Imperial Diet

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Imperial Diet
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Type
Type
HousesHouse of Peers
House of Representatives
History
Founded01 August 2017
Preceded byImperial Council
Royal Diet
New session started
II Legislature
Leadership
Palatine of the House of Peers
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Motto
God Save the Emperor!
Meeting place
Parliament Building
Persenburg

The Imperial Diet, is the legislature of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire since 01 August 2017. It is a bicameral body: the upper house is the House of Peers, and the lower house is the House of Representatives. The seat of the Imperial Diet since its foundation is the Parliament Building in Persenburg, already in use by the Royal Diet of Ruthenia since 2014.

Establishment[edit | edit source]

Established by the Imperial Constitution of 2017, in accordance with article 80, Chapter V, the Imperial Diet is the political body with the highest authority in government, responsible for administering legislative power, and is divided into an upper chamber, the House of Peers, and a lower chamber, House of Representatives. The Imperial Diet is governed by its Internal Regiment, which shall be voted by its own members in the first Ordinary Session and is presided by the Palatine of the House of Peers.

The competences of the Imperial Diet are: authorize the declaration of war and the celebration of peace, if approved by 2/3 of its members, override State of Exception declaration, if approved by 2/3 of its members, authorize the ratification of international treaties, authorize the resignation of the Emperor and recognize the Crown Prince, authorize the marriage of the Emperor and the Crown Prince, supervise the activities of the Cabinet, give effect to motion of no confidence, elect by relative majority the Imperial Chancellor and enact constitutional amendments.

House of Peers[edit | edit source]

Coat of Arms of the House of Peers.

The upper chamber of the Imperial Diet is presided by the Palatine of the House of Peers, who shall be the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal simultaneously. The upper chamber consists of the Crown Prince, the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal and a noble of each constituent state, according to the demarcations provided for in article 58 of the Constitution. The term of office of the members of the upper chamber is lifelong, and may be terminated only by renunciation, criminal conviction or dismissal by imperial decree. The Crown Prince becomes member of the upper chamber only after his majority and he and the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal are not allowed to resign their posts in the upper chamber, unless they renounce their own title.

The competences of the House of Peers are: give efficiency to the Speech from the Throne by voting the Act of Government Goals and Objectives, which should delimit the scope of the Cabinet's actions for the legislative year and approve and reform the bills by relative majority, and constitutional amendments voted in the House of Representatives, in accordance with article 114 of the Constitution.

House of Representatives[edit | edit source]

Coat of Arms of the House of Representatives.

The lower chamber consists of representatives deputies elected by direct election and plurality voting from each one of the constituencies of the Empire. The deputy exercises his legislative functions for a term of two years, and loses his political office only by resignation or criminal conviction. The constituencies are determined by ordinary law and should not be numerically lower than the number of seats occupied in the House of Peers. The internal administration of the lower chamber is carried by a presiding board headed by the President of the Representatives and he shall be elected by relative majority in the first Ordinary Session, with a term of one year.

The competences of the House of Representatives are: propose bills, propose constitutional amendments, vote bills and vote constitutional amendments.

Parliament procedures[edit | edit source]

According to the articles 88 and 92 of the Constitution, the legislative process begins in the House of Representatives with the proposal and approval of the bill, and proceed to approval or reform by the House of Peers. Even if the bill is amended in the upper chamber, it will proceed for imperial assent.

No member of the parliament shall at any time suffer legal prosecution on account of his vote, or on account of utterances made while in the performance of his functions, or be held responsible outside the parliaments for his actions in it and without the consent of the parliament, none of its members shall be tried or punished during Ordinary or Extraordinary Sessions for any offences committed, except when arrested in the act of committing the offence, or in the course of the following day.

List of Palatines of the House of Peers[edit | edit source]

No. Name Portrait Office Party Sovereign
I Thomas of Cumagne 01 August
2017
18 October
2017
- Emperor-King Oscar I
The first Imperial Chancellor and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, first Palatine of the House of Peers of the Imperial Diet and second head of government in Empire's history. Also, the King of Cumagne. Due techinal problems in the national forum that made impossible to the Diet to gather, the I Legislature was dissolved by the Emperor-King on 18 October 2017.
II Michael of Appinfeldt Michael Appinfeldt 2018.jpg 03 February
2018
04 November
2019
- Emperor-King Oscar I
The second Imperial Chancellor and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, second Palatine of the House of Peers of the Imperial Diet and second head of government in Empire's history. Also, the Duke of Appinfeldt and Head of the Imperial General Headquarters. Appointed by the Emperor on 03 February 2018 to finish the I Legislature.
III Guilherme da Lomellina e Berenguer Novoretrato.png 04 November
2019
present - Emperor-King Oscar I
The third Palatine of the House of Peers and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, the first to not be the Imperial Chancellor and former head of government, he was appointed by the Emperor to serve after the election to the II Legislature.

List of Presidents of the Representatives[edit | edit source]

No. Name Portrait Office Party Sovereign
I vacant 01 August
2017
18 March
2018
- Emperor-King Oscar I
Due to technical problems in the national forum that made impossible to the Diet to gather, the I Legislature was dissolved by the Emperor-King on 18 October 2017. On 03 February 2018, the Imperial Diet was convoked again to conclude the legislature.
II Christian von Letzembourg Grand-Duke-Christian-gov.jpg 18 March
2018
30 June
2018
- Emperor-King Oscar I
Founder of Letzembourg, Minister of Internal Affairs and first ambassador of Karnia-Ruthenia to the United States. He was acclaimed as Presidente of the House of Representatives on 18 March 2018.
III Ulli von und zu Eibenland-Sansbeurg 01 August
2019
present Constitutional Party Emperor-King Oscar I
First president of the representatives elected.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


Preceded by:
Royal Diet of Ruthenia
Imperial Council
Legislature of Karnia-Ruthenia
2017 - Present
Succeeded by:
Incumbent