Royal Council of Lytera
|The Royal Council of Lytera |
DE: Königlicher Rat von Lytera
PY: Королевский совет Литера
JP: 王立評議会 いえてら
|Monarch||HHRH Alexander I, Independent|
|Speaker of the Council||HRH Princess Megan, Independent|
|Royal Council political groups||None|
|Royal Council voting system||Appointment/Elections|
|Court Hall, St. Cavendish|
The Royal Council is the executive body of the Kingdom of Lytera.
Constitutional Role & History
Created by the King in 2017 after Lytera's return to activity, the Royal Council consisted of (fittingly) members of the Royal Family. In 2019, due to reforms, this inclusiveness was removed, and regular people can be either elected or appointed to the Council by the King. In Lytera, political parties currently do not exist, though the King has expressed interest in allowing them to. There are arguments for and against the proposal, with the largest 'for' argument being the democratic nature of it, with against countering the lack of seats and population.
Due to it's nature of creation, the council is heavily monarchist in nature, and the King has the power to veto any proposed bill, and can, in times of need, suspend the council. This can, in theory, be used to force through bills, though this has yet to happen. In practice therefore, Lytera is an absolute monarchy.
After the 2020 Lyteran General Election, the council became the executive branch of the nation with the formation of the Lyteran Parliament. After the Lyteran Parliament and Council became inactive, the King passed an edict suspending both. As such, until the 2020 Lyteran General Election (July), the Council has no power, and will be reassigned positions based on how parties do in the election.
Meetings are called by the King, usually to debate a proposed bill he's suggested, though there have been laws proposed by other council members. Only two members of the cabinet need to be present for a debate, and as such, laws are quite often decided by a few people instead of the whole council. The Speaker of the Council then proceeds to open the debate once all members have arrived.
Only one person is permitted to speak at any given time. Laws can be argued over, but insulting other council members is prohibited, and has led, in the past, to people being dismissed from the Court Hall. The speaker acts on the King's behalf to manage meetings, though the King has himself called for order during heated debates. Votes are cast once any amendments have been suggested, and once complete, the King casts his own vote. This singular vote can overrule the entire councils decision, and has led to criticism in the past.
Speakers of the Council
This is a list of all the Speakers that have served.
The parties are as follows: Monarchist
|Portrait||Term in Office||First Minister||Party||Government|
|21 August 2017
15th October 2019
|Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Megan||Monarchist||Crown Ministry|
|1st November 2019
31st January 2020
|Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan||Monarchist||Princess Ministry|
|15 February 2020
4th April 2020
|Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan||Monarchist||Interim Ministry|
|5th April 2020
1st July 2020
|Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan||Monarchist||Owen Ministry|
|1st July 2020
|Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan||Monarchist||Royal Ministry|
|King||Alex I||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Speaker of the Council||HRH Princess Megan||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Prime Minister||Toby Q.||15/4/21||Social Democrats|
|Minister of the Internal Affairs||HRH Princess Ayra||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Countess Sheila of Lytera||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Defence||Duke Matthew of Lytera||14/2/20||Independent|
|Minister of Justice||HRH Crown Prince Owen||15/4/21||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Health||HRH Prince Robert||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Education||Duchess Karen||15/4/21||Green Party of Lytera|
|Minister of Culture||Duke Michael||14/2/20||Green Party of Lytera|
|Minister of the Environament||HRH Princess Siobhan||14/2/20||Royalist Party of Lytera|