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Posted: May 1 2012, 12:18 PM
He Who Fights
Group: Charter Nation
Member No.: 161
Joined: 7-August 09
Nidaros, Vikland - While the annexation of Vikland by the Imperial Chiefdom of Krioval had concluded amicably over ten years ago, several constitutional questions were left unanswered, the most crucial being: Who is really in charge here?
Vikland was offered a high degree of autonomy under a power-sharing agreement signed by Chief Dylan and Governor-General Magnus Andersen in which Vikland would receive proportional representation in the Krioval Senate and maintain local government control similar to the core cities. This allowed Vikland to escape a provincial or colonial designation, which would have placed government control under the Senate, even for minor municipal services. Also part of the agreement was that Krioval would continue its membership in the World Assembly, and that its ambassador would be appointed from Vikland for the first term. Henrik Søgård was selected after several rounds of balloting when the delegacy was awarded.
The unexpected death of Governor-General Andersen two weeks ago sparked controversy as both the Vikland Council and the Krioval Senate remain deadlocked on a replacement. With the looming Antarctic Oasis Regional Primaries coming to Krioval, it was ultimately decided to move the primary to Kelevar and cancel the whaling "contest" in Vikland, with Senator Kiya Sol (FKV - Karo Tevas) citing the need for "serious and somber reflection over this critical decision". A mass boycott was subsequently organized by the Vikland Council and Kelevar sympathizers, and to the surprise of the Elections Commission, the first two ballots failed to receive sufficient votes to render a decision. (Editor's Note: Kriovaller elections require at least 60% of the voting public to cast ballots. Voting is nominally mandatory, though there are broad exemptions.)
As of this report, the Senate has required all primary delegates to split proportionally as determined by the aggregate outcome of the national primaries. The fate of the Governor-General's office in Vikland remains unclear.