revolutionary New Richmonder news since 2021 (1RY)
First Ordinary Session of the Congress of People's Councils convenes; People's Commissioner and Central Executive Committee elected
The Congress of People's Councils of the New Richmond Republic concluded its 1st Ordinary Session on the 9th of August, electing the other organs and officers of the Central People's Government and enacting various laws.
The session - the first of its kind in the fledgling Republic's history - was held in accordance with the recently-enacted Basic Law's requirement for an ordinary session in the summer. The session reported a turnout of 100% of all delegates. The Congress of People's Councils is the supreme organ of state power and the highest decision-making body of the Republic, and is vested with various unique powers such as the right to elect all other officers and organs of the Central People's Government.
The Provisional People's Government has enacted the Basic Law of the New Richmond Republic only two days after the Republic's secession.
The Law, which serves as the Republic's constitutional framework, was adopted by unanimous consent of the Provisional People's Government and the members of the Blair Mountain League, which has cemented its place as the sole and governing party of the new Republic. The Basic Law enshrines various "fundamental principles of the state" such as socialism "as developed in a pragmatic and realistic way under the direction of the Blair Mountain League," progressivism, anti-fascism, anti-bigotry, "protection and refuge for marginalized peoples," and the ideals of the 29th of July New Virginian Revolution.
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