|Parliament of Altavia|
|Founded||20 January 2020|
New session started
|20 January 2020|
Lukas Nörvu, Et Sur!
since 20 January 2020
Ben Pickles, Et Sur!
since 27 April 2020
|20 January 2020|
The Parliament is closely linked to the executive. Altavia comprises of a Lukas Nörvu (head of state), Marshall of the Government (head of government), and Marshall of the Opposition. In accordance with the principle of responsible government these individuals are always drawn from the Parliament and are held accountable to it.
The one term is 6 months. Premiers cannot serve more than 3 consecutive terms, unless you are a party leader, in which you can serve 5 consecutive terms. The Chancellor's term is 2 years, and the Chancellor has no term limits.
If the leader of a party becomes the Chancellor, the party elects a de facto leader (for the Parliament).
If the Chancellor resigns, the de facto leader of their party becomes the leader, and the party elects a new de facto leader.
The Parliament of Altavia was established on 20 January 2020 with only one house, the Parliament.
The Parliament of Altavia consists of only a 10 seat Parliament.
The Parliament is made up of 10 people, using Proportional Representation. The leader of the majority party becomes the Marshall of the Government (or Grand Marshall), and the leader of the second biggest party not in the Government becomes the Leader of the Opposition (or Secondary Marshall). MMP is used so that no more than 3 people from each city (equivalent of electoral district or constituency) are in the Parliament at once.
Passage of Legislation
Before any law is passed, it is first introduced in the Parliament as a draft known as a bill. Once all members present have had a chance to read the bill, the Premiers may decide if it wants to recommend any revisions to the bill or vote on it. The Premiers' then vote, and the majority vote in the Council (Yes or No) is what decides if the bill is made law.
If the bill passes, it is sent to the Chancellor. The Chancellor can either sign or veto. If the Chancellor signs, it goes into law the 1st day of the next month. If the Chancellor vetoes, it is sent back to the Parliament. If the council votes a 2/3 supermajority, the Chancellor has no choice but to sign it. If the vote does not pass, it is dismissed.
If the bill does not pass, the system starts over again. If it fails to pass 3 times, the bill is dismissed.
A bill can be anything from new laws to impeachments.