Political factions reform act passed; opens up political participation for subjects

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Political factions reform act passed; opens up political participation for subjects

27 January 2020

The Council of State passed the "1 Dion. al. 24: Political factions reform act" by a unanimous majority of six in support and no opposition or abstentions. The Act reforms the laws regarding political factions, including changing the legal definition and opening up involvement within them to the wider Montescanin society.

The Act abrogates the limiting of formation and membership of political factions to only members of the Council of State, granting all nobles the power to create factions and giving all subjects regardless of status the right to join factions. Council of State members still remain a privilege, newly granted by the Act, which allows them to form factions without the need for additional members. The requirement for at least two interested members for formation remains for subjects not within the Council of State. The other aspects of the "1 Dion. al. 24: Political factions act" that have not been abrogated by the Act maintain, including the prohibition on parties following certain ideologies and their requirements to be peaceful organisations loyal to the state.