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Council of State (Montescano)
|Raad van State|
|2nd Council of State|
|Founded||May 29, 2019|
HH Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I
since 29 May 2019
Lord Christoffel van Achterbergen, Marquess of Goedeweg-Achterbergen
since 29 April 2020
|Seats||9 Members of the Council of state|
Based on status as a Count of the Realm or appointment by the Monarch
The Council of State, or also known in Dutch as the Raad van State, is the legislative body of the Principality of Montescano. All members of the Council of State are either appointed by the Monarch or are members because they are Counts of one of the Counties of the Principality as landed nobles. The Council of State has the right to draft new Acts which are then subject to the consent of the Monarch. The Council of State also provides the Monarch with non-binding advice.
|Portrait||Name||County||Term of office||Political affiliation|
|HH Sovereign Prince Dionisiy I||Nieuwendam||29 May 2019||Present||Monarch|
|Holds seat as both Monarch and Count of Nieuwendam.|
|Lord Christoffel van Achterbergen, Marquess of Goedeweg-Achterbergen||Goedeweg-Achterbergen||29 May 2019||Present||Conservative|
|Holds seat as Marquess of Goedeweg-Achterbergen, appointed as Grand Pensionary.|
|Lord İsmetcan Saraç, Baron of Anemorion||Tourkia||1 July 2019||Present||Moderate|
|Holds seat as Representative of the Marquess of Tourkia, appointed as Chamberlain.|
|HH Hereditary Prince Maurits||Purmerland||18 July 2019||Present||Socialist|
|Holds seat as Count of Purmerland and Heir pressumtive.|
|HH Princess-Consort Mariia||Spaerenwoude||26 November 2019||Present||Moderate|
|Holds seat as Countess of Spaerenwoude|
|Lord Tim van Norden, Count of Velsen||Velsen||9 January 2020||Present||Conservative|
|Holds seat as Count of Velsen.|
|Lord Christian Newton, Marquess of Kaap Hatteras||Kaap Hatteras||21 January 2020||Present||Moderate|
|Holds seat as Connétable.|
|Lord Äsghär Rzayev, Count of Komstad||Komhorod||3 February 2020||Present||Moderate|
|Holds seat as Count of Komstad.|
|Lady Lenka Kiernosz, Countess of Horne||Horne||8 May 2020||Present||Liberal|
|Holds seat as Countess of Horne|
Acts of the Council of State are laws passed by the Council of State. They are the primary means of legislation and can overturn any other law (including previous Acts of the Council of State) except for the Statute.
Acts of the Council of State are proposed by a member of the body, after which they may be debated and amended. For an act to pass, 50% + 1 vote of all members must give their approval to the Act. It then passes on to the Monarch, who chooses whether or not to grant Consent to the Act - if Consent is given, the Act becomes law by being formally passed by a Princely Decree.
Princely Decrees may also be used purely as a executive way of administration.