Royal Council of Lytera

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The Royal Council of Lytera
DE: Königlicher Rat von Lytera
PY: Королевский совет Литера
JP: 王立評議会 いえてら
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Type
TypeUpper House/Executive
Leadership
MonarchHHRH Alexander I, Independent
Speaker of the CouncilHRH Princess Megan, Independent
Structure
Members11
Royal Council political groupsNone
Royal Council voting systemAppointment/Elections
Meeting place
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.

Culture

Introductions

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.

Debating

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
to
15th October 2019
785 days
Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Megan Monarchist Crown Ministry
Government suspended due to martial law
1st November 2019
to
31st January 2020
91 days
Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan Monarchist Princess Ministry
Government suspended due to martial law
15 February 2020
to
4th April 2020
49 days
Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan Monarchist Interim Ministry
5th April 2020
to
1st July 2020
77 days
Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan Monarchist Owen Ministry
Government suspended due to martial law
1st July 2020
to
Present
Her Royal Highness, Princess Megan Monarchist Royal Ministry


Council

Portfolio Minister Party Since
Council ministers
King HHRH King Alexander I 14/2/20 Royalist Party of Lytera
Speaker of the Council HRH Princess Megan 14/2/20 Royalist Party of Lytera
Prime Minister HRH Crown Prince Owen 5/4/20 Royalist Party of Lytera
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 Lyteran Democratic Alliance
Minister of Justice Toby 1/7/20 Social Democratic Party
Minister of Health HRH Prince Robert 14/2/20 Royalist Party of Lytera
Minister of Education Countess Bernie of Lytera 14/2/20 Royalist 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