People's Commissar of the Navy
- Jan 3, 2010
((Sorry I was playing C:S the Reichspräsident will have to offer the largest united number of seats the right to form a Goverment, with united number I mean a single party or a coalitions with a largest number of seats than the largest party or a smaller ruling coalition))
((Okay. Admin hat on.))
Here is my full digest of the Reichspräsident Law, as I intend to post it on the OP. Let me know if I've missed anything.
Article 1: The Reichspräsident is the Head of State for the Republic of Germany and exercises the ceremonial functions in keeping with such an office. He is the living embodiment of the Republic of Germany, and as such, represents the state in all diplomatic ceremonies and invests all civil servants and military officers formally with their offices.
Article 2: He is elected directly by the Reichstag after each general election. Up to two candidates from each party may run for the position. The candidate must be over 40 years of age and of good moral standing. If no single individual receives a majority vote, a second round will occur for the top three vote earners. They may serve a maximum of two consecutive four year terms. Once elected, he loses his rights and privileges as a member of the Reichstag and must renounce any and all other offices for the duration of his administration.
Article 3: The Reichspräsident, after his election, formally grants the winning coalition or, if one party has more than 50% of the vote, party the right to form a government. He may not have any role in the coalition building process, and if he is a party leader, he renounces that right upon his election. The Kanzler ((who will determine the ruling party)) must be able to command a majority vote in the Reichstag. The Kanzler continues to appoint all ministers, bearing in mind the party balance guidelines, but the Reichspräsident has the right to veto any one ministerial selection. All decrees must be signed by the Kanzler, Reichspräsident, and the minister or ministers that the decree involves. The Präsident has the right to dissolve the Reichstag and call for early elections, declare a "state of emergency", issue awards and honors, and pardon any individual except himself.
Article 4: A State of Emergency decree must be signed by the Kanzler and a majority of sitting ministers and takes effect for one calendar year. The State of Emergency may only be renewed if a majority of Reichstag members approves it, and then only for one additional calendar year. Under a State of Emergency, the Reichspräsident has the power to rule by decree until the crisis ends, or until the time limit expires, whichever comes first.
Article 5: Removing the Recishpräsident requires a vote of a 2/3rds majority of the Reichstag, unless he is accused of a crime. New ministries attached to the National Ministry require a 75% majority if they are to have legal force.