© 2004 Royal Kingdom of Gotzborg. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in The Gotzborg Eagle, reproduced under license to Sinclair Publications.
Lonenberg (GP) – On 2 October 2004, His Excellency the Royal Chancellor installed Mister Ernest Wilde as President of the Chamber of Deputies. Results of the vote held in Götzborg were 4-0-0. After the unanimous result, His Royal Majesty directed the Chancellor to make the announcement and allow Mister Wilde to start his new job. Mister Wilde has sent the following statement into this office for publication:
“I am honoured to hold the post of President of the Chamber of Deputies, even if it is only an interim position. I hole only an interim position because other duties might keep me away for longer that expected, and it is only fair that should s/he come along with better skills, I would gladly relinquish my position. My aim in this job is to keep the Chamber of Deputies running smoothly, and to ensure that the will of the people be acted on appropriately through the Chamber.
I do not promise that it will be easy, or that all will like me; had I wanted that I would have been a stand-up comedian. What I do promise is that the Chamber of Deputies will function to the best of my abilities. Legislation is but one way in which a legal system operates, and it is this way in which I have chosen, at this time, to serve.”
Since there is no specific Law in place that deals with an Interim President for the Chamber of Deputies, Mister Wilde holds the position with full rights and responsibilities. His decision to step down should someone better suited come along, is his alone, and he is not bound to that. He has been duly elected, and may hold his position for the duration of time set forth in our Constitution: six months. Mister Wilde is congratulated on his appointment; we here at the Eagle wish him all the best.