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Rules (Code of Conduct) | Verhaltensregeln I. Basic Rules (Constitutional Elements, cannot be changed) 1. All registered users of the WPE tool (currently have the right to submit initiatives relating to any subject as long as these initiatives do not violate basic principles of democracy. There will be a vote on initiatives if they gather the pre-established amount of support (see II., 1. Sentence 5). 2. The World Parliament Experiment e. V. is free to decide all matters pertaining to the tool ( until 100,000 registered users have participated for at least a full month in one or several tool-based vote(s). Once this threshold has been passed,, the World Parliament Experiment e. V. is expected to change its statutes accordingly. 3. The participants have the right to change all rules of the WPE-tool ( and its use except I, 1. and 2., if there is a majority for any specific proposal. II. Additional Rules as per July 2020 (subject to change) 1. All registered users of the WPE tool together form the General Assembly (GA), the supreme decision-making body of the Global Voting Project and WPE. All participants have the right to submit initiatives concerning any aspect of the WPE (World Parliament Experiment contents, procedures, persons). There is a list of all initiatives in the "future votes" section . Each participant is asked to nominate submitted initiatives during the week for next week's "current votes" section. The top 10 initiatives will be subject to a GA vote the following week . Votes are accepted if a simple majority votes in favor of an initiative. All initiatives must be structured in a "yes" or "no" format. 2. Participants can delegate their votes to representatives and revoke this delegation at any time. They have three delegation options: No delegation, delegation to a single person for all categories and delegation to a single person for a single category. If participants delegate their vote and do not vote themselves, the delegate can use the vote. 3. The debates serve to organize the opinion-building process before a vote takes place. Debates may concern any subject, they are related to certain categories and to the initiatives at all stages of the submit/vote process. New categories may be opened by the administrator at any time on the main page. The discussion of regional topics is also encouraged as a preparation for future "regional democracy experiments" (RDE) as a part of the World Parliament Experiment (WPE) which is the original purpose of this movement. 4. The so-called “Program” (i.e., the minutes and protocol, records and results of the WPE as the total of the tool’s output) consists of successful votes and thus is the aggregated result of the WPE discussions and votes. Successful votes (except those related to electing officials) directly build the GWP Program structured by categories. The WPE Speaker and Government shall promote and – if feasible within the given circumstances - implement this Program. Speaker and Government are elected as a result of initiatives affirmed by sufficient votes. 5. The Administration helps and consults the World Parliament Experiment e. V. in the conduct of the WPE. Involvement of the registered WPE users in the Administration is actively encouraged. III. Voting Rhythm: Future initiatives can collect support until each Sunday 7 p.m. CET, successful ones will be on the list of 10 current initiatives for one week. The collection phase for future initiatives can be longer than one week (to be determined by the proponent). As long as the beta test is running the voting rhythm has been accelerated (daily instead of weekly). (For more information about the decision-making procedure please see the FAQ / Help section of the tool website.)