Politics of Namor

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Namor is a unitary presidential republic with a multiparty political system. It is modeled after the separation of powers, where the executive, legislative and judicial powers are vested in separate bodies. The President-General is the head of state as well as the head of government and wields a significant amount of power. The Namorese Central Council is the national unicameral legislature and the Supreme People's Court is the national highest court. The executive, legislative and judicial branches all reserve an amount of powers, and there are restrictions to the powers of each branch. Elections are held every five years that lead to leadership change if requested by popular demand.

For thousands of year, Namor was headed by an imperial government of the emperor, who was regarded as the Son of Heaven and had the mandate from heaven to rule over the people. The imperial government was overthrown in the Double Fourth Revolution. Following the revolution some attempts were made at scrapping the imperial system altogether and replacing it with a Western-style republic mixed with free market authoritarianism, but these attempts were mostly unsuccessful due to social instability and eventually the Republic was ruled by an authoritarian system. The Namorese Civil War saw the overthrow of the Republic and the establishment of the People's Republic, a single-party state ruled by the Liberationist Party of Namor, whose status as the only legal party remained unchallenged until the Minjuha era of the NMR 2320s, when serious democratic reforms were made and steps were taken to diminish the Liberationists' influence and pave way for a multiparty system. Since the NMR 2353 election when a non-Liberationist took over the presidency and dominated the Central Council, the Liberationist Party has been completely separated from the government and Namor has gone a long way since democratic development first began.

Today, Namor is considered a stable democracy where rule of law is upheld in most cases. The Constitution of the People's Republic of Namor is the highest law of the land and officials on all levels must swear to abide by it.

Structure of government

The Constitution of the People's Republic describes Namor as a "unitary people's democratic republic, led by the people forever." There is much emphasis among Namorese officials on a strong, centralized government - much of Namorese politics is centralized and the central government has supreme authority; autonomous republics have some degree of autonomy and have the power to enact their own laws, but use of this power depends on district and their relationship with Namo, thus leading to the assertion that some autonomous republics are more autonomous than others. Districts, on the other hand, have little to no legislative autonomy at all.

There are proposals to make Namor a federal state where districts and autonomous republics have more autonomy than they do under the current unitary state (known as the "Federation Plan") - more radical proposals include turning Namor into a "country of countries" where each republic enjoys full fiscal autonomy (known as the "Union Plan"). Both have been rejected by Namo which states the proposals are incompatible since they interfere with Namor's state of being "one country within one nation [and] one nation within one country."

Branches of government

Namor has a political system where executive, legislative and judicial powers are separated into different branches. Three branches - the executive, legislative and the judiciary - dominate the central government. The Constitution states that each branch has a certain amount of powers which are restricted to some extent to prevent one branch from overpowering the others.