Urielandish National Congress
|Urielandish National Congress (ENG) |
Congreso Nacional Urielandes (ESP)
Ocongres Cionanal Landesuriel (URI)
Congresso Nacional Urielandes (PT)
|Prime Minister and Leader of the Majority||Juan Manuel Lafaurie, Urielandish Tyrinist Party|
|President of the House of Representatives||Henry González Ensi, Urielandish Tyrinist Party|
|Leader of the Opposition||Angela Alcendra, Progressive Party of Urielandia|
|Senate political groups||Government (53) and Opposition (8)|
|House of Representatives political groups||Government (111) Independent (6) and Opposition (11)|
|Senate last election||June 30th, 2018|
|House of Representatives last election||June 30th, 2018|
|Legislative Imperial Palace, Eboxia, Empire of Urielandia|
The Urielandish National Congress is the main seat of the Legislative Power and law-making branch of the government of the Empire of Urielandia. Consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The principal duty of the National Congress is to issue and approve laws which become effective with the title of Imperial Law after being sanctioned by His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor. The last election took place on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 with the Urielandia First Movement wining the majority at the two chambers respectively. The opposition party is the Progressive Party of Urielandia. The constitutional period is four years, with possibility of the congressmen being reelected for another four year period. Furthermore the Congress begins its "legislative year" on February and ends in June so that the new legislative year begins the next month, July.
History and early development during the Republic (2011 - 2018)
After the establishment of Urielandia as a presidential republic on December 27, 2010, the Congress was inaugurated by the then-president of the Republic Uriel Bermudez, who became its first President during the first legislature (I Legislature) of the Congress until his resignation in 2013 being succeeded by the former vicepresident Gabriela Prieto. In 2012 the parliamentary elections took place, being the former Urielandish Democratic Party the leader of the majority in Senate and HR, and the Urielandish Convergent Party.
On May 18, the Constituent National Assembly approved the new constitution for the Empire and two brand new political parties were established: the Conservative Party of Urielandia and the Progressive Party of Urielandia, followed many weeks later by the Party of the Empire and the far-right nationalist movement Urielandia First.
During the Empire (2018 - present)
After the "Imperial Constitution" entered by force on May 18th, 2018, the Urielandish National Congress wasn´t dissolved but its functions remained the same. The Urielandish Tyrinist Party, then far-right political party Urielandia First Movement won the majority of the seats, followed by the Party of the Empire, the Conservative Party and the Progressive Party of Urielandia, which is the main opposition party.
Executive functions of the Congress
- Enact and approve laws, which are signed by the Emperor to enter in force.
- Be faithful to the democratic principles
- Authorize the Emperor to leave the country in case of a State Visit to another micronations or country.
- Sack the Prime Minister or members of the cabinet.
Legislatures of the Congress
- I Legislature (2012 - 2018)
- Current II Legislature (2018 - 2022)
- III Legislature (2022 - 2026)
- IV Legislature (2026 - 2030)
Presidents of the House of Representatives (2018 - present)
- Manuel Cabezas Rondón (Party of the Empire) (2018 - 2019)
- Victor Zarosa (Conservative Party of Urielandia) (2019 - 2020)
- Henry González Ensi (Urielandish Tyrinist Party) (2020 - 2021)
- TBD (2021 - 2022)