Indokistani Constitution of 2011

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Constitution of Indokistan
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Created October–November 2011
Ratified 11 November 2011
Location Suwarnakarta
Authors Bolshoiskii Parliament
Purpose Constitution for the Indokistani Second Republic

Constitution of the state of the Republic of Indokistan (Indonesian: Konstitusi Negara Republik Indokistan) was the first Indokistani constitution. The drafting process was started in October 2011, its final version was ready in November, and its ratification took place in 11 November 2011. It was later amended once in January 2012.

The constitution was in use until the establishment of the Emergency Government of Indokistan in August 2012, which override the entire state structures and institutions and freeze the constitution. With the contents of the constitution was severely outdated in 2013, Indokistani government which at that time already reformed as the Federal State finally adopted a new constitution in January 2014, repealed the 2011 constitution.

The constitution manages citizens rights, governance, citizenship, and foreign relations. It was influenced by Los Bay Petros and Juclandian constitution during its making, while also reflecting the initially conservative nature of Indokistani society, compared to the 2014 constitution which was clearly more liberal.

History

For one year Indokistan runs without any written constitution, as politicians at that time does not sees that as an essential part of state functioning. It was until October 2011 when prime minister at that time Nabil Ihsan initiated the process to codify the state constitution, which receives presidential and public support. The discussion soon began and its final draft was ready in November 2011, when it was presented to the Parliament for review and revisions.

Responding on the draft, parliament members then initiated a public petition to review public support for the draft. The petition was received its first signature in early November 2011, and its number increasing and was completed just before 11 November 2011, when the last signature of Farhan Abdurrahman was added. After the petition was presented to the parliament, the constitution draft was approved and ratified by parliament members in 11 November 2011 - which some considers it an auspicious date.

After ratification, Indokistani politicians began to spot several loopholes and mistakes on the national constitution, which needs immediate respond to revise those errors. In January 2012, with its final draft ready, it was immediately approved by parliament. Besides on revisions, the amendments also includes a deeper description on "head of state and government" clause and addition of foreign relations clause.

Contents

Basic rights

This section encompassed law equality, religious and racial freedom, freedom of speech, freedom for work, organise, and education, and freedom to migrate. Citizens claimed that the basic rights was well-compiled and detailed, yet its ban on atheism despite on "religious freedom" was ridiculed on later times. The ban on atheism again showed the intially conservative Indokistani society still lives under the influence of the Indonesian anti-communist New Order regime.

On the State of the Republic of Indokistan

This clause dictates that Indokistan is a republic on parliamentary system and a representative democracy (pre-amendment text only written as "democracy"). It also encompass the official symbol of Indokistan, which includes the national flag explicitly named "Revolution Flag", emblem and its description, the national anthem, the motto of "The Eternal State", Jumstraad as the national capital, and the official language of Indonesia and English as working language.

Head of state and government

Indokistani President and Prime Minister was arranged on this section. The clause described their rights, duties, methods of appointment, and replacement procedure. After January amendment that also expanded descriptions on several clauses, a section on inauguration and oath was added - this section was inspired by the successful Inauguration of Dicky L. K. in September 2011 resulting on proposals to codify the procedure. It also had several clauses regarding on presidential elections.

Governance

This section manages the separation of powers and its duty, which also describes the Bolshoiskii Parliament.

Law and defence

This section manages Indokistani defence and law. With the "law" clauses only describes citizens equality before the law, the "defence" clauses describes Indokistan Armed Forces rights and obligations, which includes law enforcement and declaring mobilisations under approval of the executives.

Citizenship

A well-written part, this section encompass the definition of Indokistani citizenship, guarantee of free and equal opportunities of citizenship application, and rights of national leaders to grant and denounce individual citizenship. This part also encompass the conditions to apply for citizenship, and conditions that allow an individual citizenship to be revoke.

Foreign affairs

Added in January amendment, it was the last part of the constitution that manages foreign policy of Indokistan. It dictates that Indokistani government should engage in diplomatic relations and procedure on treaties and forming alliances. The clause also dictates Indokistani government commitment on non-interventionism and its rights to decide on micronational warfare.