WE, the Citizens of the Glorious Talossan Province of Atatürk, in Order to breathe new life and spirit to reboot the activity of this Province, we Hereby ESTABLISH this as the Constitution of Atatürk for the Governance and Welfare of this Grand Province. This Constitution is the highest provincial law and shall only be superseded only by the following: the dictates of the Organic Law of the Kingdom of Talossa, the statutory law of the Kingdom of Talossa as pertaining to the specific limits of the power of the national Ziu as detailed within that Organic Law, and the rights of the citizenry as ensured by that Organic Law's Covenant of Rights and Freedoms. This constitution shall be considered to fulfil the requirements for provincial "rules of operations" as detailed in Article XVII, Section 9, paragraph D (Org.17.9) of the Organic Law, for the Province of Atatürk alone, and shall be considered so in perpetuity. This constitution shall only be repealed or amended by the process detailed within this document. Upon proclamation of this Constitution, all Laws contrary to its provisions or superseded thereby, are instantly repealed. Other Laws, which are not in conflict with this Constitution, shall remain in force.
This Constitution hereby repeals and abolishes in its entirety the former Constitution of Atatürk, upon passing of this New Constitution. This Constitution was passed by the stipulations set under Article II, Section 8 of the former constitution. This Constitution is set in accordance to Organic Law.
- 1 Article I: The Province and its Citizens
- 2 Article II: The Governance of the Province of Atatürk
- 3 Article III: The Cunstaval
- 4 Article IV: The Provincial Judiciary
- 5 Article V: The Senator
- 6 Article VI: Amendment
Article I: The Province and its Citizens
Section 1: The name of the Province
By this Constitution the name of the Province shall be known as Atatürk.
Section 2: Official Language of Atatürk
By this document, the language shall be bilingual, the official languages of the Province shall be El Glheþ Talossan and English.
Section 3: Citizens of Atatürk
This Constitution hereby establishes that the Citizens of the Province of Atatürk shall be known as Atatürkers or Atatürks. A status of “Good Standing” will be granted to citizens who have voted in the most recent General Election, and the Başbakan Elections.
Section 4: Provincial Symbols
a) The Provincial Flag and other Patriotic Depictions shall be decided by Law.
b,i) The Province retains the right, under this constitution, to approach the College of Arms to design a Provincial Coat of Arms, The Coat of the House of Commons, The Coat of Arms of the Başbakan and the Deputy Başbakan and The Provincial Secretary, or other Patriotic Depictions, along with a Great Provincial Seal to be wielded by the King, or Cunstaval when a legislative piece is passed into law, and a set of seals for the Provincial Offices.
b, ii) The Provincial House of Commons must pass a resolution to state the intention of approaching the College of Arms for assistance in designing and publish Arms and Seals with an agreement on the design of the said Arms and Seals mentioned in this Section of this constitution. This resolution should also have an attached proposed letter asking assistance of the College of Arms to design and publish these Arms and Seals.
b, iii) In the case of these Seals and Arms being granted, they shall have legal recognition in this Great Province of Atatürk, and must be affixed, defined by further legislation upon granting, to official documents and laws within the Provincial borders. After they are granted, the Province shall pass laws to define the use of each and every Coat of Arms and Seals given.
Section 5: Subdivisions of Atatürk
The subdivisions of the Province of Atatürk consist of the Cantons of Flúvia-Montevúdio and Abbavilla. The Capital of Atatürk is Abbavilla in the Canton of Abbavilla.
Article II: The Governance of the Province of Atatürk
Section 1: Provincial Legislative body
a) The Provincial government and legislative body shall be known as the House of Commons of Atatürk. Each Citizen of the Province, of legal voting age according to Organic Law, has one seat in the Provincial House of Commons.
b) Any Citizen, at any time, may present proposed measures to the el Başbakan (refer to Article II, Section II The office of the el Başbakan) within the House of Commons chambers, which will be known as Bills. The Başbakan will then issue a "Summons to Vote" to the House of Commons by posting a clearly-marked thread on Wittenberg, or in a prominent place on the streets of Atatürk. It is acceptable for the Başbakan to hold a Bill for up to 14 days before issuing a "Summons to Vote" should he/she feel that more discussion is required to bring the proposal into a suitable condition for a vote, or to allow for two or more proposals to be presented for vote at one time.
c) Upon calling for a vote, the Başbakan will make a reasonable effort to assure that every Citizen is given suitable opportunity to cast their vote. The Voting procedures shall be set by the House of Commons under law.
d) A Bill that functions as a provincial statute requires a simple majority to pass. A Bill that would change the system of governance (such as abolishment or amendments to a constitution) will be known as a referendum and require a 2/3 majority within the House of Commons.
e) Should a Bill pass the House of Commons, it shall be submitted to the King or to his Cunstaval for Royal Assent. Upon signature by the King or his Cunstaval, a Bill immediately carries the force of Law within the boundaries of this fair Province.
f) The King or his Cunstaval may Veto a Bill, thereby returning it to the House of Commons, who may reconsider it. If the King or his Cunstaval does not sign or Veto a Bill within three weeks of its passage of the House of Commons, he shall be deemed to have signed it, and it shall enter into law.
Section 2: The Office of The Başbakan
a) The House of Commons will elect one member of the House of Commons to be the Başbakan, whose provincial role shall be the Speaker of the Chamber and Executive of Atatürk, by a majority vote at the time of the General elections by a Secret Ballot as determined by law. Bills may not be voted upon during the Başbakan elections, besides anything relating to a Provincial Judiciary.
b) The Başbakan will serve for Six Months, unless removed by a two-thirds vote of the House of Commons. The Başbakan will coordinate the business of the House of Commons in debates, agenda, maintaining order, and may dictate points of order and rules of conduct with the chamber.
c) As the Başbakan is being elected the Province shall also elect a Deputy Başbakan which shall fill in for the Başbakan in their absence. In any event where the Başbakan is unable to perform their duties, resigns or dies, then the Deputy Başbakan shall assume the office of the Başbakan and shall be known as such until the next elections of the Başbakan.
d) At the beginning of the Başbakan's term in office, or at any point until the office is next vacant under law, the Başbakan has the right to set down rules in the chamber, which must be adhered to. These rules shall be enforced by Executive Body of Atatürk. (the Başbakan, the Deputy Başbakan, and the Provincial Secretary of Atatürk) as a joint committee. Any appeals against any actions taken, shall be submitted to this body and the body, with all members present, shall review the case. This body is ONLY has jurisdiction over actions in the House of Commons of Atatürk, and not and established court of the Province.
Section 3 Provincial Secretary of Atatürk
This hereby Creates the Provincial Secretary of Atatürk (PSoA), who’s powers and duties shall be as follows:-
a) The PSoA Shall conduct the Votes, elections and referendums within the Province of Atatürk
b) The PSoA shall be the keeper of law, and the official Scribe of Atatürk, and shall be in charge of translating all laws into the official languages of the Atatürk
Article III: The Cunstaval
Section 1: Appointment
The Cunstaval is appointed by the reigning monarch of Talossa as the formal representative of the Crown in Atatürk.
Section 2: Powers and Responsibilities
In accordance with Article III, Section 2 of the Organic Law, the Cunstaval has the equivalent royal powers as the monarch within Atatürk.
Article IV: The Provincial Judiciary
This hereby retains the provincial right to set up a Judicial system by provincial law, in accordance to Organic Law. Any Judiciary the Province chooses to set up must become an addition to this Article of the Constitution, therefore requires a 2/3rd vote of the House of Commons, which shall take place at the same time as the Başbakan Elections.
Article V: The Senator
Section 1: Role of the Senator for Atatürk
The Role of the Senator shall be that which is set under Organic Law.
Section 2: The Atatürk Province, House of Commons and the Senator
a) The Senator has the right to hold a seat in the House of Commons, if they meets the Constitutional requirements of becoming a Member set in Article II, Section I of this Constitution.
b) The Senator may not, under this constitution, be elected to be the Başbakan of Atatürk.
c) The House of Commons has the right, by this Constitution, to draw up a list each Clark of the Cosa , to advice the Senator on how the House of Commons wishes the Senator to vote, this is not a legally binding list, but the Right of the Commons to present it is by this constitution.
d) The Province has the right to internally elect the Senator to Atatürk under the stipulations set by National Laws, the exact procedures to elect the Senator shall be set by Law.
e) If the Province has exercised it right to run internal elections for Senator, then fills that it wishes not to continue, the Province, under Organic Law, retains the right to ask the Chancery to perform these elections externally.
Article VI: Amendment
To amend this constitution, procedure set in Article II, Section I, D must be followed for any changes to be in effect.
Any proposed change to this constitution must have been “in waiting” at least Two Months in the House of Commons before they are voted upon, to ensure optimal debate in the Commons.