Federal Assembly (Ashukovo)

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Federal Assembly
Фэдэралски Сбирка Ашуковска Фэдэрации
Federalski Sbirka Ashukovska Federatsii
Ashukov Federal Assembly Logo Proposal.png
Type
Type Bicameral legislature
Houses House of Territories
Leadership
President Edward Jacobs, Orthodox Party
Vice-President Manolis Afentoulis, Conservative Party
Structure
Members 0


Ashukov Federation

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
the Ashukov Federation


Constitution

The Federal Assembly of the Ashukov Federation (Ashukov: Фэдэралски Сбирка Ашуковска Фэдэрации, tr. Federalski Sbirka Ashukovska Federatsii, Greek: Ομοσπονδιακή Συνέλευση της Ομοσποδίας του Ασουκόβο, tr. Omospondiaki Synelefsi tis Omospondias tou Asoukovo, Russian: Федеральное собрание Ашуковской Федерации, tr. Federalnoye Sobraniye Ashukovskoi Federatsii), commonly referred to simply as the Federal Assembly, is the lower house of the Council of the Federation, the upper house being the House of Territories. The FA, as it is often abbreviated, was since the day of its establishment the de-jure unicameral legislative body of the Ashukov Federation, until the adaptation of the 2nd Federation Constitution.[citation needed] The Federal Assembly consists of Members who represent the States of the Federation. All States are currently guaranteed 2 seats in the Federal Assembly.

Since January 2017 the Federal Assembly has been de-facto inoperative and its functions have been handed over to the Council of Ministers.

History

The Federal Assembly was established on the 3rd of November 2013, with the seats being at stake at the time numbering 10 (2 for each of the 5 states). Aetos, Akharnes, Cvetosadovo and Montania all provided 2 members, with Kasimovia, however, being unable to provide a second member and so the number of representatives was de-facto reduced to 9, as per Ashukov law the Assembly can have vacant seats. In fact, never throughout its history did the Federal Assembly declare a specific amount of seats to be filled, but the 10 seat margin was an unofficial goal. The problem of vacant seats was experienced in all Assembly formations, with the only exceptions being the 5th and 6th Assemblies, when the number of members actually exceeded 10 and reached 11.

The party acquiring the most seats in that First Assembly was the Orthodox Party, taking 6 and representing Aetos, Akharnes and Cvetosadovo. In second place came the Labour Party with 2 members both from Montania. The only member representing Kasimovia, Sebastian Schriber, also represented the People's Minarchist Front.

The Orthodox Party is historically the most represented party, with 4 Assemblies being led by it, 3 in which it shared the first place with another party and only one in which it came second. In summary, the Orthodox Party has been represented by a total of 34 seats, followed by the Social Democratic/Patriotic Party/Conservative Party with 12, the Labour Party/National Party with 9, the People's Minarchist Front/Green Party with 5, the Honor Party/Freedom Party with 2, and the Patriotic Right-wing Movement with 1.

Seat history

1st Federal Assembly

2 1 1 6
LPA Vacant PMF OP
1st Federal Assembly composition
31/11/2013 - 13/12/2013
1st Federal Assembly of Ashukovo.svg
Party Members Political
orientation
Labour Flag of Montania.png Montania
2
Left
People's Minarchist Front Flag of Kasimovia.png Kasimovia
1
Center
Orthodox Aetos flag.png Aetos
2
Center
Akharnes flag.png Akharnes
2
Flag-of-Cvetosadovo.jpg Cvetosadovo
2
Vacant None
1
None

The first Federal Assembly of the Ashukov Federation was established on the 31st of November 2013 and lasted for 14 days. It was composed of 9 representatives from 6 states, belonging to 3 parties. All states but Kasimovia provided members for both of their guaranteed seats, whereas Kasimovia only succeeded to provide one member. The Assembly ended de-jure on the 13th of November, upon the independence of Cvetosadovo and Montania.

2nd Federal Assembly

1 4
PMF OP
2nd Federal Assembly composition
14/12/2013
2nd Federal Assembly of Ashukovo.svg
Party Members Political
orientation
People's Minarchist Front Flag of Kasimovia.png Kasimovia
1
Center
Orthodox Aetos flag.png Aetos
2
Center
Akharnes flag.png Akharnes
2
Vacant None
1
None

The departure of Cvetosadovo and Montania shrinked OP's seats to 4 and decreased the Assembly's seats to 6. Kasimovia was again unable to provide a second member. The second Assembly only lasted one day.

3rd Federal Assembly

1 6
GP OP
3rd Federal Assembly composition
15/12/2013 - 24/12/2013
3rd Federal Assembly of Ashukovo.svg
Party Members Political
orientation
Green Flag of Kasimovia.png Kasimovia
1
Center
Orthodox Aetos flag.png Aetos
2
Center
Akharnes flag.png Akharnes
2
Flag of Andorra(1934).svg.png Carpathia
2
Vacant None
1
None

The third Federal Assembly began its operations on the 15th of December 2013, upon the admission of Carpathia into Ashukovo. Carpathia succeeded in providing 2 members, namely Sigmund Schmidt and Hasan Çakar, a former Cvetosadov MFA. The third Assembly also saw the effective transformation of the centrist People's Minarchist Front to the grassroots democratic Green Party (although established in June 2013, the party was never represented to the FA prior to the 3rd Assembly).

4th Federal Assembly

1 1 4
SDP GP OP
4th Federal Assembly composition
25/12/2013 - 12/01/2014
4th Federal Assembly of Ashukovo.svg
Party Members Political
orientation
Social Democratic Flag of Andorra(1934).svg.png Carpathia
1
Center-left
Green Flag of Kasimovia.png Kasimovia
1
Center
Orthodox Aetos flag.png Aetos
2
Center
Akharnes flag.png Akharnes
2
Vacant None
2
None

On Christmas Day 2013 the fourth Assembly was formed. It was the first since the 1st Assembly where more than two parties were represented. The newly-founded center-left Social Democratic Party secured the seat of Sigmund Schmidt who had recently departured from the Orthodox Party. The OP also saw another of its seats becoming vacant, after the revocation of Hasan Çakar's citizenship. This meant that Carpathia joined Kasimovia in failing to provide a second representative.

5th Federal Assembly

3 2 1 1 3 1
SDP NP GP Independent OP HP

6th Federal Assembly

4 2 1 3 1
SDP NP GP OP HP

7th Federal Assembly

3 1 1 3 2
OP Independent Vacant1 NP SPP

1 Vacant seat of the then-President, Sebastian Schriber.

I. Imperial State Duma (de-facto 8th Federal Assembly)

3 1 1
OP SPP PPP

9th Federal Assembly

2 1 1
OP CP FP

Upon the restoration of the Ashukov Federation, a short lived provisional Assembly was formed. St. Constantine provided 3 members (2 from the Orthodox Party and 1 from the far-right Fatherland Party), whereas Mouzilo and the right-wing Conservatives provided 1. The Assembly was de-facto ended a month later, with the Council of Ministers provisionally taking up its duties until a new election is held.

During this period there was also a color switch for the Orthodox Party, from dark blue to dark red. The Fatherland Party merged with the Orthodox.