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betafoxtrot

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A Guide To... The Political Module
« on: November 17, 2012, 04:37:34 pm »


The politics module is arguably the most popular module in eRepublik. It doesn’t matter if you joined today or two years ago, the politics module is probably the best chance. Providing you did a good job of course! There are five layers to politics in eRepublik, four in-game and one extraneous and we’ll be taking a look at each of them in this article. For those of you wondering, yes we will be giving away Q7s if Goku comments, but so far he’s not said a word. I’ll be making the game easier if this continues! Details at the end.

So without further to do, welcome to the Ministry of Public Health & Knowledge’s Guide to… The Political Module!




The Party Layer

Strangely joining a party isn’t an in-game mission, but if you want a political career then it’s a must! Political Parties are the grass roots of politics in eRepublik. Every party you see in eRepublik was created by a player at some point in its life, they’re created by anyone level 16 or over who has a spare 40 gold floating around. It’s probably important to note that if you want to create your own new, fresh party then instead of spending 40 of your hard earned gold you can take over a party that’s hardly got any people in it come election time.

You can join a party by clicking on the “Community” tab and then selecting “My Party” from the drop down menu. From there you’ll see a list of parties in order of the number of members they have. By clicking on a party, you’ll be taken to the party page where you can find out more about the party. As of two days ago, you’ll not only see who the Party President is, but also the vice-President, Secretary General, Councillor and Spokesperson.

Most parties have their own sub-forums, once you’ve joined a party you can request access to their forum by clicking right about here. If you’d like to become the Party President of a party then this’ll be a great step. You’ll be able to find out about the party more, and eventually post your manifesto so that people will vote for you!

Party President elections occur every month on the 15th and you can vote by clicking on the “Community” tab once again and clicking on “elections”. If you win the Party President Election, then the fun’s not over yet! As Party President, you’ll be able to choose your team, change the name of the party and its orientation. You’ll also have some important abilities come the 25th of the month and the 5th of the next. A Party President chooses the order of the people who have applied to run for congress on the 24th and by the 3rd of the next month they can choose to run or back a Country President candidate.



The Congressional Layer

The second layer is to do with congress. As a congressman you’re able to propose up to two laws and can approve three citizen applications. Within the eUK, a congressman also is able to propose laws on our forums and vote on others. You’ll also be privy to our sensitive issue sub-forum, where things that cannot be disclosed to the public are discussed. In the past alliance votes have taken place there, as well as many other things that have shifted the direction the eUK has headed. It really is quite an important role so long as you’re able to follow the rules! Amongst other things, the responsibilities of congress members include:

”-To make, amend, improve, or stop the making of laws;
-To examine the daily workings of the executive branch of government, and hold it to account;
-To represent the interests of your constituents in Parliament;
-To support your party or colleagues in a collective effort to approve or to oppose;
-To advance causes, national or local, in Parliament;
-To grant citizenship to approved applicants.”


The congress election is held on the 25th of each month. It used to be that you could choose where you ran and people would vote for the candidate. These days you apply to run for congress, the Party President takes the list of everyone running and puts it in an order so that the people at the top of the list are more likely to be elected than those at the bottom. Everybody has a vote and they vote for the party of their choice. The party which gets the largest percentage of the votes will get the largest amount of congressmen voted in. For instance, if a party receives 50% of all the votes cast then the top 50% of the people on the list that the Party President composed will be elected in to office.



The Presidential Layer

On the 5th of every month is the Country President elections, and you’ll probably see this at the top of the page.



The Country President election is the most important of the three layers for the country. Get a bad president and the country can have lost its money, it could be wiped from the map and can have done irreversible damage to relations with allies and other countries. This is why it’s important you should vote for the person who you think will do the best and not just because they’re in the same party as you are. Thankfully, in case there’s a rogue or inactive CP then congress has the ability to impeach them providing 66% of congress members agree, otherwise you have to wait 7 days to do it again. So use them wisely!   Once you click on the “vote now” banner, you’ll be taken to a page with all the candidates and the party they’re running under. Under their name will be goals they hope to accomplish by the end of the term (Regions they want to conquer or keep, population increase and GDP).



The Military Layer

For some reason that no average Joe can fathom, also on the 15th of each month you have the ability to vote for the Captain of your regiment in your Regiment by clicking on your profile, then clicking on your Military Unit. The link that takes you to the vote is on the Military Unit page. But no, no body know why it’s like that.



The Ministerial Layer

Up until recently this has been more out of game than in. Every President that is elected has a cabinet made up of ministers who do various jobs. The only way to get a job is to apply to someone running for President who’ll ultimately pick the person they feel is best suited to the job. Now a days a President can assign Ministerial positions to people in-game, making it easier for foreign  diplomats and eUK Players alike to find the people they’re looking for. By following this link you can see a few of the current Ministers.



Thanks for reading,

Betafoxtrot
Minister of Public Health & Knowledge

Original article - http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/a-g ... 38114/1/20

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