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Parliament of Florenia
|Parliament of Florenia|
since 22 April 2011
The Prince Nathan, DLP |
since 17 August 2011
The Prime Minister
|Political groups||█ Dem Lib (1)|
|Last election||29 July 2012|
The Parliament of the Kingdom of Florenia is the national legislature of the Kingdom of Florenia. Although Parliament has been passing laws for some time, the Parliament Act 2012 revised many aspects of Parliament as laid out in the 2011 Constitution, as well as describing how members of Parliament are elected. Each Florenian electorate elects one MP to represent them.
On 25 November 2016, Eran issued the November Declaration, suspending Parliament and instituting temporary personal rule. He also ordered the government to begin institutional political reform, and proclaimed that his decrees shall be treated with the authority of acts of Parliament until otherwise stated.
The Florenian Parliament has no uniform structure for meetings, due to the fact that there is currently only one member of Parliament. However, if and when more members of Parliament are added, it would be protocol for the Prime Minister to preside over meetings. Though the Monarch is an integral part of the Florenian law making process, he or she is not obligated to attend sessions of Parliament.
The process of a law being passed by Parliament starts by a member of Parliament, or the Prime Minister, proposing a bill. The bill is then debated and revised by Parliament until it is found suitable by a simple majority of the members. Any member may call for a vote at any time and, if the presiding officer allows it, the bill can be voted on again. If a vote reaches a tie, then the Prime Minister may cast the deciding vote. After the bill has passed by a majority vote, the Monarch must give royal assent for it to become law. If the Monarch denies royal assent, the Prime Minister may veto his or her decision to do so. If at least 65 percent of the members vote in favor of the veto, the bill becomes law.
Each electorate elects one Member of Parliament, unless Parliament sees reason for it to receive more than one. The Dominion of Afula was previously the only electorate, until Eran removed its status as an electorate by royal decree. Afula has had Prince Nathan as its MP since 29 July 2012. Prince Nathan has been the only law-making member of government since the founding of the Kingdom. The King is the only other person directly involved in the law-making process because of his responsibility of granting royal assent.
Due to the fact that Afula is the only current Florenian land claim, whomever is elected as its representative controls Parliament. The Prime Minister is the only other person who would have an input in Parliament, and since Prince Nathan won the July 29 election, the Democratic Liberal Party controls all laws passed.
|1.||None||HRH Prince Nathan||Democratic Liberal Party||Afula||Prime Minister and was Acting MP for Afula until winning the election on July 29.|