Parliament of Lundenwic

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Parliament of Lundenwic
First Lewis Cabinet
Type
TypeUnicameral
HousesThe Cabinet
Leadership
Imperial Grand DukeJulian I
since December 2013
Prime MinisterHG, Gen. Mike Lewis, Marquis of New Charter, Free Fascist Party
since December 2013
Structure
Members6 Ministers
The Cabinet political groupsMinisters (6)
Election
The Cabinet voting systemFirst-past-the-post
The Cabinet last electionProvisional Lewis Cabinet
Meeting place
Parliament House, New Charter


The Parliament of Lundenwic is the law-making branch of the government of the Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic. It is a unicameral legislature, comprised of the Cabinet. It is presided over by the Imperial Grand Duke and the Prime Minister.

All representatives are appointed by the Imperial Grand Duke through Imperial Edicts.[1] The Cabinet is made up with suggestions from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is elected by a General Election held every year in Lundenwic.[2]

Proceedings

Any member of Parliament is eligible to submit a proposal at a Parliamentary Sitting. They may read the proposal out themselves or ask the Prime Minister to read the proposal on their behalf. After the proposal has been read a public vote is taken by the members present. Their votes are recorded and the proposal then is emailed to absent members of Parliament. They have three days to cast their vote.

All proposals must reach a 51% majority to pass through the Parliament and become law. The status of the proposal is decided upon by the Imperial Grand Duke and the Prime Minister. Bills need a 50% majority at a Parliamentary sitting to be annulled or amended, while an Act may be repealed at any time with consent from both the Prime Minister and Imperial Grand Duke. They may also be reviewed at a later date.

If the Imperial Grand Duke cannot sign an Act or Bill after it has been passed through Parliament, the Prime Minister may sign it on his behalf making it temporary law. Only when it has been countersigned by the Imperial Grand Duke may it become official law.[2]

Refusal

Refusal by either the Prime Minister or Imperial Grand Duke to sign any Acts or Bills into law can result in fines, suspension from parliament and parliamentary voting and removal from office. All punishments should be decided upon in the Imperial Courts by a judge. Nobody may be judge on their own case. The parliament can also bypass the signatures of the Imperial Grand Duke and/or the Prime Minister with signatures of all the other members of parliament.[3]

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