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ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION

of the association
PARTIDO PRO HUSTISIA & UNION (PHU)
SPIRITUAL GUIDING PRINCIPLE
1. There is a Spiritual Principle behin all Creation an all uni!ersal !alues" such as #ustice" $eaut% an Lo!e.
&ithout Truth there is no #ustice an 'ithout Lo!e there is no Unit%. #ustice" truth" lo!e an unit% are
ulti(ate ens for hu(anit%.
). This Spiritual Principle is inter*reli+ious an is ,no'n b% (an% na(es" such as Go" Allah" -eho!ah"
$rah(an etc.
.. Nature is to /an" as /an is to Go.
0. Go is (ore than the su( of its parts 1principle of holism2.
3. The hi+hest freeo( is the spiritual 'ill. This is an ini!iual choice 1freeo( of conscience2.
N4R/S AND 5ALUES
1. The part% for(ulates its point of !ie' 'ith respect to social issues such as6 (arria+e" abortion" euthanasia"
ho(ose7ualit%" ru+s*use an ru+s*polic%" as 'ell as 'ith respect to ne' technolo+ies such as nuclear
technolo+%" +enetics" robotics" infor(ation technolo+% an nano*technolo+% an also 'ith respect to
e(o+raphics.
). /an constantl% ac8uires (ore ,no'le+e. Responsibilit% for societ% increases co((ensurate 'ith this
increase in ,no'le+e. Societal nor(s an !alues e!ol!e as ,no'le+e an 'iso( increase" so that the
rele!ant points of !ie' ha!e to be refor(ulate fro( ti(e to ti(e 1principle of %na(is(2.
P4LITICAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. The part% is inter*reli+ious" inter*national en inter*racial.
). The part% reco+ni9es an respects the principle of the separation bet'een state an reli+ion.
.. The state shoul be as s(all" as transparent an as accountable as possible.
0. The state shoul be +uie b% pra+(atic iealis(.
3. 4nl% +oo (ethos can result in +oo ens. The ens o not :ustif% the (eans.
;. /an is central. The en!iron(ent an ani(als 'ill be treate as hu(anel% as possible.
<. All people are free" of e8ual 'orth an ha!e e8ual ri+hts. E!er%one shoul consier an treat his fello'*
citi9en as his brother or sister.
=. The pri!ate interest is epenent upon the +eneral interest. People an countries are inter*epenent an
inter*connecte.
>. &or," eication an pa%in+ one?s ebts are the basis of a health% co((unit%.
1@. In a health% e(ocrac% there are at least . parties acti!e an represente in parlia(ent 1principle of
%na(is(2.
EC4N4/IC GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. Econo(ics is the fair istribution of abunance 1not of scarcit%2. There is enou+h for e!er%bo%. Co*
operation an s%ner+% are the ,e%s.
). The ri+ht s%nthesis bet'een capitalis( an socialis( is a s%ner+etic co(bination of the best ele(ents of
both s%ste(s. This s%nthesis (a% be ter(e Asoliaris(?.
.. Corporate profit ta7 an inco(e ta7 'ill be restructure.
LEGAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. #ustice ero+ates fro( the la'.
1
). Each hu(an ri+ht i(plies a hu(an responsibilit%.
4BBICIAL LANGUAGES
1. The part% a!ocates the reco+nition b% la' of 0 official lan+ua+es in $onaire an the other Dutch
Caribbean islans6 Dutch" Papia(ento" En+lish an Spanish.
). The part% chooses Papia(ento as its Alin+ua franca?.
.. In case of i!er+ent interpretation of the Dutch" Papia(ento" En+lish or Spanish te7ts of these
articles of association" the Dutch te7t shall pre!ail.
A/ENDINGCSUPPLE/ENTING INTR4DUCT4R- PR45ISI4NS
4n the proposal of the Part% Council" the General /eetin+ of Part%*(e(bers (a% a(en or supple(ent the
introuctor% pro!isions up to this point b% an absolute (a:orit% of !otes.
NA/E AND C4RP4RATE SEAT
Article 1.
The association is calle APARTID4 PR4 DUSTISIA E UNI4N?" abbre!iate APDU?" hereinafter
referre to as the Apart%?. The part%?s corporate seat is establishe in $onaire.
INC4RP4RATI4N AND DURATI4N
Article ).
The part% 'as incorporate on > #ul% )@@> an 'ill re(ain acti!e for an inefinite perio of ti(e.
BEDERAL ALLIANCE
Article ..
1. The part% (a% for( a feeral alliance 'ith other political parties operatin+ 'ithin the Fin+o( of
the Netherlans.
). Afore(entione feeral alliance (eans that all (e(ber*parties of this alliance operate autono(ousl%
of each other" but their $oars (aintain re+ular an close contacts 'ith each other tr%in+ to attune
their respecti!e part%* or action pro+ra(s as (uch as possible an also to support each other in
'hate!er 'a% possible.
RELATI4NS &ITDIN TDE FINGD4/
Article 0
1. &ith respect to relations 'ithin the Fin+o( of the Netherlans the part% a!ocates the position that
the Fin+o(?s present feeral constitutional or+ani9ation 1particularl% also art. 0. of the Charter of
the Fin+o( of the Netherlans2 shoul be turne into a practical reality. This entails6
a. super!ision b% the Fin+o( of an realistic +uarantees for the (aintenance of +oo
+o!ernance in all feeral states of the Fin+o( of the NetherlansG
b. e8uali9ation an thereafter (aintenance at an e8ual le!el of all hu(an ri+hts in all feeral
states of the Fin+o( of the Netherlans.
)
INTERINSULAR RELATI4NS
Article 3
1. &ith respect to inter*insular relations bet'een the ; Dutch Caribbean islans the part% a!ocates a
ne' sui generis for( of cooperation featurin+ one 1unifie2 feeral le+islati!e po'er 1alon+sie ;
autono(ous insular le+islati!e councils2" one 1unifie2 :uicial po'er an ; e7ecuti!e po'ers
operatin+ strictl% an full% autono(ousl%" cooperatin+ in an inter*insular cooperati!e council.
). Each islan (aintains a irect lin, 'ith the Netherlans.
.. Inter*insular cooperation 'ill ta,e place onl% on the basis of e8ualit% an onl% in those areas 'here
cooperation on a hi+her le!el has (utuall% ae !alue 1principle of subsiiarit%2.
0. The seats of the three po'ers" in so far as the% function on a feeral le!el" 'ill be locate on
ifferent islans.
3. 4n the proposal of the Part% Council" the General /eetin+ of Part%*(e(bers (a% a(en or
supple(ent the introuctor% pro!isions up to this point b% an absolute (a:orit% of !otes.
BINANCIAL -EAR
Article ;.
The financial %ear of the part% runs fro( 1 #anuar% throu+h .1 Dece(ber of each %ear" e7cept for the
first %ear 'hich runs fro( the ate of incorporation throu+h .1 Dece(ber of that %ear.
AI/S
Article <.
The +eneral ai(s of the part% are6
1. To pro(ote the +eneral interest 1or Aco((on +oo?2.
). To pro(ote soliarit% bet'een people an to pro(ote peace as the result of :ustice.
.. To pro(ote effecti!e" transparent an non*corrupt political an econo(ic e(ocrac%.
0. To pro(ote irect e(ocrac% as (uch as possible.
3. To pro(ote ini!iual responsibilit% of citi9ens for the le+al orer" the 'elfare an securit% of the
co((unit% as 'ell as +oo +o!ernance.
;. To pro(ote respect for an the reali9ation of all ci!il" political" social an econo(ic hu(an ri+hts.
<. To pro(ote feeralis(.
=. To pro(ote +oo 'or, ethics" the inispensable basis for 'ealth creation an for the reali9ation of
social an econo(ic :ustice. To fi+ht po!ert%.
>. To pro(ote :ustice as the +uiin+ principle for the le+islati!e" e7ecuti!e an :uicial po'ers" an to
pro(ote the separation of an effecti!e chec,s an balances bet'een these three state po'ers.
1@. To pro(ote unerstanin+ of the holistic nature of creation an of har(on% bet'een (an an nature.
The part% 'ill pro(ote research into an the use of other sources of ener+% than fossil fuels.
The part% pro(otes specific ai(s such as6
1. The introuction of a constitutional ri+ht of referenu(.
). The introuction of a constitutional ri+ht to i(peach +o!ern(ent officials 'ho abuse their po'ers.
.. Constitutional reno!ation" incluin+ an electe 1instea of appointe2 Lt. Go!ernor" as 'ell as the
fra+(entation an pra+(ati9ation of the e7ecuti!e po'er.
.
0. Grantin+ the ri+ht to !ote to %et to be efine off*islan A$onairean citi9ens? 1Aabsentee voting
right?2.
/EANS
Article =.
The part% achie!es its ai(s b% peaceful an le+al (eans" such as6
1. participatin+ in elections in orer to enable the part% to reali9e its ai(s irectl% an inirectl% b%
(eans of le+islati!e an a(inistrati!e (easuresG
). pro(otin+ the part%?s ai(s b% runnin+ political ca(pai+ns" holin+ conferences" or+ani9in+
s%(posia" public (eetin+s" lectures" e(onstrations" as 'ell as b% (obili9in+ public opinion in other
'a%s.
SPECIAL CDARACTERISTICS
Article >.
1. The part% e(braces the philosoph% of sustainable e!elop(ent" ri!en b% free enterprise.
Sustainable e!elop(ent ta,es into account the ri+hts of the poor as 'ell as the ri+hts of the earth. In
aition" the part% obser!es the follo'in+ basic +uiin+ principles6
a. co((unit% !alues an nor(s nee to be concrete an (ust be obser!e in actual practiceG
b. corruption uner(ines the le+iti(ac% of public institutions an estro%s the (oral founation
supportin+ the le+al orer" 'herefore the part% 'ill reinforce all state (echanis(s an create ne'
ones as re8uire in orer to pre!ent" etect" punish an co(bat corruption" so that societ% (a%
function as corruption*free as possibleG
c. bureaucrac% is in!ersel% proportional to pro+ress" 'herefore the part% H espite the ine!itabilit% of
certain proceures re8uire to curb proble(s such as corruption H 'ill li(it bureaucrac% an
+o!ern(ent (elin+ in ci!il societ% to the necessar% (ini(u( le!el 1Asmall government?2.
). At the 'ritten an reasone re8uest of the Part% Council or the General /eetin+ of Part%*(e(bers
1AG/P?2 the $oar (a% a other special characteristics to the list (entione in section 1. Such a
$oar*ecision (ust be publici9e in such a 'a% that all part%*(e(bers can ta,e note thereof.
.. A. The part% cooperates 'ith efforts to aopt a ,in of uni!ersal eclaration of hu(an
responsibilities. Globali9ation re8uires +lobal rules. Such rules are uni!ersal nor(s an !alues 'hich
for( the basis of the reli+ious an philosophical traitions of all (an,in. The follo'in+ are
e7a(ples of such rules6
a. The obli+ation to create a culture of peace an respect for lifeG
b. The obli+ation to create a culture of soliarit% an a :ust econo(ic orerG
c. The obli+ation to create a culture of tolerance an truthG
. The obli+ation to create a culture of e8ual ri+hts an +oo relationships bet'een (en an 'o(enG
e. The obli+ation to create a culture of respect for the ri+hts of the earth an a har(onious relationship
bet'een /an an Nature.
$. At the 'ritten an reasone re8uest of the Part% Council or the G/P the $oar (a% e7pan the list
(entione sub A. Such a $oar*ecision (ust be publici9e in such a 'a% that all part%*(e(bers
can ta,e note thereof.
0. Globali9ation has both financial*econo(ic" as 'ell as social an le+al aspects. In cases of serious
+o!ern(ent corruption" cri(es a+ainst hu(anit% co((itte or allo'e b% national +o!ern(ents" or
'hen national +o!ern(ents threaten the international le+al orer or securit%" national so!erei+nt% is
not an in!iolable principle.
0
3. An% person 'ho pursuant to these articles of association" or because of a serious cri(inal recor" or
for an% other serious reason" or 'ho because of pro!en serious shortco(in+s in the e7ercise of
e7ecuti!e or le+islati!e state functions" is ee(e b% the part% not to be 8ualifie to e7ercise the
hi+hest state functions or is no lon+er ee(e to be 8ualifie to o so 1notin+ that this refers also to
legislative state functions2" cannot be no(inate 1an% lon+er2 b% the part% to e7ercise such state
functions. The part% 'ill encoura+e other political parties to also refrain fro( no(inatin+ such
persons to e7ercise such state functions.
;. Electe public representati!es of the part% (a% onl% e7ercise le+islati!e an super!isor% state
functions" not e7ecuti!e or :uicial ones. Persons e7ercisin+ e7ecuti!e state functions on behalf of
the part% 'ill be no(inate b% the Part% Council base on their e7pertise. The% nee not be part%*
(e(bers.
/E/$ERS
Article 1@.
A. The association is for(e b% the follo'in+ cate+ories of (e(bers6
1. orinar% (e(bers 6 resients of $onaire of all nationalities" or persons of Dutch nationa*
lit% 'here!er in the 'orl the% (a% resie" 'ho ha!e re+istere in
'ritin+ as a part%*(e(berG
). acti!e (e(bers 6 orinar% (e(bers 'ho ha!e unerta,en to carr% out an or+ani9a*
tional tas, or an% other tas, assi+ne to the( b% the $oarG
.. Part% Council (e(bers 6 acti!e (e(bers 'ho" at the reco((enation of the $oar or the
G/P" ha!e been no(inate b% the Part% Council as a (e(ber of the
Part% CouncilG
0. honorar% (e(bers 6 non*(e(bers" e7*(e(bers or orinar% (e(bers 'ho" at the reco(*
(enation of the Part% Council or the G/P" ha!e been no(inate as
such b% the $oarG if the% are not orinar% (e(bers" the% o not
ha!e the ri+ht to !ote an are not obli+ate to pa% contributionG the%
(a% atten the G/P as an observer" but (a% onl% ta,e the floor 'ith
the presient?s e7plicit per(issionG
3. s%(pathi9ers 6 persons 'ho are positi!el% incline to'ars the part% an ha!e ini*
cate in 'ritin+ to consier beco(in+ a (e(berG the% o not ha!e the
ri+ht to !ote an are not obli+ate to pa% contributionG the% (a%
atten the G/P as an observer" but (a% onl% ta,e the floor 'ith the
presient?s e7plicit per(issionG
$. The part% 'ill install the re8uire technical e8uip(ent to (a,e it possible for (e(bers resiin+
abroa to atten an !ote at the G/P !ia internet. As soon as possible (e(bers 'ill also be enable
to ta,e the floor !ia internet urin+ the G/P.
C. The cate+ories of (e(bers (entione sub 1 thr. . o ha!e the ri+ht to !ote an are obli+ate to pa%
contribution.
/E/$ERSDIP
Article 11.
1. /e(bership ta,es effect as of the (o(ent the $oar has recei!e an appro!e the application.
3
). All (e(bers 'ill recei!e a (e(bership*car si+ne b% the secretar% an the presient.
.. /e(bership ens6
a. at eathG
b. b% notice of ter(ination aresse to the $oar" 'ith ue obser!ance of a ter( of notice of one
(onthG
c. b% e7pulsionG
. b% release fro( (e(bership obli+ations.
0. The Part% Council (a% e7pel an% (e(ber 'ho is not a $oar*(e(ber or an acti!e (e(ber" if
heCshe +rossl% ne+lects hisCher obli+ations to the part% or causes a(a+e to the part%. An e7pelle
(e(ber has the ri+ht to appeal to the G/P 'ithin one (onth of ha!in+ been e7pelle. The appeal
(ust be ser!e on the $oar b% bailiff?s 'rit. Upon receipt of the appeal the $oar is obli+ate to
i((eiatel% call an e7traorinar% G/P in accorance 'ith re+ular con!ocation rules to enable the
e7pelle (e(ber to e7plain his appeal" follo'in+ 'hich the G/P 'ill ecie on the appeal b%
absolute (a:orit% of !otes cast b% the (e(bers present at the (eetin+ 1no 8uoru( re8uire2.
3. The $oar has the ri+ht to no(inate acti!e (e(bers" to assi+n tas,s to the(" as 'ell as to epri!e
the( of their acti!e (e(ber status.
;. If the une8ui!ocal conclusion can be ra'n fro( clear facts that a (e(ber is no lon+er intereste in
hisCher (e(bership" the $oar (a% release that (e(ber fro( hisCher (e(bership obli+ations. Such
an e7*(e(ber can al'a%s re+ain hisCher (e(bership 'ithout an% proble( upon 'ritten re8uest.
/E/$ERSDIP 4$LIGATI4NS
Article 1).
/e(bers o'e lo%alt% to the part%. Do'e!er" such lo%alt% lea!es each person?s freeo( of
conscience intact. The (e(bers are obli+ate to abie b% the pro!isions set out in these articles of
association" as 'ell as the pro!isions set out in the part%?s b%la's 1hereinafter6 the Ab%la's?2.
PART- STRUCTURE
Article 1..
The part% structure consists of three la%ers" na(el% 1i2 at the top the $oar" 1ii2 assiste b% the Part%
Council an 1iii2 at its base the General /eetin+ of Part%*/e(bers 1hereinafter6 the AG/P?2
BINANCIAL RES4URCES
Article 10.
1. The part%?s sources of inco(e consist of6
a a. contributionsG
b b. onationsG
c. subsiiesG
. be8uestsG
e. funraisin+ acti!ities an sale of +oosG
f. other le+all% obtaine inco(e.
;
). None of the sources of inco(e (entione in section 1 'ill be accepte b% the part%" if an% conition
or obli+ation is lin,e thereto.
.. The a(ount of the contribution is set out in the b%la's.
$4ARD
Article 13.
1. The $oar is responsible for a(inisterin+ the part%" 'hich (eans6 representin+ the part% in non*
political 1le+al2 (atters" eter(inin+ an e7ecutin+ internal an or+ani9ational part% policies" as 'ell
as a(inisterin+ the part%?s funs an capital.
). A public representati!e of the part% cannot e7ercise a $oar function. An% person e7ercisin+ a $oar
function at the (o(ent heCshe is electe as a public representati!e" (ust resi+n i((eiatel%. The
Part% Council 'ill no(inate * fro( their nu(ber or not * a te(porar% substitute to re(ain in function
until the ne7t G/P is hel" at 'hich (eetin+ the G/P 'ill no(inate a efiniti!e replace(ent.
.. The $oar in consultation 'ith the Part% Council is responsible for preparin+ the part%?s political
pro+ra(s an policies" 'hich 'ill be presente annuall% to the G/P in 'ritin+ H in the for( of an
action pro+ra(. The action pro+ra( 'ill be eposite for inspection at a place accessible to all
(e(bers at least one (onth before the G/P is hel. /e(bers (a% recei!e a cop% of the action
pro+ra( at cost. Each (e(ber has the ri+ht to sub(it a(en(ents to the action pro+ra( to the
$oar not later than one 'ee, before the G/P is hel" 'hich a(en(ents 'ill be put to the !ote
ini!iuall% 1i.e. one b% one2 urin+ the G/P. The (e(ber 'ho has sub(itte an a(en(ent 'ill
be +i!en the opportunit% to e7plain hisCher a(en(ent urin+ the G/P. An a(en(ent (a% not
contain an% pro!isions 'hich !iolate the la' or these articles of association.
0. The $oar consists of at least . persons. The $oar (a% increase this nu(ber to a hi+her uneven
nu(ber. The $oar functions are6
a. presientG
b. secretar%G
c. treasurerG
. aitional (e(bers" 'ho (a% be no(inate to act as substitutes for the presient" the secretar% or
the treasurer.
3. The $oar (e(bers are no(inate" suspene an is(isse b% the G/P. Each 1orinar%2 (e(ber
can propose hi(self or another 1orinar%2 (e(ber as a caniate for an% $oar function.
;. The part% as a le+al entit% is represente in an out of court H in a non*political sense H b% the
presient an the secretar% actin+ :ointl%. The presient an the treasurer actin+ :ointl% ispose of the
part%?s funs an capital.
<. The treasurer is responsible for (ana+in+ an a(inisterin+ the part%?s funs an capital. The
treasurer sub(its an oral report (onthl% an a 'ritten report tri*(onthl% to the $oar. The $oar
ecies tri*(onthl% 'hether or not to +rant the treasurer pro!isional ischar+e for his (ana+erial an
a(inistrati!e 'or,. The treasurer sub(its a 'ritten report annuall% to the G/P. The G/P ecies
annuall% 'hether or not to +rant the treasurer efiniti!e ischar+e for his (ana+erial an
a(inistrati!e 'or,. &ithout an un8ualifie auit opinion issue b% a re+istere accountant the
treasurer cannot be +rante efiniti!e ischar+e. All Part% Council (e(bers ha!e the ri+ht to inspect
the part%?s boo,s an financial ocu(ents at all ti(es.
=. a. The $oar ecies b% absolute (a:orit% of !otes. Each $oar (e(ber casts one !ote.
b. To hol $oar (eetin+s there is a 8uoru( re8uire(ent of (ore than half of the $oar (e(bers"
'hereas 'ithout the !oluntar% absence 1pre*announce in 'ritin+2 of the presient" the secretar% or
the treasurer" $oar (eetin+s cannot be hel.
c. If the !otes are e8uall% i!ie" the presient casts a ecisi!e !ote.
<
. 5otin+ on persons is one in 'ritin+ b% (eans of secret ballot. 5otin+ on issues is one orall%.
>. a. The secretar% an the presient actin+ :ointl% carr% on the part%?s corresponence.
b. The secretar% ,eeps the (inutes of all $oar (eetin+s" Part% Council (eetin+s an G/P (eetin+s.
c. The $oar an Part% Council eter(ine the 'a% in 'hich the (inutes are ,ept 1either a si(ple list of
ecisions or a (ore e7tensi!e report2. Do'e!er" each $oar an Part% Council (e(ber has the ri+ht
to instruct the secretar% to inclue in the (inutes a te7t ictate b% hi(Cher either orall% or in
'ritin+.
. The (inutes of G/P?s are al'a%s in the for( of a si(ple list of ecisions.
1@. The secretar% (aintains an up*to*ate list of all (e(bers" acti!e (e(bers" Part% Council (e(bers"
honorar% (e(bers an re+istere s%(pathi9ers.
11. &hene!er a $oar function shoul fall !acant" a G/P (ust be calle as soon as possible to
no(inate a replace(ent.
1). The $oar (eets once a 'ee, at a fi7e ti(e an place co((unicate to the $oar (e(bers in
'ritin+" or as often as the presient or t'o $oar (e(bers ee( necessar%. E7tra $oar (eetin+s
are calle b% senin+ out 'ritten con!ocation*notices" notin+ all a+ena ite(s to be iscusse" but
resolutions urin+ such e7tra (eetin+s can onl% be aopte unanimously b% the $oar (e(bers
present at the (eetin+ an onl% on the pre*announce a+ena ite(s" 'ith ue obser!ance of the
pro!isions in section = sub b. $oar resolutions can also be aopte 'ithout holin+ a (eetin+" but
such resolutions are onl% !ali" if all $oar (e(bers holin+ office aopt the resolution
unani(ousl% an in 'ritin+.
1.. All resolutions are recore in 'ritin+" notin+ the outco(e of the !otin+.
10. $oar (e(bers 'ho o not atten . consecuti!e fi7e 'ee,l% $oar (eetin+s 'ithout +i!in+
reasone notice of absence or 'ho are ee(e b% an absolute (a:orit% of the $oar (e(bers to
+rossl% ne+lect their obli+ations to the part% or to cause a(a+e to the part%" (a% be referre b% the
other $oar*(e(bers to the G/P to consier their suspension or is(issal.
PART- C4UNCIL
Article 1;.
1. The Part% Council consists of (e(bers qualitate qua an of no(inate (e(bers.
). The Part% Council (e(bers qualitate qua are6
a. all $oar (e(bersG
b. all public representati!es of the part% holin+ officeG
c. all for(er public representati!es of the part% 1as lon+ as the% re(ain part%*(e(bers2.
.. The no(inate (e(bers are the acti!e (e(bers propose b% the $oar or b% the G/P an
no(inate b% the Part% Council.
0. $% an absolute (a:orit% of !otes the Part% Council (a% suspen or is(iss a Part% Council (e(ber
belon+in+ to one of the cate+ories referre to in section )" sub c" or in section ." if heCshe is ee(e
b% the Part% Council to +rossl% ne+lect hisCher obli+ations to the part% or to cause a(a+e to the
part%.
3. The Part% Council in consultation 'ith the $oar is responsible for preparin+ the part%?s political
pro+ra(s an policies. The Part% Council is also responsible for (onitorin+ the political policies
pursue b% the part%?s public representati!es" 'hich (ust be H as (uch as possible H in accorance
'ith the current action pro+ra( appro!e b% the G/P.
;. The Part% Council is also responsible for (aintainin+ har(onious relations bet'een the (e(bers"
$oar (e(bers an public representati!es of the part%.
=
<. a. The Part% Council ra's up the part%?s lists of caniates. A caniate (ust be an acti!e
(e(ber" a $oar (e(ber or a Part% Council (e(ber.
b. The Part% Council sub(its the list of caniates for appro!al to a speciall% calle G/P.
This G/P is calle onl% once in the 'a% set out in article )1" section 1. of these articles of
association. There is no 8uoru( re8uire(ent for this e7traorinar% G/P. The G/P has the ri+ht
to either appro!e or re:ect the list of caniates. The list of caniates can onl% be re:ecte b% the
G/P" if the G/P appro!es an alternati!e list b% an absolute (a:orit% of !otes cast b% the
(e(bers present at the sa(e (eetin+.
=. a. The Part% Council ecies b% absolute (a:orit% of !otes. Do'e!er" the part%?s public represen*
tati!es holin+ office are not boun b% the ecisions of the Part% Council in so far as such
ecisions entail a political reco((enation to the( in their capacit% of public representati!e on
ho' to !ote. Do'e!er" failin+ to hee such a reco((enation (a% lea to the conse8uences
referre to in article 1<.
b. Each Part% Council (e(ber casts one !ote.
c. To hol Part% Council (eetin+s there is a 8uoru( re8uire(ent of (ore than half of the Part%
Council (e(bers" 'hereas 'ithout the !oluntar% absence 1pre*announce in 'ritin+2 of the
presient" the secretar% or the treasurer" Part% Council (eetin+s cannot be hel.
. If the !otes are e8uall% i!ie" the presient casts a ecisi!e !ote.
e. 5otin+ on persons is one in 'ritin+ b% (eans of secret ballot. 5otin+ on issues is one
orall%.
f. The presient an secretar% of the $oar also act as the presient an secretar% of the Part%
Council.
>. The Part% Council (eets once a (onth at a fi7e place an ti(e co((unicate to the Part% Council
(e(bers in 'ritin+" or as often as the presient or three Part% Council (e(bers ee( necessar%.
&ritten con!ocation*notices for e7tra (eetin+s (ust be sent to all Part% Council (e(bers at least 3
a%s in a!ance" notin+ all a+ena ite(s to be iscusse" but resolutions urin+ such e7tra (eetin+s
can onl% be aopte b% a )C. (a:orit% of the !otes cast b% the Part% Council (e(bers present at the
(eetin+ an onl% on the pre*announce a+ena ite(s" 'ith ue obser!ance of the pro!isions in
section = sub c.
1@. The Part% Council (aintains the ri+ht at all ti(es to present a (otion of no*confience a+ainst a
public representati!e of the part% to the G/P. Such a resolution re8uires a )C. (a:orit% of the !otes
cast b% the Part% Council (e(bers present at the (eetin+.
11. All resolutions are recore in 'ritin+" notin+ the outco(e of the !otin+.
PU$LIC REPRESENTATI5ES
Article 1<
1. E!er%'here in these articles of association the ter( Apublic representati!es? shall be ta,en to (ean
the persons liste on the part%?s list of caniates or their substitutes 'ho ha!e been electe b% the
!oters" as 'ell as the persons no(inate b% the Part% Council to e7ercise e7ecuti!e state functions
on behalf of the part%.
). A public representati!e of the part% 'or,s an !otes in accorance 'ith hisCher o'n conscience"
'ithout acceptin+ an% !otin+ instructions fro( or obli+ation to consult 'ith those 'ho ha!e !ote
for hi(Cher. Do'e!er" the% are obli+ate to report (onthl% to the Part% Council an rener
account of their actions an the !otes the% ha!e cast" unless the +eneral interest shoul eciel%
ictate other'ise.
>
.. Public Representati!es of the part% are obli+ate to resi+n i((eiatel% anCor surrener their seat" if
the G/P shoul aopt a (otion of no*confience a+ainst the( 'ith a )C. (a:orit% of the !otes cast
urin+ a (eetin+ especiall% calle for that purpose. To hol such a G/P there is a 8uoru(
re8uire(ent of at least half of all (e(bers. The proceure set out in article )1" section = 'ith respect
to the callin+ of a secon an a thir G/P applies e8uall% in the situation set out in this section.
C4//ITTEES
Article 1=.
1. The $oar an the Part% Council (a% no(inate co((ittees" fro( their nu(ber or not" to assist the(
in the e7ecution of their respecti!e uties. These co((on co((ittees consist of 1orinar%2
(e(bers. The $oar an the Part% Council (a% also no(inate advisory co((ittees. Non*(e(bers
(a% be no(inate to for( part of a!isor% co((ittees. Each co((ittee 'ill be +i!en clear ter(s of
reference.
). The $oar no(inates a stanin+ financial !erification co((ittee" consistin+ of ) acti!e (e(bers not
bein+ public representati!es of the part%. This co((ittee no(inates" suspens an is(isses the
re+istere accountant referre to in article 13 section <. The co((ittee (a,es sure the treasurer
strictl% aheres to the instructions +i!en b% the re+istere accountant an also chec,s inepenentl%
that the funs an capital of the part% are spent" (ana+e an a(inistere in a le+all% correct an
efficient 'a%. The !erification*co((ittee reports in 'ritin+ to the Part% Council e!er% three (onths
an to the G/P once a %ear.
A$STENTI4NS
Article 1>.
$oar (e(bers" Part% Council (e(bers an 1acti!e2 (e(bers al'a%s ha!e the ri+ht to abstain fro(
!otin+. Do'e!er" abstentions o not influence the outco(e of the !otin+ in an% 'a%.
AGE
Article )@.
/e(bers shoul be at least 1; %ears of a+e. $oar (e(bers an Part% Council (e(bers shoul be
at least thirt% %ears of a+e.
GENERAL /EETING 4B PART-*/E/$ERS
Article )1.
1. Annuall%" not later than the (onth of /a%" a re+ular G/P is hel.
). An e7traorinar% G/P is hel as often as6
a. the presientG
b. t'o $oar (e(bersG
c. the !erification*co((itteeG
. at least 1@ orinar% (e(bersG
e. at least 3 Part% Council (e(bers
consier1s2 this necessar%. In the cases referre to in this section sub b." c." ." an e." as 'ell as in the
case referre to in article 1;" section 1@" the presient is obli+ate to call an e7traorinar% G/P
i((eiatel%.
1@
.. The presient an the secretar% 1or the !ice*secretar%2 of the $oar also act as presient an
secretar% of the G/P.
0. a. The G/P ecies b% absolute (a:orit% of !otes" unless inicate other'ise.
b. There is no 8uoru( re8uire(ent to hol a G/P" unless inicate other'ise in these articles
of association.
c. All 1orinar%2 (e(bers cast one !ote. S%(pathi9ers o not ha!e the ri+ht to !ote.
. If the !otes are e8uall% i!ie" the presient casts the ecisi!e !ote.
e. 5otin+ on persons is one in 'ritin+. 5otin+ on issues is one orall%.
3. The $oar ecies 'hether to a(it in!ite (e(bers to the G/P.
;. Durin+ the re+ular annual G/P at least the follo'in+ ite(s ha!e to be iscusse an !ote on6
a. re!ie' of an !otin+ on the annual financial state(ents sub(itte b% the treasurerG
b. !otin+ on 'hether to ischar+e the treasurerG
c. re!ie' of an !otin+ on the $oar?s annual report on the part%?s internal policiesG
. re!ie' of an !otin+ on the action pro+ra( referre to in article 13 section .G
e. an% other a+ena*ite(s.
<. Durin+ the re+ular or an% e7traorinar% G/P resolutions are aopte 'ith respect to the appoint*
(ent" re*election" suspension or is(issal of an% $oar (e(bers. A prospecti!e $oar*(e(ber
either proposes hi(self as a caniate or is propose b% another 1orinar%2 (e(ber. $oar*(e(bers
are appointe for a perio of 3 %ears. The% are eli+ible for re*election 'ithout li(it" each ti(e for a
perio of 3 %ears. The 8uoru( re8uire(ent" as 'ell as the callin+ of a secon an thir G/P as set
out in section =" applies e8uall% for the appoint(ent anCor re*election of $oar*(e(bers" on the
unerstanin+" ho'e!er" that for the appoint(ent anCor re*election of $oar*(e(bers an absolute
(a:orit% of the !otes suffices.
=. $oar*(e(bers can onl% be suspene or is(isse b% a )C. (a:orit% of !otes. There is a 8uoru(
re8uire(ent of half of all (e(bers for the suspension or is(issal of a $oar*(e(ber. If there is no
8uoru( present" a secon G/P shall be calle. Bor this secon G/P the sa(e 8ualifie (a:orit% an
the sa(e 8uoru( re8uire(ent applies 'ith respect to the aoption of a resolution to suspen or
is(iss $oar*(e(bers. If urin+ this secon G/P there is a+ain no 8uoru( present" the (eetin+ is
close an i((eiatel% thereafter a thir G/P is calle orall%" to be hel .@ (inutes after this oral
con!ocation. Bor this thir G/P there is no 8uoru( re8uire(ent" so that a le+all% binin+ resolution
to suspen or is(iss $oar*(e(bers can be aopte b% a )C. (a:orit% of !otes cast b% the
(e(bers then present at the (eetin+.
>. Durin+ a timely calle e7traorinar% G/P" con!ene especiall% for this purpose" the Part% Council
presents the list of caniates to the G/P. This G/P is calle onl% once in the 'a% set out in section
1.. Bor this e7traorinar% G/P there is no 8uoru( re8uire(ent. The G/P has the ri+ht to appro!e
or re:ect the list of caniates. The list of caniates can onl% be re:ecte b% the G/P" if the G/P
appro!es an alternati!e list b% an absolute (a:orit% of !otes cast b% the (e(bers present at this sa(e
(eetin+.
1@. The G/P aopts (otions anCor resolutions 'ith respect to internal anCor political policies b%
absolute (a:orit% of !otes" unless inicate other'ise. E!er% (e(ber has the ri+ht to ta,e the floor
urin+ a G/P. /otions or resolutions (ust be sub(itte to the secretar% in 'ritin+ before or urin+
the (eetin+.
11. At least 1@ (e(bers ha!e the ri+ht to sub(it to the secretar% a (otion of no*confience a+ainst the
entire $oar or a+ainst one or (ore $oar*(e(bers. The 8ualifie (a:orit% an the 8uoru(
re8uire(ent" as 'ell as the callin+ of a secon an thir G/P as set out in section =" appl% e8uall% in
the situation referre to in this section. If a (otion of no*confience is aopte" the $oar*(e(ber
in 8uestion or the entire $oar resi+ns i((eiatel%" unless the G/P fails to no(inate 1a2
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replace(ent1s2" in 'hich case the $oar*(e(ber or the entire $oar re(ains in function until
replace(ent1s2 'ill ha!e been appointe.
1). Durin+ an e7traorinar% G/P calle especiall% for this purpose" at least .@ (e(bers ha!e the ri+ht
to sub(it to the secretar% a (otion of no*confience a+ainst a public representati!e of the part%. The
8ualifie (a:orit% an the 8uoru( re8uire(ent" as 'ell as the callin+ of a secon an thir G/P as
set out in section =" appl% e8uall% in the situation referre to in this section.
1.. The presient calls a G/P b% senin+ out con!ocation notices listin+ the a+ena*ite(s to be
iscusse to all 1orinar%2 (e(bers" honorar% (e(bers an re+istere s%(pathi9ers. The ter( of
notice is at least 1@ a%s" not countin+ the a% of (ailin+ the con!ocation notices nor the a% the
(eetin+ is hel. If in the cases referre to in section )" sub b." c." ." or e. of this article the presient
fails to call a (eetin+ 'ithin 1@ a%s" the persons or co((ittee referre to in section )" sub b." c." ."
or e. of this article ha!e the ri+ht to call a G/P the(sel!es" 'ith ue obser!ance of the pro!isions
set out in the first t'o sentences of this section.

$-LA&S
Article )).
The b%la's set out aitional an e7ecuti!e pro!isions" 'hich (a% not be contrar% to these articles
of association anCor the la'. The b%la's are enacte b% the $oar.
A/END/ENT T4 TDE ARTICLES 4B ASS4CIATI4N
Article ).
A resolution to a(en these articles of association can onl% be aopte b% a G/P calle especiall%
for this purpose" attene b% at least )C. of the (e(bers an re8uirin+ a (a:orit% of at least )C. of
the le+all% cast !otes. If urin+ this (eetin+ there is no 8uoru(" a secon G/P is calle 'ithin a
(onth" but not earlier than t'o 'ee,s follo'in+ the first G/P. Durin+ the secon G/P a resolution
to a(en the articles of association (a% be aopte b% a .C0 (a:orit% of the le+all% cast !otes"
irrespecti!e of the nu(ber of (e(bers present. A(en(ents to the articles of association o not
enter into force" until the notarial ee of a(en(ent of the articles of association has been
e7ecute.
DISS4LUTI4N AND LIIUIDATI4N
Article )0
1. A resolution to issol!e the association can onl% be aopte b% a G/P calle
especiall% for this purpose" attene b% at least )C. of the (e(bers an re8uirin+ a (a:orit% of at
least )C. of the le+all% cast !otes. If urin+ this (eetin+ there is no 8uoru(" a secon G/P is calle
'ithin a (onth" but not earlier than t'o 'ee,s follo'in+ the first G/P. Durin+ the secon G/P a
resolution to issol!e the association (a% be aopte b% a .C0 (a:orit% of the le+all% cast !otes"
irrespecti!e of the nu(ber of (e(bers attenin+.
). If a resolution to issol!e the association has been aopte" the sa(e G/P (ust
ecie 'hat to o 'ith an% re(ainin+ positi!e balance of the part%?s capital after li8uiation" all in
accorance 'ith the le+al re8uire(ents.
.. If the association has been issol!e" the last $oar in office 'ill be entruste 'ith
the li8uiation process" unless the G/P shoul ecie other'ise. Durin+ this process the pro!isions
of these articles of association an the b%la's 'ill re(ain in force as (uch as possible.
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ADDITI4NAL P4&ERS 4B TDE $4ARD
Article )3.
The $oar ecies in all cases not re+ulate in these articles of association or in the b%la's" or
'here there is oubt about their application or interpretation.
ENTR- INT4 B4RCE
Article );.
These articles of association enter into force i((eiatel% after the notarial ee has been e7ecute.
$efore that ate all persons 'ho ha!e re+istere as (e(bers or 'ho are e7ercisin+ pro!isional part%
functions are obli+ate to !oluntaril% ahere to the then still raft articles of association.
1.

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