Speaker of the House (Kohlandia)

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Speaker of the House of the Kohlandian Parliament
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Incumbent
HM Queen Catherine I[1]

since 1 December 2019; 17 months ago (2019-12-01)
StyleThe Right Honourable (Formal)
Mr./Mme. Speaker (Informal and within the House)
Member ofKohlandian Parliament
Term lengthFour years
Formation30 August 2019
SuccessionElection

The Speaker of the House is an elected member of the Kohlandian Parliament responsible for administering the Legislative branch of the Government. The Speaker moderates the debates; acts to resolve disputes between members of Parliament; ensure votes are conducted in a correct a lawful manner; announce the result of votes, along with whether a vote has passed or failed; and runs Parliament on a day-to-day basis.

The Speaker is elected for a four-year term. Speakers may serve for a maximum of three terms, which need not be consecutive. All eligible Kohlandian citizens aged at least 21 years old may stand for election as Speaker of the House. While in office, the Speaker is referred to as "Mister Speaker" or "Madam Speaker"; with the Speaker deciding which style they wish to use for the duration of their term.

The Speaker is the fourth in line of primacy in the Government of Kohlandia, after the Crown, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister.

List of Speakers

The current Speaker of the House is HM Queen Catherine I, who received 60% of the vote in the first General Election held in Kohlandia on 01 December 2019[1].

Absence of the Speaker

When the Speaker is unavailable, their duties pass to the Leader of the House on a temporary basis. If neither the Speaker nor the Leader of the House are available, Parliament will be required to vote in an Acting Speaker to serve until the Leader or Speaker are available again.

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Daily Micronationalist, "Kohlandia Election Results!" (accessed 02 December 2019)