Terataga

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Imperial Terataga
Terataga Ramá II
Third Terataga
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Type
Type
Bicameral
Houses House of Burgesses, House of Peers
Term limits
6 months
History
Founded December 1, 2017 (2017-12-01) (As Millanian Parliament)
Leadership
Chancellor
Dame Charlotte Baxter-Bray, CBB
since 9 January 2019
Speaker
Nicolás MillánM
since 29 November 2018
Leader of the Opposition
Sir Edmund Howell, L
since 9 January 2019
Structure
Seats 5
House of Peers political groups

HM Government (3):

HM Opposition (2):

Elections
Single Transferable Vote (known as Preferential System)
House of Peers last election
25 December 2018
House of Peers next election
15 April 2019
Motto
MISERIS SVCERRE DISCO
Meeting place
De jure: Nicosi City, De facto: Lichingrad, Discord, WhatsApp

The Terataga is the Legislative Branch of Millania. The Terataga is charged with the passage of federal legislation, known as acts of law, which are sent to the Imperial Magistrate for consideration. It is also charged with the declaration of war, and has the control of the economy. The presiding officer is the Speaker of the House, who doubles as the Lord Chamberlain, who is elected by the members thereof. Other floor leaders are chosen by the Chamberlain. The Terataga meets in the Palacio de San Millán in Granada Nicosi. The members of the House of Peers are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population. The members of the House of Burgesses assemble at a certain place, and is open to anyone who attends.

Membership

Elections

Elections for representatives are held every six months, on the fifteenth day of either June or December. In all electoral constituencies, major party candidates for each district are nominated in partisan primary elections, typically held two weeks beforehand. The members of the House of Peers are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population. The local governments are structured in roughly similar fashion. The Prefect of each prefecture is directly elected, also by Preferential System. The members of the House of Burgesses assemble at a certain place, and is open to anyone who attends.

Terms

Representatives and Delegates serve for six-month terms. The Nakjatsa permits either House to expel a member with a two-thirds vote. In the history of Millania, only one member has been expelled from the Terataga. Both Houses also have the power to formally censure or reprimand its members; censure or reprimand of a member requires only a simple majority, and does not remove that member from office.

Comparison

As a check on the popular and rapidly changing politics of the House, the House of Peers has several distinct powers. For example, the "advice and consent" powers (such as the power to approve treaties) are a sole House of Peers privilege. The House of Burgesses and House of Peers are further differentiated by term lengths and the number of districts represented: the House of Peers has shorter terms of six months, fewer members (currently five), and (in all but one delegations) larger constituencies per member. The Housee of Peers is informally referred to as the "upper" house, and the House of Burgesses as the "lower" house.

Checks and balances

The House of Burgesses may propose a "vote of no confidence" by a simple majority vote; however, a supermajority is required for impeachment in the House of Peers. A convicted official is automatically removed from office and may be disqualified from holding future office under Millania. No further punishment is permitted during the impeachment proceedings; however, the party may face criminal penalties in a normal court of law. In the history of the Millania, the Terataga (Parliament at the time) has impeached one official.

Seats

Member of the Terataga Party Electoral District
Austin Jaax L Coastal
Charlotte Baxter-Bray CBBP Eastern Prefectures
Edmund Howell L Yochtia
Risa Resnick M Uribo-Prieta
Nicolás Millán (Speaker) M Granada Nicosi Metropolitan