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Coat of arms of the Open Alliance
Coat of arms of the Open Alliance
OPEN Motto: Seek nothing and you will find everything
Team Color Multicolored team Multi-Colored
Founder(s) Orioni
Founded Monday, 1st of September 2008
Leader(s)

President: Orioni

Secretary: Orioni
Other Officials

Legislature

  • Speaker of the Parliament: Orioni
  • Leader of the Opposition: Orioni

Executive

Judiciary

AllianceStats Statistics as of 1 September 2008

Total Nations 1
Strength 43,847.161
Avg. Strength 43,847.161
Nukes 0
Score 47.10
Important Links

HistoryEdit

See: History of the Open Alliance.

ConsitutionEdit

  • No team color requirement
  • No wars when signing up
  • Entrance exam on basic Cyber Nations skills
  • Immediate access to tech market

See: Constitution of the Open Alliance.

LegislatureEdit

OPEN ParliamentEdit

  • Amend and reject legislation
  • Approve all developtment grants, including those overseas
  • Approve data-sharing
  • Approval of minister nominations
  • Approval of treaties
  • Ask executive questions on any topic whatsoever (not offensive or personal) during "question time" (Tuesday)
  • Budget authority
  • Control of the executive
  • Elects the ombudsman
  • Hearings
  • Member of Parliament (MP)

Speaker of the ParliamentEdit

  • Presides over the Parliament.
  • Moderates debates.
  • Makes rulings on procedure.
  • Announces the results of votes
  • Decides who may speak.
  • Discipline members who break the procedures of the Parliament.
  • Represents the body in person, as the voice of the body in ceremonial and some other situations.
  • In the event of a tie, the speaker is permitted to vote but only according to established conventions.
  • Elected from among the members of the Parliament by the members, and ministers are not allowed to be among the selection.
  • Has to stand for re-election if he or she wishes to stay.

Leader of the OppositionEdit

  • Leader of the largest party not within the government.
  • Heads a rival alternative government known as the Shadow Cabinet.
  • He or she is normally viewed as an alternative Speaker.
  • Is a direct advisor to the President.

ExecutiveEdit

PresidentEdit

  • The most senior minister in the executive branch.
  • Leader of majority party.
  • Is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet.
  • May take other ministerial posts.
  • Is expected, with other ministers, to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature.
  • Entitled to certain symbols of office, such as decorations, a presidential seal, coat of arms, flag and other visible accessories.
  • Resides in the Open Office forum.

SecretaryEdit

Speaker of the Parliament Edit

MinistersEdit

  • Are members of Parliament with certain functions.
  • Ministers should relinquish all government material when ceasing to hold a role.
  • Ministers should not make statements to Parliament without prior approval from the President. Any other minister or MP to be mentioned in such a statement should be notified beforehand.

The Seven Principles of Public Life

  1. Selflessness: ministers should act entirely in the public interest.
  2. Integrity: no financial obligations should be accepted if they could undermine the minister's position.
  3. Objectivity: when making appointments, decisions should be based on merit.
  4. Accountability: all public office-holders are accountable, and should co-operate with all scrutiny procedures.
  5. Openness: all decisions should be justified, and information should be restricted only when necessary for the public interest.
  6. Honesty: public office-holders are required, by duty, to be honest in all their dealings and business.
  7. Leadership: the principles should be supported and upheld by leadership and example.

Home AffairsEdit

Structure: Minister, deputy, teachers, recruiters, writers.

Purpose: Manage the intra-alliance affairs.

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Recordkeeping
  • Recruitment
  • Wiki Management Team
  • Public Information
  • Sport and Recreation

FinanceEdit

Structure: Minister, deputy and department directors.

Purpose: Make sure the financial situation of all members is healthy and strong, while keeping the alliance cash flow running.

  • Bank
  • Technology Market
  • Trade Market

DefenseEdit

Structure: Minister, deputy, military hierarchy.

Purpose: Waging war and keeping peace.

  • Intelligence Services
  • Arms Control
  • Economic Warfare
  • Safety and Security
  • War Information

Foreign AffairsEdit

Structure: Minister, deputy, and diplomats.

Purpose: Manage the inter-alliance affairs.

  • Corps Diplomatique
  • Diplomatic Treaties

JudiciaryEdit

  • Right to a fair trial
  • Right to a public trial
  • Right to a trial within a reasonable time of being charged
  • Right to appeal to a higher court

OmbudsmanEdit

A state official appointed to provide a check on government activity in the interests of the citizen, and to oversee the investigation of complaints of improper government activity against the citizen. If the ombudsman finds a complaint to be substantiated, the problem may get rectified, or an ombudsman report is published making recommendations for change.

Open CourtEdit

  • Hears cases and reviews evidence and testimony to determine the facts of the case.
  • Decisions of the Open Court can be appealed against to the Court of Appeal.

Constitutional CourtEdit

  • Its main authority is to rule on whether or not laws that are challenged are in fact unconstitutional, i.e. whether or not they conflict with constitutionally established rights and freedoms.
  • Decisions of the Constitutional Court can be appealed against to the Court of Appeal.

Court of AppealEdit

  • Is a court which hears appeals against decisions of the Open Court and Constitutional Court.
  • The CoA has the authority to review a decision of other courts, and must find an error on the part of the previous court that justifies changing the verdict.

There is no higher form of appeal.

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