Weekly Fact Sheet Week 4-Modern Atlan Government
Date of official Atlan unification: 10th of Foe, 1 PM.
Name of constitution: Provincial Constitution of Freedom (PCF).
Government Structure: Democracy.
Branches of government: Executive (or Grand Provincial Councilor), Grand Council, Provincial representatives.
Number of provinces with representation: Nine.
Overview of structure: The Atlan government is a republic-style democracy wherein common citizens are able to elect leaders and representatives while also voting on issues themselves. There are three branches of the government and each has a different and unique role.
The broadest level of government is known as the Provincial Council. This branch of government is made up of the citizens of Atla. Each citizen who is 16 years of age or older is able to vote in elections for all areas of government, from local civic leaders to the Grand Provincial Councilor. The Provincial Council is the voice of the people, and the people are able to vote for leaders, submit ideas for laws and regulations, and veto actions done by the Grand Provincial Councilor or the Grand Council. However, since it is impossible for all 700 million of Atla’s residents to actively engage in every debate, hearing, court session, or deliberation, the people are in charge of voting on Provincial Representatives. Provincial Representatives are elected like any government official, though they are not considered government employees. They are citizens who carry messages and the voice of the people to the larger meetings. Each city or region is responsible for electing their own representatives (one for every 5,000 people). Citizens will discuss issues, come to a consensus, and then charge the representative with bringing the voice of the people to any relevant meeting. The representatives will themselves elect individuals who will carry their unified message to other meetings as opposed to sending hundreds of representatives.
The Grand Council is responsible for making laws, balancing and investigating the Grand Provincial Councilor, and maintaining the nation’s infrastructure. Unlike Provincial Representatives, council members are government workers and are paid for their efforts. Council members operate on a provincial basis, meaning each province has its own council and votes for its own members. The leader of each provincial capital is not only in charge of their city but acts as a member of the Grand Council as well. This connection is mandatory for all provincial leaders.
The final branch of the government is the executive branch headed by the Grand Provincial Councilor. The GPC, as he or she is known, is the face of the nation and the head of the government. He or she is known as the chief executive, administrator, legislator, and citizen. He or she is the head of state and commander in chief. The GPC serves in office for five years.