Above: The Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata will continue to use Leylandiistan’s flag and Coat of Arms.
An Caochóg, 31ú Lúnasa 2014 –
An end to the chaos of the past month following Leylandiistan’s divisions has finally come to an end. Presidents Ó Cathail of Leylandiistan and Ó Ceocháin of the Republic of Gurvata signed the Treaty of Union between Leylandiistan and Gurvata in Orchardstown yesterday at 18:25 GMT. Leylandiistan is now one of two constituent states in the Confederation of Leylandiistan and Gurvata, as Leylandiistan will from now on be known as.
The Confederation, with a population of nine, consists of two territories, what was once the Cubbyhole A.R. of the Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan before the division in July, and Gurvata. Unlike the previous incarnation of Leylandiistan, the two constituents are located 250 metres from each other, rather than the large distance between Robinscourt and Cubbyhole in the past.
The treaty itself consists of ten articles.While the confederation will use Leylandiistan’s flag and coat of arms, the capital will be located in Gurvata. The confederation will be a diarchy, with one representative from Leylandiistan and one from Gurvata to act as Co-Presidents. The Co-Presidents be the two heads of state and, until the establishment of a larger parliament in the future, act as a legislative body for the Confederation. The two co-presidents will be Ó Cathail of Leylandiistan and Ó Ceocháin of Gurvata.
The new state is likely to continue to be called Leylandiistan or “the Confederation” for short, given the long name. Apart from the changes listed above, not much else will change. The Confederation will continue to entertain diplomatic relations with the same nations as Leylandiistan did, and will continue to respect treaties signed between Leylandiistan and other states. This treaty marks the end of months of legislative deadlock and uncertainty. The government can now meet at a moment’s notice, rather than the ridiculous wait between government meetings of the past. The treaty itself can be easily amended or repealed entirely through legislation, meaning the mess Leylandiistan was left in after Robinscourt withdrew from the old republic will never be repeated. Bright days lie ahead for Leylandiistan in its new form, and many opportunities have arisen from this merger, economically and politically.
As for us, Béal na Tíre will act as the main media outlet of the Confederation, reporting on any news as it emerges, so stay tuned!