Board elections 2014
It is now one year that the current board has been put into power for the time of about one year. So the election of a new board in due.
This discussion is here to discuss the process, the roles and to nominate candidates.
Hubat McJuhes started a proposal Thu 19 Jun 2014
We need to elect a new board Closed Sun 22 Jun 2014
Everyone agrees that we need to elect a new board ASAP
The PPNZ elects a board for a period of one year. The last board has been put into power 12 month ago. So it is time to elect a new board or re-elect some or all members of the current board.
While the party constitution allows for an extended 15 months period until a new board MUST be elected, such an extension is justified only to allow a board to work towards a particular goal without being interrupted in their work during a critical phase, e.g. in preparation of some national elections, or such. This does not apply today, because there is no such work in progress that could be interrupted.
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Fri 20 Jun 2014
Seems odd that we should even have a vote on this, since it isn't something we can decide not to do ...
Hubat McJuhes started a proposal Thu 10 Jul 2014
Is a partial board election sufficient and preferable over a regular election of the full board? Closed Wed 16 Jul 2014
Everyone except one wants a full board election.
The vice-president suggests to only elect candidates for those positions that he deems vacant.
Vacant positions are defined by those where the current official bearer of the role doesn't claim the position in the next two weeks. As he himself and Andrew claim their positions, there may be the positions of the President, Party Secretary, and Communications Officer left to be decided upon.
New elections for the full board would then still need to be completed before the constitutional maximum of 15 months is reached. That is in about 2 month time.
Does that suggestion seem appealing to the membership?
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Thu 10 Jul 2014
This proposal flies in the face of democratic responsibility. The board must be regularly stand before the membership and give an account of their activities and face democratic election.
This proposal creates, in effect, positions for life.