I remind you all of the rules. Rule 6 deals with the transition from one Emperor/TPT to another, although it does not specifically deal with the case of abdication. It states that in the event an Emperor or TPT is unwilling or unable to continue in office, the Grand Vizier (if any) takes over after a 72 hour period.
I remind you also that I am currently Grand Vizier.
Therefore, in my role as senior remaining government official, I proclaim that the abdication of a Tribune is equivalent to a 72 hour waiting period, as described in Rule 6, part i. Pursuant to Rule 6, I hereby declare myself Acting Tribune.
In my new role as Acting Tribune, I have the following proclamations to make.
First, the name of "The People's Tribune" is to be changed back to "The Exalted Emperor". All instances of TPT are to be changed to TEE in the rules.
Second, the first part of Rule 1 is amended to read "The Game of Reaction shall always include at least two offices: The Exalted Emperor (TEE) and The Humble Scribe (THS). The office of TEE shall, at all times, be held by John_D or, failing that, his lawful issue in perpetuity."
Third, all references to an Executive Council are to be changed. A TEC may be appointed by TEE as a strictly advisory board, with only such powers as delegated by TEE and dismissible at any time by TEE. All decisions which are currently made by TEC shall now rest with TEE.
Long live the counter-revolution!