King's Council of Sorrenia

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King's Council
Coussil er Ri
Sorreniaflagnew.png KingsCouncil4.svg
Type
Type Unicameral legislature
Leadership
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
Structure
Members 47
Election
Voting system FPTP
Last election November 2018
Meeting place
Wharton Park


Powers and Authority

Electoral Method

Offices

Sorrenian Monarch

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.

Prime Minister

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.

Opposition Leader

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.

Speaker

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

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.

Party Leader Founded Position Seats
  New Monarchists Government King Ronald I 2018 Conservative (monarchist)
13 / 47
  The Republicans Opposition Harold Wanton 2018 Socialism (republican)
13 / 47
  NDLP Government Llewelyn Lawton 2013 Social Democracy (moderate)
12 / 47
  Christian Alliance Opposition Richard Brooker 2018 Conservative (monarchist)
7 / 47
  Hortanian National Party Government Damian Billbrough 2015 Conservative (monarchist)
1 / 47
  Dradelian Revolutionary Front Opposition Rilgar Ompastre 2018 Separatist
1 / 47

Compositions

Number Body Period Government Prime Minister Notes
1st Council 1ST COUNCIL.svg 30/04/18 - 05/06/18 New Monarchist-Old Monarchist Coalition Michael Disraeli
2nd Council 2ND COUNCIL1.svg 05/06/18 - 04/07/18 New Monarchist-Old Monarchist Coalition Michael Disraeli
3rd Council 3RD COUNCIL.svg 04/07/18 - 26/11/18 New Monarchist-Old Monarchist-HNP Coalition Michael Disraeli
4th Council KingsCouncil4.svg 26/11/18 - New Monarchist-NDLP-HNP Coalition Llewelyn Lawton