Presidium

Earth Constitution: Article 6 World Executive: Sec. C The Presidium

The Presidium shall be composed of five members, one to be designated as Presidium President and the other four to be designated as Presidium Vice Presidents. Each member of the Presidium shall be from a different Continental Division.

The Presidency of the Presidium shall rotate each year, with each member in turn to serve as Presidium President, while the other four serve as Presidium Vice Presidents. The order of rotation shall be decided by the Presidium.

The decisions of the Presidium shall be taken collectively, on the basis of majority decisions.

Each member of the Presidium shall be a member of the World Parliament, either elected to the House of Peoples or to the House of Counsellors, or appointed or elected to the House of Nations.

Nominations for the Presidium shall be made by the House of Counsellors. The number of nominees shall be from two to three times the number to be elected. No more than one-third of the nominees shall be from the House of Counsellors or from the House of Nations, and nominees must be included from all Continental Divisions.

From among the nominees submitted by the House of Counsellors, the Presidium shall be elected by vote of the combined membership of all three houses of the World Parliament in joint session. A plurality vote equal to at least 40 percent of the total membership of the World Parliament shall be required for the election of each member to the Presidium, with successive elimination votes taken as necessary until the required plurality is achieved.

Members of the Presidium may be removed for cause, either individually or collectively, by an absolute majority vote of the combined membership of the three houses of the World Parliament in joint session.

The term of office for the Presidium shall be five years and shall run concurrently with the terms of office for the members as Members of the World Parliament, except that at the end of each five year period, the Presidium members in office shall continue to serve until the new Presidium for the succeeding term is elected. Membership in the Presidium shall be limited to two consecutive terms.

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