About us-INTERNATIONAL PARTY
Constitution of the International Party
South African Manifesto
League of Cooperative Workers
Party member application form
The structure of the International Party allows it to operate independently in many different sovereign regions (called lodges), while at the same time have a single core vision and directive across them. The following diagram is a visual presentation of the party structure in one lodge (for example South Africa):
The Global Council
Serves as a forum among the leadership of the different party lodges.
Consists of ten delegates, selected randomly among the shortest serving leaders of the different party lodges.
All delegates to the Global Council have equal status and they arrange their workings on an ad hoc basis, and in line with best practice.
The Constitutional Council
Consists of 50 delegates, selected randomly among the leaders of all the branches.
Responsible to propose and approve amendments to the party constitution. To approve any constitutional amendment, at least 35 council members should vote in favour thereof (super majority).
The party leadership
The party is not headed by one leader as in the traditional model, but by a tripartite of three elected members who share the leadership powers equally. These three members serve a term of nine years each. Every three years one of the three positions will become vacant, on a rotational basis.
The Constitutional Council appoints leaders to any vacant positions on the tripartite leadership.
Party leaders need to be intelligent and sound of mind.
Party branches can be established by party members around various pivots such as (but not limited to):
Geographic location, occupation, religion, language, age, ethnicity.
Party branches can be centred on a maximum of two different pivots, one which has to be the geographic location.
The establishment of a new branch need to be approved by the party leadership in writing.