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The Volkstag (literally "People’s Diet", in German), is the lower chamber of the Reichsversammlung, the legislature of the Abeldane Empire. Its members are elected through party lists in a single nationwide electoral district. There are presently twelve elected seats in the Volkstag, plus one appointed seat.
The Volkstag is responsible for enacting and repealing laws (known as the Acts of the Parliament). These acts require the approval of the Bundesrat, the upper chamber of the legislature. The Volkstag must also approve legislation originating in the Bundesrat.
The Volkstag was established on 1 August 2020, with the enactment of the Constitutional Reform Act of 2020, which transformed the Reichsversammlung from a unicameral body, as it had been since independence in 2014, to a bicameral one. The Reichsversammlung as of the date of the enactment of the amendment was transformed into being the Volkstag, with the only change being the removal of the seat of the ervecysarich, the heir to the Abeldane throne.
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A term of the Volkstag lasts 6 months, unless cut short by a snap election.
The Volkstag is presided over by the Speaker of the Volkstag, who is a member of the chamber, elected by the other members. A speaker serves until resignation or until they are challenged. The speaker sets the agenda for each meeting, and is tasked with presiding over and keeping order during a session. They are aided in their duties by 3 deputy speakers, also elected by the Volkstag.
The table below lists parties currently represented in the Volkstag.
|Name||Ideologies||Leader||Jun. 2020 result||Current seats|
|NRGU||National Royalists - The Green Union
Nationale Köningstreue - Die Grüne Union
7 / 14
6 / 13
4 / 14
5 / 13
Front für Freiheit
2 / 14
2 / 13
Composition and seats
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of the Abeldane Empire
All twelve elected seats are currently delegated by the party list electoral system, in which Abeldane citizens vote for political parties. Then, the votes are proportionally used to determine how many seats each political party will get in the Volkstag. The number of seats in the Volkstag is determined by the Monarch.
|Elected MP||Party||State||Took office||Seat #||Notes|
|Connor Stumperth||Confederals||Tusmore||4 February 2019||1||Speaker|
|Andrew Irons||Liberty Front||Alexander||10 February 2020||2|
|Austin Jaax||Confederals||Rai||5 July 2020||3||Deputy Speaker|
|Patrick Renwick||National Royalists||Demirelia||12 October 2019||4||Vorsitzender|
|Anthony Clark||National Royalists||Morgannwg||1 August 2020||5|
|Chase Nanatovich||Confederals||Tusmore||5 July 2020||6|
|Nicolas Millan||National Royalists||Alenshka||7 January 2019||7|
|Newton von Uberquie||National Royalists||Morgannwg||1 August 2020||8||Stellvertreter|
|Matthew von Uberquie||National Royalists||Morgannwg||1 August 2020||9|
|Tarik Karjasari||Confederals||Rai||5 July 2020||10|
|Brandon Wu||Liberty Front||Tusmore||5 July 2020||11||Leader of the Opposition|
|Zarel Smith||National Royalists||Morgannwg||1 August 2020||11|
|Thomas Bainbridge||Confederals||Tusmore||5 September 2020||13|