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All-Union People's Political Consultative Conference
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The All-Union People's Political Consultative Conference (AU-PPCC) was an unofficial extra-constitutional legislative body of the now defunct Union of Socialist Micronational Republics. The People's Political Consultative Conference was established on March 22nd 2009 as the chief political advisory body of the nation outside of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee, intended to provide an independent analysis of the Communist Party's legislative bills and all-Union political policies. Although it had the power to issue formal recommendations to the Communist Party and to the Supreme General Assembly on what direction a law or policy should take, it had no power to propose, approve or reject legislative items directly. The Conference held monthly plenary sessions to debate matters of All-Union importance.
The establishment of the AU-PPCC was the result of a controversial bill proposed by the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee after a series of top-level factional negotiations culminating in an emergency meeting of the CPUSMR Central Committee. As part of the bill, known as the Communist Democracy Act 2009, all-Union laws banning political parties other than the Communist Party were formally repealed. Instead, the People's National Front was established as a union of all-Union political parties under the executive leadership of the Communist Party. As in the People's Republic of China all of these political parties were required to agree to follow the Communist Party's final decision, promote Socialism and espouse national unity. Further limits were imposed in political parties in the PPCC - they were not permitted to publish membership lists, openly recruit or publicly challenge the Party.
Uniquely, the Communist Party permitted its members to serve as standing members with one other registered to political party in the PNF so that they may voice their opinions openly without threatening the unity of the CPUSMR. Conditions were applied to membership in second parties: any official must first seek written approval from their respective regional disciplinary organ, said disciplinary organs may direct the member in question to register for membership with a pseudonym and - if it was felt that membership in a particular political party was detrimental to the work of the individual member or the Party Line - the PLAC had the power to force a CPUSMR member to give up their second party membership at any time or face disciplinary action. If an individual wished to stand in the PPCC as an advisor for the CPUSMR itself, they stood as a candidate for the 'All-Union Revolutionary Communist Faction'.
At the head of the People's Political Consultative Conference was the Standing Committee of the All-Union People's Political Consultative Conference, a senior leadership body appointed by the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee of the CPUSMR with consultation from the AU-PPCC. The Standing Committee was charged with directing the work of the Conference and issuing its formal reports to the Supreme General Assembly. The incumbent Chairwoman of the Standing Committee was Kai Roosevelt, with Itakur Kiwal and Michelle Yui also standing on the Committee.
As of March 2009, the seats in the All-Union People's Political Consultative Conference was divided as follows:
- Democratic Action Party - 3 seats
- All-Union Revolutionary Communist Faction - 2 seats
- Communist Party of the USMR (Marxist-Leninist) - 2 seats
- All-Union Revolutionary Communist Faction (Marxist-Leninist) - 1 seat
- All-Union Democratic Labour Movement - 1 seat