Petition Of Extension
Aesop Rocks wishes to petition the European Court of Justice to grant an extension period of voting on Amendment Ch. I V Of The EU Constitution.
With only two votes registered in the Official Poll, we feel that the Amendment is not supported by a great enough percentage of our region to justify it's passing into law. An extension period, accepting the votes already registered by the Soviet Union and other undisclosed member-states, as well as the votes of any other member-states who may wish to register their votes, shall give this Amendment a much greater democratic justification. We ask the period be of no less than another 72 hours.
We also call upon Premier Commissioner Michael McDowell to support this motion.
As far as we are concerned, the ECOJ has no right to extend voting periods; it would outrightly unconstitutional. Though we share Aesop Rocks' concerns we feel that the problem of regional political apathy should be addressed, both in this case and other ones, in a proper manner, and not by invoking unconstitutional moves.
I may sympathise with the concerns of the Rt Hon. gentlemen, however, I must concur with the Rt Hon. member for the Soviet Union. I shall not, however, sign it into law, as I have a different question to put before the European Court.