Ministry Reorganization Act Implemented with Presidential In-Line Veto
After failing to overturn a Presidential In-Line Veto in the National Congress before it ends the current session before the National Congress Elections this coming December 20th, a new piece of legislation was implemented that had been introduced by Councilor Toby Ziegler of the Progressive Alliance Party. The legislation, known as the Ministry Reorganization Act, was designed to implement a more stable Common Government with Ministries that were created for strongly defined purposes. In the past few months as reports began to show that the Commonwealth is having an outstanding economic rise in the EURO GDP, many members of both Houses of the National Congress felt that the need to ensure a more effective government for future generations was need; most in particular the President's Cabinet. There are at least 7 different Ministries within the Presidential Cabinet but there are a good number of Leagioans that believe that the Cabinet does not well represent the many sectors of the Commonwealth. The act would redefine the areas that the ministries cover and especially create new ministries for the Presidential Cabinet for example:
Ministry of the Cabinet
Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
Ministry of Sports
Ministry of Energy and Water Resources
Ministry of Congressional Affairs
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Homeland Security
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Science and Research
Ministry of Racial, Refugee, and Immigration Affairs
Minister of Social Affairs
In addition, it reorganizes some of the Ministries that already exist to be one ministry. For example,The Ministry of Cultural Affiars will be changed to being the Ministry of Culture & Tourism. In addition, The Ministries of Commerce and Industry will be combined into one ministry called the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Councilor Ziegler was able to get the support and sponsorship of many other Councilors in the House of Councilors. The Act passed the House of Councilors relatively smoothly but in the Senate, it was meet with some resistance to which the vote for it was delay for another week. Eventually the act was put up to a vote that was close, where it was then sent up to the President of the Commonwealth, Kenith Lifejumper. However, this turnout to be something that the President did not fully support as he used the powers granted by the New Constitution to remove the provisions of the creation of a Ministry of Homeland Security. The National Congress has the power to overturn the in-line veto with a two thirds majority. However, the National Congress was unable to as it was not even close to 2/3's to overturn the in-line veto from the President. This meant that the Ministry Reorganization Act will be implemented with the out the creation of the Ministry of Homeland Security.
When asked for the reason of his opposition to the creation of the Ministry of Homeland Security, the President responded by saying that he "felt that it was unnecessary and puts the liberty as well as the freedom of the people of Commonwealth at risk of being a Ministry of Tyranny." The purpose of the Ministry of Homeland Security stated in the Act before the veto was to implement counter-terrorism actions and motions to protect the Commonwealth.
The provisions and new ministries that are created from this act will be implemented on December 31st after the new National Congressional Elections occur.
Written by Killen Hoyd, a political writer from the Leagioan Broadcasting Company.