|Wabash Federal Council |
Conseil Fédéral Ouabache (fr)
|Seats||6 (Seven including Secretary of Defense's vote)|
The Federal Council (French:Conseil Fédéral) is a six member executive council that works as the collective of the branch and as the head of state for the Wabash Confederation. Members are elected from a jungle election in which the six candidates with the most votes is selected. Since the reestablishment of the Council in 1915 after the Wabash Civil War the powers of the Council were reinstated to remove the presidential system. Known commonly as a directorial system, the Council is not guided by a Constitution, but rather by the laws created by the Wabash General Assembly.
In regards to the Assembly, members inside the cambers of the Assembly are elected from local districts and to counterweight regionalism the federal council is accountable to a national vote and works for the greater good of the country. Laws must pass a with a 4-2 supermajority, and if a tie of 3-3, the Secretary of Defense can break the tie if moved. Within the duties of the Federal Council include administrating the ministries of the government, known as committees.
Members of the Council
|#||Councilor||State||Political party||Political stance||Elected|
|Louis Austin||Michigan||Progressive-Liberal Convention||2011-|
|Peter Hunt||Iowa||General Conservative Convention||2011-|
|Robert Hollingsworth||Montana||Progressive-Liberal Convention||2011-|
|Oliver Brown||Missouri||Progressive-Liberal Convention||2011-|
|Maximilian Livingston||Upper Canada||General Conservative Convention||2011-|
Origins of the Federal Council
During the creation of the Confederation, the founding fathers considered the United States decision towards representative democracy was foolish, expensive and nonsensical. Tiresias Malford meet George Washington in Duval in a meeting to official establish Wabash-American relations, Malford said the experience pushed him away from republicanism and the idea of a set guideline. Malford presumed that if the electorate was ever displeased, they could simply overthrow the government, as suggested doing with the British. Malford, with Jacques Glaisyer and Barthélemy Cahun created the Brotherhood for Sovereignty in 1775, a shadow government that was the predecessor to the Federal Council. Each member of the council was given a single vote, and represented his state- Malford represented Indiana, Glaisyer, Ohio and Cahun, Michigan.
The ratification of the Wabash-American Treaty was the first document voted on by the Council, and was a unanimous vote. During a meeting in Duval, the three invited the fiery Baptist preacher, Issac Gustav, to a outdoor lunch beside the river. Gustav was claimed to be "...filled with passion and delivered word from mouth like an arrow from a bow..."(Glaisyer). Issac preached that the men's downfall would be their own individual greed and envy. Malford became distraught mid though, asking the fiery sermon giver what action should take place to preserve the Confederation. Gustav took Malford, Glaisyer and a reluctant Cahun to the water of the Wabash River and baptized them in full immersion. All three after the baptism raised their hands and proclaimed the Wabash Oath, forever sealing the bond between the three countries.
Elections & Qualifications
Elections in Wabash's history has typically a four or six year term rotation. During the Council Period, the President of the council held the position for six years. During the transition to the Presidential system, the president was elected every four years without term limits. When the federal council was recreated after the Civil War, term limits for the council became four years.
Several qualifications must be met for a citizen of the Wabash Confederation must meet to run for the position of Councilor as of 2015.
- Must be born within the Confederation, and have lived twenty years after so.
- Must be 30 years old.
- If convicted and charged of any felony, that involved the higher 3rd, 4th and 5th categories, are thus forbidden to participate in the election.