Politics of Elysium
|Constitution||Elysium Third Constitution|
|Presiding officer||Sir Spooky, Speaker of the Grand Senate|
|Head of State|
|Title||Chancellor of Elysium|
|Head of Government|
|Title||Prime Minister of Elysium|
|Name||Cabinet of Elysium|
|Appointer||Chancellor and Prime Minister|
|Ministries||3 departments, 6 ministries, 3 boards|
|Chief Justice of the Union Court||Paco|
The Elysiumite Republic is a federal constitutional republic, in which the Chancellor (the head of state), Prime Minister (head of government), the Grand Senate, and judiciary share powers reserved to the national government, and the federal government shares sovereignty with the regional governments.
The executive branch is headed by the Chancellor who is independent of the legislature, and the Prime Minister who is the Senate Majority Leader. Legislative power is vested in a single house, the Grand Senate. The judicial branch (or judiciary), composed of the Union Court and lower federal courts, exercises judicial power. The judiciary's function is to interpret the Elysiumite Constitution and federal laws and regulations. This includes resolving disputes between the executive and legislative branches. The federal government's layout is explained in the Constitution. Two major political parties, the Progressives and the Democratic Traditionalist dominate Elysium politics, with many smaller parties.
- 1 Constitutional Development
- 2 Government
- 3 Political Parties
- June 4, 2019 First Constitution Created.
- December 5, 2019 Tau forces through second constitution after a month of debates.
- July 8, 2020 Republic formed after reforms.
- August 20, 2020 EEC Amendment ratified making the Elysium Election Committee more non-partisan.
- August 24, 2020 Judicial Reform Amendment ratified redoing Elysium's court systems.
- August 24, 2020 Daelthernia Amendment ratified making Daeltheria a Crown Commonwealth.
- November 25, 2020 Voter Protection Amendment ratified enshrining the right to vote in the constitution and making it illegal for the government to give priority to specific political parties.
- December 6. 2020 November Reforms Amendment ratified making numerous changes to the constitution.
Elysium is a semi-parliamentary republic with an elected head of state, the Chancellor, and a head of government, the Prime Minister, who is selected by the Grand Senate and is usually but not always leader of the largest party in the Grand Senate.
The Chancellor of Elysium is the mentioned head of state. The Chancellor is elected every two years under the current constitutional system and is not bound by any term limits. The Chancellor is elected in a nation wide direct popular vote using a single transferable vote, also known as ranked choice voting. The requirements to Chancellor are as follows:
- Be a local of Elysium
- Be a citizen of Elysium for at least three months
Some of the powers of the Chancellor are as follows:
- Appoint someone to the office of Deputy Chancellor
- Issue Executive Orders
- Veto legislation passed by the Grand Senate
- Propose legislation to the Grand Senate
- Appoint a First Advisor & other advisors
- Sign Treaties, with support of the Prime Minister, and approval Grand Senate.
The Prime Minister of Elysium is the head of government of Elysium. The Prime Minister three month terms, overlapping with Grand Senate elections. The Prime Minister is selected by the Grand Senate through a series of confidence votes with the leader of the largest party given the first chance to attempt to form a government. The current Prime Minister is Adam Johnston, leader of the Progressive Party, who leads a coalition government between the Progressives and Liberals. The Prime Minister like the Chancellor is not bound to term limits. The requirements for office are the following:
- Be a citizen of Elysium for at least three months
The power of the office are, among others, the following:
- Issue Executive Decrees
- Call the Grand Senate into emergency sessions
- Veto legislation passed by the Grand Senate
- Create a new department or ministry
- Call an emergency election
- Appoint a Deputy Prime Minister
- Act as Head General of the Elysiumite Military
Elysium's Cabinet is made up of three Ministers, Four Secretaries, and Four Project Managers.
- Minister of Domestic Affairs: James Christian
- Minister of Foreign Affairs: Johannes Tyurukstein
- Minister of Defense: Kyle Smith
- Secretary of Public Relations: James Christian
- Secretary of Economic Development: Felix Ntaman
- Secretary of Environmental Affairs: vacant
- Justice Secretary: Friedrich Wissmann
- Manager of Regional Development: Elliot Doe
- Manager of Labour: Jayden Attlee
- Manager of Web Communications: Sir Spooky
- Manager of Education and University Development: Johann Kummel
Elysium's legislative branch is a unicameral body composed of the Grand Senate. Grand Senators serve a six month term, with a elections every three months but seats up for election are rotated. The Grand Senate is led by the Prime Minister and overseen by the Speaker, who is elected every three months. The Grand Senate has the job of passing legislation, but can also declare war, impeach officials, and hold a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister.
Every region has a single base seat within the Grand Senate and then for every 15 citizens the region has there is one representative added. Currently the largest region is Elyria and thus has seven seats. The Base Seats are elected on their own using single transferable vote and the candidate be a local of their region. The extra seats are elected together using single transferable vote with canadites needing a percentage to win which is equal too or larger then 100 divided by the number of extra seats a region has.
The Speaker of Elysium is elected at the start of every Senate secession, any Senator may run for Speaker but must have served at least one term prior to their current one. The current Speaker and longest serving Speaker is Sir Spooky of Greymont. The Speaker has the power to schedule Senate elections, moderate debates, oversee PMQs. and oversees committees.
Elysium's Grand Senate runs a number of committees. Senators can be chairman of one committee and be in up to five committee's.
- Foreign Affairs Committee: Sir Spooky
- Military Oversight Committee: Xavier
- Economic Affairs Committee: Sean Dadga
- Environmental Affairs Committee: Leon Montan
|Party||Logo||Party Leader||Membership||Ideology||Grand Senate||Regional Control|
|Progressive Party (Elysium)||Pro.||Adam Johnston, Robert Smith||27||Progressivism, Social democracy, Democratic socialism|
|National Conservatives||NCP||Elliot Doe||13||Elysiumite Nationalism, Populism, Paleo-conservatism|
|Rhino Party||RPoE||Based Baddie||5||Satirical|
|Liberal Party of Elysium||LPE||James Christian||3||Social Liberalism Constitutional monarchism|
|Yedinist Party||Yed.||Zech O’Hair||3||Yedinism, Constitutional monarchism, Localism|
|Ticronvidia First Party||TFP||Nicholas Lokin||2||Neoliberalism, Ticronvidian secessionism|
|Party||Aff.||Logo||Party Leader||Ideology||Grand Senate Seats||Elyrian Senate Seats||Local Elyrian Mayoralships|
|Progressive Unionist Party||PUP||Pro.||Robert Smith||Left-wing nationalism, Social Democracy|
|Peoples Conservative of Elyria||PCE||DTs||JP “Bubbles”||Elysiumite Nationalism, Populism, Paleo-conservatism|
|Liberal Party of Elysium||LPE||LPE||James Christian||Social democracy|
|Rhino Party||RPoE||RPoE||Friedrich Wissmann|
|Party||Aff.||Logo||Party Leader||Ideology||Grand Senate Seats||Regional Parliament Seats||Local Officials|
|Daeltherian Progressives||DP||Pro.||Seán Dadga||Democratic Socialism|
|National Conservatives of Daelthernia||NCD||NC||Charles||Elysiumite Nationalism, Populism, Paleo-conservatism|
|Anarcho-capitalist Party of Daeltheria||ACPD||none||Kob||Anarcho-capitalism|
|Rhino Party||RPoE||RPoE||Xavier Wiz|
|Liberal Party of Elysium||LPE||LPE||William||Social democracy|
|Yedinist Party||Yed.||Yed.||Shelby Blue||Social democracy|
The 6th seat in the Ticronvidia Senate is held by an independent.
|Party||Logo||Party Leader||Federal Affiliation||Ideology||King / PM||Regional Senate|
|National Conservatives of Ticronvidia||NCT||Johannes T.||NCP||Elysiumite Nationalism, Populism, Paleo-conservatism|
|Ticronvidia Progressives||Pro.||Jax||Pro.||Progressivism, Social democracy, Democratic socialism|
|Yedinist Party||Yed.||Zech O’Hair||Yed.||Social democracy|
|Ticronvidia First Party||TFP||Nicholas Lokin||None||Neoliberalism, Ticronvidian secessionism|
|Rhino Party||RPoT||Johann Kümmel||Rhino||Satirical|
Major Historical Parties
Control over time
Elysiumite political history is often dived into five sections which are the following: pre-political parties, early parties, two party Elysium, dominant party Elysium, and multi-party Elysium. The first two major parties to exist in Elysium where the Vox Party and the Democracy Party. Since then both of these parties have died off, and the Progressives and Democratic Traditionalist have gone on and off for being major parties. Key:Independent, Democracy Party, Vox Party, Democratic Traditonalist, Progressive Party, Reformist Party, NEP, Democratic Socialist Party
|Event||Head of State||Head of Government||Grand Senate||Other Bodies|
|Founding of Elysium||Robert Smith||Riley N.||Non-partisan||No second body|
|First Parliament Election||Robert Smith||Riley N.||Vox Party Majority||No second body|
|Second Parliament Election||Robert Smith||Riley N.||Democracy Party Majority||No second body|
|Third Parliament Election and First PM Election||Robert Smith||FPM||Vox Party Majority||No second body|
|Fourth Parliament Election and Second PM Election||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||Vox Party Majority||No second body|
|Fifth Parliament Election and Third PM Election||Robert Smith||FPM||Spilt Control||No second body|
|First Chancellor Election and First Senate Election||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||Progressive Majority||No second body|
|Second Chancellor Election and Second Senate Election||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||Spilt Control||No second body|
|Third Chancellor Election and Third Senate Election||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||Democratic Traditionalist Majority||No second body|
|Kyle Smith Resigns and Forth Chancellor Election||Robert Smith||Tau||Democratic Traditionalist Majority||No second body|
|Reformist Party created and Forth Chancellor Election||Robert Smith||Tau||Reformist Majority||No second body|
|Fifth Chancellor Election and Fifth Senate Election||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||Reformist Majority||No second body|
|Sixth Chancellor Election, Sixth Senate Election, Imperial Council Created||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||Reformist Majority||Reformist Majority|
|Seventh Senate Election and Seventh Chancellor Election||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||National Coalition Majority||Reformist Majority|
|NEP Formed||Robert Smith||Kyle Smith||NEP Majority||NEP Majority|
|Kyle Smith Resigns, Eighth Senate Election||Robert Smith||Adam Johnston||NEP Majority||NEP Majority|
|NEP Dissolved||Robert Smith||Adam Johnston||Non-partisan||Democratic Socialist Majority|
|Ninth Grand Senate Election||Robert Smith||Adam Johnston||Progressive Majority||No second body|
|Tenth Grand Senate Election||Robert Smith||Adam Johnston||Progressive Majority||No second body|
|Eleventh Grand Senate Election||Robert Smith||Adam Johnston||Progressive Super Majority||No second body|