Kingdom of Rwanda-Urundi

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Kingdom of Rwanda-Urundi
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Motto
L'Union Fait La Force
(French: Unity makes Strength)
Anthem
God Save the King
Capital city Butare
Largest city Goma
Official language(s) English
French
Swahili
Bantu
Official religion(s) Church of Rwanda-Urundi
Short name Rwanda-Urundi
Demonym Rwandan
Government Constitutional parliamentary monarchy
- Monarch Peter Palaiologos
- Prime Minister TBA
Legislature Parliament
Established 1962
Area claimed 219,051km²
Population 38,000,000
Currency Rwanda-Urundi Pound (RUP)
Time zone (UTC+2)
National sport Football
National animal Fox

Government website

Rwanda-Urundi is a internationally unrecognised state in the central part of Africa and in the middle of the African great lakes, south of Uganda and east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It covers about 220,000 sqare kilometers and has a population of almost forty million people. Its capital is Butare. The United Nations and the majority of the world's governments consider Rwanda-Urundi part of Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and the DRC, and the Kingdom has no control over the territory it claims. The entire countries of Rwanda and Burundi, along with the Kivu Region of the DRC, and Kagera and Kigoma in Tanazania, are claimed by the Kingdom.

History

Government and politics

Parliament Buildings in Batare not yet constructed

Rwanda-Urundi has been a constitutional monarchy since 2016 and a parliamentary democracy since 1962. Rwanda-Urundi is described as a consociational state. Rwandan politics and governance are characterised by an effort to achieve broad consensus on important issues, within both the political community and society as a whole.
The monarch is the head of state, at present King Pieter. Constitutionally, the position is equipped with limited powers. By law, the king has the right to be periodically briefed and consulted on government affairs. Because of his status as the king, he is considered to have considerable influence beyond the power granted by the constitution.

The executive power is formed by the Council of Ministers. The cabinet usually consists of 13 to 17 ministers. The head of government is the Prime Minister of Rwanda-Urundi, who often is the leader of the largest party of the coalition. The Prime Minister is an active leader, although in practice has nearly equal authority compared to other Ministers.

The cabinet is responsible to the bicameral parliament, the Parliament, which also has legislative powers. The 120 members of the House of Assembly, the lower house, are elected in direct elections on the basis of party-list proportional representation. These are held every five years, or sooner in case the cabinet falls (for example: when one of the chambers carries a motion of no confidence, the cabinet offers its resignation to the monarch). The Senate, the upper house, whose 80 members are indirectly elected every five years also, and has the power to reject laws, but not propose or amend them.