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Old May 5 2012, 09:01 PM   #18
MacLeod
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Re: Age of Majority / Voting Age in the Federation

Perhaps those novels have Sci, but as we all know novels are non-canon. From a strict canon point of view we know virtually nothing about how the Federation works as a political body.

A presidential veto could be considered undemocratic as one person can override a majority vote. Even if it goes back at what level do you set a council override of a presidential veto?

50%+1, 66% ?

Clearly the threshold to override the veto has to be +1

I.e If the Federation Council is made up of 150 councillors and a vote to override a veto goes along the lines of 75 yes, 74 no, with one abstention. Then in a democracy as more people have voted in favour then the motion should carry. Which kind of defeats the purpose of vetoing a bill which has passed.
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