Honorary President

Senate Submission

 Overview 
 Title
 Introduction
 Framework
 Origins
 Advantages


 The Amendments 
 20 References
 Section 126
 Section 59
 Section 60
 Section 61
 Section 2
 Section 4
 The States
 All Amendments


 The Election 
 Why Elect
 Apolitical
 Electoral Law
 Timing


 Independence 
 Introduction
 The Two Roles
 Costs v Benefits
 Free Speech


 Other Issues 
 Referendum
 One Royal Link
 Honorary Vice Pres
 Spectrum of Powers
 Questions
 More Questions
 Conclusion

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Honorary Vice Presidents

The proposed section 60 introduces the position of Honorary Vice President. At least two would be appointed from the candidates at the previous election.

The election results would be used to determine which former candidate is appointed. The simplest method could be used, that is to select the candidates who received the second and third most number of votes. The second-placed candidate would be senior to the third placed, for purposes of assuming the office of Honorary President. It is conceivable that the second-placed candidate may choose not a assume office due to availability or personal circumstances.

Honorary Vice Presidents would have no powers under the constitution. Their obligations would be limited to those under section 61 and there would be no ceremonial duties.

They would not receive a salary or special privileges, although they would be able to use the title, if they desired. They would keep their present occupation or continue in their retirement, that is, unless they were asked to complete the term of the Honorary President.

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