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RESOLUTION NUMBER 1, Guidelines Approved 9/24/2017
Proposed RESOLUTION NUMBER 1: Sponsors IP Senator James Ogle and MIP Jim Doyle 11/4/2020 - English
Eballot Totals RESOLUTION NUMBER 1: Updated on 7/21/2018

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RESOLUTION NUMBER 1, Proposed By Sponsors IP Senator James Ogle and MIP Jim Doyle 11/21/2018
Simultaneously Elects Guideline Items Which Garner 50% (plus one vote), Simple Majority of Votes

Directions to All MIPs (Members of International Parliament)

Please copy the eballot below, paste the eballot on an email message addressed to unitedcoalition at international-parliament org, mark your choices in blank "___" space, and send the email to unitedcoalition at international-parliament dot org.

Do not use X marks. Mark your choice(s) with numbers only. Put the figure 1 beside your first choice, the figure 2 beside your second choice, the figure 3 beside your third choice, and so on. Consecutive numbers beginning with the #1 only. You may rank as many choices as you please.

Do not put the same figure beside more than one choice/name.

<----Begin eballot, cut here and email to unitedcoalition at international-parliament dot org---->

Please complete all requests (*=required fields):
*Your Name ______________________________ (write in)
Political Party ______________________________ (write in)
Your country ______________________________ (write in)
*Contact Method ______________________________ (write in)
*Contact Method ______________________________ (write in)
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Simultaneously Elects All Guideline Items Which Garner Simple Majority (50% plus one vote)

RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 : Sponsors Senator James Ogle and MIP Jim Doyle 7/21/2018

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_1__ Ranked choice voting (RCV): All voting and vote counting shall be in the form of ranked paper ballots only (and eballots when practical and verifiable).
Consecutive numbers beginning with the #s 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. etc. must always be used when marking on (e)ballot of all names and decision-items. Deviation from this guideline #1 will disqualify the ballot, and the ballot will be marked "SPOILED", separated from the stack of ballots with numerical purity and only the pure stack after being separated from the spoiled ballots are considered democratically legit.
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_2__ Election of Names Under Pure Proportional Representation (PPR) - The Election of names are only held in multiple-winner election districts of two or more only using limited voting with no exceptions.
Limited voting using "Xs" brings semi-proportional results and limited voting using ranked choice votes (RCV) brings pure proportional representation (PPR).
Limited voting is used where there are fewer votes cast per voter than there are open seats at-large. By using ranked choice voting (RCV) each paper ballot is one whole vote, one-man-per-vote and each uses the single transferable vote (STV).
There are two equations involved that are used for PPR. First is the Hagenbach-Bishoff Method with the Hare or Droop Quotas and the second is the single transferable vote (STV).
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_3__ Elections of Decision-items - Many decision-items may be ranked simultaneously to save time and that's where each numeral starting with #1 is like one whole vote. Any item attaining 50% plus one vote or more is considered approved "by the team".
In decision-making items, ranked choice voting (RCV) is always used, with no exceptions.
There is no STV when using RCV with decision-items.
In cases of ties, we add the sum of all numerals (or "tics"), and the item(s) in a tie with the lowest sum of rankings gets prioritized above items with larger sums of the rankings. This system is known as "Ogle Method" or "Count the Tics".
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_4_ THE SAINTE-LAGUE PARLIAMENT SYSTEM, Hagenbach-Bischoff method, under ranked choice voting, for seat allocation in all multi-seat districts:

Divide the election's total number of votes by the number of seats. This is the 1st quota.

Divide this quota into each candidate's votes, and round off to the nearest whole number. That's that candidate's seat allocation.

If due to rounding this awards a number of seats different from the desired number of seats, then adjust the quota slightly up or down, until when paragraph two is carried out and it will award all seats.
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Ranked choice voting (RCV)

Everyone's vote goes initially to their 1st choice. If no candidate reached Droop or Hare Quota, then the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and each of his ballots goes to its next choice. This process of elimination and re-distribution continues until all the open seats, of two or more in the at-large multi-winner election district are filled.
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_5_ Member of Provincial Parliament Senators (MPP Senators)

Election Schedule

APS-IB Worker BoD Election - March 1st

APS-IB CEO Election - January 1st to first Sunday after July 4th

IP Ten Execs - January 1st to December 31st (perpetual)

IP, USA Unity Platform - January 1st to December 31st (perpetual)

USA First Central California Mini-state Parliament Election
Nominations, 2/1/2019 to 3/31/2019, Election on Earth Day (around April 22nd, paper ballots only)
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The International Parliament's earth population, will be grouped in twelve population-balanced
Provincial Republics' regions for organization purposes, where no country, state, province nor

territory boundary is breached.

Within each of the twelve population-balanced Provincial Republics, each country, state, province and

territory and groupings of countries, states, provinces and territories, will be ranked from top
to bottom, with the most populated of the countries, states, provinces and territories at the top,
ranked by population totals, with the lowest-populated countries, states, provinces and territories at the
bottom of the list within each Provincial Parliament.

In China, India, Africa and America, which consist of two Provincial Parliaments each, the groupings of
the nation's countries, states, provinces and territories be alternately staggered in two groups,
each of the two polulationa balanced goups will make up one of the twelve population-balanced
Provinces, and totals are to be as close as possible to balanced populations. The most populated country, state,
province and territory will head one of the two Provinces, the second most populated country, state,
province and territory will head the second Provincial Parliament, and all remaining countries,
states, provinces and territories, will be alternated back and forth between the two Provinces,
each Province will consist of alternating population counts, ranked from top to bottom.

The goal of alternating between the two Provinces with alternating population counts ranked from
top to bottom is to attain population count totals balanced, between the two Provinces.

Populationa counts and groupings of the countries, states, provinces and territories of the
twelve Provinces may change anytime based on volunteers' work, and ability to make more
accurate improvements of the best balances for equality.

Subsidiary countries, states, provinces and territories within these twelve
population-balanced worldwide Provinces need not be adjacent to each other
when alternating the grouping's order within each Provincial Parliament,
while trying to create parity.

The highest criteria for the grouping of countries, states, provinces and territories
within each of the twelve worldwide population-balanced Provinces is the population counts.

MPP Senators and MPPs
MPP=member of provincial parliament

Dues paying Senators in the twelve population-balanced Provinces shall become
known as "MPP Senators" starting 3/9/2018, and elected members who participate
for free are to be known as "MPPs" Members of Provincial Parliaments.

Member of Provincial Parliament Senators (MPP Senators) must pay a one-time $10.
processing fee which will automatically qualify the name a elected volunteer in
the International Parliament's store.

The email address list of the Provincial Senators (MPP Senators) shall be added to
IP Senators' email address list as one list on the "Mid-Month Bulletin".

The maximum numbers of elected names per Province will be 250; 125 MPPs and 125 MPP Senators.

All elected MPPs and MPP Senators represented in Republic of Earth Provincial
Parliaments may vote to elect a up to five "executives" who are subject to a perpetual vote
of confidence. The five elected executives may pick any title, such as President,
and the same title may be picked by more than one executive.

MPP Senators may establish new precedents in their own Province, thus simultaneously
in all twelve Provinces in some cases, and all precedents set in the twelve Republic of Earth
Provinces may apply to all twelve Provinces simultaneously as long as the precedents are
recorded in writing and approved under these International Parliament's guidelines under
"Resolution One".

The Twelve Provincial Parliament's Election Schedule for Each of the Twelve Months

First Day of Month) The Provincial Parliament's election is announced on 1st day of the month,
along with a call for nominations. Every nominee must provide the designated name of the
country, state, province and territory within which they reside or their name is disqualified
as nominee.

Tenth Day of Month) Nominations end at midnight on day nine and the blank eballot is
released to start the election on the 10th day of the month.
Voting continues from the 10th day through to midnight on the 19th day of the month.

Day Twenty of Month) The voting results are announced and published soon after day twenty.

As the twelve population balanced world Provincial Parliaments are rotated month by month
in activities for global attention and participation, the election of all the MPP seats
may take place, during designated months as list in chart below:

Navigation to the Earth's Twelve Population-Balanced Provinces (Est. 2016)

P-1) January - China #1
P-2) February - China #2
P-3) March - India #1
P-4) April - India #2
P-5) May - Africa #1
P-6) June - Africa #2
P-7) July - America #1
P-8) August - America #2
P-9) September - EurAsia and Middle East
P-10) October - Russia
P-11) November - Europe
P-12) December - Asia Pacific
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An effort for bringing recyclable aluminum shall be simultaneously established
in each province to help bring income to the world humanitarian effort by the
IP's Human Rights Ministry.
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_6_ UNITY PLATFORM, Top Thirteen ("Top 13")

Conduct an international Direct Democracy (DD) election which will elect planks to a "Unity Platform".

The promotion of the Unity Coalition's "Unity Platform" can used used as an example of teamwork. The team can be promoted as being dynamic so that every item is up for a continual "vote of confidence" by all the members, all the time. That way, the recruitment of new members can take place in order to collect more votes for improving the planks on the Unity Platform.

PLANKS OF THE PLATFORM: The ten elected executives and all earth's voters, shall elect the UNITY PLATFORM with a series of "planks" from all the items they pick and rank from the DD election.

After Unity Platform has been established for one full year,
the top 13 vote getters of Unity Platform items are kept on the Unity
Platform election blank ballot/eballot,
and are known as the "Top 13" Unity Platform items.

TOP THIRTEEN - Only current elected Unity Platform items, the "top
thirteen" vote getters, may be added to the updated blank
eballot for Unity Platform elections. (Direct Democracy Eballot)

Current and newly nominated items for the Unity Platform
elections will remain on the eballot once nominated
until the annual election cycle ends the election on
December 31st of each year. The top 13 items will
remain on eballot/ballot, through the following year starting
on January 1st when Unity Platform elections start all over.

Newly elected items are to be added to Unity Platform during the
election cycle, usually added within 48 hours after item
had been elected, elected by a simple majority of the voters.

The "TOP 13" Unity Platform items nominated will listed
on the ballot/eballot, but only elected items, will be listed
as the Unity Platform.

The "TOP 13" general guidelines may be used with many of the
various elections of the International Parliament for regulating items
and names to blank eballots.

The blank eballot for the "Unity Platform" will be Eballot #3.

Provincial Levels and All Geographical Levels Execs and CEOs, Shall Use the "Top 13".

Any nomination Unity Platform items which qualify for the "Top 13" on Eballot #62 on January 1st
when the new annual records for Top 13 begin, those items will remain eligible for the nomination
ballot/eballot regardless of whom nominated the item, whether they die or not,
whether the wish to remove or revoke their nominated item, and no matter the
status of the nominator, the nominated items for the ballot/eballot remain in
effect for the entire year so long as they remain one of the top thirteen.
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_7__ "Top 26" for Ten Execs

For the Ten Execs, the "Top 26" names ranked from top to bottom
based on votes cast under ranked choice voting, shall determine the
At the end of the year, the "Top 26" names, will qualify for the
eballot/ballot for elections of the Ten Execs.
All vote from IP Senators and MIPs will be erased and new votes
must be cast to elect the Ten Execs through the end of the year.
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_8__ All Party System

The All Party System will be a corporate entity, a USA based "C Corp", and the elected "Ten Executives" of the International Parliament will hold 51% of the company's shares/stocks, never to be sold.

The former holders of the 51% of the shares are the Five Executives of the USA Parliament, and the USA Parliament's majority coalition has voted to transfer the ownership from their own Five Executives of the USA Parliament to the Ten Executives of the International Parliament.

The Ten Executives of the International Parliament (IP), or any person designated by the ten elected Executives, may at any time make oral or written statements to all IP committees.

Senate Chamber, General Assembly and All Committee Guidelines Conference Call Guidelines

a. The Speaker and Co-Speaker are elected by Ten Executives.
b. The Speaker and Co-Speaker may elect by consensus vote, a call for date and time of all Senate Chamber, General Assembly and Committee conferences.
c. Seven-day advance proof of service notice to be required to be sent to all Senators for all-Senate Chamber Conferences and Conventions, to all MIPs for all-General Assembly Conferences and Conventions. A preferred contact method for proof of service will be used for notification(s) for all participants.
d. The Ten Executives may elect an unlimited list of committee members as Speaker and Co-Speaker "back-ups" or "fill-ins", for Senate Chamber and General Assembly Conferences and Conventions.
e. Bottom-ranked names for Executive Committees may lead initiatives with goals of making "Committee Reports" to the Senate Chamber and General Assembly Conferences and Conventions, and higher-ranked names on Executive Committees serve as the most accountable back-ups for each Executive Committee. The names on the Speaker and Co-Speaker list, are thus accountable to the votes by the Ten Executives of the International Parliament who initially ranked their name(s), electing them to head the committee as "chairperson".
f. The elected chairpersons of each Executive Committee may maintain their committee as they see fit, using ranked choice voting (RCV) to regulate names and decision-items within the committee they lead. The Ten Executives do not maintain each chairperson's committee, only the lists of Executives Committees, all the names on the Ten Executives' lists known as "Committee Chairpersons".
g. Chairpersons, Speaker and Co-Speaker, all may designate guest Speakers for telephone or video conferences from time to time who may conduct multiple functions of the Senate Chamber Conferences, they may speak, when listed as item on the agenda.
h. Order of Business: Senate Chamber and General Assembly Conferences and Conventions will be conducted by an elected Speaker and Co-Speaker, starting with the top-prioritized name(s), as designated by the agreement of Speaker and Co-Speaker.
i. The order of business shall be as follows:
(a) Calling of the meeting to order
(b) Roll Call
(c) Proof of Service, Notice of Meeting or Filing of Waiver
(d) Reading and approval of minutes of last annual meeting
(e) Ratification of prior Board actions
(f) Report of Officers
(g) Reports of Committees
(h) Election of Guidelines
(i) Election of Agenda
(j) Miscellaneous Business
(k) Call for Nominations
(l) Final Roll Call
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Senators and Ministers may open a private and/or retail office for their own use as Senator and/or Minister.

The terms are as follows:

--The use of the IP's logo and/or weblink will remain in effect only for as long as the Senator term is in effect ($60./year) and for Ministers, they may use the logo and weblink only remain in effect for as long as they are elected Cabinet Minister of IP which is subject to a 365-day "vote of confidence".

--A release of liability must be signed by the Senator or Minister opening the office.

--All business and financial activities for MIP activities, which are to be regulated by the All Party System Co. and subject to the APS Co.'s regulations and all income generated by Senator sign ups must go directly to the All Party System Co. business bank account.

--Eventually change of these regulations is expected over time as need requires and nothing is neither absolute and final, and terms may change as guideline item #126 is changed and improved.

--Violation of these or any other guidelines for the new International Parliament can negate any further business agreements between International Parliament and the Senator/Minister who is responsible for such agreements.
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__9_ International Parliament Senators (IP Senators)

A maximum of 500 Senator "seats" are elected/appointed into the International Parliament
after a $60. annual donation is recieved from the applicant.

After expiration date of Senator term, the Senator is automatically elected as MIP on the
first day of the first year which follows their term's end as Senator.
The lowest ranked MIP is eliminated as each Senator is transferred from Senator to MIP.

New IP Senators from the full year will no longer be updated into their corrosponding Province
at the end of each year before December 31st, starting Januaray 1st 2019.

Once the IP's 500-seat IP Senate chamber is elected, then the lowest-ranked IP Senators/donors may
"spill over" into a 125-MPP-Senator-seat Republic of Earth Provincial Parliaments,
within the provincial region from which the IP Senator resides.

When the IP's 500-seat IP Senate Chamber is fully elected and there are no empty seats
for the new IP Senators, and should the country of origin not known, then the IP Senator's
name is eliminated when their term is complete, and no spill-over of the IP Senator's name to
Provincial Parliament will take place.
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_10__ IP (IP=International Parliament) SENATOR TERMS

The term for Senators begins on the date of the donation and continues for one year (365 days) in the following year of sign-up.

The first criterea for ranking of IP Senator seat is donation level.

The second criterea for ranking of Senator seat is chronological order.

The third criterea for ranking of Senator seat is votes cast in 1000-member assembly elections.

The Senator's donation will be recorded and received. Should the Senator ever wish to
"stand down", then the donation amount will be not be refunded nor will
the donation be transferred to another name.

The numbers of seats for Senators shall never be more than the number
of free elected members of International Parliament (MIPs).

The Senators may vote on Senate guidelines and decisions from time to time
but there is no requirement for such votes which are voluntary only. These
compilation of votes will be conducted only by the Senators themselves.

All Senators shall have access to all financial records for the
International Parliament. More detailed information which isn't available
on the Treasury Ministry's web page will be made available within 90 days
to Senators after a request is made in writing to the Treasury Minister.

All payments are to be in US dollars only unless pre-approval is
obtained from the Treasury Ministry.
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Once the donation/contribution is received, the donor's funds will be deposited into a bank account which is controlled by Treasury Minister, the President and the Vice President of the International Parliament.

All donors who contribute a minimum donation amount of $60. to the International Parliament (IP) will promptly and automatically become known as "Senator", once the donation has been correctly registered with the Treasury Minister, and/or is received by the appropriate clerk.

The 500 Senators are not elected during regular election cycles of the parliament's elections. The total donation amount will apply as both an annual sum or a total of multiple years. The annual donation is primarily for convention services and the sum from multiple years has a secondary purpose which can apply to different purposes other than the annual convention services.
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_12__ Linked IP Senator Elections

Senators may serve in two Cabinet Ministries;
1) One Ministry as a Minister, Deputy Minister, Administrator or Director, and,
2) One Ministry as a "Linked Senator".
All other registered members may hold only one seat anywhere in the Cabinet's sixty Cabinet Ministries (Not applicable to Ministry Administrators).

For "Linked Senator Elections", only elected members within the Ministry, of whom the Senator may be one by electing their own name, may vote to elect the Linked Senators.
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_13__ IP Senator IDs

Senators receive by email a special ID acknowledging the one-year term for Senator.
The term begins on the day the donation is received and lasts through one full year.

The ID will have text on one side only and will be in digital form and emailed
or sent via facebook text.

The signers on the ID will be the top-ranked President and top-ranked Vice
President, of the Ten Volunteer Executives. Should there be no willing signer
among the choices of President and Vice President, then the highest ranked
Execs who agree to sign will be acceptable.

The misuse of Senator ID cards by Senators, any misleading representation of the International Parliament or misrepresentation of the role of the Senator such as unilateral decisions on policies which are reserved for the Ministers or the Ten Executives such as the creation of Ministries or other responsibilities, can result in the revocation of membership as Senator, Minister, Member or other punitive actions such as demotions.

The process for approving Senators is as follows:
--The Senator completes the sign-up form and pays the donation.
--The Senator confirms their identity by messaging a copy of their
state's identification. Only names on state IDs can be used
on certificate.
--The Senator's term begins on date of donation, for one year to the day, then through the the end of the year to December 31st of the year which the term had expired.
--The Senator's name remains on the home page of the International
Parliament for the complete year that the donation had been paid,
and at the end of the first full following year (December 31st),
the Senator's term concludes.
Senators of whose term had expired,
are then transferred from the title "Senator", to "MIP", and they are
removed from all communication lists for Senators.
--After the new Senator completes the required steps, an ID and certificate
is completed and emailed to the new Senator. The ID and
certificate are broadcast via email and/or facebook to popularize
the title of Senator.
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_14__ Senator DECLARATION

Senators must sign a special declaration provided by Vote Counting Ministry. The declaration
will be emailed, and must be signed and returned with origibal signature on paper within 90
days of receipt or the Senator will be removed from post.
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_15__ VOTER ELIGIBILITY: The voter must register their name with at least two methods of contact; and must comply with the voter eligibility requirements for voter's country of residence. The voter must be a voting citizen of a country. The voter must be 18 years old or older on Election Day. The voter must not be in prison, on parole, serving a state sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony or on post-release community supervision. The voter must not have been found to be mentally incompetent by a court. Non-voting class membership will always be made available.
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Voters must only provide their name (as registered), and at least two
methods for contacting the voter, as part of their registration.

When two or more methods of contact aren't provided by the voter, then further explanation will be considered by the Vote Counting Ministry verifiers.
Violation of this or any other rule will automatically disqualify a ballot.

Additional Measures
Once 500 Members of International Parliament (MIPs) are elected, the following rules automatically take effect:
a. Registered voters must meet stricter verification standards and each vote to be verified.
b. Elected MIPs must also meet the same stricter verification standards and each MIP vote to be verified.
c. Registered voters and elected members must apply for ID#, verification and validation when voting online, via postal, telephone, facebook or at conventions.
The issuance of the ID# will be required for the registered voter to participate.
d. ID# information will be stored in the International Parliament's files in chronilogical order.
e. MIPs who vote for the Ten Execs and/or other votes within the International Parliament must provide ID proof by emailing, facebook message or mail, a copy of that voter's own state-issued ID.
All new sign-ups, nominees and elected names within each party/category will qualify for the ballot and will be ranked below all other names on the prepared ballot. The order of these names will be determined first based on the rankings of "nomination ballots", and secondly by chronological order of the dates that the nominee's name was received. Ties are broken alphabetically.
f. First International Parliament Election Guidelines 2017

The first 500 new sign ups are considered elected as Member of International Parliament (MIP) by
the process of signing up. Once 500 names sign up, new sign-ups become the "nominees" in first
International Parliament Election.

On Feburary 1st through March 31st Nominations will be accepted.
At the time of the writing of these guidelines (1/13/2017), new signups are occurring after the 500th signup, and the new signups between January 13th and February 1st will also be considerd as nominees and added to the blank ballot.
All full Ministers and Deputy Ministers automatically qualify for the ballot for electing the 500 MIPs.
April 1st to April 19th is the preiod for ballot preparation and no new nominations accepted.
April 20th Eballot is released
April 20th to August 5th votes accepted. New sign-ups are accepted as #1 vote for new sign-up name.
August 5th, voting closed.
August 6th votes counted and election results are announced.
After August 5th 2017, new sign-ups will no longer counted as votes for MIP but the signup action may count as a #1 vote for the person signing up to seats in the Cabinet as Director.

g. The details of the first election schedule and guidelines for the election which follows
the "International Parliament Election of 2017" will be set by the International Parliament's
Vote Counting Ministry.
The names elected to the "International Parliament Election of 2017", along
with nominees set by a future vote on guidelines, will all qualify for the election to follow
to be known as the "First International Parliament" and the specifics will be detailed in the
here in guideline item 13.f. Estimated time frame for First International Parliament Election will be five years after 2/1/2017.

Once voting for MIPs begins in the First International Parliament Election,
when all the above items have taken effect, each registered voter is asked to vote for
a maximum of ten names in any election. When more than ten names are correctly ranked in consecutive order on the ballot
or eballot, then only the first ten names are considered recipients of the ranked votes, but not names enumerated
number eleven (11) and after number eleven (11), which are affected.
The Vote Counting Ministry is directed to count the earliest marked eballots which correctly ranked more than ten names
until all 500 seats are guaranteed to be elected. Once 500 names are guaranteed elected, then all marked
eballots that follow, the Vote Counting Ministry is asked to count only the top ten names on each marked eballot.
A exception can be made to count more eballpots/ballots which ranked more than ten names when the Vote Counting Ministry deems a more fair count can be made with the volunteer manpower that is available during the vote counting.
i. Once an automated/robotic voting system
is in place, the limit of eleven rankings may not be required and may not be in effect.
j. Once the ID# is registered then the voter is encouraged to use the eballot,
but the paper ballot is also acceptable.
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_17__ The top-ranked names for the 500 elected MIPs (MIP=Member of International Parliament) and the top-ranked names for the 500 Senators are elected as a set of 1000 names which are listed based on rankings and grouped together in groups of parties/categories. The 501st-ranked names for MIP and Senator, along with all additionally consecutively ranked names, serve as back-ups.
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_18__ Any resident of earth, nominee and/or proxy may observe the counting of the ballots. Volunteer counters will conduct the vote counting.
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_19__ Choices marked on "eballots" are posted for public view and are not bound by confidentiality under the behavior of officers of the Parliament.
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_20__ EBALLOTS are ballots cast via email and must be emailed to unitedcoalition "at" international-parliament "dot" org, a private email address used by the secretary and observers for receiving such eballots. No reply email will be sent to voters who cast eballots other than a verification message, unless the voter indicates that he/she wishes to be self appointed/elected to the www.international-parliament.org site or when a question regarding verification or validation is raised by a volunteer vote counter.
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_21__ Volunteer vote counters may be added to the exploder email address unitedcoalition "at" international-parliament "dot" org as a subscriber by sending the message "subscribe" to unitedcoalition "at" international-parliament "dot" org.
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_22__ Telephone voting is permissible, acceptable and verification and validations will be provided when requested.
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_23__ Elections of rules shall be perpetual and the simple majority vote, by elected MIPs/Senators who vote on rules, passes rules.
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__24__ BALLOTS AND EBALLOTS: All world residents are eligible to vote once, in
each International Parliament Election cycle.
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25 1000 Members of International Parliament (MIPs)
There will be five-hundred "Members of International Parliament" (MIPs) who are elected members for free under ranked choice voting as one 1000-member at-large district.
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26 THE PARTY LEADER within the International Parliament is a label for the highest ranked name categorized under each party. Party leaders are responsible for the distribution of all ballots and rules to the members of their party/category and lists.
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27 Such ballots may be retype set or altered to specifically identify their select nominees' correct name and party affiliation. All ballots released to public used by the International Parliament's elected secretaries shall count as a legitimate ballot and shall be presumed to represent the correct and most current candidate name information.
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28 BALLOT: ORDER OF NOMINEES of all names in the parliament elections and subsidiary parliament elections will be determined by the results caused by the voters' ranking of the nominees on the previous election's ballots. This is known as the correct consecutive order of nominee. Appointments and self-appointments will be listed chronologically.
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29 NOMINEE ACCEPTANCE AND WRITE-INS: Only names who formally ACCEPT the nomination of their name, self write-in names and those currently already elected will qualify for the ballot/eballot for the International Parliament.
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30 A verifiable name and contact information must be provided in order to qualify as a nominee for the (e)ballot.
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31 The final order of the parties/categories on the final prepared ballot will be determined by three criteria; 1) ranking in assembly based on votes cast as proof, Senator block, and lastly new nominee names.
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32 TIES: Ties will be broken by holding a runoff election only when called by one of the Ten Executives. In all other cases, all the names/items in a tie will be included in the results and will be in a new "tied" category, even if the size of the assembly or agenda list must be expanded beyond normal size set forth by these rules.
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33 ONLY ONE SINGLE PARLIAMENTARY BALLOT, IS PERMITTED TO BE MARKED BY EACH WORLD RESIDENT: All living world citizens may vote one time and only one time. In cases where a second ballot (or more) is cast, only the latter of the ballots will be counted, the former will be marked spoiled, deleted and regarded disqualified.
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34 The Executives are responsible for ensuring that the resolutions
and directives of the International Parliament and its ministries are
not in breach of international laws or laws at the headquarters of the
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35 Require all the elected members to be in communication either through facebook, email, twitter, telephone or postal service.

The official languages of all votes, resolutions and guidelines shall be written in English, German and Spanish.
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36 The number of seats on the executive may remain at ten but not more than ten. When an executive resigns or stands down, a new election is called, and the vote totals are tallied within 30 days of vacancy.
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37 Paper Ballot Guidelines Recommended for all State, National and International Elections.
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38 The paper ballots are placed in a clear ballot box by the voter, the box is guarded, video taped all day and the votes are counted at the polling location the night of the election.
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39 The votes are counted two times by two different and diverse teams of counters, recorded/taped/broadcast by two different devices with the public able to observe and video/livestream the counting.
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40 The results from the polling locations will be called to the Board of Elections, emailed to the BoE and hand delivered. All three must match. The Board of Elections will hand tally the results from all the polling locations, again, two times by two different and diverse teams of counters with this being taped, recorded and broadcast and the public able to observe, tape and live-stream the entire proceedings. And, the same goes for what happens at the state level.
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41 The polling location should serve a maximum of 1,000 voters and Election Day should be a national holiday with employers, if necessary, having to arrange for special accommodations for employees that must work, as with hospitals. A minimum of two hours personal time to vote will be given to all citizens and voters.
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42 The voters' names and marking on the ballot will remain secret but the vote counting will be publicly observable.
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43. Paper Share/stock Certificates

44 From 12/13/2016 forward, all Members who donate $60. or more, are entitled to
purchase shares/stocks from the International Parliament's All Party System Co.
store as an option. Restictions apply.
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45. Paper Share/stock Certificates Restrictions

The All Party System Co. manages finances and all things to do with money
in the International Parliament. There will be a $25. minimum transaction fee for
all share/stock transactions (buying and selling) and restrictions
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46. "Voting Stoppage"

Whenever a financial crisis occurs where the costs for paying basic maintenance of the International Parliament are not being met, including the costs of domain hosting, web design and obligations to all of the Members, then the Treasury and/or Vote Counting Ministry can place end to all introductions of free membership sign ups of Members of International Parliament (MIPs) and other free services provided by the Vote Counting Ministry and this ending of free services will be known as the "voting stoppage".

This bylaw item can also affect the internal Cabinet voting by Ministers, but it will not
include/affect "votes of confidence" by the MIPs, and the
voting for election of Cabinet Ministers (parliamentary go-ahead) by the Ten Executives.

The voting stoppage will terminate either upon
the recommendation/consensus to end it by both the Treasury and Vote Counting Ministries,
or once the numbers of Senators reaches the same number of free MIPs within
the general International Parliament's assembly membership.
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47. Diplomatic Passports

Some ministers and deputies will be traveling a lot abroad. The International Parliament
will try to secure Diplomatic Passports to be used at the airports
and borders a diplomatic passport would make sense. Even for the professional
legitimacy to foreign politicians.
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48. ID Cards

For activities within the country an ID card is sufficient. However, a
professionally designed plastic card should be used here. Since the
International Parliament nevertheless plays an important role in the
world standard, we should already pay attention to a professional public image.
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49. In the future, ID cards may be produced for regular memberships, Ministers, Directors, MIPs or others. But no ID cards can be produced for members unless authorized by guidelines.
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50. The International Parliament will not ever hold any election in a single-
winner district, where one single-winner decision or name is elected.
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51. Ballot Preparation
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52. SPACE FOR THREE OR MORE WRITE-IN choices must be provided on each
and every ballot, in all elections.
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53. CATEGORIZATION AND PARTY NAMES The first and most important
criterion in determining the nominee's party/category is the
nominee's most recently requested or declared party/category in
Parliament matters. The second most important criterion in
determining the nominee's party/category is determined by the
nominee's state's records, as written by the member while
registering to vote. Appointed members may be categorized with any
party/category that they wish, and the party/category of all
members is considered to be the true one. Elected members
may decide to change or switch their party/categorization at any time
by proclamation. Members automatically qualify for the ballot
in the next election cycle under the party/category of
their choice.
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54. First and last names are required. All nominated names will be added to the ballot along with the party/category of the nominee, country of origin and date elected.

When the party/category is not known, the label "[Info. Not Avail.]" will be used.

When country is unknown the word "Earth" is assigned beside the name.

A nominee's name (and thus identity) may appear on the ballot only once, so fusion voting is not allowed.
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55. RESIGNATIONS. When elected members ask to be removed or they
"stand down", ask for "freeze of membership", resign, retire, or
die - the name is deleted. Once the name is deleted, then the next
highest ranked name is automatically elected to the
seat in their stead.

There is a one-week grace period (168 hours) for the person who resigned to change their mind and remain with the International Parliament.

Once the week grace period passes, a resigning member who wishes to return may only return as a new member.

When a member or candidate who has chosen to resign/stand down but then wishes to
return to the position which they had departed, then they must first
be re-affirmed by all the voters who had previously cast a vote for them, in cases where an Executive or Cabinet position is affected.
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56. Resignation of Executives.
When one of the Ten Execs stands down, a "vote of confidence" is called,
within 30 days.

The goal is to elect better Executives by calling for
nominations in an method to intentionally elect more active Execs.

Once the call is made, a second 30-day period to receive votes is
established, and at the end of the 60 days newly elected Executives are
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58. ELECTIONS. Once elected, all new Members of International Parliament
(MIPs) may change their vote as a "vote of confidence" for the ten
executives into perpetuity.
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59. THE VOICE of the International Parliament will be the ten executives.
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60. Each of the elected ten executives may pick an "Executive Seat Title" once elected.
The top-ranked Executive picks first followed by 2nd-highest ranked, 3rd-highest and
so on. As each executive picks, no title can be picked a second time, so duplicate
titles are not permitted on the Ten Execs. In cases where the same title was picked,
other than ties, then the highest ranked name retains the title and the 2nd-highest remains Exec but with no title, until a different title name is picked by them.
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61. The ten executives elect up to sixty full Cabinet Ministers and sixty
Deputy Cabinet Ministers using the "parliamentary go-ahead".
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62. The International Parliament's ten executives agree to rank all names
nominated by each of the other nine executives, thus guaranteeing that each
of the ten executives elects 1/10th of the 60 cabinet ministers. This
is known as the "parliamentary go-ahead".
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63. THE TEN EXECUTIVES recruit as many
people as possible who will work in the Cabinet to run the efforts,
elects the planks on the platform and run the parliament's efforts free from
political conflict or bias. The executives do not control who
gets elected to the general assembly.
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64. The ten executives of the International Parliament (IP) will
serve as "Founding Executives" on the unity business entity
named "All Party System Co., International Bureau", which is established
in order to report all unifying news, business, financial matters,
vote counting and results of vote counting of the IP to the public
and to serve as a store for generating sales of products and services.
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MINISTRY: A simple majority vote by at least six of
the ten executives establishes the parliamentary go-ahead and
will elect new Ministers, even without the parliamentary go-ahead.

There will be one full Minister and one Deputy Minister elected to all
future Cabinet Ministry elections.

The full Minister is charged with guiding the Ministry's fifty (50)
Directors by recording votes, factoring votes and answering questions.

When there is a resignation from full Minister, the Deputy Minister
will be automatically elected as full Minister unless any of the Ten Executives rank a
different name.

When there is an opening at full or Deputy Minister, a top-ranked Director
within that Ministry shall be considered a top nominee by the Ten Execs.
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There will be fifty (50) elected Directors. All Members may only serve as one Minister or Director in any Ministry.

No Minister, Deputy Minister or Director may be elected or serve as a
Minister or Director in more than one Ministry.

Only the Ministers and Directors within each Ministry may elect
Directors, resolutions, agenda items, guidelines
and Administrators within each earth-at-large Ministry district, except
in cases where the Ministry had elected special internal guidelines regulating
eligibility for voters for that Ministry.

Once Directors are nominated and elected, their name is added to the blank
eballot, and they may vote for Director elections.

Internal Ministry guidelines may not conflict with the
International Parliament's general guidelines. In cases
where there is a conflict, these International Parliament's
guidelines (AKA "RESOLUTION NUMBER ONE") overrule internal
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Initiating the Ministry

a. While the Ministry is being established and the Directors and Administrators are being elected to maintain the Ministry, the International Parliament's Ten Executives shall have the authority needed to establish and maintain these Ministry internal Director election of one set of guidelines, fifty elected Directors, three Administrators and ten Senators (AKA "Linked Senators").

Once all of the "seats" named above are elected and filled, then the five-member executive (the two Ministers and three Administrators), are expected to maintain the elections.

Ministry Internal Elections

Fifty Directors Are to Be Elected for Free in Each Ministry Under Ranked Choice Voting

b. The fifty "Free Directors" are elected by the Ministy's eligible voters by ranking of the names. Once elected, all the elected Free Directors and ONLY the elected Directors, may vote for the three Administrators, ten "Linked Senators", resolutions, agenda items and/or internal guidelines.

The full Minister and Deputy Minister are not to be and may not be elected as a Director, but rankings on a marked eballot for a full and/or Deputy Minister's name on any of the IP Ministries will not cause a spoiled eballot (for the Minister or Deputy Minister) on Director election eballots.

In cases where a Minister was not elected as Director, should the full and/or Deputy Minister choose to "stand down", resign, die or be unelected, the name who was Minister or Deputy Minister may be reinstated as Director if the Director Election vote totals elect their name.

Elected Ministers (and Deputy Ministers) are removed/added from the list of the elected 50 Directors as they are elected/unelected, because Ministers may not serve simultaneously as Director.

There are potentially sixty-five votes on all matters within each Cabinet Ministry: Two Ministers + Three Administrators + Ten Senators + Fifty Directors = Sixty-Five Voters.

Acceptance of Nominations

c. Nominated names for the ballot electing the Directors must be only names who accept/agree to be nominated, must provide biographical information (AKS "bio form") and must be ranked to be nominated and/or elected.
When Directors are eliminated from a Ministry for one reason or another, their name may remain on the blank eballot as a nominee for Director. They may also vote within the Ministry, as long as they vote for and elect their own name to the Ministry and their name is not currently serving in another Ministry.

d. Nominations by Facebook and Sign-up
The first fifty names who join the Ministry's facebook page and who are ranked by correctly registered voters of the International Parliament, may be elected to the Ministry by "facebook signup and nomination".
Once the cap of fifty Free Directors is reached no more names will be automatically added as elected Directors by "facebook signup and nomination".

Ministry Transformation in 2017

Starting from top to bottom, all Ministries will start undergoing a "transformation", whereby the 50 Directors are elected, there are plenty of names as back-up Directors, email and other contact methods are known and updated, and all 50 Directors' terms shall serve until all sixty International Parliament Cabinet Ministries are rejuvinated.

First, new sign-ups are directed into the new Ministry undergoing the transformation.
An election schedule is announced by the Vote Counting Ministry or volunteer vote counter.
Ministry Director elections will consist of seven days of nominations followed by seven days of Ministry Director Elections.
Nominations for Directors shall always start at one minute after midnight on a Sunday, Pacific Standard Time (PST), on a date chosen by Vote Counting Ministry.
Elections for Directors shall always start at one minute after midnight on a Sunday, Pacific Standard Time (PST), on the first Sunday which follows the date which had been chosen for nominations.
Names who join the facebook page may be considered automatically self-nominated and elected Free Directors if acceptable by IP President and/or Vice President.
Joining/accepting to the facebook page can be equivalent to a one-time #1 vote for their own name in cases where no other internal guidelines had been approved.
Once fifty Directors are elected, the facebook method of nominations and elections no longer apply.

e. Director elections can be called to fill any empty seats on the fifty Director posts. The Ten Executives of the International Parliament may also call for new Ministry Director elections when needed.

f. After 50 Directors are elected they will remain the recognized Directors until the next "Special Ministry Directors Election" is announced by the Vote Counting Ministry.

g. Linked Senators

Linked Senator Elections are perpetual and only elected members within each Cabinet Ministry may vote for Linked Senators.

Senators may decline being elected as Linked Senator.

h. Only rules passed by the Ministry itself will be recognized by members of the Ministry, except for rules affecting the in International Parliament that are passed by the International Parliament or its executive committee. All rules passed by other ministries, or other external equal or subordinate entities, which seek to affect this Ministry in International Parliament shall be considered null and void unless approved by the majority of elected Directors within the Ministry itself.

Only the Ministry's full and Deputy Ministers, Directors and Administrators may vote on internal guidelines, resolutions, agendas and other internal Ministry matters.

i. Administrators

An administrative committee of five members is established, consisting of the full and Deputy Minister and three administrators. The three Administrators are elected by Directors of the Ministry in an ongoing "vote of confidence" election for Administrators.

Administrators may hold seats as one of the three Administrators allowed, and they may also hold seats as Administraors in multiple Ministries.

Being an Administrator in one or more Cabinet Ministries will not be affected by the same name being a Senator in two Ministries and/or having their name in only one Ministry when name is non-Senator. As Administraor, a name may serve in one Administrator seat, in up to sixty Ministries, and there is no limit to the number of Ministries to which an Administrator may be elected.

The highest ranked administrator shall be the Administrator; the second highest, Deputy Administrator; and the third highest, Associate Administrator. The executive committee of five shall have the authority to conduct business on behalf of the ministry, as authorized to do so within ministry guidelines or resolutions.

Any member of the Ministry may be elected as one of the three Administrators, so long as they accept nomination.

The full and Deputy Minister, who by virtue of their offices will already be holding a seat on the five member executive committee, may not be elected as Administrators.

Ministers, Senators and Directors may hold a multiple seats as Administrators, and Administrators may hold as multiple seats, regardless whether as single full or Deputy Minister's seat, a Director's seat and/or "Linked Senator" seat.

In cases where an Administrator holds a second seat in the Ministry as either Linked Senaor, Minister or Directors, the name holding two seats still gets only one vote in Ministry matters and not two votes, one as Administrator and one by holding a second seat.

j. Facebook Voting Page and Password

This five-member executives shall have a password to a facebook page and when one of the five stands down or is unelected, the password may be changed by the remaining five executives to insure privacy.

k. Choosing Party/Category of Directors by Minister

Since the free speech word/party category is not always the correct word(s), of course the elected Director herself or himself, each Director may always pick a new or different word(s) that they may wish to be listed by their own name within the Ministry and on eballots. The full or Deputy Minister may specify a party/category.

Vote Counting Ministry Certification

l. The elections last into perpetuity and the voting records and results are to be overseen, announced, maintained and subject to approval and Certification by the International Parliament's Vote Counting Ministry. Certification occurs when the Ministry's web page is updated.

m. Directors May Be Elected in Only One Ministry of IP Cabinet

In cases where the name holds a seat in a second Ministry, the Vote Counting Ministry will delete the name from the Ministries in which the elected Director has the highest stature. A #1 spot represents the highest ranking. All Directors who hold seats in multiple Ministries are expected to contact the Vote Counting Ministry regarding which Ministry they'd like their name to remain. If no request is made, then the Vote Counting Ministry will have first say in removing the Director's name in the places where the name is the highest ranked.
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NO PERSON MAY BE CENSORED, no limits may be placed on free speech by/of any other person or nominee, including International Parliament's elected members and staff, at any time except when applying these guidelines to the party/category labels/names and when regulating the membership status for regulating antagonists.

NO HATE WORDS AS PARTY/CATEGORY NAME: Party/category's labels/names may not be used in such a way that slanders or libels names of any person or other party/categories or individuals. Those that refuse to comply by continuing to libel others through their choice of party name will be categorized as members of the Censored Party. Elected members using a name or pseudonym rather than their actual name, which libels, slanders or mimics (such as incorrect spellings), shall have their name censored and instead will be known only as Anonymous.

Members of any International Parliament entity who antagonize others more than once use through the use of profanity, slander, blank-male, insulting or offensive vulgar language, harassing or chauvinistic speech, terrorizing threats, including the threats of lawsuits against other members/vote counters or volunteers within the International Parliament or those who use actual physical force or violence, persons providing a false name and/or contact information, sending repeated emails or facebook messages (five or more) after being asked to refrain from such messages, these members may be permanently or temporarily removed by the full Minister in that Cabinet Ministry, by any of the ten executives of the International Parliament or by the International Parliament's web page or facebook page maintainer.

Messages and emails that do not represent our purpose and mission that appear to be threatening, or slanderous should be ignored. Our mission and purpose is clearly stated and any opposition to our mission is an opposition to peace. In most cases we must take the higher ground and ignore.

Menacing name-calling through facebook messages and emails can be grounds for removal of the person's membership status, especially when these harrassing messages are directed at those who are busy helping to build membership and unity and when directed at any of the Ten Executives. Such behaviors will not be tolerated and removal from membership, email lists and facebook pages will be executed as needed.

In the future, as the Ten Executives approve an agenda requiring such actions, Executives, Senators, Ministers, Directors and all Members may be required to sign a declaration statement in which they promise that they are not a convicted criminal or opponent on the government of any state or country. Had such convictions occurred in the past, present or future, then the Ten Executives have the athority to remove the name from the International Parliament, subsidiary parliaments and membership rolls.

MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION MINISTRY: Appeals of a name's removal action may be taken to the Mediation and Conciliation Minister where rules for such appeals are to be written, voted upon and approved.

First a "Docket Number" is created and then guidelines are elected for hearing and making rulings on the first appeal to the Mediation and Conciliation Ministry within thirty days of receipt of the first "Docket Number" created.

The hearing by the Ministry must be completed in thirty days after the facts had been presented and there will be only one hearing by the Ministry. Further appeals may be taken to the "court of public opinion" and a new Mediation and Conciliation Minister must have been elected prior to second appeals.

APPEALS In cases where a registered voter and/or member was removed, an appeal on such cases is brought before to the Mediation and Conciliation Minister and must include a serious defense and explanation of the case for the person was removed. There must be also be a demonstrated knowledge of the International Parliament's guidelines and examples of using pure proportional representation (PR) for generating a unifying psychology must be provided.

Should any financial compensation be asked for or awarded after an appeal had been heard and a ruling had been finalized by the International Mediation and Conciliation Service Minister which is charged with recommending such financial compensation, then the case can be taken to the All Party System Co.'s International Bureau's Ethics & Grievances Committee of Four where a determination of the exact amount can be made and executed by the All Party System Co.'s CEO.
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__69__ United Coalition
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__70__ Declare that all of the elected and appointed members of the International Parliament, all countries' national parliaments, all subsidiary super-state, mini-state and county micro-state parliaments, to be members of a national and international "Unity Coalition" or "United Coalition" effective November 5th, 2014.
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__71__ The International Parliament's subsidiary Republic "Unity Coalition" elections shall be in two phases; one before the country's primaries and one after the country's primaries. That way, a strong emphasis can be placed on official state-recognized ballot-qualified and write-in candidates both before the primaries and after the primaries, and the dates are customized for each of the country's official primaries.
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__76__ Guideline of Priority and Procedure
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__77__ GENERAL PROVISIONS: Guideline of Priority and Procedure. The GUIDELINES contained on this web page shall be the official first GUIDELINES of procedure for the International Parliament and will be used for all transactions of business once ratified by a majority of the Members of International Parliament (MIPs) and Senators. These GUIDELINES will take precedence over any other set of GUIDELINES.
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__78__ GUIDELINE CHANGES: The Executive Committee reserves the right to make changes in these GUIDELINES by 6/10th vote and to present these changes to the delegates/members at any time. All changes should accommodate the desires or complaints of the Senators, MIPs or staff so as to improve the conduct of business online and offline.
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__79__ EXECUTIVES: The Executives of the International Parliament may select or approve persons to serve as Speakers and Co-Speakers, Chairpersons and Co-Chairperson, Legal Counsel and Co-Legal Council, and Secretary and Co-Secretary, for each committee and any other position to help conduct the business, by simple majority vote of the sum of the Ten Executives who vote.
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80. CHAIR PERSON: Absence of Chairperson and Co-Chairperson.

If the Chairperson and Co-Chairperson should find it necessary to be absent during any part of a committee meeting, he/she/they shall designate two individuals (preferably the Legal Counsels) to assume his/her/their duties with the same authority.
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81. General Authority of the Chairperson and Co-Chairperson. In addition to exercising such authority conferred upon the Chair elsewhere in these GUIDELINES, the Chair and Co-Chair shall declare the opening and closing of each session of the committee, direct its discussions, ensure observance of these GUIDELINES, accord the right to speak, put questions to a vote, and announce decisions of the committee.
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__82__ MEMBERS: Number of Accredited Delegates.

The number of delegates allowed on any delegation of the Parliament shall be limited to elected Senators for "Senate Chamber" and MIPs and Senators for "General Assembly".

MIPs and Senators are considered "Accredited Delegates".

All Accredited Delegates must present their ID as proof of
their identification, before being allowed to enter the
general assembly virtual chamber.
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__83__ DIPLOMATIC COURTESY: All delegates MUST accord all other delegates diplomatic courtesy at all times. Any delegate or visitor who, after being advised by the Chair, persists in an obvious attempt to divert the meeting from its intended purpose, or who otherwise attempts to disrupt the proceedings, shall be subject to disciplinary action and expulsion by the Chairperson.
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__84__ AGENDA
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__85__ AGENDA Selection of Agenda Items. Agenda items shall be selected by the Executive Committee, led by the Speaker and Co-Speaker and made public at least one week before convention.

Once selected, these items are fixed for the duration of the conference and no other items will be discussed.

The Agenda can consist of Resolutions, Motions and Agreements.
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__86__ ORDER OF CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS: Agenda items will be considered in the order in which they appear in the agenda eballot, unless that order is altered by a majority of the Committee.

The first set of agenda items approved by a simple majority of the Ten Executives and will be known as "RESOLUTION NUMBER 2".
As new Executives are elected, the incoming executives will be asked to approve (or decline) all previous RESOLUTIONS and should the number of approving executives falls below a 6/10ths majority of Executives then the RESOLUTION is considered unelected, invalid and withdrawn. Only resolutions that retain a majority support of the Ten Executives can be considered approved.
For electing the multiple items of a declaration; All the items are to be placed on the agenda and only the items within the declaration which are approved by a 6/10ths vote by all Ten Executives.
New executives have 60 days following the election of their name to approve all RESOLUTIONS beginning with RESOLUTION NUMBER 2, 3, 4, etc. and RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 is not affected by incoming and outgoing executives because the majority coalition electing RESOLUTION NUMBER 1 consists of MIPs of whom Executives may be one.
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__87__ PRIOR APPROVED RESOLUTIONS: Order of Consideration of Prior-Approved Resolutions. Prior-approved resolutions are resolutions that were received by the specified deadline and were deemed appropriate by the staff. They will receive priority over other resolutions. The order of appearance of resolutions before the Committee is determined by the date in which they were received, and is listed under the appropriate committee topic in that order in the resolution book by the Secretary.

When the Chair opens debate on any agenda item, any delegate may move for consideration of an approved resolution on the agenda item that has been submitted to the chair with signatories of 1/8 of the delegations present. If the motion is seconded, the Chair will direct the committee to an immediate vote without debate on the motion, a majority being required for consideration. If no resolution receives a majority vote in favor of consideration, the Committee will automatically have before it for consideration the first resolution in the resolution book under that agenda item that has been received by the chair with the appropriate number of signatories.
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__88__ CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL: Resolutions that were not received by the specified deadline may still be considered, but not until 1/2 of the prior approved resolutions on the agenda item have been considered. For a resolution without prior approval to be considered, it must relate to the committee topic currently being debated, be submitted to the chair with signatories of 1/8 of the delegations present, and the delegate must supply enough copies of the resolution for each delegation present. Once these conditions have been met, any delegate may move for consideration of the resolution. If the motion is seconded, the chair will direct the committee to an immediate vote without debate on the motion, a majority being required for consideration.
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__89__ SUBSTANTIVE PROPOSALS: Delegates will receive selected resolutions for consideration no later than at the time of the conference registration. The delegates must submit resolutions in the proper form by the deadline set by the Executive Committee.
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__90__ Reporting Resolutions to the Parliament. The Chair of each committee shall report resolutions passed by that committee to the Parliament for its consideration. If a committee fails to approve a resolution on an agenda item, it shall submit a "Declaration of No Report" on that agenda item. That topic area will not be considered by the Parliament.
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__91__ Amendments. All amendments to resolutions must be signed by one sponsoring delegation and at least one other seconding delegation; they must be submitted on an official amendment form for approval by the Legal Counsel and must be labeled with an identifying number by the Secretary. Secondary amendments and amendments by substitution are not acceptable. Obvious typographical efforts will be brought to the Committee's attention and collected by the Chair with no vote required. To move an amendment to the floor, recognition by the Chair and introduction of the amendment will suffice; no vote shall be required. Once an amendment has been brought to the floor, the Committee shall consider only the amendments and not the Resolutions until final action on the amendment has been taken (except to the extent that the amendment pertains to the Resolution).
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__92__ Definition of Amendment and Voting on Amendments. An amendment is a motion that adds to, deletes from, or revises any part of a resolution. A series of alterations proposed by a single delegation to the same resolution shall be considered as a single amendment unless a motion is made to divide it.
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__93__ Closure of Debate. A delegate may move to close debate at any time on any matter. Such a motion closes all substantive debate on the matters before the body at that time, except when such a motion would interrupt a speaker. Two delegates may speak against closure, and the motion will then be put to a vote. During debate on an amendment, a delegate may move for closure of debate on the resolution. If closure passes, then the amendment shall be voted on first followed by the resolution.
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__94__ Move a Resolution to the Floor. Used to bring an approved resolution to the floor, this motion may not interrupt a speaker and is not debatable. No second is required.
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__95__ DEBATE AND SPEECH GUIDELINES: Speeches. No delegate may address the committee without having previously obtained the permission of the Chair. The Chair shall call upon speakers in the order in which they signify their desire to speak. Delegates may not interrupt a speaker except on a point of order or point of personal privilege. Abusing these rights may be considered violations of diplomatic courtesy, and can result in disciplinary action taken by the chair. Motions should be made at the conclusion of the speaker's remarks; by making a motion, the speaker yields the floor.
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__96__ Time Limit on Debate. The committee or the Chair may limit or extend the time allotted to each speaker and the number of times each delegate may speak on a proposal. There may be one speaker in favor and one opposed to the limitation/extension.
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__97__ Right of Reply. During debate, the Chair may accord the right of reply to any delegate if a speech by another delegate contains unusual or extraordinary language clearly insulting to personal or national dignity. The decision granting a right of reply may not be appealed. Requests for a right of reply shall be in writing to the Chair. The Chair will limit the time for the reply. There shall be no reply to a reply.
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Point of Order.

If, during the discussion of any matter, a delegate believes that the committee is proceeding in a manner contrary to these GUIDELINES, he or she may rise to a point of order. The delegate so rising will be immediately recognized by the Chair and the point ruled upon. A delegate rising to a point of order may not speak on the substance of any matter under discussion.

Point of Personal Privilege.

If a delegate wishes to raise a question or make a request relating to the organization of the meeting, personal comfort, or the conduct of fellow delegates or staff, he/she may rise to a point of personal privilege. When a delegate rises on privilege, the Chair shall take such action as is necessary.

Point of Parliamentary Inquiry.

A point of parliamentary inquiry is directed to the Chair for information or guidance on procedure. This point may not interrupt the speaker. It is a question and does not require seconding or allow for debate. Replies by the Chair are not appealable.

Point of Information.

If a delegate wishes to obtain a clarification of procedure or a statement of the matter before the committee, the delegate may address a point of information to the Chair. During debate, if a delegate wishes to ask a question of the speaker, a request to question the speaker may be made in the form of a point of information directed to the Chair after the speaker consents to be questioned, all questions and replies are made through the Chair. Delegates shall not interrupt a speaker on a point of information.
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The motions as indicated in the Short Form of Points and Motions have precedence, in the order given, over all other proposals or motions before the committee.

Adjournment of Debate. During the discussion of any matter, a delegate may move the adjournment of debate on that matter. One delegate may speak in favor of the motion and one opposed. The motion shall then be put to an immediate vote. Adjournment of debate on a resolution or amendment has the effect of tabling that item and moves the committee on to the next order of business. See also 8.9 on Reconsideration.

Closure of Debate. A delegate may move to close debate at any time on any matter. Such a motion closes all substantive debate on the matters before the body at that time, except when such a motion would interrupt a speaker. Two delegates may speak against closure, and the motion will then be put to a vote. During debate on an amendment, a delegate may move for closure of debate on the resolution. if closure passes, then the amendment shall be voted on first followed by the resolution.

Move a Resolution to the Floor. Used to bring an approved resolution to the floor, this motion may not interrupt a speaker and is not debatable. No second is required.

Suspension of the Meeting. During the discussion of any matter, a delegate may move to suspend the meeting. Suspending a meeting recesses it until the time specified in the motion; the Chair may request the mover to modify the time. When the committee reconvenes it will continue with its business from the point at which suspension was moved.

Adjournment of the Meeting. The motion of adjournment means that all business of the committee has been completed, and that the committee win not reconvene until the next Annual Session. The Chair may refuse to recognize a motion to adjourn the meeting if the Committee still has business before it. A motion to adjourn is not debatable, and will be put to an immediate vote.

Decisions of Competence. Any motion calling for a decision on the competence of the Committee to discuss or adopt a proposal shall be put to a vote before the vote is taken on the proposal in question. If a Committee decides it is not competent to discuss or vote on an amendment or resolution, the effect is the same as adjourning debate on the matter. See also 8.9 on Reconsideration.

Withdrawal of Motions. A motion may be withdrawn by its proposer at any time before voting on it has begun, provided the motion has not been amended. A withdrawn motion may be reintroduced by any other delegation.

Reconsideration of Proposals. When a proposal has been adopted, or rejected through a vote of adjournment or "no competence", it may be reconsidered at the same session by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting. The motion to reconsider must be made by a delegation which originally voted on the prevailing side of the proposal; thus, reconsideration may be moved only on the proposals voted on by roll-call.

Division of the Question. A motion to divide the question, proposing that parts of an amendment or resolution be voted on separately, is in order at any time prior to commencement of voting on the amendment or resolution. Motions to divide shall apply only to operative clauses. Permission to speak on the motion shall be granted to one speaker in favor and one opposed, after which there shall be an immediate vote. The first motion for division to receive a majority vote shall become the final manner in which the proposal is presented. Those parts of the proposal which are approved shall be put to a vote as a whole. If all operative clauses of a proposal have been rejected, the proposal as a whole has been rejected.

Dilatory Motions. The Chair may rule as dilatory, and therefore out of order, any motion repeating or closely approximating a substantive measure on which the committee has already rendered an opinion. Such rulings can not be appealed.

Appealing a Decision of the Chair. Rulings of the chair can be appealed unless otherwise specified in these GUIDELINES. Appeals can be debated by one speaker in favor and one opposed.
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__100__ MOTIONS are actions which trigger activity in the International Parliament (Editing guideline #s once approved). Agreement Motion, amendment, resolution
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101 : Motions : Interrupt Speaker? : Second Required? : Debatable? : Vote Required?
a : Adjourn : no : yes : no : Simple Majority
b : Recess : no : yes : no : Simply Majority
c : Consideration of a Topic Area : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
d : Closure of Debate : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
e : Move a Resolution to the Floor : no : yes : no : None
f : Limit/Extend Debate : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
g : Division of the Questions : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
h : Decision of Competence : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
i : Table : no : yes : yes : Simple Majority
j : Reconsideration : no : yes : yes : Two-thirds Majority
k : Appeal the Decision of the Chair : yes (by point of order only) : yes : yes : Simple Majority
l : Point of Order : yes : no : no : None
m : Point of Privilege : no : no : no : Ruling of the Chair
n : Point of Parliamentary Inquiry : no : no : no : None
m : Point of Information : no : no : no : None
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__102__ VOTING METHODS AND RIGHTS: Each member delegation shall have one vote in each Committee in which it is represented. No delegate may cast a vote on behalf of another member.
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__103__ Simple Majority. Unless otherwise specified in these GUIDELINES, decisions in the Committee shall be made by a majority vote of those members present and voting. Members which cast a final abstention are not voting. If a vote is equally divided between two sums of the same value, all motions fail, since a simple majority is 50% (plus one vote).
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__104__ Method of Voting. The Committee shall use ranked choice voting (RCV). The Chair, however, may grant a request for a roll-call vote; the decision to grant such a request is not appealable. All final votes on resolutions shall be taken by roll-call; the roll shall be called in English alphabetical order beginning with a person selected at random by the Secretary. Delegates shall reply "#1," or "abstain," or "abstain from the order of voting." A member may abstain from the order of voting once during the roll-call; a second abstention from the order of voting will be recorded as an abstention. Rights of explanation are permitted on roll-call votes and may be limited in time by the Chair. At the end of roll-call, but before rights of explanation and the subsequent announcement of the vote, the Secretary will ask for changes of vote. A delegation may not change from "0" to "#1", or "#1 with right of explanation" or from "0" to "0 with right of explanation." Those abstaining may be accorded rights of explanation. The result of the vote shall be inserted into the Committee record.
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__105__ ONLINE VOTING: The International Parliament will conduct elections using online voting and all votes will be posted where they can be easily viewed by the public with the information as to who had cast the vote.
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__106__ Conduct during Voting. Immediately prior to a vote, the Chair shall describe to the Committee the proposal to be voted on, and shall explain the consequence of a 1 or 0 vote. Voting shall begin upon the chair's declaration and shall end when the results of the vote are announced. Once voting has begun, no delegate shall interrupt the voting except on a point of order or information concerning the actual conduct of the vote, or on a point of personal privilege.
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__107__ Supplemental GUIDELINES
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__108__ PREAMBULAR PHRASES provide background information and establish proper context for reading and interpreting the resolution.
Preambular clauses may:
Justify proposed action,
Cite historical precedents,
Refer to previously adopted documents,
Refer to factual situations, past or current,
Make altruistic appeals,
Expressing its Appreciation,
Keeping in mind,
Alarmed by,
Expressing its Satisfaction,
Noting with regret,
Fully aware,
Noting with satisfaction,
Aware of,
Fully alarmed,
Noting with deep concern,
Fully believing,
Noting with approval,
Bearing in mind,
Further deploring,
Noting further,
Further recalling,
Guided by,
Deeply concerned,
Having adopted,
Deeply convinced,
Having considered,
Deeply disturbed,
Having devoted attention,
Deeply regretting,
Having examined,
Having heard,
Having received,
Taking into Account,
Having studied,
Taking into Consideration,
Impressed by,
Taking note,
Viewing with appreciation,
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__109__ OPERATIVE CLAUSES are set out to achieve the committee's main policy goals on the topic.
Each operative clause begins with a number and ends with a semicolon (the final clause ends with a period).
Operative clauses should be organized in a logical progression, and each clause should contain a single idea or policy proposal.
Keep in mind that all resolutions except those passed by the simple majority of the executive are non-binding.
As a rule of thumb, good resolutions usually have an equal number or more operative phrases than preambulatory phrases.
Accepts, Expresses its hope, Affirms, Further invites, Approves, Further resolves, Authorizes, Further requests, Calls, Have resolved, Calls upon, Implores, Condemns, Notes, Congratulates, Proclaims, Confirms, Reaffirms, Considers, Recommends, Declares accordingly, Reminds, Deplores, Regrets, Designates, Requests, Draws the attention, Solemnly affirms, Emphasizes, Strongly, Condemns, Encourages, Supports, Endorses, Takes note of, Establishes, Transmits, Expresses its appreciation, Urges
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Subsidiary "Republic of Earth, Parliaments"

Republic of Earth Parliaments will have general guidelines for all the world's countries.

When non-residents of one a country are elected by the residents/voters of the same country, the newly elected non-resident has full voting rights as "MP", Minister, Director, Senator, Exec. (etc., etc.) as a holder of a seat on the Republic of Earth Parliament.
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__111__ January 1st is the best day of the year for new countries to start an election schedules and December 31st is the best day to end activities.
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__112__ PERMANENCE. These Rules, intent, purpose and function, will not change once approved by majority vote by the elected members, or MIPs, of the International Parliament.
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__113__ Contact the International Parliament via telephone (831) 383-1409 or the web site at http://www.usparliament.org for obtaining more information.
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__114__ We form a global union, open to all people, and a constitution drafted for ratification by this body which shall outline and define the provisions of this resolution, that This union shall be governed by a world parliament.
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__115__ Voting blocks (communities, bands, tribes, federations) need no longer be limited to geographical areas. People are now able to connect with like-minded 'others' from around the planet (and beyond).
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116 Presidential Monetary Programs
Presidential Programs are the diplomatic tests for Directors, Senators and Ministers
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117 Vice Presidential Monetary Programs
Vice Presidential Programs are educational services for vote-counting and Ministry building.
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118 Violations of Monetary Standards
a. Asking members of any affiliate of the International Parliament for financial donations for another project which is not connected with the International Parliament, and the solicitation of such monies, products or services are made to members of the International Parliament during a tenure while serving in capacity as an elected member which has responsibilites for guideing the success of any sector of the International Parliament.
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119 Penalties for Violating Monetary Issues
a. Removal or demotion
b. Complete removal of membership as registered voter.
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120. Facebook, Skype, Telephone and All Audio/Video Chat Group Free Speech Guidelines

The International Parliament uses facebook web pages, Skype, telephone and other audio, video and text chat groups.

a. The facebook chat groups entitled "International Parliament Facebook Chat List", "Senators", "Senators/IP 2016 Convention", "IP Execs and Ministers", "Only Ministers IP", "All Party System Co.", "APS Co.'s International Bureau" and all chat groups used for both International Parliament and it's individual "Ministries" business entities, can be considered official news outlets for announcements of information about the new International Parliament.

b. Elected members of the International Parliament are sometimes added to these chat lists from time to time without prior notification or permission of the elected members. The participating members are not offended when a person chooses to "leave the conversation". No one's standing as an elected member is affected when they are added to a audio/video conference or chat group, deleted from a audio/video conference or chat group, or if/when they "leave the conversation" or a audio/video conference or chat group.

c. Announcements may be posted from time to time by the President and/or Vice President and other members but announcements may be only about the new International Parliament.

d. Any frivolous, congratulatory, gratuitous comments which are inefficient, "thumbs up" posts, other sticker posts to designated International Parliament facebook chat groups are not permitted.

e. "Thumbs up" are particularly prohibited because "thumbs up" is a plurality vote ("thumbs up" vs "thumbs down") and all plurality voting is prohibited. Only ranked choice voting (RCV) is allowed and since RCV provides the "fuel" for our elected team.

f. In all Facebook, Skype, Telephone and Audio/Video free speech chat groups affiliated with the new International Parliament, no personal messages from one person to another, no conversations from one to another and no singling out of individuals with degrading comments to the group, are allowed to be made in the group.

We are for the team, so all messages must be framed in such a way to address the team, not to be directed at individuals.

We study team psychology, so conversations about the team between individuals are not prohibited.

Comments which are detrimental to smart team psychology are punishable for the perpetrator by the deletion of their name from the chat group where a violation had occurred.

g. When an elected member posts "thumbs up", stickers, "personal messages" or frivolous comments in any facebook chat group, their name will be deleted from the group for 24 hours, or until they agree to refrain from making such posts.

h. The person who deleted the name is responsible for adding the name back and so once the 24-hour penalty has been served the deleted name may be added back to the group by them or another group participant.

i. A second infraction of this rule, the person may be deleted from the group for two weeks, but the announcement that a 2nd infraction had occurred must be made by the person who deleted them so others will know that the name being deleted had violation the rule twice. The person being deleted may state their case to the Ten Executives (or others) should the infraction had occurred by accident, or for any appeal for reinstatement.

j. Should a third infraction to this guideline occurs, the person is to be deleted for one month, and then for any future infractions after the third one, then the count starts all over and the penalty term is 24 hours for the first offense, one week for the second and one month for the third offense.

k. The full and Deputy Minister, along with the three Administrators (Administrator, Deputy Administrator and Associate Administrator) are expected create the appropriate method(s) of communication among Directors in the Ministry. The five aforementioned officers act as the five-member executive of the Ministry, and they are expected to maintain the Ministry and to be accountable for their duties to the Directors under a perpetual "vote of confidence".
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The Ten Volunteer Executives ("Execs") will be held accountable to the MIPs and Senators who elected them.

They must perform at the high standards of participation expected of them, before their name is elected, as well as after, by demonstrating high levels of performance and achievement.

Non-compliance will result in being removed as Exec by the Vote Counting Ministry.

Before being elected, new nominees for the Ten Executives, must elect (or be the primary organizer in the election) a minimum of two full Ministers and their membership, each consisting of full and Deputy Ministers, fifty Directors and ten Senators.

After being elected, the Ten Execs must continue to demonstrate compliance by providing evidence of their work every thirty days by completing a minimum of one of the following tasks every month:

Execs must demonstrate compliance by helping to increase the voting frequency by our members (Senators, MIPs, Ministers and Directors) by using RCV correctly.

Execs must demonstrate compliance by bringing new nominations to the team. Nominees can brought forth to serve as new Senators, MIPs, Ministers and/or Directors.

Execs must demonstrate compliance by electing Minister(s), Deputy Minister(s), Director(s), Senator(s), and/or guideline(s), resolution(s) and/or agenda item(s) and/or rules.
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122. One-year Election Cycles for Ten Execs

The Vote Counting Ministry will maintain the one-year election cycle where on January 1st of each year all votes of confidence are erased and new elections for the Ten Executives continues through end of year with perpetual votes through December 31st.

After midnight on December 31st, the votes cast revert to zero and voting begins all over on the following day, on January 1st of each year.

Once the guideline item #122 is approved by a majority coalition for the first time, then the "vote of confidence" begins immediately with the top 26 nominees and all votes start at zero.

The first vote of confidence under the annual schedule continues until December 31st, the ending date, each year.

Once January 1st arrives, the vote of confidence begins again and continues the annual cycles through December 31st.
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The largest number of MIPs and Senators who rank a single set of guidelines is known as the "majority coalition". The majority coalition elects the general guidelines for all members known as "Resolution #1".
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The annual pledge drive starts on December 1st and ends on last day of February. Donors who pay $60. as Senator sign-up during December have their pledage apply beginning January 1st on the following year.
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