|Empress of the Efrasachinds|
|Formation||11 October 2018 (7 April 2021)|
The Monarchy of Efransa, officially The Crown of Efransa (Efrasachin: Le Correnu od Elfransa), is the (semi-)constitutional monarchy of the Efrasachin Empire. The Constitution officially vests the powers of head of state of Efransa in The Crown, a legal person. The powers of The Crown are vested in the Monarch, as the Sovereign, per article 3 section 2. The current Monarch is Empress Sofia I. The Monarch and the Imperial Family undertake various ceremonial duties. Under the modern Constitution, the Empress has various powers much more powerful than that of the King of Efransa.
The origins of the Efrasachin Monarchy can be loosely traced back to the Count Palatine of Maradia. The Efrasachin Monarchy directly descended from the Floeratian Monarchy, both of which are one and the same, but the Efrasachin Monarchy being the successor. The Efrasachin Monarchy was at points known as both the Royal Efrasachin Monarchy, and the Iblusigonian Imperial Monarchy.
The Monarch is the de jure chief executive, and in many cases acts as such, but this depends on the Chancellor. The Vicegerent is an office established by the Imperial Advisory Act, alongside the Imperial Council. The Vicegerent is the former Monarch, currently HM Ethan I, and executes certain functions delegated by the Monarch, in modern times including signing bills on behalf of the Monarch, although, this is not the Vicegerent granting Imperial assent, as that is strictly reserved to the Monarch.
The Monarchy originated as the Office of the Count Palatine of Maradia, the monarchy of the Comital Period. The Count Palatine had many powers similar to the current Monarchy, being constitutionally very powerful. The Count Palatine was assisted by Counts and Viscounts, as well as the Council of Electors.
The Floeratian/First Efrasachin Period brought the title of King of Floeratia/Efransa. The King was powerful at the beginning of the period, but after the Countess of Machy took office, the King had far less power. During this period, the Monarchy was far more ceremonial than ever before.
The Imperial Period brought about a popular constitutionally absolute monarchy. During this time, the monarch was styled as Emperor of the Efrasachinds, and later Sovereign Imperial Monarch (Emperor) of the Iblusigoniands. The monarchy was dissolved with the September Revolution.
The position of head of state was briefly filled by the Countess of Machy as President of the Tribarcasian Republic, who resigned in favor of King Ethan, and after a brief stint as a foreign intelligence agent, he named her unofficial Supreme Leader of the then newly formed Tribarcasian Federation.
The Presidency was soon replaced by the King of Maradia (later “and Fienomige”). The King was now an absolute monarch, not governed by a Constitution (Maradia’s constitution was never finished). The Countess returned to a far-less powerful premiership.
When Maradia was dissolved, the short-live Presidency of Ludisirga was established, and was later succeeded by the collective Presidency of the Union of Efransa, which was presided by the now-King. The current monarchy was established on April 10, 2020, Restoration Day.