Lord President of the House of Aristocrats (Ebenthal)

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Lord President of the House of Aristocrats
StyleThe Most Worthy
AppointerThe King
Term lengthNo term limits are imposed on the office
Inaugural holderEric de Pádua
Formation21 November 2014

The Lord President of the House of Aristocrats (Portuguese: Lorde Presidente da Câmara dos Aristocratas) is the presiding officer, chairman and highest authority of the House of Aristocrats, the upper chamber or the bicameral parliament of Ebenthal, the Konkrëse. The Lord President is appointed by the Sovereign. The office has no term lenght, as the Monarch is free to dismiss the officeholder at his sole discretion. The Lord President presides over the House of Aristocrats's debates, determining which members may speak and which bill and amendments are selected for consideration. It is also responsible for maintaining order during debate, and may punish members who break the rules of the house. The Lord President takes part in debate and vote, holding exclusively the power of a second vote to break ties. Aside from duties relating to presiding over the aristocrats, the officeholder performs administrative and procedural functions.

In addition to his role in keeping the workings of the chamber smooth, as a contituent member of said chamber, the Lord President may vote on the tabled bills. However, as the presiding officer, the Lord President is entitled to use the casting vote in case of ties. It is expected for the Lord President to always vote in favour of further debate, however he isn't required to do so. Nonetheless, as the House of Aristocrats has an uneven number of voting members, tied votes are rare.

Other functions

According to parliamentary rules, the Lord President is the highest authority of the House of Aristocrats and has final say over how its business is conducted, as well as other key choices. In addition to the role of presiding officer, the Lord President performs several other functions on the behalf of the House of Aristocrats. They represents the body in relations with the Sovereign and non-parliamentary bodies. On important occasions of state, the Lord President presents Addresses to the Crown on behalf of the House. The Lord President performs various procedural functions such as recalling the House from recess during a national emergency, or when otherwise requested by the Government. The Lord President is also responsible for overseeing the administration of the House. He appoints needed staff, determines their salaries, and supervises the general administration.

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