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Progressive Revolution Theory
Communist Democracy is the name of a system of government pioneered as part of the Rennie-Gaffneyist political ideology. Although it makes up a key part of the Rennie-Gaffneyist ideology, it has only become a major element of it since the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Erusia, where Robert Lethler worked to have the system recognised as being fundamentally Socialist and a crucial aspect of original Rennie-Gaffneyist thought. According to the General Programme of the Erusian National Communist Party, Communist can be defined as "a democracy of the proletariat in which the government is controlled by the People. The [Communist] Party strives to make government accountable to the People through Direct Democracy, transparency and constitutionalism."
For all intents and purposes, Communist Democracy can be used to describe the system of government operated in the Democratic People's Republic of Bzan, the Democratic People's Republic of Erusia and to a lesser extent the Socialist Republic of Licentia. The basic principles can be defined as such:
- Executive Power: A strong executive government is necessary to ensure the protection of Socialist Fundamentalism at a national level. This executive government should be synomynous with the political cabinet and should be elected by the People in free and universal democratic elections held at a national level. This government should have all powers to protect Socialist Fundamentals of Society.
- Legislative Power: The legislative body must be bound to the principles of Direct Democracy. All Citizens must be free to participate in a legislative house on the basis of voluntary enrollment, either incorporation partisan systems or excluding them. In large nations where it is not possible to operate such a central government it is necessary to emphasise federal power, in which all citizens participate in regional assemblies. These assemblies vote on issues amongst themselves - their decision is then passed on to the central government, which counts it as a number of votes proportionate to the region's population. The federal majority wins the vote. Legislative bodies must be unicemeral.
- Vanguard Power: The vanguard of the proletariat - the Communist Party - must have the power to block any reform that threatens the Socialist fundamentals of society, even if it is not in executive power and even if it lacks a majortiy in the legislative house.
- Adjudicate Power: The judicial systems must retain sufficient independence but remain irrevocably linked to the State. The Ministry for Justice must be actively involved in the judicial system. Everyone has the right to a fair trial and may request an extraordinary judge in the event that their original judge is deemed unfit to proceed over their case.