Efrasachin Parliament

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Parliament of the Kingdom of Efransa
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Type
TypeBicameral
HousesSenate
National Assembly
Leadership
King of EfransaEthan I
Prime MinisterThe Countess of Machy, Social Democratic
since May 8, 2019
Leader of the OppositonThe Lord of Guane, People’s League
Speaker of the National AssemblyThe Lord of Fencia, Popular Progressive
since April 27, 2020
President Pro Tempore of the SenateThe Duke of Arreau
since June 1, 2020
Structure
Members9
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Senate political groupsAll
  •      Nonpartisan (4)
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National Assembly political groupsMajority (5)
  •      Social Democrats (4)

Minority (4)

  •      People’s League (1)
Joint committeesChamber of Deputies, Joint Economic Committee, Joint Defense Committee
Meeting place
Parliamentary Palace, Parsrid (De jure); Legislative Table, Limone (De facto)


The Parliament of the Kingdom of Efransa (Efrasachin: Parlioment du Rouiame od Elfransa) is the bicameral legislature of Efransa. The Parliament consists of the Crown-in-Parliament, the Senate, and the National Assembly. Both houses sit jointly as the General Congress, which elects the Chamber of Deputies, the permanent deputation. Parliament meets at the Legislative Table just outside of Limone.

The National Assembly consists of five Representatives elected through ranked-choice-voting every four months, two from each Province and one at-large. The Speaker of the National Assembly is the presiding officer. The Prime Minister is approved by the National Assembly.

The Senate consists of four Senators of the Realm that serve at the pleasure of the King, who is also President of the Senate. The King also choses a President Pro Tempore, who is the regular presiding officer.

History

Parliament can be traced back to the Grand Senate of Maradia. The Grand Senate was later succeeded by the General Court of Floeratia (later Efransa). The General Court was extremely large, and only four or five seats were filled (leading to the numbers of the modern Parliament).

The Federal Parliament of Efransa (later Iblusigonia) succeeded this during the Imperial Period. The Federal Parliament was in practice replaced by the three-member Federal Assembly. It was dissolved with the September Revolution.

The Parliament of Tribarcas existed for a very short period, being replaced by the Congress soon after. Maradia’s de facto legislature was the National Assembly, in place of the Parliament.

Ludisirga’s legislative power was vested in the unicameral National Assembly. The Union had legislative power vested in State Legislatures, Republic Parliaments, and the Congress of the Union as a whole, the direct predecessor to the Parliament.

Structure

Parliament consists of the King, the Senate, and the National Assembly, the latter two constituting the General Congress. The General Congress is presided by both the Assembly Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tempore.

The Congress convenes for purposes such as the State Opening of Parliament, the State of the Nation adresses, and other speeches from the throne. The Congress also convenes for declarations of war, electing the Chamber of Deputies, the National Ombudsman, and approving the Receiver-General, among others.

Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies is a body of Parliament empowered by the Second Amendment to act as a temporary legislature during the recess of Parliament. It usually consists of two Representatives, the Speaker of the Assembly and an opposition Rep., as well as the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The Chamber of Deputies also serves as the presidium of the Audencie Nacionale.

Joint Economic Committee

The Joint Economic Committee governs the organizations governing the national economy, as well as tax law, the Reserve Bank, and His Majesty’s Treasury. It consists of the National Assembly Finance Committee, along with two Senators appointed by the Senate President Pro Tempore.

Joint Defense Committee

The Joint Defense Committee oversees the Royal Efrasachin Army, a function which is traditionally given to it by the Senate Defense Committee. It consists of the Senate Committee, as well as the Assembly Justice and Home Affairs Committee.

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