A bill tabled in the Nolandian Congress that would allow for the impeachment of the micronation’s head of state has been universally rejected after a short debate in which it appeared to lose even the support of its proposer.
Tabled on March 29 by Islandic Senate Leader Gunnar, the bill, if passed, would have allowed the Congress to impeach the Prince if he engaged in any unlawful or unconstitutional behaviour. If an impeachment was successful, the entire Royal Family would then be replaced with a new family decided by the Supreme Court.
Horatio Eden quickly spoke in opposition to the proposal, saying that it would result in a significant change to the nature of Noland. “It would go from being an absolute monarchy to a constitutional one, where we could remove the Prince if and when we feel like it, making the system [unnecessarily] unstable,” he charged, though he acknowledged that the idea was a “nice thought”.
Most legislators agreed with Eden’s assessment, finding the proposal logical but not suitable for Noland’s system of government.
Less forgiving in his assessment was Daniel Bandler who suggested that Gunnar’s motives were less than honourable. “Another risqué and bordering illegal post by [Gunnar]. Why should be get away with planning on banishing the sole ruler and founder of this nation? … Is this him hinting at inciting a coup d’état?” he opined.
With the end of voting on the bill yesterday, the measure failed to receive a vote in support as all six legislators present voted to reject it.