Article X: Removal from Office

Section 1: Recall

An elected official’s constituency shall have the right to recall that official.

  1. A petition signed by fifteen percent of an elected official’s total constituency shall mandate a recall vote.

  2. This petition shall be submitted in person to the Secretary, who will be charged with certifying the petition. If the recall petition is with respect to the Secretary, this responsibility shall shift to the President.

  3. Once a recall petition is certified, a vote for recall shall then be held for that official whose name appears on the petition. This vote shall take place within ten academic days of certification of the petition. The official shall be recalled if at least two-thirds of the official’s constituents vote in favor of recall.

Section 2: Impeachment

It shall be the right of the Senate to impeach any elected Union Government official for breach of his/her constitutional duties. Impeachment proceedings must be in accordance with the instructions outlined in the bylaws.

  1. A two-thirds vote of the Senate is required to impeach an elected Union Government official.

  2. A motion to impeach shall levy specific charges, in writing, against the elected official in question.

  3. Upon a successful Senate vote to impeach, the official in question shall be notified by the Secretary and given five academic days from the time of notification to prepare for a case before the Judiciary. In the event the official in question is the Secretary, the responsibility of notification shall shift to the President.

  4. The Judiciary shall hear the case and try the official for such breach of constitutional duties no less than five and no more than ten academic days from the time the official in question was notified.

  5. The Union Government official shall be removed if the Judiciary finds him/her guilty of the breach of constitutional duty that was specified by the Senate.

Section 3: Appointed Position Removal from Office

Any individual holding an appointed Union Executive Office or position of Union representation may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the Senate. Such a vote shall be announced at a meeting of the Senate and the actual vote shall take place at the next regularly scheduled Senate meeting.

 

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