Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Livonia

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The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet is the collective body that forms the head of state of Livonia. The Chairman of the Presidium is the de jure head of state of Livonia.

Appointment

The Presidium is appointed by the Supreme Soviet. The list of appointees is presented to the Supreme Soviet by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party. The presented list must be approved by an up or down vote in the Supreme Soviet debate and alteration of the list is not allowed.

Composition

The Presidium is composed of a total of five members, a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, and three deputies. The Chairman is the de jure head of state of Livonia.

Powers

The Presidium is empowered to issue decrees that are binding law. These decrees can be on any issue and can take any action short of amending the Constitution. The power of the Presidium to issue decrees is checked by the Supreme Soviet, who can nullify any decree with a two-thirds majority.

The Presidium is also empowered to appoint the Council of Ministers. The Presidium compiles a list of candidates, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party approves the list, and then the Supreme Soviet must approve the list with an up or down vote.

In order to exercise any of the Presidium's powers, a simple majority of the whole Presidium is required. Furthermore, the support of the Chairman of the Presidium is required for all actions. Without the support of the Chairman, a proposed action by the Presidium will not pass.

Current Presidium

Position Name Since
Chairman Damian Johnson March 20, 2013
Vice-Chairman John Peterson May 9, 2013
Deputy Peter Grier March 20, 2013
Deputy Lauren Grier March 20, 2013
Deputy Matthew Wilson March 20, 2013