Friday, April 23, 2010

Royal Decree #6: On the Monarchy

As the Monarchy is the founding institution of the Kingdom of Bir Tawil, its well-being and stability require appropriate laws. I hereby enact the following articles:

Article 1: The Monarch is the head of state of the Kingdom of Bir Tawil. Other roles shall be established by the legally established authorities of Bir Tawil. The Monarch may, if he so chooses and as a common citizen, exercise additional roles as well, in accordance with the appropriate legislation.

Article 2: The office of Monarch may be held by either a man or woman of the royal family.

Article 3: The Monarch will remain in office until the time of his death or until he or she should decide to abdicate.

Article 4: The Monarch shall name a successor from within the royal family, according to whom he or she deems fittest for the role. This successor shall be known as the Crown Prince or Crown Princess.

Article 5: Mechanisms shall be put in place to enable the legally constituted authorities to voice their opinion on the propriety of the Monarch's choice of successor. Should the legally constituted authorities deem it fit, additional mechanisms may be enacted to overturn the monarch's choice in extreme circumstances.

Article 6: The Monarch may, at his or her choice, appoint a Regent to fulfill any and all of his or her roles, except that of head of state. Mechanisms will be enacted to make the Regent accountable to the legally constituted authorities, who may impeach him and require the Monarch to appoint another one.

Article 7: Should no member of the Royal Family desire to succeed the Monarch, the legally constituted authorities shall appoint a committee, in whichever way they deem appropriate, to select a new Monarch among Bir Tawil nationals and establish a new dynasty.

May it be known and recorded,

King George Henry I of Bir Tawil

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