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Council of State (Campinia)
|Council of State |
Raad van Staat
|President of the Council of State||Sven Wigwam, Independent |
since 11 September 2016
|Grand Constable of Campinia||Shady Morsi, Independent |
since 30 August 2016
The Council of State (Dutch:Raad van Staat) is the unicameral parliament of Campinia. Under the terms of the Campinian Constitution, the Council of State represents the people and is vested with legislative power. The Council of State is composed of 10 members elected to a four-year term on the basis of direct, universal and equal suffrage by secret ballot.
The Council of State´s powers are defined by the Constitution and they include: defining economic, legal and political relations in Campinia, preservation and use of its heritage and entering into alliances and diplomatic relations. The Council of State has the right to deploy the Campinian armed forces abroad, and it may restrict some constitutional rights and liberties in wartime or in cases of imminent war or following natural disasters. The Council of State amends the borders of Campinia or the Constitution, enacts legislation, passes the state budget, declares war and decides on cessation of hostilities, adopts parliamentary resolutions and bylaws, adopts long-term national security and defence strategies, implements civil supervision of the armed forces and security services, calls referenda, performs elections and appointments conforming to the constitution and applicable legislation, supervises operations of the Government and other civil services responsible to the parliament, grants amnesty for criminal offences and performs other duties defined by the constitution.