World Assembly Delegate

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World Assembly Delegate
of the
Social Liberal Union
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Insignia of the Delegate
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Incumbent
North American Republics

since 15 July 2018
Executive Branch of the SLU Government
Member of Cabinet
Administration
Appointer Open Parliament
Term length Four months
renewable once consecutively
Constituting instrument SLU Constitution
Inaugural holder Eggy216
Formation Region founded:
2 January 2011
(7 years ago)
 (2011-01-02)
Legally established:
21 March 2011
(7 years ago)
 (2011-03-21)

The World Assembly Delegate of the Social Liberal Union (generally referred to as just the Delegate) is an office that came into existence upon the founding of the Social Liberal Union by Ainland on 2 January 2011. The office eventually became a constitutional office under the First Constitution of the Social Liberal Union, and has been retained legally by all subsequent Constitutions. The Delegate is in practice the most powerful and influential position in the region, and is ultimately responsible for both the domestic and foreign policy of the Government of the Social Liberal Union. The Delegate is elected for a four month term, and no nation can be elected more than twice consecutively.

The powers and duties of the Delegate are mainly outlined in Articles 5 and 6 of the Constitution. The Delegate is the chief executive and chief diplomat of the region, is a member of the Administration, and is the presiding member of the Cabinet. Furthermore, the Constitution charges the Delegate with ensuring that "the Constitution and laws of the Social Liberal Union are faithfully executed."

Express constitutional powers and responsibilities of the Delegate include:

  • Approving proposed World Assembly resolutions available to the World Assembly Delegates for scrutiny and approval, and, providing a reason for granting such approval upon the request of any Member State
  • Voting on World Assembly resolutions at vote before the full General Assembly or Security Council based on the consensus of the region, and publishing a rationale when they dissent from the consensus of the region
  • Notifying the region periodically of new developments and proposed resolutions in the World Assembly, as well as the state of the work of the Cabinet and the regional government in general, and recommending policies or bills
  • Requiring, in writing, the opinion of any of the Ministers, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective office
  • Executing the duties and powers of vacant Cabinet positions or delegating them to other members of the Administration, when no deputy is available
  • Negotiating and signing treaties or other interregional agreements they deem acceptable, subject to ratification by the Open Parliament, and delegating this power to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on a case-by-case basis
  • Setting general, and, from time to time, specific policy objectives for ministers, but endeavoring to give them reasonable autonomy
  • Vetoing ministerial actions or policies, subject to the override of the Cabinet via secret ballot
  • Jointly with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, ensuring the proper defense of the region, and overseeing the intelligence and counterintelligence operations of the region
  • Assigning powers which are not explicitly assigned to any minister nor provided for by law
  • Appointing nations to departmental positions, jointly with the respective minister of each ministry
  • Along with the Minister of Domestic Affairs and the Attorney General (optional), indicting and prosecuting States for offences against the Social Liberal Union, and defending the government in matters before the Court of Justice
  • Filling vacancies in the ministerships or deputy ministerships by interim appointments or by issuing writs of election, depending on how much time is left until the regularly-scheduled ministerial elections
  • Serving as the commander of any military forces created by or pursuant to law