Derectan Prime Minister votingThe first Senate session of the XLVI legislature has ended with the vote for Derecta's next Prime Minister, which has been as follows:Carolina de la Torre-Ferrándiz: 5 votes (DPA)Violet Leandros: 233 votes (DPA); 64 votes (DDC) > 297 votesSamuel Beaulieu: 92 votes (SPD)James Hartington: 56 votes (The Libs)Having received the absolute majority of votes from the Senate on the first round of voting, Mrs. Violet Leandros is now officially the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Derecta. It is up to her and her team to now form the government's cabinet.
Lunch came to an end. Carolina was quite excited as she was about to unveil her "surprise"..."As a token of good will and in order to demonstrate the esteem Derecta has for the United kingdom, let me present you with these gifts." she said. "These are the 'Three Graces', a statue dating back to the Greek domination period in Derecta." "This is the 'Battle of Mount Medor' by J.Tennyson. It represents one of the battles between the two aspiring royal families, the Targans and the Athedes, that fought for the throne in the 17th century.""And this is a set of new official cars for your government to use, straight out of a Theodidon factory."
"Paul, you will always have a home in Derecta. You and Miss Kligenberg have been wonderful guests! I'm glad you've liked all the events we had set up for today, and I'm looking forward to having that 'formal' summit." said Carolina happily. "I would love to visit Inquista sometime after the elections... If it's possible. Anyway, have a nice trip back home. I have a helicopter ready for you so you don't get stuck in the jam on your way to Dikaíoma International."It was time to go back to the palace. Carolina was exhausted and she knew the next couple of days were going to be hectic. the first debate was to be aired on "O", the biggest private channel in Derecta and EVERYONE would be watching it. It had certainly been a nice day in Dikaíoma....
The following six candidates were nominated by their respective parties after the anouncement of the results of the elections for a new National Congress.The parliamentary commission for elections approved their applications in that same week.Sukhan Paskutsky, Social Democratic Movement (SDH)Mily Takayew, Citizen's platform (BUP)Murhat Odenyazow, Party of industrialists of Turkmenbaijan (PSS)Säher Mubarakyew, Communist party (KP)Gülan Hamarakyew, Kyrzbek minority party (KTP)Asuman Baknezarayowa, Party for European integration (AIP)The ruling Social Democratic Movement (SDH) nominated Sukhan Paskutsky.As the SDH held only 48 of 103 seats in parliament,but 67 seats were required to elect the president, at least 19 dissenting vote from the opposition was required.Results:The candidate of SDH appealed the other fractions to support the candidate of AIP as they know they would not reach the 67 seats which is needed to deliver the president.BUP decided already to back up the candidate of AIP. The coalition of SDH-BUP-AIP has 68 seats from the 103. KTP voted in favour of their own candidate as did well PSS.KP voted in favour of SDH.Asuman Baknezarayowa: 68Murhat Odenyazow: 15Säher Mubarakyew: 13Gülan Hamarakyew: 7In her presentation before the voting mrs. Asuman Baknerazayowa said:"The European orientation of Turkmenbaijan must be a priority. This has to be the policy of Turkmenbaijan in the next years and this is the policy that mustcontinue" and that "I am convinced that Turkmenbaijan has no other future than a European future."Mrs. Asuman Baknezarayowa, AIP, president of the State Turkmenbaijan
Commonwealth Master Plan for Higher EducationAustralians have always expected their country to be a place where they could find a fair go, getting ahead with their families. The first step in getting a fair go in ensuring Australians have access to high quality higher education, whether it be through universities, community college or technical colleges. For too long, Australians have found getting a degree massively unaffordable, saddling students with nearly $80,000 of debt before they have a shot at getting the high wage jobs that they trained for in university. That ends with the Commonwealth Master Plan for Higher Education. With the Clinton Government's plan for higher education, we enter a new contract with the youth of Australia. We will guarantee each student currently in university that they will have a place at our nation's institutions as long as they have the dreams to achieve.The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, MPDeputy Prime Minister, Minister for EducationThe Hon. Simon Crean, MPMinister for Business, Science, Innovation and SkillsThree Systems for Higher EducationWe will reorganise the current universities and technical colleges into three unified systems:The University of Australia system. For students who are in the top 10% of all high school and secondary college students in year 12 on the ATAR, finishing SSCE's, they gain automatic access to the University of Australia schools. They are:The University of Australia, SydneyThe University of Australia, MelbourneThe University of Australia, NewcastleThe University of Australia, Southern QueenslandThe University of Australia, TasmaniaThe University of Australia, CanberraThe University of Australia, Western AustraliaThe University of Australia, National (Canberra)The University of Australia, MonashThe University of Australia, AdelaideThe University of Australia, QueenslandThe University of Australia, New South WaleThe Australian State University system. Students who are in the top 30% of all high school and secondary college students in year 12 on the ATAR, finishing SSCE's gain automatic entry into the Australian State University system. The schools are as followsAustralian State University, MacquarieAustralian State University, Western SydneyAustralian State University, VictoriaAustralian State University, TownsvilleAustralian State University, CairnsAustralian State University, BrisbaneAustralian State University, LoganAustralian State University, Perth-MurdochAustralian State University, Sunshine CoastThe Australian Community University and Technical Institute system. All students who complete SSCE's may gain automatic entry into the ACU and ATI systems. Australian State University and University of Australia branch technical institutes may apply selective practices on their institutes. State and Commonwealth AssistanceTo achieve these enrolment figures at the start of the 2018 school year, the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments will assist all students in achieving college by eliminating the need for money as a way to achieve success. Beginning in 2018, all students enrolled in a university, community university, or technical institute will not have to pay admission fees.Outstanding balances will not be absorbed by the university, state government, or Commonwealth government. If students de-enroll from any of the three systems, the offer of tuition compensation is revoked. International students must meet equivalent standards, and payment arrangements must be met either with individuals or with national governments depending on the situation of tertiary education in the country of origin for the student.This arrangement has been agreed to by the state Premiers, the Prime Minister of Australia, and the coordinating ministers of education and skills at the federal and state/territory level.CostingsThe cost of the system is estimated to be $180 billion for the 2017-2018 budget.The result is $22,500 per student enrolled in the system.The Commonwealth will provide $120 billion of the $180 billion.