- Name and type of the law
- When it was proposed
- Status (accepted, pending, rejected)
- Link where you can check details of that law proposal
Congress members of the country in question can additionally see an option to resign from his/her position (the "resign" button), number how many laws he proposed (maximum two per mandate) and a button "propose a law".
Note: The complete list of laws that a Congress member can propose can be viewed here: Congress_member#Laws_that_can_be_proposed
Note: The complete list of laws that the President can propose can be viewed here: President#Presidential powers
Dictators have practically all the power in the country. They can single-handedly pass any law. There are only 2 laws the Dictators cannot start: a law for changing the new citizen message and law for impeaching the Country President.
The Dictator can initiate any other laws and he/she will be the only one voting in them. 24 hours is still required for a law to pass. This 24 hour rule is kept in order to maintain a balance in the game and to avoid breaking game mechanics such as mutual protection pact laws.
While the President and congressmen don’t officially lose their positions, 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. The President also loses all the control in wars, campaigns etc. In short, their roles and positions are purely cosmetic.
New elections are held normally, but no gold is awarded for the elected congressmen or Presidents.
How Laws Are Voted
For every proposed law, there will be a Debate link for the Congress members/President/Dictator to specify a discussion area.
Like stated before, the Congress Members can propose only 2 laws in a mandate, while the Presidents/Dictators can propose an unlimited number of laws.
If the law's voting process has not been finished, the same type of law cannot be proposed.
The voting process period for each law is 24 hours. An exception to this rule has been added on the end of September 2010 when Buy Constructions was declared special law - In these cases, the President can propose multiple laws in parallel. A second buy construction law can be proposed at the same time, but it costs Gold to propose it and its voting period lasts for one hour. If the voting period of the second one is finished, another special one (costs Gold, voting time of one hour) can be proposed.
In order for a law to pass, the majority of votes must be in-favor (in case of a tie, the law is considered to be rejected), even if only one vote has been expressed.
An exception is the President Impeachment law, that requires 66% in-favor votes out of the expressed votes.
The President can also vote the proposed laws. So, basically, the President and the Congress Members can vote once for each proposed law, but the laws that they can propose are different.
Since Day 3,979, a timestamp was added in the page of each law, denoting the exact time that law was proposed.
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