"I think tea will be fine. Mr. President." Mouri-Kudo responded with a smile.
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RE: Summit | Spain - Leagio
After signing her latest series of executive orders, President of the Commonwealth Ran Mouri-Kudo recieved a call from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs telling her that the President of Spain was interested in having a summit with her. Although, she was not given the topic of what the summit would be over, she had a feeling that it might be over the Spanish Plan in combating climate change. She recently read the announcement that the Spanish Government released in their Green Plan, which she supported and wished them luck in accomplishing. Her opinion of the Spanish Government was one that she held in better regards when compared to Bridges in Ritzmag. After confirming that she would be willing to attend, she stepped on Airforce One and departed for Madrid with hardly any issues in terms of the flight itself. The only issues were after she landed were the press of various nations learned of the meeting and were quickly getting pictures of her stepping out of Airforce One. Luckily, Her son was at son today which ensured that she would not have to expose him to the press that was at the airport. The press was asking questions of the reason of the meeting with it ranging to having being asked from news networks from the far-left to far-right in Spain and Leagio.
Not answering any questions, she stepped into the Presidential Limo of Leagio and drove off to the President of Spain, who Mouri-Kudo was looking forward to meeting as she felt that he was someone that she could work with having some sort of green climate agreement with when compared to the disaster that was the Bergen Conference under the previous Internal Affairs Commissioner. The ride did not take long as the vehicle arrived to the building that the President of Spain works.
RE: The Government of the Commonwealth of Leagio
The President of the Commonwealth hereby announces that by the authority granted to her by the Constitution of the Commonwealth, the Immigration Refugee Act of 1959, and the Eastern Economic Development Act of 2020 that the following executive orders have been issued and shall take effect immediately at this moment.
Executive Order 2021-09
- Directing the Ministry of the Environment to declare climate change an issue of national security
Executive Order 2021-10
- Directing the Ministry of Education to cancel the student debt (in part or in whole) of Leagioan students between 1990 to 2016 who have completed their degree's and have received degree's in majors that the Ministry of Education deems important to the future of the Commonwealth.
Executive Order 2021-11
- Authorizes the Ministry of Defense to run a pilot program of creating a unit that implements the skills of persons with autism.
Executive Order 2021-12
- Direct the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Commerce to issue limited construction permits to private companies for finishing the expansion to the fresh water transnational pipeline system under the Eastern Economic Development Act.
Executive Order 2021-13
- Directing the Ministry of Racial, Refugee, and Immigration Affairs to grant refugee immigrant status to Nofagans affected by the recent disaster in immigrating to the state of Gopen for a new life through the Immigration Citizenship Program
President Ran Mouri-Kudo
President of the Commonwealth of Leagio
RE: Plastic Surgery Woman (Expulsion from Council) Bill
On behalf of the Commonwealth of Leagio, I vote Against the Act.
EU Councilor for Leagio
RE: Leagioan News Agencies
Labor Union Civil Rights Act & HOC Reform Act Passed/Signed
This afternoon, it seems that they were some progress in President Mouri-Kudo's Agenda as two pieces of critical legislation was passed that were deemed essential to the President during her campaign. The first piece of significant to the MK administration was the Labor Union Civil Rights Act, which passed the National Congress without any hard debate from the Civil Populists and Social Democrats in the House and mainly the Senate. The Act passed the House with 327 FOR and 214 AGAINST, while in the Senate was 58 FOR and 42 AGAINST. The Labor Union Civil Rights Act also called the Labor Rights Act helps:
to give Labor Unions the right to peacefully protest and strike
prohibit certain anti-union actions by employers and retaliation toward workers who participate in organizing
creates a National Labor Relations Board with the ability to fine and penalize companies that do not comply with fair labor practices, including using retaliation methods on workers that vote for move of unionizing a workforce
Prevents companies from making sudden lock-outs on union workers when unable to negiotate a contract
Allows States and Territories to have a modified form of Right to Work Laws that give more benefits to workers that want to become union workers
This act was praised by many labor unions around the Commonwealth as a way to ensure economic equality within the nation, while those in the Big Business side like the Conservative Reform Party calling it a socialist work that harms those that do not wish to be in a union. With some Councilors of the CRP making violent tweets that resulted in Twitter having to take action against them. The bill was quickly sent to President Mouri-Kudo and signed into law.
The second important piece of legislation that was passed and enacted was the House of Councilors Elections Reform Act of 2021, which changed the manner of the sectors for the Constituency and List Seats. In addition, the Bill was amended in the House after the passing of the Article of Amendment that allows Legislative Electoral Committees/Alliances where it provides specific guidelines how these Alliances must work within Leagioan elections, especially federal/common level elections. This act was a piece of legislation that had been heavy political debating within the House of Councilors for the past 2 months where the Civil Populists and Social Democrats wanted a higher theshold for representation within the List Sector of the House starting the coming 2022 elections. However, the President wanted a thshold of no more than 3% with the List seats combined into regions for easier representation. But it seemeded that the terms that the President had was no negiotable with the Civil Populists and Social Democrats who seem more willing to negiotate with the Progressive Executive Leader of the Commonwealth. With many threats of an in-line veto that might have side effects on getting the rest of her agenda through, Mouri-Kudo invited the House leaders of the Civil Populists and Social Democrats to a meeting in the Executive Mansion to negotiate a compromise with them about a month ago. Many agreements were made within said compromise.
However, after the results that were seen from the recent European Union Commission Election, the Civil Populists and Social Democrats wanted to make some additional changes to the bill than what were agreed. At first there was confusion as some members of the two parties wanted to go to the region list idea when thinking it was not what Mouri-Kudo wanted, but instead was quietly reminded by fellow Councilors that it was something that the President would support. However, very quickly the Civil Populists and Social Democrats went back to the orginal proposal after they meet with the President and introduced a few changes that kept the by province division on the list sector of the House of Councilors. Eventually the act passed the House of Councilors with 375 FOR and 166 AGAINST, while in the Senate it was 67 FOR and 33 AGAINST. The provisions of the act contain the following that will be active for coming 2022 midterm elections:
530 Total HOC seats starting 2022 = 270 Constituntency Seats and 270 List Seats
4 percent electoral threshold required to attain a list seat with Alliances needing 6% to get a seat
Exceptions to the electoral threshold in the list sector if a political party has either of the following: recognized status by the Burea of Election Security as a minority political party or 3 Constituency Seats; However, Alliances are excluded from the exceptions
The seats for the two sectors will be redistributed every 6 years between the provinces as according to a new census timeline that will be starting this year for census taking and apportionment to the House
RE: The Europolis Post
2022 Midterms Will Be MK's Nightmare With High Socialist/Left Support Recently After 1st 100 Days In Office
After the upsetting defeat for the European Progressive Alliance that was witnessed in the recent EU Commission Election, this might be the first sign that the 2022 midterm elections for the National Congress will most likely be a nightmare for Mouri-Kudo as she will not the hold that her party has on both Houses of the National Congress mostly. In addition, it might be even worse in the provincial legislature elections that will be happening as well as the popularity of the Progressive Alliance Party in Leagio might actually be shifting to the more left-wing parties like the Socialist Union Party. In fact, the Progressives might possibly be shell-shacked when December 20th, 2022 comes rolling-in because even though the economy has not crashed, certain things are not going in favor of the President during her start of the Administration as several polls are showing that after the first 100 days, Former President Lifejumper was more likeable overall. In his first 100 days, Lifejumper had a 56% likeability as a leader but Mouri-Kudo has 51%. Although, Mouri-Kudo does extremely well in Education, Environment, and Immigration through the management that was done by her administrative cabinet. However, her presidency so fars has only one piece of major legislation which is the Green Transition Act that was witnessed by former Primier Commissioner Candidate Junkcer who won the Leagioan vote in race by not a very healthy margin at all when compared to his victory last year.
When examining the 100 days of the Mouri-Kudo administration, the President suffers in the Jobs sector and economy. The reason is because during her administration, the Leagioan Euro GDP per Capita and National Income declined to an extent due to the policies of the Lifejumper Administration in the economic recovery that came after last year’s crash in February where the administration left the growth to be uncontrollable and resulted in a dent in the economy that started after May of this year. The slight dent to the economy had then slowed down the growth job sectors of the country which resulted in increase of unemployment within the nation with many people, of particularly especially the right-win spectrum, claiming that the Mouri-Kudo administration was committing corruption that resulted in a decrease in the economy. In response to the support that the PEL had in the recent election with the passage of the amendment to the constitution allowing electoral alliances, the Socialist Union Party and the Green Party announced yester that they are currently in very favorable talks of re-establishing the Revolutionary Front Colitation at the moment. It is currently assumed that in a feared response to such an announcement, the Civil Populists and Social Democrats then added a amendment to the initial agreement that Mouri-Kudo had with them on the House of Councilors election reform bill that is still in debate within the House of Councilors, which her party holds with only 223 seats out of 541 meaning that she does not hold a majority like she does in the Senate. The amendment that is being debated is combing the list seats into regions that make up no less than two provinces each. Mouri-Kudo said that she will undoubtly In-Line Veto that piece of the bill if it goes to her office.
The only good thing that will soon be coming to Mouri-Kudo’s desk from both houses will be the Labor Union Civil Rights Bill that will give more civil rights protections to Labor Union and ensuring that unionization elections are monitored by the Common Government. The Bill would also issue harsh punishments on companies that make aggressive threats to its employee on the vote of unionization. This piece of legislation is expected to swing a port of the Center-Left back to the Civil Populists and Progressives, but by how much is unknown at the moment. There are also rumors that Mouri-Kudo is in-talks with the leader of Free Democratic party and the new EU-Councilor for Leagio: Lionel Morel in possibly forming an electoral alliance for 2022 to ensure her security in the National Congress which if held today would undoubtedly be a nightmare for her. In addition, there are on-going political rumors that the pro-unitarist party called the Democratic Leagioan Union is also in those same talks with the President. However, some experts on Leagioan elections of the past say that 2022 will be a nightmare for Mouri-Kudo no matter what she tries to do at this point as recent polling is showing that voter intentions for Left-Wing parties jumped above the Civil Populists when compared to 2020 election that was landslide for the Progressives. In addition, experts explain that 2022 will be a nightmare for Mouri-Kudo as National Congress elections in-between the term of the President has always been moment when the executive loses the legislative branch of the government.
RE: Commission Elections, June 2021
The Commonwealth of Leagio votes as follows:
For Premier Commissioner:
- Jean Claude JUNCKER (Spain)
- Sofie ČIKAROVÁ (Czech Slavia)
For Internal Affairs Commissioner:
- Joe BIDEN (Reitzmag)
- Piane DAGGOTT (Czech Slavia*)
- Peter LEESON (United Duchies)
- Emma GRANGER (Montenbourg)
RE: Leagioan News Agencies
Referendum & Election Results Recieved
After the past few weeks, the ballots for the election results for the two amendments to the Constitution were counted and tailed.. The first amendment on allowing electoral alliances passed with a 9-point majority. However, the second one on putting the Governor-General on the same ticket as the President failed with a huge majority. Afterwards, the ballots for the European Commission Elections occurred and were eventually counted where they showed surprising results even for a Juncker-Safe state.
The results show that Juncker and Biden will get the first place votes that will be submitted to the European Union. With Juncker not doing as well as he did in his first election within the Commonwealth and Biden seeing a victory against Daggot who had visited the Commonwealth through a hologram.