Republic of Antares
| Republic of Antares |
Anem a més!
La flor del taronger
Propaganda poster with a Paviès Prefecture landscape
|Largest city||La Vila d'en Lluís|
|Legislature||Consell General d'Antares|
|Area claimed||800km² aprox|
|Population||9 (as of 2016 census)|
|Currency||Diners Antarenys (DS), Carmínes, EURO|
|Patron saint||St. Josep|
|This nation is a member of the UMR-MBU|
The Republic of Antares (official name: República d'Antares) is a micronation founded on april 7th, 2015. Its old name is "República Ibérica de Antares".
The name "Antares" is by the name of a constellation.
The Republic of Antares was founded with the name of "Iberian Republic of Antares" on April 7, 2015. The first president of the republic was Lluís Esteve, elected by the constituent assembly. The declaration of constitution of the Iberian Republic of Antares and the appointment as president of Lluís Esteve was in the Palau Moro (Moro Palace) in the historical province of the Paradise. In August 2015 it was decided that the state religion would be Confucianism and its philosophy, although equally, the Antarian culture has Christian reminiscences and the majority of the population is of catholic creed.
In mid-October 2015, President Lluís Esteve resigned from office for the scandal and pressure stemming from his involvement in cases of political corruption. Shortly thereafter, on November 1, the first democratic elections were held and by universal suffrage, which was clearly won by the current president, Amadeu Ros, of the PLiD (Partit Liberal i Democràtic). It was the new government that changed much of the national structure, giving a remarkable boost to the nation. On 2 December, the Consell, the democratic and popular governing body, changed the former name of "Iberian Republic of Antares" by the current official of Republic of Antares. Other relevant changes were the change of official language, which changed from Spanish to Valencian, and the change of currency, which changed from the old Antarian shields to the pessetes (actualy "Diners").
On January 18, the government decided to dissolve the "Republic of Antares" and announced that the territory of the province of the Viñedos would become the current Antares, which would be incorporated as a semi-autonomous province to another micronation. The 22 of January was decided the union with the republic of Polanda and the name of Antares would happen to be "Province of Antares". The new capital was Louisville, renamed from that moment to La Vila d'en Lluís. The government of Antares and its people gave up all their other lands, like the province of the Paradise or the one of Gallineras.
On February 2, 2016, after the complaints of some groups by the political state of that time in Antares and after passing a citizen council, the government of Antares presented the declaration of independence to the government of the Republic of Polanda and that same day, Antares regained his self-government. Amadeu Ros would continue until the next election in March, to which he announced that he would not appear. On February 26 of that same year, the entry of Antares into the OCDM (Organization for the Cooperation and Development of Micronations) was approved. On March 2, 2016, the Antarian exploration troops settled on a plot of land annexed to the republic and baptized as Sant Jaume de Quart. In these times Antares has several protectorates and colonies, in addition to the previously named is the protectorate of the Camarena Strip. On March 6, the General Council announces that, due to a lack of candidates and political parties present for the March 25 general elections, they are annulled.
On April 1, 2016, the General Council appointed as head of state the former president of Antares and father of the country Luis Esteban, who swore the same day the position and took possession of it.
Government and politics
The government power in Antares is divided into two institutions: the Consell General d'Antares (which holds legislative and judicial power) and the Govern d'Antares (which is in charge of executive power).
Positions of the current government:
PRIME MINISTER OF ANTARES: MHS Asdrubal Guerrero i Llorís (Interim)
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTARES: MHS Lluís Esteve i Rando
SECRETARY OF JUSTICE: Vacant
SECRETARY OF CULTURE AND INNOVATION: Vacant
SECRETARY OF FINANCES: MHS Asdrubal Guerrero i Llorís
SECRETARY OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS: MHS Lluís Esteve i Rando
List of Presidents of Antares:Main article
|No.||Took Office||Left Office||Logo||Name||Party||Election|
|I||7 april 2015||15 october 2015||Lluís Esteve i Rando||Independent||Constituent assembly designation|
|II||1 November 2015||25 March 2016||Amadeu Ros i Esteve||PLiD (Liberal)||November 2015|
|III||1 April 2016||9 October 2016||Lluís Esteve i Rando||Independent||Consell General designation|
|IV||10 October 2016||7 March 2017||Beatriu Ros i Esteve||UA (Socialdemocracy)||October 2016|
|V||7 March 2017||23 April 2017||Asdrubal Guerrero i Llorís||Independent, Renaixença||Consell General and Govern d'Antares designation|
|VI||23 April 2017||10 November 2017||Lluís Esteve i Rando||Independent||Provisional cabinet|
|-||10 November 2017||19 March 2018||Vacant|
|VII||19 March 2018||President for Life||Lluís Esteve i Rando||Non partisan||Self Proclamated|
Law and order
2017.02.09: Diplomatic treaty with the Kingdom of Numancia
Antares has no army
Geography and climate
|CTC||-||4||NA||Lluís Esteve i Rando|
|PVS||-||0||NA||Asdrubal Guerrero i Lloris|
|STS||-||1||NA||Maria Angelina de l'Ós|
The currency is the "Diner antareny". The "Carmin" amd euro is also used.
The national language is Catalan. It is a language much appreciated by citizens and they take great care of it. Citizens also have knowledge of Spanish and French as a second language.
An autochthonous religion of Antares is "Rosarism". It is based on the writings of "Rosa Espiritual" (AKA: Rosario Pellicer i Gutierrez). However, the sacred site of this religion is not found in Antares, but in the Valencian village of Bellreguard. The sacred day is December 21, the anniversary of the birth of the "Rosa Espiritual".
The majority of the population of Antares is Catholic Christian, but it is not official religion. Approximately 75% of the population profess this creed. 15% is agnostic or atheist and only the remaining percentage follows "Rosarism".
Antares has the recently founded "Museu Nacional d'Arts Pictòriques" with pictorial works by different Antarian and foreign artists. At the moment, it does not have many pieces but new additions to the collection are expected. The museum is under the control of the committee of museums of the Department of Culture and Innovation of the Government of Antares.
Antares owns a television of public property called "Televisió d'Antares" (TVA). TVA is part of the "Corporació Antarenya de Ràdio i Televisió", the public broadcasting company and it issues all kinds of general contents including news, series, documentaries, etc ... There are two channels (which act as two programming containers on the same channel), TVA1 with important programming like news, special issues such as preselections for microvision and broadcast 100% in Catalan and TVA2, whose programming consists of cultural programs, foreign series ... Its programming can be in Catalan, Japanese, Spanish, etc. Currently TVA2 is the channel that more content has broadcast in Antares. The main purpose of the public entity is to provide a basic service to society: national information, entertainment and culture.
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