House of Peers (Millania)

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Chamber of Tribunes
Fifth Terataga
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Type
Term limits
6 months
History
FoundedDecember 1, 2017 (2017-12-01) (As House of Prefects)
Leadership
Chancellor
Zoey Liu, Ind
since 22 February 2020
President of the Chamber
Nicolás MillánM
since 29 November 2018
Leader of the Opposition
Sir Jack Satterfield, R
since 4 June 2019
Structure
Seats8
Political groups
HM Government (5):

HM Opposition (3):

Elections
Single Transferable Vote (known as Preferential System)
Last election
21 February 2020
Next election
8 June 2020
Motto
MISERIS SVCERRE DISCO
Meeting place
Pasabrillo, Discord, WhatsApp

The Chamber of Tribunes is the upper chamber of the Terataga, the Senate being the middle chamber, and the Chamber of Censors being the lower chamber. Together they compose the legislature of Millania. The Chamber is composed of Member Tribunes who sit in electoral constituencies that are allocated on a basis of population as measured by the Millanian Census, with each constituency entitled to one representative. Since its inception in 2017, all representatives have been directly elected. The total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at 8, unless an auxiliary represented is deemed as necessary. In addition to this basic power, the Chamber has certain exclusive powers which include the power to initiate all bills, the impeachment of government officials, who are sent to trial before the Senate. The presiding officer is the President of the Chamber, who doubles as the Lord Chamberlain, who is elected by the members thereof. Other floor leaders are chosen by the Chamberlain. The Chamber meets in the Legislative Chambers in Pasabrillo.

Elections

Elections for representatives are held every six months, on the fifteenth day of either June or December. In all electoral constituencies, major party candidates for each district are nominated in partisan primary elections, typically held two weeks beforehand. The members of the Chamber of Tribunes are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population.

Terms

Representatives and Delegates serve for six-month terms. The Nakjatsa permits either Chamber to expel a member with a two-thirds vote. In the history of Millania, only one member has been expelled from the Terataga. The Chamber also has the power to formally censure or reprimand its members; censure or reprimanding of a member requires only a simple majority, and does not remove that member from office.

Checks and balances

The Senate may propose a "vote of no confidence" by a simple majority vote; however, a supermajority is required for impeachment in the Chamber of Tribunes. A convicted official is automatically removed from office and may be disqualified from holding future office under Millania. No further punishment is permitted during the impeachment proceedings; however, the party may face criminal penalties in a normal court of law. In the history of the Millania, the Terataga (Parliament at the time) has impeached one official.

Seats

Elected

Member of the Terataga Party Electoral District
Thomas Andersson Ind. Oriente y Bolivar
Austin Jaax L Calocho y Bampucho
Charlotte Baxter-Bray CBBP Yochtia y Charlia
Jack Satterfield R El Rio Alcalá
Nicolás Millán (Speaker) M Yoctia y Sirusia
Zoey Liu L Prieta-Nicosi
Stephen Freayth C Kayutsastan

Appointed

Member of the Terataga Party Electoral District
Nicholas Randouler C Imperial Representative