House of Councillors (Ebenthal)

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House of Councillors
Câmara dos Conselheiros
4th Konkrëse
Logo of the House of Councillors (Ebenthal).svg
Term limits
1 year
FoundedMarch 8, 2021 (2021-03-08)
The Marquis of Grünhufe, PN
Deputy Speaker
Éric de Pádua, Independent
Political groups
Government (8):
  •   National Party (7)
  •   Independent (1)

Opposition (7):

  •   New Democratic Party (7)
Last election
12 October 2022
Next election
12 October 2023
Meeting place
Raych Halle, Malmünd

The House of Councillors (Portuguese: Câmara dos Conselheiros) is the lower house of the Konkrëse, the parliament of Ebenthal. Membership is by free elections through universal suffrage and its members, often called Councillors, serves a 1-year term with unlimited possibility of re-election.

Tha House of Councillors does not have a fixed number of seats; each constituency elects one councilor for every ten permanent inhabitants. Currently the House has 15 seats. Its members can be both commoners and nobles, are encouraged but not necessarily required to affiliate with a political party, and are democratically elected by the first -past-the-post system. Under the Parliament Act 2023, the Prime Minister of Ebenthal is chosen from among those members of the party or coalition who have a majority in the lower house, although on rare occasions, if the government fails to come up with an acceptable nomination, the Prime Minister can be appointed from among the members of the upper house.

The House of Councillors's power to enact laws depends on the House of Aristocrats evaluation of the bills approved in the lower house, except in limited circunstances. Despite this, the house has autonomy to create bills and analyze projects proposed even by the monarch and to report to him, both by parliamentary audience and through the Prime Minister, whose position and cabinet depends on the confidence of the lower house.


The House of Councillors was inspired by the British House of Commons, although much more simplified and in parts similar to Brazil's formely monarchical Chamber of Deputies. Its name, however, was a challenge to be decided, as the lower house's officeholders's name title. The ideia of Councillor came following a deep study of other countries' parliaments and the similarity it evokes to the Portuguese councilmen and counselors, respectively members of a municipal chamber and to a privy council. The name, furthermore, coincides with that of the former Japanese House of Councillors, which served as a confirmation for the name's decision.

The creation of the house was proposed by Lady Gabriela Amorim, 1st Duchess of Frumar, through the Ebenthali Bicameral Act and the name was ventured by Lord Raphael Sousa, 1st Duke of Sternachten. The project of the lower house was approved exactly as proposed by the leader of the Worker's Party.


According the Constitution of Ebenthal's 6th ammendment, the Councillors exerce the exclusive functions of chose the Prime Minister, to call for a referendum and to cast a vote of no confidence to the ministerial cabinet, plus the common functions of deal with taxation and loans, trade and commerce (only regarding the Central Government), to deal with conciliation and arbitration when required, to legislate on matter regarding the country's institutions, infrastructure and rules, to legislate on currency, coinage, and legal tender, on immigration and citizenship, among other things.


A legislative bill can be formally introduced by any member of both legislative houses, as well as by the Sovereign and the rulers of Ebenthal's provinces, although it is more commonly introduced by the parliamentary houses themselves. The Councillor Speaker read the proposed bill and puts it up to voting. If the proposed bill is approved, it is immediatly sent to the House of Aristocrats for their scrutiny; if they approve, it is sent to the King's cabinet for royal assent or veto. If the Aristocrats reject the Councillors bill, the bill is returned to the lower house and submitted to amends in order to be sent to the Aristocrats again (nonetheless the Aristocrats can amend a bill if they feel fit and submit it to the King's assent without the consent of the Councillors). If a bill fails, it may be debated and voted again in a next session; if it fails again, then the bill is shelved and can only be revived after a month.

Composition and seats

The House of Councillors is formed by an unspecified amount of members elected in proportional representation, that is, each province elects as many councilors as it has inhabitants. In Ebenthal, for every ten permanent residents, one councilor is elected (the same applies if the province has less than ten residents). The election takes place through the first-past-the-post system in which each citizen votes for only one candidate, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins. Members, often called Councillors of Members of the House of Councillors, represent constituencies corresponding to the country's provinces and their lenght of term is that of 1 year, with possibility of unlimited re-election. Members of the party or coalition with the most seats appoint the Prime Minister, who in turn appoints the Councillor Speaker, who in turn appoints the Deputy Speaker.


Elected MP Party Province Took office Seat # Notes
The Duke of Aureanburgh New Democrats Flag of Minen.png Minen 8 March 2021 1 Leader of the Opposition
Wellington Muniz New Democrats Flag of Malmünd.png Malmünd 8 March 2021 2
Bernardo Barcelos New Democrats Flag of Eichenham.png Eichenham 8 September 2021 3
The Marquis of Gehhilfe New Democrats Flag of Malmünd.png Malmünd 12 October 2022 4
Rodrigo Falcão New Democrats Flag of Minen.png Minen 12 October 2022 5
Daniel Vilela New Democrats Flag of Minen.png Minen 12 October 2022 6
The Duke of Nëbensee New Democrats Flag of Malmünd.png Malmünd 12 October 2022 7
Eric de Pádua Independent Flag of Eichenham.png Eichenham 8 March 2021 8 Deputy Speaker
The Marquis of Grünhufe National Party Flag of Herrenwald.png Herrenwald 8 March 2021 9 Speaker of the House (Councillor Speaker)
Henri Sãens National Party Flag of Herrenwald.png Herrenwald 8 September 2021 10 Prime Minister
The Marquis of Braunau National Party Flag of New Switzerland (2021).png New Switzerland 12 October 2022 11
Francisco Arrais National Party Flag of New Switzerland (2021).png New Switzerland 8 March 2021 12
Gabriel Carvalho National Party Flag of Schwarzberg.png Schwarzberg 12 October 2022 13
The Baron of Koehler National Party Flag of Walisisch.png Nëbensee 8 March 2021 14
Guilherme Wünsch National Party Flag of Grünhufe.png Grünhufe 26 February 2023 15

See also