Welcome to the Region of the CMW Association of Ideologues!
We the people of the CMW Association of Ideologues do set forth the following Constitution to encourage peace, prosperity, and due process within the Association.
Rights Within the Association
No nation shall be denied entrance to the Association, provided the nation has knowledge of the password and has not been banned by the Association.
No nation shall be deprived of any voting rights set forth in this Constitution.
No nation shall be deprived of membership without due process.
No nation shall be deprived the right to the expulsion procedures set forth in this Constitution.
No nation shall be the subject of a personal, vicious, or obscene attack in the Association Forum or in telegram.
No nation shall be coerced, through threat of expulsion, attacks, deprivation of voting rights, or any other means, to join the United Nations.
No nation shall be deprived the right to make proposals within the United Nations should they belong to the United Nations.
Other rights not specifically prescribed to the UN Delegate, the Founder, or the UN nations are reserved for all nations within the Association.
The Founder serves for life and is not elected by the Association. He has been chosen as the one who founded the Association.
The Founder of the Association shall have exclusive control over the Regional Control functions.
Only the Founder may execute Association decisions to expel or ban nations or to change the World Factbook entry.
The Founder is excluded from all UN Delegate elections and may have only two endorsements at any one time.
The Founder shall not execute any of his duties without a vote on the subject in the Association.
The Founder shall receive one additional vote in all elections.
The Founder shall be responsible for the final tally and the recording of every vote taken within the Association.
The UN Delegate
The UN Delegate shall endorse proposals within the UN. Should one-fifth of the nations within the Association disagree with the endorsement choice, then a vote shall be taken on the subject with a majority of the votes, if a quorum is reached, determining the UN Delegate’s action.
The UN Delegate shall make proposals within the UN. Should the UN Delegate wish to write the endorsement of the Association into the proposal, the UN Delegate shall post the proposal on the Association Forum and a vote shall be taken on the subject with a majority of the votes, if a quorum is reached, determining the UN endorsement, or lack thereof, of the proposal by the Association. Should one-fifth of the nations within the Association disagree with a proposal of the UN Delegate, a vote shall be taken on the subject with a majority of the votes, if a quorum is reached, determining its entrance to the UN or its removal from the queue.
The UN Delegate is to receive the endorsement of all UN nations within the Association.
Each election cycle, the Founder and the UN Delegate shall appoint five members to the Council, in which the Founder and the UN Delegate shall also participate. The Council shall be chaired by the Founder and shall settle all international disputes within the Association and determine the constitutionality of all questioned actions. Any nation may bring a subject to the attention of the Council by suing another nation or by challenging an action, decision, or endorsement. The Council shall hear arguments for twenty-four hours from the involved parties via the Association Forum. Any nation not involved in the hearing or called as witness by one or both of the involved parties shall not post on the Association Forum during this time. After the twenty-four hour deliberation, each member of the Council shall post his or her vote on the Association Forum, with each member having one vote. The majority of the votes shall determine the victorious party and the course of action to be taken. Should he decide, the Founder may also post the opinion of his voting bloc with his vote, and the dissenting voting bloc may choose to appoint one of their number to write their own opinion.
No member of the Council may abstain from any vote or fail to choose sides, or the member shall be immediately cast from the Council and an expulsion vote considered.
Should less than five nations exist in the Association besides the Founder and the UN Delegate, then three nations or one nation shall be appointed, based upon availability.
All nations within the Association shall be entitled for vote for the various issues that come before the Association, in some cases receiving more votes for membership in the UN. However, no nations which join the Association after the start of any vote shall be permitted to participate.
On any activity of the UN Delegate where there is disagreement in the Association Forum, any UN nation may call for a vote on the subject. For the next twenty-four hours, all nations shall be permitted to cast votes in telegrams to both the Founder and the UN Delegate. Only votes indicating disapproval of the UN Delegate’s actions need be cast. If one-fifth of all nations within the Association indicate disapproval, then the matter shall come to a vote. If there is disagreement between the UN Delegate and Founder as to the number of votes cast, there must be a conference between them to count the others’ telegrams. Once one-fifth has been established, all previous votes shall be deleted, thus, nations who disagree must reaffirm their stand by voting again, and for forty-eight hours all nations may cast their votes, either for or against the UN Delegate’s decision, to both the Founder and the UN Delegate. Each UN nation shall receive two votes and each non-UN nation shall receive one vote. Should a majority of votes agree with the UN Delegate, then the decision shall stand. Should a majority agree with the dissenter, then the UN Delegate must reverse the disputed decision. The Quorum, hereafter established to be one-half of the nations within the Association, must be met for any decision to be made. If there is no quorum, then there can be no vote and the decision stands.
On any proposal of the UN Delegate where the inclusion of the support of the Association is desired, the UN Delegate may post the proposal on the Association Forum and call a vote on the subject. Votes for or against Association support shall be cast to both the Founder and the UN Delegate, and the vote shall follow the procedures set forth above. There is no one-fifth stage to this vote, however. UN nations shall again receive two votes compared to the non-UN nations, which receive one. Should the Quorum be met and a majority supports the proposal, then the UN Delegate may include the endorsement of the Association in the proposal itself. If the Quorum is met and a majority disapprove of the proposal, the Association shall not include its endorsement. Should a Quorum not be met, the Association shall not include its endorsement.
The UN Delegate is elected for an indeterminate amount of time, where the term is the amount of time between requested elections. Should one-tenth of the nations within the Association express interest in holding an election in the Association Forum, then each UN nation shall have two votes and each non-UN nation shall have one vote, which they shall use to endorse a candidate by sending a telegram to both the Founder and the Elections Judge, who is to be appointed by the Founder and shall not be a candidate in the election. Voting shall last for forty-eight hours. The votes will be tallied and verified in the manner above, and, should a Quorum be met, the candidate with the highest number of votes above one-third of those cast shall be declared UN Delegate and receive the endorsement of all UN nations of the Association. Should a Quorum not be met or should one candidate fail to receive at least one-third of those cast, the current UN Delegate shall remain in the position.
Should the Founder or any other nation propose a change to the World Factbook entry, each nation shall be permitted to cast a vote to both the Founder and the UN Delegate. No Quorum is needed and a majority of the votes shall determine the course of action.
Should a nation violate any of the rules hereby established in the Constitution, be it infringement upon the rights of other nations, illicit voting practices, or attempts to seize power illegitimately, the nations may vote for expulsion of that nation. Once the vote has been proposed in the Association Forum and valid argument given, the nations may vote for expelling the offending nation. No votes for the nation remaining need be cast. Voting shall last for forty-eight hours. The votes shall be sent to both the Founder and the UN Delegate, who shall tally and verify the votes as in all elections. If three-fourths of all nations within the Association, each with one vote, express a desire to remove the offending nation, the Founder shall expel it from the Association and ban its return. The ban may only be lifted by proposing a vote on the matter and having a majority of a Quorum vote agree with the proposal.
Amending the Constitution
Any nation may propose an amendment to the Constitution. Once the proposal has been made, there shall be a vote to both the Founder and the UN Delegate in the same manner as set down in Article IV for decisions of the UN Delegate. However each nation shall receive one vote and three-fourths of all votes must endorse the amendment for it to be entered into the Constitution.
Adherence to the Constitution
By remaining in the CMW Association of Ideologues, all member nations agree to abide by all rules and protocols within this Constitution and to uphold the principles thereof.
Drafted By: The Community of Falconus Peregrinus
Endorsed by the Founder: The Allied States of Rakahanga