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The Cosa / Terp - Minister of Finance - Budget
« on: August 26, 2021, 06:14:06 PM »
S;reu Túischac'h,

I have a question for the Right Honourable Ian Plätschisch cornerning the budget for this Cosa.
Why has no budget bill been hoppered yet?

The Lobby / Question for the LCC
« on: July 01, 2021, 06:00:08 PM »
I was disappointed to see Danihel Txechescu not being assigned any seats, despite being on the candidate list. What happened?

The Cosa / Nomination of a Túischac'h
« on: June 10, 2021, 04:39:25 AM »
Marcel makes a good point in discord.

I therefore nominate Marcel Eðo Pairescu Tafial as Túischac'h for the 56th Cosa term.


if you are a Cézembrean citizen you are entitled to participate and vote in the upcoming election for Sénéchal and should have just received an email about this. If you are a citizen of Cézembre and did not receive an email, please let me know!

The intent of this message is to inform you about the election, make sure the chancery has the correct email adress and call for candidates for the position to declare themselves.

Election dates.
The nomination phase of the election will start on 15 November (today) 23:59 CET. (UTC +1) and end on 22 November 23:59 CET (UTC+2).
Voting (if there is more than one candidate) will start on 23 November (exact time TBD) and end 30 November.

How to vote.
The election will be conducted using an online automated secret ballot. After the polls open you will receive an email containing further instructions on how to vote. The election will be conducted using a preferential ballot, which means you will be asked to rank the candidates. The outcome will be determined using the IRV method.

Standing for office.
All adult citizens (age 14 and over) of Cézembre are entitled to run in the election as a candidate. To register as a candidate, you can reply to the mail, send me a PM here or publicly announce your candidacy in this thread. This can be done at any time before the end of November 22nd. Candidates who have announced themselves publicly before the start of the nomination phase are considered registered unless otherwise mentioned(but are still advised to confirm their candidacy during the nomination phase).

Candidate representatives
If you are running as a candidate in this election, you are allowed to appoint any citizen of Talossa to supervise the conduct of the elections. A candidate representative will have to request the Chancery for legal access to the Cézembrean electoral database. Candidate representatives are strictly bound by provincial (A8: The Sénéchal Elections Act) and national (El Lexhatx D 8.5 & 8.6) and are not allowed to communicate with anyone (including their candidate) about the email adresses of Cézembrean citizens or use these for campaign purposes. Neither are candidate representatives allowed to stand as a candidate in the elections.

The office of Sénéchal.
The duties of the Sénéchal include the conduct of votes in l'Etats, the conduct of elections and providing citizens with information about the province. Further information about the legal duties of the Sénéchal can be found in the Cézembrean administrative guide on the Cézembrean subforum on old Witt.

The Sénéchal elections act,
can be found here:

If you have any question or complaint about the elections
you can reply to the email, contact me on Witt or post in this thread.

Glüc da Dhi, conducting officer for the April 2020 Sénéchal elections.

Wittenberg / Talossan Music Top 20 2020 Results
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:57:48 PM »
Voting is still open on the final, where we rank the top 15. Instructions here: Edit: voting has closed now
I don't think there will be a broadcast so I will just post the results here. Comments/predictions are very welcome.

Also, the results will of course be listed on the wiki as well:

Wittenberg / Weak
« on: September 23, 2020, 12:58:42 PM »
Yeah, AD can be annoying, and an obvious troll sometimes. I wish he said what he meant more often.

You all knew that when you asked him to be a CpI judge.

More recently I've mostly seen government members explode when he voiced concerns about the government or the state of Talossa. Sometimes valid, sometimes less so, but either gets the same reaction.

The wiki edit was somewhat petty, but also rather benign. It's a very weak excuse.

What worries me most is how groupthink in Talossa has become almost as bad, if not worse, than in the pre-reunision RUMP days. Apparently only those who don't criticise the government are allowed to be judges.

Wittenberg / Do we want fewer subforums?
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:58:06 AM »
Quoting from another thread, because that one became a bit messy.

Maybe nasty arguments could simply be drowned in a multitude of fun topics, for instance by reducing the number of subforums of subforums.  The more every particular whimsy talk has to be taken to its own rarely frequented niche, the longer it takes to find all the pearls of the everyday talk of Talossans, and the more the heart of Wittenberg is just looking like a dry boring desert where nothing interesting is ever happening unless a wild uncontrolable argument is exploding like a shell.

Good point.

I've always sort of assumed that by putting too much stuff in the main forum people, especially new/prospective citizens, would just get lost in all the threads and that dividing up the forum helps direct people to the stuff they find interesting. Of course it's possible to overdo it. For example, I still don't really see the need for a separate armed forces board.

This post made me wonder if that whole idea was wrong though. Maybe if the main board is only used for boring administrative and controversial political stuff rather than special interests and projects people are not confronted with the fun stuff.

I'd be very interested to hear especially what newer and prospective citizens think of this...

Wittenberg / No political arguments = Happier Talossa?
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:04:07 PM »
Reading through old threads is something that all Talossans should do frequently (although please avoid the many threads where I say stupid things I now regret).

To clarify: I'm not endorsing the original post.  I think political attacks are part of a democracy, and are fine, as long as people play the ball and not the person. I just think the thread is a very interesting read, for various reasons.

Cézembre / Etats 55th Cosa term
« on: August 15, 2020, 05:47:19 AM »
My etats calculator sheet comes up with the following division of seats:

FreeDems - 4
LCC - 4
Balance - 4
LA CORAZIUN SîNGICîNDS - 2 (presumably these will remain vacant, because I dont think anyone has a claim to this party)
Ian Txaglh - 2
Txosuè Rôibeardescù - 2

Party leaders, please assign/claim your seats
@Miestră Schivă, UrN @Ian Plätschisch @xpb @Ián S.G. Txaglh @Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù

Wittenberg / [Chancery] It is with sadness
« on: August 14, 2020, 06:21:50 PM »
that the Chancery has concluded that the following citizens have not voted in a general election or responded to a census in the two years preceding the election deadline:

#157 - Nikü
#212 - Sherry Leah Stuart-McDonald
#214 - Éovart Caçeir
#343 - Niclau Patíci
#411 - Xherált Ups Cantoûr
#448 - Mataiwos Tgagunitz Réitschar
#482 - T. A. Zilect
#488 - Alessandro Piazza
#492 - Förat Vandadour
#515 - Maxx Weiss

In accordance with Org.X.5 these citizens shall be deemed to have renounced their citizenship. Their status in the database will be changed accordingly.

Citizens who have lost their citizenship in this way can regain their citizenship by one of three options:
- Send an email to from the email address that was previously on file including the following information: Name, Postal Address, Telephone Number.
- Go through the regular immgration process.
- Ask an MC or Senator to sponsor an act restoring your citizenship.

New population: 180 (After the previous election 185)
Excluding dandelions: 148 (After the previous election: 153)

Glüc da Dhi,
Secretary of State

Benito / August 2020 Benito Senate election preliminary results
« on: August 08, 2020, 06:24:35 PM »
The preliminary results of the August 2020 Benito Senate election are as follows:

12 citizens voted

First round:
Eiric Börnatfiglheu - 5 votes
Mitchel Paul - 1 vote
Erschéveþ (Ely) da Schir - 1 vote
Iason Taiwos - 1 vote
Istefan Éovart Perþonest - 1 vote

total: 9

Eiric Börnatfiglheu is elected in the third round.
These results are preliminary and may be subject to change.

Cézembre / August 2020 Cézembre Senate election preliminary results
« on: August 08, 2020, 06:21:25 PM »
The preliminary results of the August 2020 Cézembre Senate election are as follows:

16 citizens voted

First round:
Ian Tamoran - 7 votes
Sir X. Pol Briga - 5 votes
Ián da Bitoûr - 1 vote
Litz Cjantscheir - 1 vote

total: 14

No candidate receives a majority in the first round.
Two candidates are tied for last place.

Second preferences:
Ián da Bitoûr - 0 votes
Litz Cjantscheir - 0 votes

Third preferences:
Ián da Bitoûr - 1 vote
Litz Cjantscheir - 1 vote

Fourth preferences:
Ián da Bitoûr - 1 vote
Litz Cjantscheir - 0 votes

Litz Cjantscheir is eliminated in the first round.

Second round:

Ian Tamoran - 7 votes
Sir X. Pol Briga - 6 votes
Ián da Bitoûr - 1 vote

total: 14

No candidate receives a majority in the second round.
Ián da Bitoûr is eliminated in the second round.

Third round:

Ian Tamoran - 7 votes
Sir X. Pol Briga - 6 votes

total: 13

Ian Tamoran is elected in the third round.
These results are preliminary and may be subject to change.

Turnout: 105

Cosa votes (preliminary):
LCC - 34
NPW - 13
Present/invalid - 12

Cosa seats (preliminary):
LCC - 73
NPW - 28

Referendum on 54RZ16:
Per - 56
Contra - 31
Abstain/present/invalid - 18
The amendment passed.

Referendum on 54RZ22:
Per - 68
Contra - 24
Abstain/present/invalid - 13
The amendment passed.

Referendum on 54RZ23:
Per - 55
Contra - 33
Abstain/present/invalid - 17
The amendment passed.

Referendum on 54RZ25:
Per - 61
Contra - 20
Abstain/present/invalid - 24
The amendment passed.

Referendum on 54RZ28:
Per - 65
Contra - 25
Abstain/present/invalid - 15
The amendment passed.

These results are preliminary and may be subject to change.

Wittenberg / Resignation as Secretary of State
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:40:13 PM »
Fellow Talossans,

yesterday I informed the Seneschal and His Majesty of my intent to resign as Secretary of State.
I will not leave immediately, but will stay on my post until the election results have been certified by the Electoral Commission.

During my time as Secretary of State, we managed to get more comprehensive election rules, set precedents on a number of matters, including the correct enforcement of the laws surrounding write-in parties, and managed to draft a new wittiquette for the new forum.

However, there are also a number of things I had hoped to achieve, but never got around to, most notably including a further expansion of chancery staff, reform of the hopper, and a completed witt moderation guide. Perhaps a future SoS will be more succesful in these regards.

Many thanks are due to Marti-Pair Furxheir. Doing this job simply would not be possible without his continued efforts on the Talossan database.

When I became SoS I renounced my party membership, including access to party fora and discussion groups. I have also tried to refrain from making any public partisan comments, especially during election season. This has been a source of frustration at times, and I will be relieved to speak more freely from now on. Even so, I don't regret it as it is important that the referee of Talossan democracy should not be seen to have any partisan allegiance. I can only strongly advise my successor to do the same.

During the coming weeks I will try to assist my successor as much as possible with their new task.
Afterwards I will finish the Talossan Music Top 20 (which I hope many people will participate in) and then most likely take a temporary break from Talossa.

It was a priviledge serving this Kingdom as Secretary of State.

¡Sa viva el Regeu! ¡Sa viva Talossa!

Glüc da Dhi

Wittenberg / Caution: Election results ahead!
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:03:35 PM »
In about 30 minutes, the database will reveal the preliminary results of the elections here:

Keep in mind that these are preliminary results. There is always a chance that the result could still change before certification.

Also, the database will only post the raw senate votes. The calculations may in some case be quite complicated. I will likely post the full senate calculations on witt somewhere in the coming days. Of course, using the information in the database anyone can theoretically figure out who won.

Somewhere in the coming days (probably tuesday) I will contact the Electoral Commission about certification. This could then still take a while. The deadline (I think) is 14 days after the election results. It is possible they will be certified earlier, but please don't assume this will be the case. Patience is key here.

As for now: enjoy election night!

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