TextDecree 010: Regarding the Delegacy of Wintreath
Decree 010 of the Monarch of Wintreath
Regarding the Delegacy of Wintreath

Historically, the Delegacy of Wintreath has been appointed by the Monarch as all members of the Riksråd are, an arrangement which made perfect sense when only the Delegate and the Founder could hold authority over the region. However, with the Founder now able to delegate regional authorities to others, and during a year in which many regional norms have been reevaluated and reconsidered, it makes sense to open the Delegacy to those who can demonstrate their interest in leading our World Assembly affairs to their fellow Citizens, as an experiment with the hopes of giving a historically insignificant position a newfound prominence.

Therefore, we make this decree which allows for election of the Delegate, while also preserving the rights and authorities granted to the Monarchy by the Fundamental Laws.

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Election of the Delegate
1) Delegate elections shall begin on the first day of the months of December, March, June, and September, and run for three days. Any person who has been a Citizen for at least 60 days shall be eligible to stand for election to Delegate, and all Citizens who maintain a NationStates nation shall be eligible to vote for Delegate. Elections shall follow the optional preferential voting system, and the results determined by instant runoff.

1) Delegate elections shall begin on the first day of the months of December, March, June, and September, and run for three days. Any person who has been a Citizen for at least 60 days, maintains a NationStates nation, and is able to join the World Assembly on that nation shall be eligible to stand for election to Delegate. All Citizens who maintain a NationStates nation shall be eligible to vote for Delegate. Elections shall follow the optional preferential voting system, and the results determined by instant runoff.
a) The 60 day requirement is waived for the June 2017 Delegate election.

2) In the event the position becomes vacant, a special election shall be called to fill the vacancy, composing of three days of nominations and campaigning followed be three days of voting.

Authorities and Responsibilities of the Delegate
3) The Delegate shall have the authority to determine their World Assembly votes, which carries the weight of their endorsers; and shall be enabled to determine the method of determining this vote as they see fit.

4) The Delegate shall build and maintain the highest number of endorsements in the region, taking action to ensure that they are endorsed by as many World Assembly nations as possible.

5) The Delegate shall represent Wintreath in communications regarding the World Assembly, unless it would be more appropriate for the Monarch to do so.

Reaffirmation of Constitutional Privilege
6) As per Article II Section 2 of the Fundamental Laws, the Monarch may modify or repeal these authorities on either an ad-hoc basis or through modification of this Decree. As per Article II Section 5 of the Fundamental Laws, the Monarch may dismiss the elected delegate at his or her discretion.

Modification of the Decree
7) The Monarch may modify this decree at any time, and shall notifiy the regional community of doing so by creating a new post in the topic in which the decree was published detailing the modifications made.


So decreed on this 1133rd day day since our region's founding,

Inric Nordrim Kestar (Wintermoot I of Wintreath)
Monarch and Founder of Wintreath