Bundesrat

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Bundesrat
Federal Council
14th Reichsversammlung
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Type
Type
Term limits
1 year
History
FoundedAugust 1, 2020 (2020-08-01)
Leadership
James FrischD
since 13 September 2020
Deputy President
Austin JaaxC
since 13 September 2020
Structure
Seats6 BRs
Bundesrat 5.svg
Political groups
HIM Government (4):

HIM Loyal Opposition (1):

Vacant (1):

  •      Vacant (1)
Elections
Unspecified
(Decided by each state)
Meeting place
Discord
Website
reichsversammlung.weebly.com

The Bundesrat (literally "Federal Council", in German), is the upper chamber of the Reichsversammlung, the legislature of the Abeldane Empire. Its membership consists of 1 representative from each state, who are selected by processes individually decided by their respective State.

The Bundesrat is responsible for ensuring state representation in the legislative process. Acts passed by the lower chamber, the Volkstag, require the approval of the Bundesrat to become law. Legislation can originate in the Bundesrat, in which case the Volkstag must also approve said legislation.

History

The Bundesrat was established on 1 August 2020, with the enactment of the Constitutional Reform Act of 2020, which transformed the Reichsversammlung from a unicameral body, as it had been since independence in 2014, to a bicameral one.

Powers

Duration

Terms for members of the Bundesrat are 1 year, with the terms staggered so half the chamber are selected every half year.

Presiding officers

The Bundesrat is presided over by the President of the Bundesrat.

Parties

The table below lists parties currently represented in the Volkstag.

Name Ideologies Leader Current seats
NRGU National Royalists - The Green Union
Nationale Köningstreue - Die Grüne Union
Royalism Patrick Renwick
3 / 6
C Confederals
Konföderative
Confederalism Connor Stumperth
1 / 6
LF Liberty Front
Front für Freiheit
Liberalism Brandon Wu
0 / 6

Composition and seats

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Each federal state of the Empire receives 1 representative in the Bundesrat. The states individually decide the mode of election and/or appointment of their representatives in the Bundesrat. The Imperial Representative in the Volkstag holds a non-voting seat in the Bundesrat, as representative of the Imperial Capital of Kaiserstadt.

Members

Bundesrat Federal Party State Party State Took office Notes
Nicolas von Uberquie y Millan National Royalists Green Royalists Alenshka 30 August 2020
Carl von Joseph Werzberg National Royalists Royalist Alexander 10 September 2020
Patrick Renwick National Royalists None Demirelia 15 August 2020
James Frisch None Democratic Morgannwg 5 September 2020 President
Austin Jaax Confederals Batu Rai 15 August 2020 Deputy President
Vacant N/A N/A Tusmore N/A
Non-voting Representative
Thomas Bainbridge Confederals None Kaiserstadt 5 September 2020 Imperial Representative

Notes