Parliament of New Albion
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|Parliament of New Albion |
Pairlament o New Albion
|Houses||House of Assembly|
|Founded||11 June 2019|
|Preceded by||Parliament of Vryland|
since 11 June 2019
since 2 July 2019
Leader of the Opposition
since 2 July 2019
House of Assembly political groups
House of Assembly voting system
|Party-list proportional representation|
House of Assembly last election
House of Assembly next election
Parliament is closely linked to the executive. The Government of New Albion comprises a prime minister (head of government) and other ministers. In accordance with the principle of responsible government these individuals are always drawn from the House of Assembly and are held accountable to it.
Unlike most other constitutional monarchies, the Monarch paricipates in the legislative process in New Albion. The Monarch has the power to write and propose bills to the parliament, and to grant royal assent to bills.
The Parliament of New Albion was established on 11 June 2019 as the successor to the Parliament of Vryland. It followed a similar system to that of the Parliament of Vryland, with a Westminster system model. This Westminster system can be traced back to the early parliaments of England in the 13th century.
The Parliament of New Albion is composed of two parts: The Monarch and the House of Assembly. Each has a distinct role within the legislative process.
The Monarch, formally known as the King-in-Parliament, is the highest member in Parliament. Unlike most other constitutional monarchies, the Monarch paricipates in the legislative process. He has the power to write and propose bills, and grant royal assent to bill in order to make them law.
House of Assembly
Passage of legislation
Before any law is passed, it is first introduced in Parliament as a draft known as a bill. Once all members present have had a chance to read the bill, the Parliament may decide if it wants to recommend any revisions to the bill or vote on it. Once a vote has been decided on, a bill must receive approval from a majority of MPs. Once a bill has been approved by Parliament, it is passed to the King who will either grant or deny royal assent.