In Sandus, the People’s Government is a conglomeration of the Central People’s Government, nominal provincial governments, governments of cooperatives, and a mix-mash system of policies derived from the Sôgmô and from the Sovereign People.
Most policies come directly from the Office of the Sôgmô, which heads the Central People’s Government — the central government above all provincial governments that deal with local issues and policies. The Sôgmô considers policies on a variety of topics, especially the three main fields of politics, society, and economy. Often advise for policies comes from the Sôgmô’s own observations, though there exists a method of popular petitioning in Sandus where citizens, cooperatives, provinces, and all other bodies of citizens can petition the Sôgmô for a policy. The Sôgmô has the power of applying policies and laws to cooperatives, provinces, and to the State at large, though will likely seek the advice of other citizens and experts before promulgating a policy or law.
Some policies are democratic initiatives from the Sovereign People themselves. Every solstice and equinox, the Office of the Sôgmô hears policy initiatives and petitions from the People in the form of the census. Every November, the Citizens’ Communist Party of Sandus acts as a democratic forum to represent the People to the Sôgmô directly and to give advice on popular wishes and on the advancement of Socialism in Sandus. Every December on the Winter Solstice, Sandum Citizens vote in the national election of the Sôgmô, which operates under a referendum ballot where an individual is asked if they consider the Sôgmô’s government to be legitimate or not; a majority of “illegitimate” votes requires the Sôgmô adopt popularly demanded policies and new constitutional constraints on the exercise of his power. It is the hope of the Office of the Sôgmô and of the Sandum People that, in the future, a direct democratic and parliamentarian Council will be formed to represent the People and their wishes to the Office of the Sôgmô and its policies. At all times, though, an individual Sandum Citizen — of any citizenship designation, whether it is peregro, socilivo, or civilo — can petition or advise the Sôgmô for a change or addition to any Sandum policy.
Some policies apply to cooperatives, authorities, institutions, provinces, and other such organs only – and not to the State at large. Worker’s democracy is affirmed as a guiding principle in the government of cooperatives and all organs, again reaffirming the exercise of the right to petition. Though no cooperative or province has complete self-governance at this time, an individual citizen has the right to exercise as much liberty in these realms as they wish. In the past, specific ranks through Sandus’s courso d’honourae or course of honours had to be passed in order to achieve more political power; in Sandus today, however, the course of honours has been overturned and Sandus now follows the principle of simple, realistic, and pragmatic government to achieve the completion of individual and popular demands in Sandus’s unenumerated list of policies. In the future, it is the hope of the Office of the Sôgmô and of the People that cooperatives can be governed through worker’s democracy and that provinces may be self-governed in local matters of importance.
Below are two theoretical and abridged versions of the Central People’s Government, dating from 2012. These are not complete and serve as an example of idealistic government in Sandus.