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'''[[Congress]]''' is the main legislative body of the nations of eRepublik so becoming a '''Congress member''' is one of important steps in every politician life.
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== To Become a Candidate ==
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'''[[Congress]]''' is the main legislative body of the nations of eRepublik so becoming a '''Congress member''' is one of the important steps in every politician life.{{-}}
To become a candidate, you must have at least 100 [[Experience points]]. There are two basic ways to reach the party page where you can put your Congress nomination. Between the 16th and 23rd of the month you can:
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*Go to your party page - Click on [[My places]] - [[Party]].
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*Click on [[File:Congress_Home.jpg]]which can be found on your [[Homepage]];
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Both of these ways will bring you to the party page where you have to search for Congress section and find Run for Congress button.
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==To become a candidate==
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[[File:Run for congress.png|right|400px]]
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To have an option to become a candidate for Congress, you must be at least level {{Level|15}} (300 [[experience points]]) and be a [[party member]].
  
*Click the button - [[File:Run for Congress.jpg]].
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If you fulfill the aforementioned criteria, then you just have to nominate yourself for a candidate between the 16th and 23rd of the month by doing the following:
[[File:Run for Congress2.jpg|right|400px]]
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*Go to your [[party]] page.
*Read the statement and enter a URL for a presentation on why people should vote for you. This can be a newspaper article, a forum topic, or a link to your wiki citizen page.  
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*Click the button - [[File:Run for congress button.png|150px]].
*Click Agree
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*Read the statement and enter an URL for a presentation on why people should vote for you. This can be a newspaper article, a forum topic, or a link to your wiki citizen page.  
*The screen will refresh and you will get the message: ''You have applied to represent your party in the congress elections in (your region). The party president will select the official candidates on the 24th.''<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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*Click "Agree".
*The Run for Congress button will be replaced with two new buttons [[Image:buttons.jpg|right]]
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*The screen will refresh and you will get the message:
:*Click the resign button to resign from the candidacy
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::''You have applied to represent your party in the [[congress elections]]. The party president will select the official candidates on the 24th.''
:*Click the Edit Presentation button to edit the URL for your presentation.  
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*The Run for Congress button will be replaced with two new buttons:
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:{|
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|• "Resign candidacy" to resign from the candidacy;
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| rowspan=2 |[[File:Congress candidate options.png|right|150px]]
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|-
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|• "Edit Presentation" to edit the URL for your presentation.
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|}
  
On the 24th the list for congressional candidates will be closed and the [[party president]] will have the ability to manage the position of the members on these lists, if the list has more candidates then it is required for this region. <br>
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On the 24th the list of congressional candidates will be closed and the [[party president]] will have the ability to manage the position of the candidates on this list.
''For example: If there will be 5 Congressman from each region, each party can nominate 5 candidates for this region. If the party list has more than 5 candidates for that region, the Party President will have the option to remove candidates that are not suitable to run for Congressman.''
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'''Only candidates for the top five parties will be allowed to run for office.'''
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'''Only candidates from the top five parties will be allowed to run for office.'''<br>'''[[President|Country Presidents]] are NOT allowed to run for Congress during their presidential term.'''{{-}}
  
== Number of Congress seats in a country or region ==
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==Number of Congress seats in a country==
{{Main|Division of congress members}}
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{{Main|Division of congress members|Congress elections}}
  
The '''total number of Congress Members''' representing a '''region''' is a minimum of one and a maximum of 10, depending on the number of [[region]]s in each [[country]].<br>
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The '''maximum number of Congress members''' depends on the number of regions. In most cases, the available Congress seats in a country are 40 (if a country has between 4 and 40 regions) seats.
The '''maximum number of Congress members''' depends on the number of regions. In the most cases the number is 40 Members (if a country has between 4 and 40 regions).
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== Election Day ==
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==Election day==
In the main menu, after accessing the 'Community' tab, a button named 'Elections' will be displayed for all citizens. This way, while you are in the New World you will only be one click away from seeing what's new in the eRepublik elections. ''(Note: This page is available all the time in order to see past elections results.)''
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{{Main|Voting system}}
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On the main page, above the Feeds, there will be displayed a blue frame mentioning that is an election day (as well as a small blue notification pop up in the bottom left corner of the screen). Clicking on that frame/notification, you will be redirected to the voting page.<br>
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Alternatively, you can access the voting page through the menu; [[Community]] --> [[Elections]]. ''(Note: This page is available all the time in order to see past elections results.)''
  
When expressing your choice in Congress Elections, you will choose a candidate from your region.  
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When expressing your choice in the Congress Elections, you will choose a party.<br>
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You can view the list of the candidate congress members of each party.
  
Besides the candidates that have received a congress seat, the remaining candidates with the highest number of votes from all regions gain a [[wildcard]] and become Congress Members as well. You can see how the number of wildcards are distributed per country depending on the number of regions [[Division of congress members|here]].
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The old Congress members lose their seats the second day after the Congress elections. That is on 27th of each month, due to the 24-hour period of the Election Review.
  
The old Congress Members lose their positions.
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==Duties of Congress members==
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[[File:Congress member administration view.png|400px|thumb|Administration page where the country's Congress members can propose various laws]]
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*Voting on the law proposals proposed by the [[President]].
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*Propose laws
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*[[Accepting citizenship|Accept citizenship]] requests.
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Most countries have a slightly more advanced system where Congress members can register at forums to discuss and decide on a lot more things than just sitting and voting on proposals.
  
For information on how to vote see [[voting system]].
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===Laws that can be proposed===
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Clicking on "propose a law" button on the [[Country administration]] page enables a congress member to make one of the following proposals. Note that Congress member can only make two (2) law proposals per mandate.{{-}}
  
== Duties of Congress Members ==
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* Voting on proposals proposed by the [[President]].
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|[[File: Icon taxes.gif]]
* [[Country administration#Congress Members|Propose laws]]
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|'''Change [[taxes]]'''<br>''Note'': Neither one of the taxes cannot be lower than 1%, while [[Import tax]] cannot be higher than 99%, [[VAT]] higher than 25 % and [[Work tax]] higher than 50%.
* [[Accepting citizenship|Accept citizenship]] requests
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|[[File: Icon donation.gif‎]]
Most countries have a slightly more advanced system where Congress Members can register at forums to discuss and decide on a lot more things than just sitting and voting on proposals.
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|'''[[Country donations]]'''<br>Transfer currency from the country's [[treasury]] to an [[organization]]. During the twenty-four hour voting period the proposed currency due for donation is "frozen" and rendered unusable.
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|[[File: Icon wage.gif]]
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|'''[[Minimum wage]]'''<br>Change the minimum employee salary given by [[Company|companies]]. Cannot be lower than {{Money|0.10}}.
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|[[File: Icon issue.gif]]
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|'''[[Issue money]]'''<br> Take [[gold]] from the treasury and replace it by the local currency. Includes paying a transaction tax which is deducted at a rate of {{Gold|0.005}} per {{Money|1}}.
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|[[File:Icon impeach.gif.png‎]]
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|'''President  [[Impeachment]]'''<br>Remove the [[President]] and replace him with whichever previous [[presidential candidate]] received the second-highest vote score on the [[presidential elections]]. Requires 66% of [[Congress]] votes to be passed.
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|[[File:Icon_naturalenemy.gif‎]]
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|'''[[Natural enemy]]'''<br>Members of congress or president can propose neighboring country as their natural enemy. If agreed, a free war will be started with the natural enemy.
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== Alert ==
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{{Laws}}
The President and the Congress Members will receive a private message announcing this issue if -
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*his/her country declared as [[Natural enemy|natural enemy]] or -
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*his/her country's treasury does not have enough fund to support the next 500 new citizens.
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== Change of residence ==
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===Under dictatorship===
In the past, a congress member cannot move outside of his/her country unless he/she resigns.  Now he/she is free to leave his/her country without resign.
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{{Main|Dictatorship}}
  
If the location of a congress member is conquered by another country, he/she will be moved to the capital of the original country automatically, '''regardless of his/her citizenship'''.
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If there is a dictator on power in the country, the President and congressmen don’t officially lose their positions, but they are powerless as long as the Dictator is ruling the country. The congressmen and the President cannot propose or vote any laws, or give out citizenship.  
  
''For example'', if both Adam (a Country A congress member) and Bob (a country B congress member) are in Land C, which is occupied by Country A.  When Land C is conquered by Country B, both Adam and Bob will be moved to the capital of Country A automatically.
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==Alerts==
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The Congress members will receive a notification when they will get elected and whenever there's a law proposal.
  
== Interesting fact ==
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The [[President]] and the Congress members will receive a notification if their country has been proposed as [[Natural enemy]] or as a target of an [[Airstrike]] by another country.
If you leave your party or your country, you will '''not''' lose the Congress seat. The only way to lose that sit is to resign from Congress.
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== Related links ==
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==Change of citizenship==
*[[Congress elections]]
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A Congress member is unable to change citizenship without resigning, as you can only be a member of a political party (subsequently a Congressman) of whichever country you have citizenship in.
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==Losing Congress seat==
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The only way to lose your Congress seat is to resign from Congress, through [[Country_administration|Administration page]].<br>
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If you leave your party or your country (as of changing region), you will '''not''' lose the Congress seat.
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==See also==
 
*[[Country administration]]
 
*[[Country administration]]
*[[Voting system]]
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*[[Congress]]
*[[Division of congress members]]
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*[[Speaker|Leader of the Congress]]
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*[[Parliamentary group leader]]
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
  
[[Category:Politics]]
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{{Jobs}}
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Politics

Voting system · Party elections · Congress elections · Presidential elections · President · List of current presidents · Country administration

Congress is the main legislative body of the nations of eRepublik so becoming a Congress member is one of the important steps in every politician life.

To become a candidate

Run for congress.png

To have an option to become a candidate for Congress, you must be at least level 15 (300 experience points) and be a party member.

If you fulfill the aforementioned criteria, then you just have to nominate yourself for a candidate between the 16th and 23rd of the month by doing the following:

  • Go to your party page.
  • Click the button - Run for congress button.png.
  • Read the statement and enter an URL for a presentation on why people should vote for you. This can be a newspaper article, a forum topic, or a link to your wiki citizen page.
  • Click "Agree".
  • The screen will refresh and you will get the message:
You have applied to represent your party in the congress elections. The party president will select the official candidates on the 24th.
  • The Run for Congress button will be replaced with two new buttons:
• "Resign candidacy" to resign from the candidacy;
Congress candidate options.png
• "Edit Presentation" to edit the URL for your presentation.

On the 24th the list of congressional candidates will be closed and the party president will have the ability to manage the position of the candidates on this list.

Only candidates from the top five parties will be allowed to run for office.
Country Presidents are NOT allowed to run for Congress during their presidential term.

Number of Congress seats in a country

The maximum number of Congress members depends on the number of regions. In most cases, the available Congress seats in a country are 40 (if a country has between 4 and 40 regions) seats.

Election day

Main article: Voting system

On the main page, above the Feeds, there will be displayed a blue frame mentioning that is an election day (as well as a small blue notification pop up in the bottom left corner of the screen). Clicking on that frame/notification, you will be redirected to the voting page.
Alternatively, you can access the voting page through the menu; Community --> Elections. (Note: This page is available all the time in order to see past elections results.)

When expressing your choice in the Congress Elections, you will choose a party.
You can view the list of the candidate congress members of each party.

The old Congress members lose their seats the second day after the Congress elections. That is on 27th of each month, due to the 24-hour period of the Election Review.

Duties of Congress members

Administration page where the country's Congress members can propose various laws

Most countries have a slightly more advanced system where Congress members can register at forums to discuss and decide on a lot more things than just sitting and voting on proposals.

Laws that can be proposed

Clicking on "propose a law" button on the Country administration page enables a congress member to make one of the following proposals. Note that Congress member can only make two (2) law proposals per mandate.

Icon taxes.gif Change taxes
Note: Neither one of the taxes cannot be lower than 1%, while Import tax cannot be higher than 99%, VAT higher than 25 % and Work tax higher than 50%.
Icon donation.gif Country donations
Transfer currency from the country's treasury to an organization. During the twenty-four hour voting period the proposed currency due for donation is "frozen" and rendered unusable.
Icon wage.gif Minimum wage
Change the minimum employee salary given by companies. Cannot be lower than Money.png 0.10 CC.
Icon issue.gif Issue money
Take gold from the treasury and replace it by the local currency. Includes paying a transaction tax which is deducted at a rate of Icon-gold.gif 0.005 GOLD per Money.png 1 CC.
Icon impeachment.png President Impeachment
Remove the President and replace him with whichever previous presidential candidate received the second-highest vote score on the presidential elections. Requires 66% of Congress votes to be passed.
Icon naturalenemy.gif Natural enemy
Members of congress or president can propose neighboring country as their natural enemy. If agreed, a free war will be started with the natural enemy.


Laws that can be proposed by

President: New citizen message · MPP · Declare war · Airstrike · Propose peace · Trade embargo · Resource concession
Congress: Country donations · Minimum wage · President impeachment · Issue money · Change taxes · Accepting citizenship
Either President or Congress: Natural enemy
Dictator: Any of the above Laws except New citizen message and President impeachment

Under dictatorship

Main article: Dictatorship

If there is a dictator on power in the country, the President and congressmen don’t officially lose their positions, but they are powerless as long as the Dictator is ruling the country. The congressmen and the President cannot propose or vote any laws, or give out citizenship.

Alerts

The Congress members will receive a notification when they will get elected and whenever there's a law proposal.

The President and the Congress members will receive a notification if their country has been proposed as Natural enemy or as a target of an Airstrike by another country.

Change of citizenship

A Congress member is unable to change citizenship without resigning, as you can only be a member of a political party (subsequently a Congressman) of whichever country you have citizenship in.

Losing Congress seat

The only way to lose your Congress seat is to resign from Congress, through Administration page.
If you leave your party or your country (as of changing region), you will not lose the Congress seat.

See also

References


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