Republic, a form of government in which a state is ruled by representatives of the citizen body. Modern republics are founded on the idea that sovereignty rests with the people, though who is included and excluded from the category of the people has varied across history. Because citizens do not govern the state themselves but through representatives, republics may be distinguished from direct democracy, though modern representative democracies are by and large republics. The term republic may also be applied to any form of government in which the head of state is not a hereditary monarch.
On Mos this manifests as the planetary government. Each township on Mos selects anywhere from a single individual to upwards of ten, to send to the Capital city of New Harmony to represent their township. How these individuals are chosen varies from township to township but most chose some form of direct democracy. All representation is directly proportional to the population of the township. Once in New Harmony the representatives from all over Mos sit down to create, review, and pass all laws for the planet of Mos. After this board of Representatives is elected and installed, the general elections for the rest of the government's officials begins, including the election for the Prime Minister of Mos. The Prime Minister acts as an administrator of the Republic to ensure all Representatives are following the rules and procedures of running said government as laid out in the Mosi Constitution. As well, this Prime Minister is given the emergency power to run the government in times of war and/or disaster.
The Republic consists of several parties from farmers unions, to environmental groups, to business combines. These disparate parties, through their representatives, work together to make a strong and stable government. These posts are elected every 5 years to ensure that every group has the opportunity to sit on the “Mosi Planetary Republic Board” or “MPRB” for short. A Representative may sit on the MPRB for 4 full terms (20 years) before they become ineligible to hold a seat on the MPRB. They can however serve elsewhere in government on a more local level.
Mos Planetary Constitutional Comprehension Exam
To get on the ballot for Representative you must pass the “Mos Planetary Constitutional Comprehension Exam.” or MPCCE. This exam tests a prospective representative's knowledge on all current Constitutional laws, guidelines, and regulations. Scoring above a 93% is required to get on the ballot. A Prime Minister must achieve a perfect score to be placed on the ballot. There are several versions of the MPCCE for various levels of government all with their own scoring requirements and specific knowledge test supplements.
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