NEW KIRRIE (CS) – An assertion of “very poor” organization of the Hammish government is behind a popular move to reform the bureaucracy that includes the removal of the King as head of state.
The reorganization plan, put forward by Donat Ravaillac, the leader of the Reform Party, is the first of his numerous proposed legal reforms for the micronation, and it has received the popular support of both Seneschal Juan Teadoir, and Son Pur (formerly known as Opyeme Time / Pallisico Sinclair).
The throne is currently vacant in Hamland and the idea of removing it from the government structure was put forward by Pur, who argued that the Seneschal (Steward) is in practice equivalent to the King. In Pur’s view, consolidation of the two positions was the most effective option for Hamland, which boasts a population of three active citizens at present. Teadoir agreed, but suggested that the positions be merged under the banner of the Seneschal as a cultural quirk unique to the micronation, as opposed to something “so normal as having a King;” a suggestion that was readily adopted.
Ravaillac’s broader plan would see significant reforms throughout the government that seek to update Hammish legal codes and strengthen the rule of law in the micronation. In addition to modernizing the constitution to reflect “current realities”, Ravaillac hopes to create a Civil Code and a Criminal Code for Hamland supported by a system of strong, active, and independent courts. He also hopes to centralize all current and future laws in one code of law for ease of reference.
With popular support for the reorganization expressed, Ravaillac intends to integrate the new government structure into his constitutional proposal. As such, a date for the formal end of the Hammish monarchy has yet to be set.