The Congress of People’s Deputies is the highest organ of state power. It meets from February 1st until February 28th, or 29th in Leap Years. From it are appointed the specific committees tasked with governing Koskovia. The 290-member Standing Committee meets from February 1st until April 1st, and it chooses from among its members the 75 member Legislative and Policy Committee. The Legislative and Policy Committee meets from February 1st to July 1st. From its members are chosen the 50 member Central Committee, which meets from February 1st until August 30th each year. The President of the Republic as head of state appoints one member (currently himself) from the Central Committee to chair the 15-member Executive Council, which oversees the day-to-day operations of government. The Executive Council meets in the Palace of the People from January 1st through December 29th each year.
Technically, therefore, the full title of the head of government is “The Chairman of the Executive Council of the Central Committee of the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Standing Committee of the Congress of People’s Deputies.” Most often, however, the head of government is more simply refered to as “The Chairman of the Executive Council of the Central Committee of the Congress of People’s Deputies,” or, simply, “The Chairman.” As Communist Party Chairman Mladik Vladik is currently serving as President of the Republic and Chairman of the Executive Council, he is often refered to as “President & Chairman² Vladik.” The Vice-Chairman² is Josef Kulik.
Following the free, fair, open and transparent elections held on 31st December 2005, the current break-down of political parties represented in the Congress of Peoples’ Deputies is:
These totals represent the changes brought by the “Act to Reduce Electoral Confusion in the Interest of the Voters of the Peoples’ Free Democratic Republic of Koskovia” of 1st June 1996 (as amended on 30th December 2005), which reduced the number of legal political parties from 45 to 11. All citizens of Koskovia over the age of 25 are eligible to vote in their local districts. Those standing for election to the CPD must be at least sixty years old, and have been a resident of Koskovia their entire lives.
On 21st December 2005 — in preparation for the election held on 31st December — the Central Committee of Electoral Ballot Printing adopted a new style of ballot to counter criticism of the fasco-capitalist nations that suggested that elections in Koskovia were not free and fair. The examples below are from President & Chairman² Vladik’s constituency of Vladikia City:
Old style ballot
New style ballot
Clearly, the new ballots underscore the true choice presented to all voters in Koskovia!