Reichsversammlung

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Reichsversammlung
Parliament of the Abeldane Empire
13th Reichsversammlung
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Type
Type
Unicameral
Term limits
6 months
History
FoundedJune 6, 2014 (2014-06-06)
Leadership
Speaker
Connor StumperthPL
since 16 November 2019
Deputy Speaker
James FrischANU
since 11 April 2020
Second Deputy Speaker
Stephen FreaythInd.
since 12 October 2019
Third Deputy Speaker
Edward DanielsLF
since 6 June 2020
Vacant
since 29 June 2020
Nicolas MillanPRG
since 1 April 2020
Structure
Seats13 MPs
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Political groups
HI&REM Government (0):

HI&REM Loyal Opposition (0):
Other (13):

Elections
Party list
Last election
27-29 June 2020
Next election
27-29 December 2020
Meeting place
Discord
Website
reichsversammlung.weebly.com

The Reichsversammlung (literally "Imperial Assembly", in German), and also known in English as the Parliament of Abelden, is the legislative body of the Abeldane Empire. It is a unicameral legislature and also acts as the provisional legislature for the federal state of Rai. Its members are elected through party lists in single nationwide electoral district. There are presently eleven elected seats in the Reichsversammlung, plus two appointed seats.

The current Reichsversammlung is in its eleventh since the foundation of the legislature on 6 June 2014, although it has seen changes and reforms along the way. Originally named as the Abeldane Parliament, it was renamed to Reichsversammlung in 2015 to fit the German naming conventions present in the rest of the Abeldane state's institutions.

The Reichsversammlung is responsible for enacting and repealing laws (known as the Acts of the Parliament). Additionally, the Reichsversammlung greenlights decrees enacted by the Emperor.

History

Originally called the Parliament of the Abeldane Empire, it was formed on . Its main role was to advise the Monarch on his decisions and had a symbolic role in governance. Although tasked with creating new laws or Acts and the promulgation of the constitution, this never came a reality and Acts passed by the Parliament from 2014 until 2015 were primarily created by the Monarch and passed by him or her under the Parliament's name. Members of the Parliament, or MPs, were appointed by the Monarch and represented a constituency/city or no constituency at all. They served at the Monarch's pleasure and remained until their resignation or dismissal by the Monarch.

The Prime Minister and his cabinet were members of the Parliament and the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister were required to be MPs. From 2014 until 2015, the Parliament had only met once for a session and therefore a ceremonial part of government.

Powers

Duration

Presiding officers

Parties

The table below lists parties currently represented in the Reichsversammlung.

Name Ideologies Leader Jun. 2020 result Current seats
Votes (%) Seats
PL Pirate League
Piratenbund
Pirate Politics Connor Stumperth 40.35%
5 / 13
5 / 13
LF Liberty Front
Front für Freiheit
Liberalism Edward Daniels 24.56%
4 / 13
4 / 13
NRGU National Royalists - The Green Union
Nationale Royalisten - Die Grüne Union
Royalism Vacant 35.09%
3 / 13
3 / 13

Composition and seats

Abelden
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All eleven elected seats are currently delegated by the party list electoral system, in which Abeldane citizens vote for political parties. Then, the votes are proportionally used to determine how many seats each political party will get in the Reichsversammlung.

Before the federalization took effect, each MPs were appointed per city/town that served as their respective constituency because of the low administrative regions in Abelden. Although crown dependencies and territories before will only have one representation in the Reichsversammlung, representing them as a crown dependency or a territory and not by cities. Each cities served as a seat. Reform afterwards changed the system in which each state was delegated seats. However, for the December election, Abelden switched to the party list system still used today. As per the Reichsversammlung (Composition) Act 2018 there are two appointed seats, one seat is appointed as a representative of the Monarch's choosing and one reserved for the Ervecysarich.

The number of seats have increased and decreased through the Reichsversammlung's history. Seats increased only when new cities were created and MPs were chosen to represent them. After federalisation, the seats were de facto fixed for the first time and each state were proportionately given seats according to their population and an automatic seat given to the Monarchs. The Reichsversammlung reached its peak number of seats at 42, but did not last long and there were plans for reforming the seats. As plans for an elected Reichsversammlung came in the scene, the seats had to be decreased and following the August 2017 elections, the seats were fixed for the first time and were not distributed by state and decreased from 36 to 16. After the reform, seats have increased rarely and has not gone up to more than 18 seats.

Members

Elected MP Party State Took office Seat # Notes
Elected
Connor Stumperth Pirate League Tusmore 4 February 2019 1 Speaker
Andrew Irons Liberty Front Alexander 10 February 2020 2
Austin Jaax Pirate League Rai 5 July 2020 3
Patrick Renwick National Royalists Demirelia 12 October 2019 4 Outgoing Vorsitzender
Thomas Bainbridge Pirate League Tusmore 7 July 2020 5
Chase Nanatovich Pirate League Tusmore 5 July 2020 6
Nicolas Millan National Royalists Alenshka 7 January 2019 7
Newton von Uberquie National Royalists Morgannwg 12 June 2020 8
Robert Dickson Liberty Front Tusmore 8 July 2020 9
Tarik Karjasari Pirate League Rai 5 July 2020 10
Brandon Wu Liberty Front Tusmore 5 July 2020 11
Imperial Representative
James Frisch Liberty Front Morgannwg 5 July 2020 12 Deputy Speaker
Ervecysarich
Stephen Freayth Independent Alenshka 29 May 2020 13 Second Deputy Speaker

Notes