|Administrative Branch of the Universal Triumvirate|
|Composure||Eight Administrators, elected by the people of the Triumvirate. One of whom is the Speaker, representing the majority of the Administration, another of whom is the Underspeaker, representing the minority of the Administration.|
|Purpose||To represent the populace and maintain civilian action in the government.|
|Established||May 14th, 2010 (Largely revised November 11, 2011; as well as March 3, 2013 - leading to modern system)|
|Significant Documents||Article 4 of the Constitution, Procedural Rules of the Administrative Branch|
The Administrative Branch is one of the three branches of government in the Triumvirate. They, along with the other two branches, the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch run the government of the Triumvirate. The Administrative Branch is often seen as the representative branch and, in accordance with the three ideals of the Triumvirate (Justice, Intelligence, and Order), represents order since it provides a stronger link to the populace for the government. Article four of the Constitution describes most of the powers and responsibilities of the Administrative Branch. The first administrative session began on May first, 2012.
The Administrative Branch is made of Administrators, representatives elected each trimester by the people of the Triumvirate. Administrators are elected by a somewhat complicated method in what is called an "open party list proportional election" where each citizen of the Triumvirate is casts a ballot for Administrators where they make a number of votes equal to the number of seats in the Administration. Votes are totaled up by candidate and by party and tallied so that each vote for a candidate also is counted as a vote for their political party and then allocated so that each party gets a number of seats and the candidates with the most votes individually get the party seats.
There is a set cap on the number of Administrators, but it varies depending on how many citizens there are in the Triumvirate:
- Less than 40 citizens = 8 Administrators
- 40 - 49 citizens = 10 Administrators
- 50 - 74 citizens = 14 Administrators
- 75 - 99 citizens = 18 Administrators
- 100 - 149 citizens = 24 Administrators
- 150 - 199 citizens = 30 Administrators
- 200 or more citizens = 36 Administrators
Positions Within the AdministrationEdit
Speaker of the AdministrationEdit
Once the Administrative session begins, the Administrators elect a Speaker of the Administration, who is the president of the Administration and who represents the majority of the branch. They manage the floor of the branch and generally are a member of the largest party in the Administration. They essentially represent the majority parties in the Administration.
Underspeaker of the AdministrationEdit
The Underspeaker (previously called the "Deputy Speaker") is elected by being the person in the election for Speaker to receive the second greatest amount of votes of the last two (the person with the majority of votes becomes Speaker). They are also able to manage the floor of the Administration so that the Speaker does not have ultimate control over it. Though generally they are from a different party from the Speaker, as the two of them almost completely control what goes on the floor of the Administration, if they are similar in ideology then it could completely destroy anything from the Executive Branch that has a different ideology. They essentially represent the minority parties in the Administration.
The Speaker and Underspeaker are considered two of the most powerful people in the Triumvirate as they have complete discretion as to what goes on the floor of the Administrative Branch and, between the two of them, can stop any agenda they don't agree with.
Associate Speaker and Associate UnderspeakerEdit
The Associate Speaker and Associate Underspeaker are appointed by the Speaker and Underspeaker respectively as the "vice-Speaker" and "vice-Underspeaker", taking over for them when they are temporarily incapacitated or away. They are the third and fourth highest officers of the Administration, generally powerful political figures from the majority (in the Associate Speaker's case) and the minority (in the Associate Underspeaker's case).
The Administration utilizes the trimester system used by most of the Triumvirate, each trimester an election is held for the next trimester, and at the beginning of each new trimester all Administrators enter their new term. Before each trimester, the Administration elects a new Speaker and Underspeaker as well as other officers for the Administration to come. A new trimester begins the first day of every January, May, and September.
The Administration, besides connecting the populace to the government, also plays a pivotal role in the political system of the Triumvirate. They must approve Constitutional amendments, they can veto laws and resolutions, and must confirm declarations of war.