EDENOPOLIS (DM) – The Free City-State of Edenopolis was established yesterday by former Whestcorean Mememaster-General, current Mercian First Minister, and now King of Edenopolis, Horatio Eden.
The nation has a population of just one – Mr. Eden himself – but has already produced ten legislative edicts establishing the nation’s police force, park office, diplomatic relations policy and other matters of state.
Despite initial claims that he would not be opening up immigration opportunities, the Edenopolitical government has released a citizenship form, “Form 1A”, which allows prospective citizens to apply.
The nation has also opened diplomatic relations with the Abeldane Empire and the Commonwealth.
In the early evening of the fifth, King Eden announced that there would be an election for his position. However, he being the only full citizen of the nation and the only person entitled by law to vote in the Kingship election, he is mathematically and logically the only person who can win a supposedly democratic race for the throne.
President Kit McCarthy of the Republic of Mcarthia seemed somewhat perturbed, quoting something the King had said in a forum thread: “‘Cannot vote’?”
The King attempted to explain the situation: “I may look into having an elected Board of Royal Advisors at some point, but in order to maintain my position as King, only I am able to vote in Kingship elections,” he said. “That way, I have a semblance of popular support but actually I can’t practically be removed by any means other than abdication.”
A similar referendum – with “100% turnout” – was also held, approving the current design of the Edenopolitical flag.