West Moravian Citizenship Referendum (August 2019)
On 30 June 2019, the Secretary-General and Presidential Court decided that a Referendum needed to be held to determine what happened when citizens of West Moravia have ended full links with the nation. The three options to be put on the ballot paper were to be as follows: 'Remain full citizenship rights, benefits and accolades that all current citizens of The Republic Of West Moravia hold'; 'Retain accolades awarded during citizenship and automatically become an honorary citizen, having rights to vote in elections and referenda of The Republic Of West Moravia'; 'Fully end any accolades, rights or benefits previously held or awarded as a citizen of The Republic Of West Moravia, severing all ties to the said nation.' The referendum is due to be held on 1 July 2019 and the majority decision will come into force by Act of Presidential Court on Chernyshevsky Day. On the 3rd July 2019, the Legislative Assembly passed the Electoral Turnout Regulations act. This act meant that any referendum result is in invalid if less than 45% of electors vote, and an election invalid if less than 60% of electors voted. On the same day, the referendum was postponed until 4–5 July 2019.
The votes were unanimously cast for 'Remain full citizenship rights, benefits and accolades that all current citizens of The Republic Of West Moravia hold'
On 8 August 2019, the Presidential Court of West Moravia announced radical changes to the nation's constitution; these included the beginning of the post of Emperor of the Territories and Dominions of West Moravia. The Emperor has the power to declare war, declare states of national emergency and dismiss the current Secretary-General or dissolve parliament. The Secretary-General was granted the additional power of becoming Governor-General of the Dominions of West Moravia. The Emperor is elected from the members of his or her family upon death or at the end of their two-year term and can be re-elected a maximum of six times. The Emperor is also an ex-officio member of the UNPLS. The PCWM announced on the same day that M I Braddock, grandfather of the current Secretary-General was to be named First Emperor, becoming Emperor Malcolm I since he was the oldest citizen of the nation at the time. Emperor Malcolm joined the UNPLS and was sworn in on the same day, becoming the first member of the Woodford Calvinist Alliance (WCA).