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Chalyl's administrative and political system
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In Chalyl's culture, the household is the smallest social compound granted the right to give a single vote. It is called an « uníckotéa », as opposed to a regular household, « kotéapłu ».

People who live on their own, unattached to a household, are called « cwousztok swoiënś », « administrative orphans », or just « cwousztok » for short (singular « cwouszt »). These people have to get their situation regularized, otherwise will be considered outlaws; one way to do so is to be attached to the household of another family member or acquaintance; another way is to declare oneself apolitical, which makes administrative orphans regular in view of the law, but forbids them to ever officially declare their political opinion, or join or found any organization of political utility.

As to be expected, asking a single opinion from every single household is the source of many familial disagreements and conflicts, but it is cemented in the culture in such a way that it is hardly ever criticized publicly. Most households settle the conflicts by letting the family leader (usually an elder, unless his opinion is frowned upon by everyone) make the choice for them.

The household gets to vote for the village's or town's mayor by direct universal suffrage. The mayor (« dengean ») then chooses a district officer (« łiahwgean san kgä ») who is his exact equal; the thus formed diarchy will then determine a council consisting of four to eight advisors.

The mayors and their council are in charge of 3,000 to 12,000 people, except in cities which are never split up into more than two districts, usually when greater than 50,000 people.

Above the mayors are the deputies, spokespeople of each of the 19 departments. They are elected by DUS by the households and the districts' dyarchies, whose votes count for the fourth of the people they are in charge of divided by two (so x/8). For example, in a district of 5,500 people with two mayors, each of their votes will be worth (5,500/4/2) = 917. In a disctrict of 11,000 people with two mayors: (11,000/4/2) = 1375. This is used popularly, or in the media, as a « political influence score » to measure the power of a politician. This system is called « proportional pancratic suffrage » (« pancratic » is a neologism meaning « of all authorities »).

The president is elected by the people only by DUS. He has no decisional power, safe for the fact that he gets to nominate the land officers, one for each of the main parts of the country (Upper Chalyl, Lower Chalyl, Ovych Island and Ichirt Island). Those are mostly historical figures and share the president's duty of establishing a link between the administration and the people. They often keep a part-time job with particular status, because both the workload and the salary are petty.

They are not allowed to use their prestige to get advantages of any kind. The president and the land officers are public personalities, often scientists or renown artists, and their symbolic political role is perceived as a public acknowledgement of their merits.

Every four years, but with a two-year overlap with governmental elections, the households elect the decisional chamber (« cíäszkgoiën łantak kgä »), made of 15 people per department (285 people in total), the monocameral legislative power in Chalyl.
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