for candidates of the Head of State for public election.

§ 12. Only the Council may consider demands to dissolve Parliament. The Council has the right to dissolve the Parliament based on the Supreme Values of Asgardia. The dissolution of Parliament requires a three-fourths (3/4), super-majority, vote of The Council members and approval from the Head of State.

§ 13. When the Parliament is dissolved, there must be a general election of members within forty (40) Earth-days from the date of dissolution, and the Parliament must be convoked within thirty (30) Earth-days from the date of the election.

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Article 34. Parliament

§ 1. Parliament is a unicameral legislature which represents all Asgardian citizens.

§ 2. The term of office of members of the Parliament shall be six (6) Earth-years. Parliament seats shall be up for election on a six (6) Earth-year cadence, with only half of the seats of Parliament to be elected at any one time.

§ 3. Parliament members must be at least twenty-five (25) Earth-years of age and a Citizen of Asgardia.

§ 4. The Parliament is directly elected from Citizens that submit their candidacy to The Council and directly voted for by citizen elections.

§ 5. The status of members of Parliament, procedure for forming and organizing the work of Parliament, nominating, electing, and recalling candidates is set by the Constitution and the Law of Asgardia. Parliament adopts rules to regulate internal administrative matters.

§ 6. Deliberation in Parliamentary sessions shall be public. However, a closed meeting may be held where a majority of two-thirds (2/3) or more of those members present passes a resolution therein. Parliament shall keep a record of proceedings. This record shall be published and given general circulation, excepting such parts of proceedings of closed session as may be deemed to require secrecy. All open sessions of Parliament shall make votes of the members on any matter to be public record. Parliamentary sessions are held using video conferencing and other electronic systems which allow members to be identified and authenticated.

§ 7. Members of Parliament elect a Chairperson and his/her deputies from among Members of Parliament. Upon the acceptance of the Chairperson role, the former role shall be relinquished and open for immediate election of a new Parliament member.

§ 8. Parliamentary sessions may be held in person, remotely, or electronically.

§ 9. Parliament must confirm and ratify all treaties signed by the Head of State with a simple majority within six (6) Earth-months of the treaty’s signing.

§ 10. Upon return of any vetoed law by the Head of State, Parliament may still enact that law if a super-majority of three-fourths (3/4) of Parliament vote in favour of it.

§ 11. Parliament shall be housed by no more than one member for every 5,000 Citizens and no less than one member for every 10,000 Citizens. The Parliament may not be housed with less than 50 Parliament members.

§ 12. Except in cases provided by law, members of Parliament shall be exempt from apprehension while the Parliament is in session, and any members apprehended before the opening of the session shall be freed during the term of the session upon demand of the Council of Supreme Values.

§ 13. An ordinary session of the Parliament shall be convened once per Earth-year.

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§ 14. The Council may determine to convene extraordinary sessions of Parliament. When a quarter or more of the total members of Parliament makes the demand, The Council must agree to such convocation.

§ 15. The Parliament’s powers include:

 a. adopting Asgardian law;

 b. appointing the Chairman of Parliament, Prosecutor General, Chairman of the National Bank, Court Justices on the proposal of the Council of Supreme Values;

 c. appointing and removing ministers from post on the proposal of the Chairman of the Government;

 d. appointing and removing National Audit Office auditors from post;

 e. calling elections for Head of State;

 f. deciding on resignation of the government and individual ministers;

 g. approving Head of State decisions to declare a state of emergency;

 h. calling referenda;

 i. holding parliamentary hearings and investigations, including summoning representatives of state bodies.

§ 16. Parliament issues resolutions on matters within its purview pursuant to the Constitution and the Law of Asgardia. The procedure for Parliament adopting Asgardian laws and responsibility for violation of this procedure are set by the Law.

§ 17. Asgardian law will establish taxes, duties, imposts, and excises to pay the debts and provide for the common defence and general welfare of Asgardia.

§ 18. Business cannot be transacted in Parliament unless one-third (1/3) or more of total membership is present. All matters shall be decided by a majority of those present, except as elsewhere provided in the Constitution, and, in case of a tie, the presiding officer shall decide the issue.

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Article 35. Government and Ministries

§ 1. Asgardia’s supreme state Legislative body is the Government.

§ 2. The Government is a collective body which comprises the Chairman of the Government, his/her deputies and ministers. The Government may hold meetings in person, remotely, or electronically.

§ 3. The system of the state’s executive bodies comprises 11 ministries.

§ 4. The Chairman of the Government is appointed by Parliament on the proposal of the Council of Supreme Values on agreement with the Head of State. Candidates for minister are nominated by the Chairman of the Government and approved by Parliament. Ministers may be Asgardian Citizens aged thirty-five (35) or older, who have a degree, qualifications, and professional experience in relevant area and the physical and mental health to perform the duties of a minister. Members of Parliament who have a private business must put it into blind-trust management for the duration of their Government position to avoid a conflict of interest, on agreement with the Chairman of the Government.

§ 5. The Chairman of the Government sets priority areas for the Government and organizes its work in accordance with the Constitution, the Law of Asgardia, and Head of State decrees.

§ 6. The procedure for forming and organizing the work of the Government is set by the Constitution and the Law of Asgardia.

§ 7. The Government’s powers include:

 a. implementing and defending the Constitution, international treaties, laws, and Head of State decrees;

 b. developing and submitting draft bills to Parliament;

 c. developing and submitting draft budgets to Parliament and ensuring their implementation;

 d. controlling implementation of Government resolutions and other acts of state executive bodies;

 e. ensuring that national sovereignty is maintained and protected;

 f. ensuring national security and the security of its citizens;

 g. foreign relations;

 h. managing the national debt;

 i. organizing a system for information support for state administration and statistical monitoring;

 j. providing a scientific basis for the actions of the executive, developing administrative decisions, plans, forecasts and state development programs, and forecasting the consequences of planned decisions;

 k. monitoring social processes and interacting with citizens;

 l. controlling the work of state executive bodies;

 m. ensuring the rule of law, protecting the rights and obligations of citizens, and maintaining public order;

 n. organizing a system to train staff for the civil service and creating a succession pool;

§ 8. Asgardia has exclusive legislative rights in all financial matters. All Asgardia revenue and expenditure must be included in the budget, which must be balanced. Meeting the needs of Asgardia’s state administrative bodies and state-owned enterprises must not overload taxpayers and must ensure uniformity of living conditions in the Nation.

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§ 9. If the budget for the following fiscal year is not approved by law before the end of the fiscal year, prior to it becoming effective, the Government may conduct spending required to:

 a. maintain the institutions set by the law and implement measures set by the law;

 b. perform Asgardia’s legal obligations;

 c. continue other work and services if the budget for the previous fiscal year approved these amounts.

§ 10. The Government issues resolutions within its purview in accordance with, and for the performance of, the Constitution, international treaties, Head of State decrees, acts of the Council of Supreme Values, and the law.

§ 11. The Ministries of Government are:

 a. Ministry of Information and Communication

 b. Ministry of Justice

 c. Ministry of Science

 d. Ministry of Citizenship

 e. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 f. Ministry of Finance

 g. Ministry of Trade and Commerce

 h. Ministry of Youth and Education

 i. Ministry of Safety and Security

 j. Ministry of Equity and Resources

 k. Ministry of Administrative Affairs

§ 2. Each Ministry Chairperson must be at least thirty-five (35) Earth-years of age, possess a professional certification in law and/or science, and be a Citizen of Asgardia.

§ 3. Ministry Chairpersons are appointed by the Head of State in accordance to this Constitution and the law of Asgardia.

§ 4. Ministry staff shall be the purview the Ministry Chairperson, except that staff must hold a professional certification in the domain of that Ministry.

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Article 36. Decision-Making and Implementation 

§ 1. The Head of State sets the priorities for domestic and foreign policy by making annual and extraordinary addresses to Asgardian citizens at in-person and remote meetings of representatives of the supreme state bodies of Asgardia and issuing other decrees within his/her purview. The Head of State’s addresses serve as the document used to plan the country’s domestic and foreign policy for the upcoming Earth-year and beyond with the aim of performing Asgardia’s mission. The Head of State’s address is binding for all Asgardian state bodies and officials.

§ 2. Asgardian laws, plans, and state development programs are developed and adopted in accordance with the Head of State’s address to implement the Constitution and perform Asgardia’s mission. Asgardia’s laws regulate key social relations.

§ 3. Asgardian citizens may initiate the making of government administrative decisions and participate in their preparation by means of electronic voting (right to propose legislation) in accordance with the law.

§ 4. To ensure implementation of Asgardian law, the Government and its ministries and other state bodies issue statutory instruments.

§ 5. Asgardian state bodies monitor the practical application of adopted/issued acts to improve legal acts within their purview. Monitoring and supervision of the implementation of adopted/issued legal acts is performed by Asgardia’s supervisory authorities and also by Asgardian citizens using the mechanisms for public monitoring by means of electronic voting.

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Article 37. Judiciary

§ 1. Justice in Asgardia is only administered in court.

§ 2. The terms “The Court,” “Court of Justice,” and “Justice Court” are synonymous.

§ 3. The judiciary in Asgardia takes the form of the Court of Justice, comprising a presidium and four (4) panels for constitutional, civil, administrative, and criminal proceedings.

§ 4. The Court is headed by the Supreme Justice who is appointed by the Head of State. Court Justices are appointed by Parliament on the proposal of the Council of Supreme Values. The term of appointment is no more than fifteen (15) Earth-years.

§ 5. The Presidium of the Court is comprised of nine (9) Justices. The Presidium of the Court is chaired by the Supreme Justice.

§ 6. Justices may be Asgardian citizens aged at least thirty-five (35) Earth-years, hold a degree in law, and experience of working in the legal profession for at least five (5) Earth-years. The law may set additional requirements in respect of Justices.

§ 7. The purview, composition of panels, and procedure for forming and organising the work of the Court are set by the law.

§ 8. The Supreme Justice organises the work of the Court, sets the Court's internal code of conduct, calls and chairs meetings of the court’s Presidium, and performs other duties in accordance with the law.

§ 9. Court hearings may be held in person or using video conferencing and other electronic systems which allow participants to be identified and authenticated.

§ 10. The Court is funded exclusively through the national budget in accordance with the Law of Asgardia.

§ 11. Adherence to Court rulings are mandatory for Asgardian citizens and all state bodies. 

§ 12. The death penalty is prohibited in Asgardia.

§ 13. All defendants shall be permitted full opportunity to examine all evidence and witnesses without prejudice. At all times, defendants shall have the right to competent counsel. In the event a defendant cannot obtain competent council by his/her own efforts the state shall appoint counsel for his/her use.

§ 14. In cases involving criminality, as defined by Asgardian law, the defendant shall enjoy the right to a timely and public trial. The trial shall be carried out by an impartial, competent judge, and a jury of one's peers.

§ 15. No person shall be held criminally liable for an act which was lawful at the time it was committed, or of which he/she has been acquitted, nor shall he/she be placed in double jeopardy.

§ 16. Any person, in case he/she is acquitted after he/she has been arrested or detained, may sue the State for redress as provided by law.

§ 17. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land, space, or naval forces, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

§ 18. Citizens have the right to appeal decisions handed down at trial by the process defined in the Law of Asgardia.

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Article 38. Prosecutor’s Office

§ 1. The Prosecutor’s office is a division of the Court of Justice.

§ 2. The prosecutor’s office monitors compliance of acts within state bodies and citizens on behalf of Asgardia. In the case of non-compliance, the prosecutor is responsible for presenting the case on behalf of Asgardia according to the law.

§ 3. The prosecutor’s office is appointed and removed by the Parliament.

§ 4. The prosecutor’s office is composed of the Prosecutor General and his/her deputies as needed. Appointment to the position of deputy is made by the Prosecutor General.

§ 5. The Prosecutor General is appointed for a term of no more than seven (7) Earth-years.

§ 6. Citizens appointed to the prosecutor’s office must be thirty-five (35) Earth-years of age or older, hold a degree in law, and have previous work within the justice system.



Article 39. National Audit Office

§ 1. The National Audit Office (NAO) is a division of the Council of Supreme Values.

§ 2. The NAO is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies, and non-departmental public bodies. The NAO is also responsible to carry out Value for Money audits into the administration of public policy financing.

§ 3. It is the responsibility of the NAO to publish the results of audits for information to citizens and Parliament before Parliament votes on policies involving public finance.

§ 4. The NAO is comprised of an Auditor General and deputy auditors as needed.

§ 5. Appointments to and removal from the NAO are carried out by the Council of Supreme Values.

§ 6. Appointment to the position of Auditor General are made for a maximum of a five (5) Earth-year term.

§ 7. Appointment to the position of deputy auditor in the NAO must be approved by Parliament.

§ 8. Citizens appointed to the NAO must have a degree in business or commerce and have worked in financial control or auditing for large projects within the general public or private business community.

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Article 40. Law Enforcement

§ 1. Law enforcement is a division of the supervisory branch.

§ 2. Law enforcement authorities (Security Services) ensure national security and the security of citizens, rule of law and law and order, fight crime and other offences, and defend the rights and freedoms of Asgardian citizens.

§ 3. To ensure the security of Asgardian citizens living in Earth nation states, Asgardian security services shall work with the security services of the countries in which they permanently reside on the basis of bilateral and multilateral treaties.

§ 4. The procedure for forming and staffing security services, their operating principles and areas, powers, resources, and means, as well as the procedure for monitoring and oversight of their work, are set by the law.

§ 5. No person shall be apprehended except upon warrant issued by a competent judicial officer which specifies the offense with which the person is charged, unless he/she is apprehended while the offense is being committed.

§ 6. No person shall be arrested or detained without being at once informed of the charges against him/her or without the immediate privilege of counsel; nor shall he/she be detained without adequate cause; and upon demand of any person such cause must be immediately shown in open court in his/her presence and the presence of his/her counsel.

§ 7. The infliction of torture by any public officer and cruel punishments are absolutely forbidden.

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CHAPTER 9. ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

Article 41. Adoption of the Constitution

Asgardia’s Constitution is adopted by means of a referendum. A period of two (2) Earth-days shall be allowed for the collection of all votes.


Article 42. Quorum for Adoption of the Constitution

Asgardia’s Constitution is adopted with a super-majority vote of three-fourths (3/4) of registered citizens.


Article 43. Amendment of the Constitution

Asgardia’s Constitution may be amended by means of a referendum. However, this article of amendment of the Constitution is unchangeable and cannot be voided nor limited by any law, decree, or other amendment.


Article 44. Procedure for Amendment of the Constitution

Proposals on amending the Constitution may be made by a citizen, the Head of State, Parliament, and the Council of Supreme Values in accordance with the Law of Asgardia. All proposed amendments must be ratified by the Council of Supreme Values. No proposed amendment shall be made to the constitution until a two-thirds (2/3) majority of parliament vote in favour of the proposal.

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May 26, 17 / Can 06, 01 04:05 UTC

[Below is my proposed replacement for the Original Draft presented by Asgardia.Space for the community. It’s based heavily upon the original document with significant changes to Government structure. Where possible, I attempted to not deviate from the structure/layout of the original document. The full text can be found here: https://github.com/lorezyra/Asgardia.Government/blob/master/Asgardia.Constitution.Proposal.txt ]

CHAPTER 10. TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS


Article 45. First Constitution

The first Constitution of Asgardia will be put to a referendum by Igor Ashurbeyli, proclaimed the Head of Nation on 20/Jan/2017 by Decree #1. The referendum on adopting the first Asgardian Constitution is open for voting to persons over the age of sixteen (16) who have submitted their personal data via the Internet and agree to the terms and conditions published on the https://asgardia.space website. These persons are considered Asgardian citizens on a preferential basis until the adoption of the law on citizenship of Asgardia and will retain this status subsequently if desired.


Article 46. The Head of Nation role shall be abolished upon the adoption of this Constitution. The current Head of Nation, as defined by Decree # 1, shall be requested to take the honourable role of Head of State. After five (5) Earth-years, the first Head of State shall agree to step down unless voted to a second term in office. 


Article 47. Special Procedure for the Election of a New Head of State

In the event the Head of Nation declines to become the Head of State, the subsequent Head of State may be any Asgardian Citizen that submits his/her candidacy and qualifications to the special committee appointed by the Head of Nation for consideration. The special committee of no more than seven (7) members shall confirm the qualifications and, upon committee approval, shall present the Candidates to the public for a final vote within thirty (30) Earth-days. There will be a maximum of five (5) candidates. The general election shall commence upon presentation of the candidates. Citizen votes shall be collected over a period of forty-eigth (48) Earth-hours and the candidate with the most votes shall be the next Head of State. In the event that two (2) or more Candidates have the same number of votes, the former Head of Nation shall cast the tie-breaker vote.


Article 48. Special Rights of the Head of State before the Election of Parliament and Formation of the Government of Asgardia

In the absence of Asgardian laws and for the purposes of implementing the provisions of the Constitution before the election of Parliament and formation of the Government of Asgardia, the Head of State may issue decrees which remain in force until appropriate laws are adopted. All decrees will be reviewed by the Council of Supreme Values and the Court of Justice. Any decree may be revoked by the Council of Supreme Values and the Court of Justice, provided that a two-thirds (2/3) majority stand in agreement from both state bodies.


Article 49. Deadline for the Election of Parliament 

Elections for members of Parliament are called no later than six (6) Earth-months after the adoption of the Constitution. The procedure for holding the first elections is set by a decree of the Head of State in accordance with the Constitution. The law on subsequent elections of members of Parliament is adopted after Parliament is formed.


Article 50. Deadline for Forming the Government of Asgardia

The Government is formed no later than six (6) Earth-months after the election of Asgardia’s Parliament in accordance with the Constitution and the law. Until a Government is formed, the duties of the Government are performed by the Head of State and his/her Administration.


Article 51. Effectiveness of the Constitution

The Constitution of Asgardia becomes effective on the day of its official publication at https://asgardia.space on the basis of the results from the referendum of 18 June 2017.

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If you were given only these choices and had to vote today, which Constitution would you be most comfortable to live under?

•   Asgardia.Space - Constitutional Monarchy
•   Asgardia.Constitution.Proposal.txt - Democratic Technocracy 
•   The Skieswanne Constitution - Parliamentary System

Please select your choice and discuss your motivations for your choice.

>> See live poll now<<  Which Constitution would you want, if you had to choose today? 


May 26, 17 / Can 06, 01 04:20 UTC

Great work, LoreZyra. I agree mostly with your entire proposal (i will reread it later).

Also we should recognize such outstanding contribution later by awarding the honor of a "Freeman of Asgardia" to people like LoreZyra when their contribution were successfully and mostly intentional implemented. I suggest to propose him to a Freeman of Asgardia when those contributions are merged and the voting was successful and we do receive our citizenships. Not just to honor work but to honor dedication, intentions and true identification with a Space Nation.

Edit: LoreZyra added to the list of Citizens - https://asgardia.space/en/forum/forum/embassies-69/topic/honorary-citizenship-honorary-ambassadors-2033/?post=24191#24191

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