King's Council of Sorrenia
|King's Council |
Coussil er Ri
|King||King Ronald I, New Monarchists|
|Prime Minister||Llewelyn Lawton, NDLP|
|Opposition Leader||Harold Wanton, The Republicans|
|Speaker of the House||Princely Duke of Doppeland, Independent|
|Last election||November 2018|
Powers and Authority
The King of Sorrenia is granted a seat on the Council; when in attendance, the King assumes the Speaker's seat, who is moved to the immediate left of the King.
The King is granted a vote on all bills and motions; as a matter of constitutional precedent however, the King only votes to break a tie.
The head of the government's legislative agenda, and the King's representative when he is absent is the Prime Minister, a position appointed by the monarch.
The Prime Minister is tasked with establishing the government's legislative agenda and tabling the majority of votes. When the King is absent, the Prime Minister is expected to relay information to and from the Royal Court.
The Opposition Leader mirrors the activity of the Prime Minister, establishing a legislative agenda for their party, and if possible, for the entire opposition including third parties. The Opposition Leader may also appoint a shadow cabinet to challenge the Cabinet's policy decisions and activities.
The Speaker is tasked with maintaining parliamentary decorum, moving motions and bills to a vote, and generally maintaining order in the Council. When the King is absent, the Speaker sits in the 'High Chair'; when the King is present, the Speaker is resigned to the 'Low Chair', immediately to the left of the King.
The Speaker is a nonpartisan figure and cannot be a member of any party; when the King is absent, the Speaker assumes his vote should a tie emerge.
Parties have existed since the Council's formation. Currently, three major parties dominate the Council - the New Monarchists (monarchist), The Republicans (republican) and the NDLP (moderate). A fourth party - the Christian Alliance (monarchist) hold seven seats and were previously in coalition government with the New Monarchists.
Along with the four major parties, two minor ones exist - the Hortanian National Party (monarchist) who specifically run to represent Hortania and the Dradelian Revolutionary Front (separatist) who seek to attain independence for Dradelia.
|The Republicans||Government||Harold Wanton||2018||Socialism (republican)|
|NDLP||Opposition||Llewelyn Lawton||2013||Social Democracy (moderate)|
|New Monarchists||Opposition||King Ronald I||2018||Conservative (monarchist)|
|Christian Alliance||Government||Richard Brooker||2018||Conservative (monarchist)|
|Hortanian National Party||Government||Damian Billbrough||2015||Conservative (monarchist)|
|Dradelian Revolutionary Front||Opposition||Rilgar Ompastre||2018||Separatist|
|1st Council||30/04/18 - 05/06/18||NM-OM Coalition||Michael Disraeli|
|2nd Council||05/06/18 - 04/07/18||NM-OM Coalition||Michael Disraeli|
|3rd Council||04/07/18 - 26/11/18||NM-OM-HNP Coalition||Michael Disraeli|
|4th Council||26/11/18 - 09/04/19||NM-NDLP-HNP Coalition||Llewelyn Lawton|
|5th Council||09/04/19 - 11/11/19||NDLP-NM-HNP Coalition||Llewelyn Lawton|
|6th Council||11/11/19 - 11/01/20||TR-CA-HNP Coalition||Harold Wanton|
|7th Council||11/01/20-31/01/20||TR-DRF Minority Coalition||Michelle Livennson|
|8th Council||31/01/20 -||NDLP-NM Coalition||Llewelyn Lawton|