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Democratic monarchy or Democratic Theocracy

Democratic monarchy or Supreme Leader

There are three primary factions in the struggle for democracy. One is those who wish to reform the system and wish to maintain the Islamic republic as a symbolic theocracy. Two is those who wish to see the return of a Democratic Monarchy AKA Elective Monarchy. And the third group who seems to have the majority: wish to eliminate any Supreme Leaders or Shahs and have Iran be a democratic republic only. We will not get into the pros and cons of these different options because the choice belongs to the people. However, we have added this article for those who wish to have a Shah or Supreme Leader. This article discusses the powers and limitations of a symbolic supreme leader or Elected Monarch. We do not entertain any ideas of an all powerful Shah or a Supreme Leader in any shape or form. In this article, for the purposes of saving time, we refer to both these titles as Shah. You can easily take the word Shah out of the text and replace Shah with the title of Supreme Leader.

Remember, this is only a draft. Feel free to contribute your comments and suggestions for any revisions.

1. The elected symbol of Iran; whose title may be Supreme Leader, Shahanshah or Shahbanu, herein after referred to as Shah, shall be the head of state, guardian of the constitution, Chief Ambassador, facilitator amongst the three branches of government, and shall be the symbol of the State and the unity of the people, deriving such position from the will of the people with whom resides sovereign power.
2. The Shah of Iran shall be freely elected by the people. Elections for Shah will be held every ten years and any citizen may be a candidate so long as said person can gather over 20,000 signatures from registered voters in each province of the nation. The candidate who receives a majority of 51% or greater of the votes cast in the national election shall be elected. If no candidate has received a majority of 51% or greater of the votes cast, a final election shall be held between the top two candidates who have received the greatest number of votes. In the final election, the candidate receiving the majority vote shall be elected. In case of both candidates receiving an equal number of votes in the final election, the Assembly of Citizens and Senate, shall gather together in a special joint session, and proceed to cast their vote, and shall elect the new Shah from amongst the candidates who received the equal number of votes heretofore mentioned. The current Shah will be automatically nominated, and can choose to run in the election.
3. The Shah will perform only such acts in matters of state as are provided for in this Constitution or as set forth by law.
4. The Shah has the right to recall any judge or elected representative, and veto or establish laws, through the process of Initiatives. Initiatives may take the form of either the direct or indirect initiative. Under the direct initiative, a measure is put directly to a popular vote after being submitted by the Shah. Under the Indirect initiative, a measure is referred to the legislature, but all such initiatives must be handled as are other bills originated in the Assembly of Citizens or the Senate. The referendum on any Direct Initiative must be approved by at least seventy five percent of the votes cast in the district, city, village, province, or national jurisdiction. Any public referendum on a Direct Initiative will be held no sooner than 30 days after the said Initiative has been submitted by the Shah. No constitutional amendment may be proposed by the Shah.
5. The Shah may impeach any judge, member of Magless or the Prime Minister but trial and conviction must be handled by the Senate.
6. The Shah may grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against Iran, except in cases of impeachment, but shall grant no reprieve or pardon for which the accused party has not been convicted.
7. The Shah will be responsible for encouraging infrastructure development, and the granting and lending of capital for small business, charitable foundations, museums, scientific research, space exploration; and other institutions which shall enhance and preserve the economic, social, cultural and artistic qualities of Iran.
8. The Shah will be responsible for swearing in members of Magless, The Prime Minister, justices of the Supreme Court; the Awarding of national honors, Receiving foreign heads of state, and performance of other ceremonial functions set forth by law.
9. The Shah is the commander and chief of the Immortal Guards whose primary duties are to implement, defend and support this constitution. They guard the Shah, the prime minister, officers of the government, assist with emergencies, and other national projects.
10. The Prime Minister of Iran shall meet with the Shah on a weekly basis and provide a briefing on the state of the nation; and shall work with the Shah to develop strategies for national security, infrastructure development, and the promotion of art, science, and culture.
11. Titles of Nobility shall be granted only by the Shah but shall grant the recipient no office of government.
12. The Shah may name a successor to the monarchy, and when required, the Successor shall serve as a Regent. In case of the Shah’s death, voluntary resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of said Office, the same shall devolve on the Regent designated by the Shah; and if the Shah is not able to resume the duties of office for one year, or in the case of the death or removal of the Shah, the Regent will have all the rights and privileges set forth in this constitution as Shah. No coronation shall be held for the Regent until elected Shah by the people.
13. The Shah of Iran shall be removed from office in the case of a recall, or impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other felony crimes. In case of impeachment or the recall of the Shah from Office, elections will be held immediately; and the Shah’s resignation will not be considered voluntary; and the Regent may not participate in the election. If a recall has been approved by petition, but not yet voted upon by public referendum, or if the Shah has been impeached but not yet convicted, the Shah’s power to submit Initiatives, impeach, or pardon shall be suspended until the results of the trial or referendum are known.
14. The Shah of Iran will, on an annual basis, receive for services, a compensation set forth by law; and no law varying the compensation, shall take effect, until two-thirds of both houses of Magless concur; and any changes in compensation shall not take affect until the next national election for Shah.

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I believe we should have a democratic monarchy ruled by Pahlavi. It is wrong how the west interfeared in our life and brought Islam to us all.