Peasants' Republic of Aussel
Vaameresvepsrik ven Aussel
We defied our lords and fought back. No one expected us to win, but we achieved the impossible. Now we have to prove ourselves as capable statesmen and leaders. They all expect our country to collapse, but we will prove them wrong again.Aussel, officially the Peasant's Republic of Aussel, is a sovereign state in Southern Lethea. Aussel is ruled by democratically elected politicians who ideally serve the interests of their people in the Argent, the Ausselian parliament.
The largest city and the capital of the Peasant's Republic of Aussel is Steendern, and the country's other major city is Lipsig.
PoliticsAussel is a parliamentary representative democratic republic in which the Chancellor of Aussel is the head of government. The history of Ausselian politics is one of instability and chaos, but as a result of Chancellor Valten Kuglar's reforms, the situation has restabilised. The parliament is called the Argent, and three main factions dominate it. The country's head of state is Consul Franzek Eders of the Peasants' Party of Aussel and the head of government is Chancellor Valten Kuglar of the Reform League.
The early days of our fragile democracy were a mess. Whoever came up with the idea to hold an election whenever someone was upset, should be nailed to a cross.Ever since Chancellor Valten Kuglar's reforms, the elections in Aussel have been taking place every six years. The voting system uses open list proportional representation and the threshold of votes required to get into parliament is 1%. Since 1519 AA, the sessions of the Argent have taken place in Velkberge Castle.
Voting RightsAussel has been described as a Hillenistic democracy, because of the way voting rights are in the country. Female members of the clergy and secular men above the age of twenty are allowed to vote in all of the elections. The age restriction doesn't apply to women, and male members of the clergy aren't allowed to vote. Voters must prove that they live in Aussel before they can cast their vote.
Why do we even need the consul? Our most esteemed chancellor has been doing a great job both leading and representing this mighty fine country.The consul serves as head of state, and they are selected by the parliament. Each faction in the Argent can select a candidate from their ranks, and the person that gets forty votes becomes the new consul for the next six years. A consul can run for reelection two times, but after the third term, they will be barred from running for the position. Chancellors are the leaders of whichever faction formed the government and they stay in their position until their party is unable to form a new government. Both faction leaders and chancellors have to be at least thirty years old, the parent of two or more children, they have to speak one of the official languages of the country, and both them and their parents had to be born in the country.