Content of key articles of the Constitution

The Parliament consist of two chambers – the Lower House, the Nations’ Chamber, consisting of MPs, and the Upper House, the Senate, which is a Citizens’ Chamber, where the representatives are selected using a sortition method

The Federation is set up as a Minimal State with only very essential competencies: defence, foreign affairs, home affairs and economy (federal taxes, currency, and a federal budget)

The Parliament tells the Government what to do, the Government knows how to do it and tells the Parliament what it has done

The President has exceptionally strong powers since his role is crucial for two reasons:

  • To make very quickly the most important decisions at the time of crises, e.g. when an existential risk has been triggered off
    • To play an important role as a moderator and a conciliatory voice when the parties in the Parliament cannot come to a consensus on their own
  • Strong powers of the President and the government are counterbalanced by an unprecedented level of scrutiny, transparency, and accountability
  • The governmental emergency powers may include the suspension of the Parliament, during which time the President may be governing by issuing decrees. When the state of emergency is called off, these decrees will either be automatically recalled, or the Parliament will vote on recalling them
  • MPs are elected to represent most closely the will of the majority. But the opposition’s view is always heard, and all decisions are taken by consensus
  • The electorate is consulted on an on-going basis rather than just in elections and there is an increased accountability of politicians
  • In order to make the government more effective and ensure a clearer separation of legislative and executive powers, elected politicians that are also members of the government are supported by AI assistants, which will progressively make most of the decisions at all levels of political governance.