Terataga

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Imperial Terataga
Terataga Ramá II
Third Terataga
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Type
Type
Tetracameral
HousesChamber of Censors, Chamber of the Senate, Chamber of Tribunes, Imperial Magistrate
Term limits
6 months
History
FoundedDecember 1, 2017 (2017-12-01) (As Millanian Parliament)
Preceded byProvisional Parliament
Leadership
Chancellor
Zoey Liu, L
since 23 February 2020
Chamberlain
Nicolás MillánM
since 29 November 2018
Princeps Senatus
Newton von UberquieL / SE
since 9 January 2019
Chief Justice
Vacant
since 3 June 2020
Censors President
Santiago MillánM
since 19 May 2020
Seats8 (Censors), 3 (Senate), 8 (Tribunes), 3 (Magistrate)
Elections
Single Transferable Vote (known as Preferential System)
(Tribunes) last election
22 February 2020
(Tribunes) next election
8 June 2020
Motto
MISERIS SVCERRE DISCO
Meeting place
Pasabrillo, 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 Tribunes are elected in a Preferential System, which is more representative of voter population. The members of the Senate assemble at any given place, and solves issues in a swift and largely nonpolitical manner. The members of the Chamber of Censors are largely a group of nobles appointed by the Emperor, as well as representatives from the Chamber of Tribunes.

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 Chamber of Tribunes 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 Senate consists of the Lord Chamberlain and two chosen members of the Government and Opposition.

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 Chamber of Tribunes, the Senate has several distinct powers. For example, the power to approve treaties is a sole Senate privilege. The Senate and Chamber of Tribunes are further differentiated by term lengths and the number of districts represented: the Chamber of Tribunes has shorter terms of six months, and more members (currently eight). The Chamber of Tribunes is informally referred to as the "upper" chamber, and the Senate as the "middle" chamber. The Censors, or the "lower" chamber, is different in that all but one of its seats are appointed directly by the monarch.

Checks and balances

The Senate may propose a "vote of no confidence" by a simple majority vote; however, a supermajority is required for impeachment in the Chamber of Tribunes. A convicted official is automatically removed from office and may be disqualified from holding future office in 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. The Chamber of Censors solely exists to put a check on the other two houses, with the sole ability to veto laws if they are against the interests of the people or Nakjatsa, and the ability to suggest to the author of bills the changing of certain parts of a bill.