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Article 3. The Head Of State

Section 3.9. During the absence of the Head of State from Scotland, or inability to perform his or her duties, the constitutional powers and functions of the Head of State stated in Section (3) of this article may be delegated to a designated Commissioner. The Executive will appoint the Commissioner, on the nomination of the Parliamentary Bureau. No serving Member of Parliament, or Minister, may serve as the Commissioner.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-20 17:39:43

    Section 3.9. Section 3.9. During the absence of the Head of State from Scotland, or inability to perform his or her duties, the constitutional powers and functions of the Head of State stated in Section (3) of this article may be delegated to a designated Commissioner. The Executive will appoint the Commissioner, on the nomination of the Parliamentary Bureau. No serving Member of Parliament, or Minister, may serve as the Commissioner.

      • Diane Redhead

        Section 3.9. Am I right that this clause is written in such a way that it does not preclude the possibility of "The Queen" (or whoever it might be at the time) being the HoS, with a permanent "Commissioner" (could there be a more impressive title?) as the acting HoS at all times except when "The Queen" is resident here? Is this the Canadian model? Would it be possible to start independence with "The Queen" in this position, then replace "her" at a later date? Would this avoid opposition to independence from Royalists, and save having to achieve independence and republic at the same time? Or have I misread?

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