POLITICAL

The Head Chair for the Political Committee is Ela

The Co-Chair is Simi

Welcome, delegates, to the Political Committee!

 

The issues that you will be debating at this year’s conference are both ones that have become increasingly prevalent across the world and which threaten the democratic nature of many member states. They revolve around a state’s right to hold elections free from any foreign interference and a citizen’s right to play a part in such decision-making processes. So with your knowledge of the political systems of your individual states, what solutions can we discuss and discover?

 

Firstly, there is the issue of foreign involvement in national elections, which can happen in a number of ways and which threatens to manipulate, or even invalidate, the results of such elections. The increasing use of technology as a means of sharing information and reliance on social media as sources of news, specifically in the run up to elections, have further enabled such interference to take place. However, does the severity with which we view this problem depend on the methods used? The size of the impact it has had? Or perhaps it is only relevant if it has been successful in altering the result of an election?

 

The second issue is of extending suffrage, an issue which has been heavily debated throughout time, and yet one to which no extensive solution has been found. You will be discussing not only the interpretive meaning of “universal suffrage”, but the extent to which it can be applied without infringing on any one person’s rights. The basic foundation on which a democracy can function, after all, is every citizen’s ability to vote, regardless of gender, race, social status, education level, or wealth. However, must exceptions be made in order to protect the sovereignty of the voting process? In which case where can we draw the line between those who deserve that right and those who don’t?

 

I look forward to hearing you represent you member states’ individual and unique perspectives on these issues and hope you will enjoy the fruitful discussions which I’m sure will come about as a result. If you have any questions at all, feel free to email me at agaoglue14@manchesterhigh.net.

- Ela :)

BRIEFING PAPERS

MEMBERS OF Political

Belgium
China
 
Cuba
 
DPRK

DR Congo
 
Germany
 
Greece

 
Greece
Hungary
Iran
Kazakhstan
Mexico
 
Palestine
 
Russia
Saudi Arabia
 
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States of America

RESOLUTIONS

 

All resolutions must be submitted by Friday 5th March (11:59 pm)

Please email all resolutions to:

munhigh@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk

In the subject line, include your COMMITTEE, COUNTRY, and the ISSUE

it addresses. Please also bring a paper copy of your resolution for lobbying purposes.

Please ensure all resolutions are emailed to the above address by the deadline as we cannot accept resolutions brought in on USB flash drives on the day. Please also bring at least one paper copy of your resolution to the conference for lobbying purposes.

Contact your chairs 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact your chairs by completing the form below. 

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