History of Burdette
Burdette is a relatively new micronation but has a small history.
The Kingdom of Burdette was founded on 3 December 2020 by Isaiah Burdette after he released the declaration of Independence and made it public. It was founded as a constitutional monarchy because Isaiah Burdette had analyzed the most successful micronations and thought most of them were constitutional monarchies. He also thought constitutional monarchies come with more stability and last longer.
The first constitutional convention was held on 4 December 2020 with the constitution being inspired by Matachewan's constitution. The main author of the constitution was Isaiah Burdette with him taking a lot of advice from Tau. The deadline set for the constitution to be finished was 1 January 2020. The constitution would make for a constitutional monarchy by giving the King the majority of the power along with creating a Parliament that would handle the legislative issues and a court that would handle judiciary issues. Since it was decided that Burdette was going to be a constitutional monarchy Isaiah decided that they must give strong rights to citizens to keep them from being oppressed. This is the format that was used:
- Section I: The Monarchy
- Section II: The Royal Parliament
- Section III: The Royal Court
- Section IV: The Prime Minister
- Section V: Emergency powers
- Section VI: Administrative Divisions
- Section VII: Rights of Citizens
- Section VIII: Nobility
The constitution ended up being fully written on 3 January 2020 only a day after the original goal.
First Parliament Election
Isaiah Burdette announced on 8 December 2020 that the first parliament elections would take place on 14 December 2020. He also announced that there would be 6 seats open. Soon after he announced this citizens began to announce their candidacy. However, only 6 citizens announced their candidacy for parliament. When 14 December 2020 rolled around every candidate who ran was given a seat.
The party that gained the most seats was the Patriotic Front for Burdettian Unity which gained a total of 2 seats. The Fatherland Movement, Freedom Alliance, and Royalist Front all gained one seat. The final seat was given to an independent who was not affiliated with any party but supported the military. The 6 candidates who got seats are the following
Isaiah Burdette said that this parliament would mostly act as an advisory council until he finished writing the constitution that would give parliament codified powers and have checks and balances.
1st Speaker of Parliament Elections
Following the 1st Royal Parliament elections Isaiah Burdette opened sign-ups for speaker of parliament on 16 December 2020 and gave members of parliament 24 hours to announce candidacy. In that 24 hours time period 3 members of parliament announced candidacy. Voting began on 17 December 2020 at 1:27 PM CST and ended at 2:00 PM CST when every member of parliament voted. May won the election with a 4-2 majority.
The candidates are the following
- David Augustus
- Addison Dillon
This is how every member of parliament voted
- David Augustus voted for Addison Dillon
- Addison Dillon voted for Addison Dillon
- Moustapha Hoteit voted for May
- Nathan Jiang voted for May
- Alojzije Franjević voted for May