Crossroads Political System

The Government of Crossroads is a federal one based on democratic principles but suffering from several defaults due mainly to is independently-minded members. The confederate constitution impose formal separation of powers, hence government division in two branches: executive and legislative. The Confederate government - both branches - is located on the largest city-state of Panthal: Urboon City.

Executive branch

The Executive branch consists of an elected official, the Vice-President, assisted by and appointed administration of 20 members. This top-level government is assisted by an administration of several thousands civil-servants in its daily task to administrate the Confederation. The Vice-President is completed by an appointed official, the President. The President is actually one head of State of a member state.

The Vice-President is elected trough indirect suffrage in a two turn election, for a five years term. He is the acting head of government and is thus presiding over all governmental matters. The government is composed of 20 members who are selected by the Confederate Council and hold the title of Committee Chairman/woman. Each government member preside a committee made of Council members and various high profile civil-servants. The Vice-President and Chairpersons perform a weekly general meeting and often meet on informal basis to streamline the political process.

The President is the head of state but only has a representative role. He is selected between the head of state of each member states and appointed by the Confederate Council for a two and a half year term. One member state cannot have its head of state selected twice in a row and have to wait at least four presidential terms before being able to be selected again. Some Presidents are trying to gather more power to their position, especially when they are acting head of government in their own state.

Legislative branch

The Legislative branch consists of a unicameral parliament, the Confederate Council. It is composed of 60 members renewed every ten years, one per member state. Each member state is free to appoint - or elect - its representative according to its will. Council's duties include preparing, redacting and voting on bills or legislative order binding the member states and selecting committee members for the government.

The Council can impeach the Vice-President with a qualified majority vote. Council members are required to meet in full session once a week.

Administrative divisions

The Confederation is divided into sixty members that agreed to give some of their sovereignty to the Confederation. On the other hand most members retain large powers and have strong leaders competing for power in the confederate government.

Members retain power in the following fields: taxes and fiscal legislations1, civil liberties, social affairs, education, justice and the economy2. The Confederation is the sole authority on the military3, trade, intelligence operations and foreign affairs.

Member states

There are 60 member states in the Confederation. Here are some of the largest or more influential city-states:

  • Urboon City
  • Farahtel and Sainte-Mère-des-Eaux
  • Serin
  • Rodinvnak
  • Nieuw-Brugge

The Spacers' state is also a powerful actor in the Confederation.

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