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National Assembly (Lurk)
|National Assembly of Lurk|
|Noble Republic of Lurk|
since June 25, 2011
The National Assembly of the Noble Republic of Lurk, or simply National Assembly of Lurk, is the legislative branch of the government of Lurk. It is bicameral, consisting of the Chamber of Deputies and the Council of Cantons. Currently, the Chamber of Deputies is dissolved and all of its duties are excercised by the Council of Cantons.
Powers and Duties
Council of Cantons
Chamber of Deputies
|Party Name||Logo||Short name||Leader||Position||Colours||Seats|
|Council of Cantons||Chamber of Deputies|
|Lurkish Liberal Party||LLP||Alex White||green, blue, white|
|Social Democratic Party of Lurk||SDPL||Ned Greiner|
Council of Cantons
Each Canton of the Noble Republic of Lurk has a right to send one delegate to the Council of Cantons to represent the canton. Rules regarding obtaining the position depend on the internal processes and laws of the cantons, if there are none in place, the President may choose one instead.
|Image||Full Name||Canton|| Parliamentary Group
Clicking on the images leads to the articles
|Alex White||Ravensburg||LLP||16 July, 2016|
|Patrick Renwick||Canton of Lurk||-|
|Alejandro Whyatt||Lurkish Giant Mountains||-|
|Newton von Uberquie||Saar||LLP||-|
|Brandon Wu||Canton of Elysia||-|
|Kerry Stapleton||Xaverian canton||-|
|Emiel Hardy||Lurkish Antarctic Zone||-|
1. – Ned Greiner is the chosen representative of both cantons, although he may only represent one at a time. 2. – Representing Loringia in the Council of Cantons only.
Chamber of Delegates
Currently, the Chamber of Delegates is dissolved.
For most of Lurk's history, a similar organ, called the Great Assembly, or All-Union Great Assembly, existed. It was, unlike the National Assembly, an unicameral legislature that was mostly inactive. The longest serving member was the Premier of the Lurk Federation, and at certain points even the only one. No sessions were held, the Premier only issued laws under its authority or by decrees. In the Noble Republic of Lurk, it transformed into the National Assembly of Lurk and became bicameral, despite the upper house being suspended.
The Great Assembly was, with the Premier, the only legislative body in the whole nation and enjoyed power limited only by the constiution.
Noble Republic of Lurk
The Great Assembly reviews every law proposal before a referendum is created. The Assembly must review its constitutionality and if it is not with contradiction to other laws. However, since the adoption of the Second Constitution, it has greater legislative powers comparable to any National parliament.
Former members of the Great Assembly
|Member||Assumed office||Ended office||Party||Position|
|Alex W.||June 25, 2011||Prime Minister|
|Ryan Kevin van der Linden||June 25, 2011||No party||Former President|
|Harry Fitzpatrick||November 15, 2011||No party|
|Matthew Burklandssen||November 15, 2011||Communist Party of the Lurk Federation||Minister of Internal Affairs|
All members left the Great Assembly after the Lurk Federation was reformed into the Archduchy of Lurk and the Noble Republic of Lurk.