- Nov 18, 2018
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STATE COUP CRUSHED BY LOYALIST FORCES, VON WILHELMSTADT SURRENDERS
VOLKSRAT DISSOLVES THE NATIONAL-SYNDICALIST STATE, READOPTS 1959 CONSTITUTION
INTERIM VOLKSKANZLER LUDWIG BOHMER TENDERS RESIGNATION AND CALLS ELECTIONS
The People's Assembly approved the motion on the dissolution of the National-Syndicalist State and the readoption of 1959 Constitution during emergency session.
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WIEN (Ostmark) - Generalfeldmarschall Otto von Wilhelmstadt is reportedly under custody inside the Palace of the People's Republic after the successful blitz by loyalist forces to liberate Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer. During an emergency plenary session, shortly after the capture of coupist leaders, the Volksrat approved by unanimity the Bohmer Motion "on the dissolution of the National-Syndicalist State and the readoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Ostmark". The approval of the motion by the People's Assembly marks the end of the National-Syndicalist State and the People's Republic of Ostmark, and the readoption of the 1959-2018 fundamental law that served as the Constitution of the Republic of Ostmark. Interim Volkskanzler Ludwig Bohmer has then tendered his resignation, after formally dissolving the People's Government and calling for new elections that will be held on January 5-6-7, 2021.
The motion approved by the Volksrat also includes the amnesty and release of all political prisoners, the dissolution of National-Syndicalist paramilitary organizations, youth league organizations and political institutions, including the destruction of the archives of the State Security Service, the abolition of the Ministry for State Security, the renaming of national institutions according to pre-2018 denominations, and a decree that bans the National-Syndicalist People's Party and prevents it from being reestablished under any name and any form.
Despite the initial, slow and somewhat moderate attempts at reforming National-Syndicalist institutions to pave the way for a planned return to democracy, the National-Democratic Party of Ostmark, formerly the National-Syndicalist People's Party led by Vice Chancellor Ludwig Bohmer who 'inherited' the position of Volkskanzler after the suicide of Horst and Andrea Grasser, failed to implement a comprehensive and efficient democratization and liberalization agenda, generating deep social and political divisions and tensions that escalated and culminated with the failed state coup led by hardline National-Syndicalist Volkswehr high ranking officer, Generalfeldmarschall Otto von Wilhelmstadt, with a group of disheartened soldiers and hardline followers of the defunct Wise Leader.
Almost one hundred thousand citizens, young, adult and old, gathered in Volksrepublikplatz and nearby streets, despite the harsh temperature, to celebrate the end of the dictatorship and the return of democracy after two years. Infront of the enthusiastic and joyful crowd, a platoon of the Honor Guard of the People's Defense Force removed the flag of the People's Republic of Ostmark, the Hammer and Sword on the black-white-red tricolour flag, from the top of the Palace of the People's Republic, and replaced it with the black-gold-red tricolour of the 1959-2018 Republic of Ostmark, which was hoisted while accompanied by the Ostmarklied, played by the Music Corps of the Volkspolizei.
With the hoisting of the new national flag and the readoption of the 1959 Constitution, the People's Republic of Ostmark, the National-Syndicalist State and its institutions, have been permanently dissolved.
TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH DELIVERED BY INTERIM VOLKSKANZLER LUDWIG BOHMER TO THE PLENARY SESSION OF THE VOLKSRAT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF OSTMARK
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Honourable Deputies of the People's Assembly,
With the arrest of Generalfeldmarschall Otto von Wilhelmstadt and the defeat of the coupists, it is now time to address this legislative body, aswell as the people of Ostmark, on the dramatic circumstances that led to this turn of events.
We must accept, in order to preserve the integrity of this nation, that despite the democratization process initiated with the reform of the National-Syndicalist People's Party into the National-Democratic Party of Ostmark, a further sprint to fully complete the process of return to democracy and a multiparty system, is now an urgent task, more than ever before.
It is a task of uttermost importance and for this reason, by the powers bestowed upon me by the Decree for National Salvation approved by this assembly on the 12th of October, which grants to the Volkskanzler legislative and executive powers during times of crisis and emergency such as this one, i present an emergency motion to dissolve the People's Republic of Ostmark and the National-Syndicalist State.
The motion i am presenting also includes: the abolition of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Ostmark approved on the 15th of October, 2018, the dissolution of the National-Democratic Party of Ostmark, and a ban on the reestablishment of the National-Syndicalist People's Party under any name, and any form. The re-adoption of the 1959 Constitution. The proclamation and re-establishment of the Republic of Ostmark. The immediate release of all political prisoners, the emanation of a decree to grant a total, unconditional amnesty to all citizens who have been arrested and sentenced guilty for political crimes. The immediate destruction of all the archives of the Ministry for State Security and all the informations illegally obtained by the State Security Service.
All the institutions of the People's Republic of Ostmark, upon approval of this motion by the People's Assembly, shall return to their pre-revolution denominations and tasks, according to the 1959 Constitution of the Republic of Ostmark and in all cases in compliance with the commonly internationally recognized principles of freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, freedom of all forms of expression, freedom of movement and of religion.
The time has come for this nation to move forward, and leave the National-Syndicalist experiment behind. History will judge our actions, but we are now required to submit ourselves to the will and the judgement of the People who have gathered infront of this building to ask us to take quick, decisive actions to preserve the unity and integrity of this nation. We cannot wait further and must accept this turn of event as a chance to show Europe that Ostmark is not lost.
It is for this reason that i officially tender my resignations from my position as Interim Volkskanzler of the People's Republic of Ostmark, which will come into effect on January 7th, in concomitance with free and fair general elections that will be held, with Universal Suffrage, on the 5th of January, as soon as a parliamentary majority will emerge from the ballots. During the transition that will end with the election day, no citizen shall be arrested or harrased by any public authority for political reasons.
We will rise, once again, from the ruins. Our rich and glorious history tells about a very small nation that in a span of over six centuries has endured the most difficult challenges, and always managed to survive, to improve itself, and most importantly.. to learn from its mistakes. May Ostmark always be in peace. May the Ostmarkian people always be free, live in harmony and prosperity.