Lex Salicia de prorogatione et cumulatione (Nova Roma)

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Approved by comitia populi tributa
Yes: 32 No: 1 Abs.: 2
a.d. VIII Kal. Dec. M. Octavio L. Sulla (II) cos. MMDCCLV a.u.c.


Preamble. Pursuant to fulfilling the precepts set forth in the Preamble of the Constitution of Nova Roma and accordingly bringing our Res Publica as close as reasonable and possible to the political system of Ancient Rome, this lex seeks to reestablish the ancient prohibitions of prorogatio, continuatio and cumulatio.

I. This lex covers the presentation of candidacies for the different magistracies of the Res Publica. Only elected magistrates fall under the scope of this lex; appointed officials do not have to follow what is indicated below.

II. The election of new magistrates for the following year shall be announced by the consules for the Comitia Centuriata and the Comitia Populi Tributa, and by the Tribuni Plebis for the Comitia Plebis Tributa, before the Ides of November. Candidacies for these offices will have to be made public as established by the law before the Kalends of December.

III. In this first round of candidacy presentation, no current holder of a magistracy shall present his or her candidacy for that very same position (prorogatio). No individual shall present his or her candidacy to more than one magistracy (cumulatio).

IV. If, after the Kalends of December, a certain magistracy has a number of legal candidates that is lower than the number of offices to be filled, the period of presentation of candidacies shall be extended by an additional nundinum for that magistracy only. During this extended period, the provisions indicated in paragraph III of this lex shall be considered temporarily withdrawn for candidacies to that magistracy.

V. The consules shall ensure the application of this lex.

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