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The Conclave of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria is the joint meeting of the Light Blue Commission of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria and of the Governorship of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria, for the election of the new head(s) of State.
Conclave is a term that derives from the Latin cum clave, meaning "(closed) with the key" or "subkey." Usually it indicates whether the room where the cardinals gather to elect a new pope, is the full meeting. It is often reported to general meetings also allegorical (eg. The conclave of doctors, the conclave of lawyers).
The historical event which gave its name to the conclave the election of popes dating back to 1270, when the inhabitants of Viterbo, then papal seat, tired of years of indecision of the cardinals, closed them to key in the great hall of the papal palace, and removed part of the roof, so put them in a position to decide as soon as who to elect the new pope, who was Pope Gregory X.
However, the first pope elected cum clave was Pope Gelasius II, in 24 January 1118, unanimously elected by the cardinals gathered in the Monastery of St. Sebastian on the Palatine, a secret place closed to the public specifically to avoid outside interference on the choice of the successor of Peter (he was in full fight for investiture).
Requirements for be elected
To be elected as Emperor and/or Empress of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria, a person must:
- Have the citizenship of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria;
- Be adult (18 years old at the least);
- Be of different sex from the other head of State (a male Emperor and a female Empress);
- Do not have criminal records;
- Accept the election (if wished, the elected can renounce to his duty and a new Conclave will be held).
How it works
The morning of the day fixed for the beginning of the conclave, the members of the Light Blue Commission of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria and of the Governorship of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria will gather at the Royal Palace.
The same afternoon the members will go inside the hall of thrones, where, in the days of the interregnum (for more info, read about the Sede Vacante of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria), has been performed the complete remediation of any audiovisual medium or outside transmission and has been placed in the trash can which will contain a plastic bag that will contain the burnt votes of voters.
The members will then perform an oath to the constitution and, after it, the Secretary of State of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria will say: "Fuori tutti" ("Everyone Outside"), referred to everyone that is not part of the Light Blue Commission of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria and of the Governorship of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria, and close the door with the key.
After the closing of the door, the Secretary of State of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria, in quality of spokeman of the Nationalist Party of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria will count if everyone is present, and then start officially the votation.
One after the other, in alphabetical order, everyone will go to the desk where they will write secretely the name of who they want to elect (in case of election of both the heads of State, must write on the paper a male and a female preference, for can elect both of them), and put inside the trash can.
After everyone performed its vote, the Secretary of State of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria and the President of the Governorship of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria will together start to count (and after burn) the votes and who will get more preferences will be convoked to the desk, where they will formally ask the following question:
"Accetti il compito che questo Conclave ti assegna?" ("Do you accept the duty that this Conclave gives to you?")
In case of a negative answer, the Conclave will be performed again on the next day; in case of a positive answer the new head(s) of State will be immediatelly introduced to the State by the Secretary of State of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria and the President of the Governorship of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria.
After the end of the conclave, the Secretary of Information of the Most Serene Empire of Azzurria will update the national website and the official Twitter account, letting everyone know about the success or not of the conclave.