Our Fair Country: The Commonwealth of New England

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  1. Riley Uhr Currently Fangirling over Jacinda Adern

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    I mean a 6 seat loss is only barely enough ti become the 2nd party in the senate and if the Independents caucus with Labor they would be the Majority still
     
  2. Kanan Queen of Halloween Donor

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    Both independents are fairly far-right Senators and caucus with the Nationals.

    That being said, if Social Labor loses 6 seats, they drop to 41, while the Nationals rise to 43. With the help of the independents, that's a 45-41 Majority for the Nationals.
     
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  3. Threadmarks: Speaker of the New England House of Commons election, 2018

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    Great choice for speaker.
     
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  5. Kanan Queen of Halloween Donor

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  6. Threadmarks: List of Justices on the New England Supreme Court

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  7. Zyxoriv A Political Nerd; 21st century Yippie

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    Hey, that's pretty good.
     
  8. leecannon_ If I'm not posting I don't have serive/power/both.

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    How did Dingwall get appointed and approved with no expierence?
     
  9. Kanan Queen of Halloween Donor

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    Supreme Court justices are appointed by the Prime Minister alone, there is no confirmation process. Chris Dodd was known for scandal, so it's always been assumed Dingwall did something to obtain the seat, but it has never been proven. Supreme Court justices serve for life, and can only be removed by the Senate, resign, or die.

    Dingwall was, however, a high profile lawyer and worked on various courts and as a legal representative, including a stint in the Senate.
     
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  10. Threadmarks: Results of the 2018 Federal Senate Election

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  11. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the French language policies and parties are in crises over these election results?
     
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  12. Gonzo Poundshop Gaullist

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    Is Souter held in better regards here by Conservatives as opposed to OTL?
     
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  13. Kanan Queen of Halloween Donor

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    Not really. The Conservatives have notably been supportive of French language rights. Parti Francophone, however, seems pretty dead and buried.

    He's considered a moderate and a swing vote on the court. Broussard is the other swing vote. This gives the court a reliable breakdown of:

    Right-Wing (4): Rodgers, Fleming, Barbadoro, Woodcock
    Moderate (2): Souter, Broussard
    Left-Wing (5): Dingwall, Ginsburg, Saris, MacDonald, McConnell
     
  14. Roberto El Rey Minister-Chairman of the Chief Directive Executive

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    Interesting that Joe Kennedy III is a Labourite when his great-uncle was a very high-profile Conservative.
     
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  15. Kanan Queen of Halloween Donor

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    The Kennedy family is a mess.
     
  16. PaulJones202718 Well-Known Member

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    Some things never change........
     
  17. Danishbro Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure I understand the Speaker of the House of Common's election? Does the House elect the Speaker, or the NE public? Why doesn't the majority party just select the Speaker?
     
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  18. Zyxoriv A Political Nerd; 21st century Yippie

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    Well New England does have some pieces of their system that we also find in the US, and also the House elects their speaker.
     
  19. Kanan Queen of Halloween Donor

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    The House elects the speaker. The election is similar to how the British House of Commons elects a speaker. Note that the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (major parliamentary democracies) all elect their speaker at the beginning of Parliament. The previous speaker, Richard Neal, won re-election each time unopposed. The speaker was defeated in the last election, thus an open election took place.
     
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  20. JLUK1234 Well-Known Member

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    Who did Neal lose to?
     
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