The Co-Presidents have signed legislation which officially designates Orchardstown as the capital of the Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata. The Classification of Locations Act 2016 was signed into law today to acknowledge the fact that much of the government’s activities are already carried out from the Government Buildings in Orchardstown, as well as to address the lack of a defined capital city under previous legislation. The Act also defined Leylandiistan and Gurvata as the two distinct inhabited constituents of the Confederation, and both will be classed as “regions” of the Confederation. Regional capitals were assigned to both regions, with Leylandiistan’s being Orchardstown and Gurvata choosing “the Tree” as their regional capital, being the former venue of the Gurvatan parliament.
As capital of Leylandiistan & Gurvata, Orchardstown will be considered the seat of government. All governmental activities will be carried out from Orchardstown, and the Government Buildings shall be considered the default location of all government sub-bodies.
Another bill was also enacted today by the Co-Presidents. The Acting Presidency Act 2016 creates the office of Acting President in the case of the absence of one of the Co-Presidents for a long period of time. The Acting President will assume the duties of the absent Co-President, should they give three day’s notification of their absence. The Acting President does not have any additional duties, however they may sign temporary legislation into law called “Emergency Acts”. These Acts would cease to be law as soon as the absent Co-President returns. The Acting President would also return to being a Co-President as soon as the other Co-President returns. The Act is intended to facilitate the absence of Co-Presidents should they be unable to carry out their duties for an prolonged period of time.