March 16, 2014, with the Presidential Decree 6/2014, His Excellency the Federal President Yaroslav Mar convoked the Constitutional Commission — a non-governmental body designed to develop a new constitution for the Federal Republic, which later will be voted on a Universal referendum and substitute the current constitution should the referendum pass.
Consisting of five Lostislandic citizens residing in different parts of the world — President Yaroslav Mar (Russia), Prime Minister Irina Sopas (Brazil), Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilian Kostov (Czech Republic), Hervé Lefebvre de Lattre (France) and Rob Meyer (USA) — the Commission is expected to see its first cyber meeting soon, on which the main structure and provisions of the future constitution will be discussed.
The convocation of the Constitutional Commission comes as fulfilling of an electoral promise of a constitutional reform, issued by the ruling Lostislandic National Congress (LNC) in their 2014 Manifesto. It is uncertain what the provisions of the new constitution will look like, however many parts of it are likely to be based on the LNC’s political platform.
Plans of developing a new constitution for Lostisland can be traced back to 2013, when after the infamous Pavlov Crisis it became obvious that the existing constitution, full of loopholes and errors, no longer satisfies Lostisland’s needs. Developing and adopting a new constitution was one of the crucial parts of the LNC’s campaign before Decision 2014, which closed with 53,8% of the votes given in favour of the ruling party. On March 9, an open call for citizens willing to join the Constitutional Commission and participate in the writing of a new constition was launched through Lostislandic Internet venues; no deadlines for the Commission’s work have been set, the date of the referendum will be announced in a special Presidential Decree.