Republic of Aswington

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Republic of Aswington
Flag of Republic of Aswington
Flag
Coat of arms of Republic of Aswington
Coat of arms
Motto: "Unity, Progress and Peace for our Nation"
Anthem: "State Anthem of the Republic"
CapitalGyumurat
Official languagesEnglish
Spanish
Demonym(s)Aswingtonian
GovernmentFederal presidential republic
Juan Cisneros
Sander Koff
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
• Independence
28 October 2018
CurrencyManat
Time zoneUTC−4 (VST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+58

The Republic of Aswington (Spanish: República de Aswington), sometimes known simply as Aswington, is an autonomous geographical entity that claims independence, but is usually referred to as a micronation by outside observers. It is classified as a hybrid micronation since it exists in both physical and virtual form. It is physically located in Carabobo, Venezuela.

History

Foundation

Aswington was established on May 3, 2017, under the name of the Republic of Tagtabazar, as one of the three autonomous republics constituting the Popular Union of Occitania.

As an autonomous republic, it enjoyed a degree of autonomy in all sectors, with the exception of the diplomatic and military sectors, which fell into the hands of the central government.

Independence

On October 28, 2018, the Popular Union of Occitania is dissolved. As a result of this circumstance, the erstwhile autonomous republic created a provisional government, ensuring its survival while gaining its independence at the same time.

In early 2019, elections were held in the country, where the citizens elected the President of the Republic for the first time. After the elections, the provisional government was dissolved. In July of the same year, the name of the country changed to its current name.

On July 30, 2020, the Constitution comes into force. Almost two years later, was reformed, and among the changes was the establishment of a presidential regime, replacing the previous one.

Politics and government

Juan Cisneros
President
Sander Koff
Vice President

Constitution

According to the Constitution, the country is a democratic, secular and independent republic, whose government takes the form of a presidential system.

Powers

Executive

The executive branch is headed by a president, who is the head of state and government, in addition to being the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. In addition to the president, the executive branch includes the Vice President and the members of the Council of Ministers.

The Vice President, as well as the members of the Council of Ministers, are appointed by the President. The Vice President assists in the duties of the President, and is the constitutional successor to the President in the event of vacancy, while the Council of Ministers is responsible for the normal functioning of the government.

The president is directly elected by the people for a two-year term, with the possibility of being reelected for additional terms.

Legislative

The legislative branch is held by the National Assembly, a unicameral parliament. Composed of eight seats, the parliament, is responsible for proposing and discussing laws, as well as to ratify or reject diplomatic treaties. Also, it may pass a motion of censure against the Vice President or any of the members of the Council of Ministers, causing their dismissal.

Its members are elected by the people for a two-year term, with the possibility of being reelected for additional terms.

Judicial

Political parties and elections

In the beginning, when the country was an autonomous republic, it was de facto a one-party state.

Upon gaining its independence, a multi-party system was established, and consequently, some political parties were established in the country. According to the Constitution, citizens have the right to form new political parties, and their constitution would be defined by law.

The Electoral Council is the body in charge of the organization of elections in the country, as well as the registration of new political parties.

Foreign Affairs

Geography and climate

Territorial organization

According to the Constitution, the country will be divided into regions and districts as well as other political-administrative units, which will be defined by law.

Political divisions

Name Flag Emblem
Region
Gyumurat
Adgakh
Jermadzor

Economy

The economy of the country is undeveloped.

The manat is the country's official currency, and is regulated by the Central Bank of the Republic.

Demographics

Religion

The country is a secular state.

According to the Constitution, a citizen has the right to profess his or her faith or religious belief, as long as it is not contrary to morals and good customs. It also prohibits the promotion of messages that promote religious intolerance.

Language

English and Spanish are the official languages of the country, and consequently, the country is considered a bilingual nation. The languages spoken by ethnic minorities are recognized and respected, in accordance with the Constitution.

Culture

National symbols

Literature and arts

Holidays

Date Event Description
1 January New Year's Day The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar.
27 January Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorates the victims of the Holocaust. It also commemorates the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet forces in 1945.
1 May International Workers Day
9 May 9 Victory Day It commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany to Soviet forces.
22 October Independence Day Independence Day
25 December

Independence Day

31 December

Media

According to the Constitution, the state guarantees and respects freedom of the press, as well as freedom of opinion and expression. In the country, there are very few media outlets, all of which are state-owned. Aswington News Agency, is the country's primary news source. Aswington Radio Television, a national broadcaster, is in charge of the country's state-owned radio and television.

Newspapers

There are two newspapers whose publications are very irregular, and both are state-owned. Respublika, is a newspaper that covers local and international news, while Dunyo Ovozi is a newspaper that covers exclusively international news.

References

External links

See also