Department of Citizen Affairs
Today we're re-re-posting an article previously done that addresses the Political Module and the political process.
The politics module is also part of the daily action in eRepublik. It is where citizens can, in theory, serve their country. It is also one of the key drivers of discussion, flames and consequently, lulz. This module tries to recreate the existence of political ideologies but the "left" and "right" are illusions destroyed by game mechanics. This module is most importantly the willpower, motivation and ideas you can bring to the community.
Parties are groups of players who are organized to pursue their career in politics. You can create your own party for 40 Gold (once you're level 16) or, what is most desirable for your 1st political adventure, you can join an existing party that reflects your ideals.
The activity of parties can be varied and depends on the initiative of members to present new ideas which could be voiced to the government or its opposition. Within the game, the parties, through their Presidents (abbreviated PP - Party President), propose the candidate list for the Congressional elections and can also decide to support players who apply to the Presidency of the country (abbreviated CP - President of Country). Each party has an IRC channel and a private forum for discussion of its members.
Voting day is one of the most important moments for the party or the country. There are three elections that occur monthly: Party President Election, Congress Elections and Presidential Elections. (You must be level 14 or higher to vote)
The Party Elections take place the 15th of each month. Only the members of a party may vote for players who have applied to be Party President. Often supporters of one party apply for Presidency of other parties to gain their control (this is called the Political Take Over or PTO).
The Congressional Elections take place the 25th of each month. Anyone can apply to the Congress elections (Although being affiliated with a top 5 party gives them better chances of being elected) and they can apply to campaign for congress between the 16 and 23 of the month. On the 24th, the Party President chooses the final lists (each region can only have 5 candidates). On day 25, all voters can vote for a candidate of any party in the region where they are located. The number of congressmen elected depends on the number of regions, as there can be only one congressman per region. Candidates with the most votes in each region, plus the wild cards (non-elected players in your area with the most votes nationally), become congressmen and receive a medal
Country President Elections
The Presidential Elections occur on the 5th of each month. All voters vote for one of several candidates. To qualify, a player must gather the support of at least one party. Optionally, you can set goals to accomplish during the term. However, the most important thing is your program (the things that you wanna do as President) and your team (the guys that will help you during your term). Usually a Country President candidate launches an article with their program and team before the elections. This is not mandatory but it's extremely important if you want to win the elections.
The presidency of a country is a position of enormous responsibility. If congress thinks that the President is doing a bad job they can vote vote to impeach him. If the vote is passed and the president is impeached, the candidate that took second place in the elections will become the new Country President
Congress is the body with greater political emphasis in the game. It consists of a number of congressmen based on number of regions owned by that country at the time of the election on the 25th. Congressmen can propose laws and vote, and they decide the future of the country. The Congressmen position is a position of responsibility, but the fact of winning 5 Gold attracts a lot of players
New citizen fee
Change the amount of money new citizens will receive from the treasury as startup money. Can not be lower than five (5) units of local currency.
Can not be lower than 1% and higher than 99% (for Import Tax or VAT), or 50% (for Income Tax). Raw materials have no VAT.
Transfer money or gold from the country's treasury to an organization. During the twenty-four hour voting period the proposed currency due for donation is "frozen" and rendered unusable.
Change the minimum employee salary given by companies. Can not be lower than 0.10 units of local currency.
Take gold from the treasury and replace it as money. Includes paying a transaction tax of which is deducted at a rate of 0.005 gold per 1 unit of money.
Remove the President and replace him with whichever previous presidential candidate received the second-highest vote score. Requires 66% of Congress votes to be passed.
Members of congress or president can propose neighboring country as their natural enemy. If agreed, a free war will be started with the natural enemy. The prosing country citizens will get +10% bonus while fighting against their natural enemy.
We hope this encourages everyone to go out and join a political party, or even become an ambassador for the eUS! Becoming politically active while having an insight of the political module is very crucial if you would like to become very successful. As the Party President elections approach, think of new ways to become active in a party. Who knows--you might be in the next cabinet of your party or even the next Party President!
-Edited by Alexandrer Coin 11-7-13
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