Federal Council

National leadership and policy

The Federal Council has a maximum of 124 members. The membership is all candidates in the last leadership election, the National policy committee, and appointed members. The National policy committee is the Federalist Party’’s government in waiting. It has 16 to 24 members who are appointed by the party Leader and dismissed by the Leader with the approval of the Federal Council. Non-binding resolutions do not require the approval of the Federal Council but binding and key resolutions require the approval of both the Federal Council and the National policy committee. The National policy committee initiates all key resolutions and the Federal Council all binding resolutions. The Federal Council and National policy committee shall vote concurrently on the last three days of each month.

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