Article XIX (19) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Foreign Affairs and International Relations

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Article XIX (19) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Foreign Affairs and International Relations

Article XIX (19): Foreign Affairs and International Relations

    Commmentary: Article XIX (19) covers foreign affairs and international relations.

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Article XIX (19): Foreign Affairs and International Relations

Section 1. [Chancellor of Foreign Affairs]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding foreign affairs and international relations. He or she shall hold his or her office during the term of ten years, and be elected by the people of the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 2: No person shall be elected to the office of the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs more than once.

    Clause 3: The Congress may determine the time of voting for Chancellor of Foreign Affairs; which day shall be the same throughout the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the term of his or her successor shall then begin.

    Clause 5: Before he enter on the execution of his or her office, he or she shall take the following oath or affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of Chancellor of Foreign Affairs for the Nation of Pacifica, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica.”

    Clause 6: Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of foreign affairs and international relations who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Foreign Affairs may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall, at stated times, receive for his or her services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he or she shall have been elected, and he or she shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Nation of Pacifica, or any of the states.

    Clause 8: Should the a 55% majority of the Senate vote no confidence in the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Foreign Affairs receives the most votes, he or she shall continue to serve the remainder of his or her term. If another candidate receives the most votes, he or she shall become the new Chancellor of Foreign Affairs and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Foreign Affairs may run for reelection once.

Section 2. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Foreign Affairs]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs set policy regarding foreign affairs and international relations; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the foreign affairs and international relations executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the President, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he or she shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the President sitting at the time of the nomination, shall appoint Ambassadors, public ministers and consuls and all other officers of the foreign affairs and international relations executive departments, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, in the Chancellor of Foreign Affairs, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

    Clause 4: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with foreign affairs and international relations.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall from recommend to Congress for consideration such measures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient; and he or she shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The Chancellor of Foreign Affairs shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on foreign affairs and international relations and answer questions from the members of each House.

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