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Parliament of Misgardamy

Parliament of Misgardamy
Sejma Mijθgardamij

The parliament is formed every eighteen months by the prince himself, who invites the chosen Misgardiacks to become the legates - the members of parliament.
No rules define who can be invited to become the legate (except that every person can become a legate only three times) so in the parliament they were representatives of all social classes, from peasants through the gentry and nobility to the priests. Also no restrictions about the sex, nationality or religion.
That doesn't mean there is a great diversity among the parliament squad - most of legates are male catholics or lutherans, mainly the gentry or the nobility.
The number of the legates is variable, usually between 80 and 150. Currently there are 91 of the legates.

Legates don't get any salary - if they accept the invitation, they must work for free.
The parliament mainly passes, actualise, or abolish the laws. Every parliament's decision can be vetoed by the prince, and the prince decides if there is any need to put some law project to a vote, so there is no need to exist for two chambers.

The legates don't form the political parties. Their equivalent are confederations - associations formed ad hoc, to realize the specified political goals. Every confederation can exist not more than three parliament sessions (that means four and a half year) and the founders are obeyed to present official manifesto of the confederation, including ten general goals of the members. If all of them will be passed (no matter if by the legates or by the prince), the confederation is dissolved. Every legate can be a member of no more than three confederations.

Other way of the parliament's fragmentations are the parliamentary teams - groups of legates debating regularly about the matteries connected to the team's specalisation. They have no real rule over the parliament sessions and they are rather a supporting organ for the ministries.

Among the legates the ministres are chosen. The choice of them is to the elders (retired legates, councilmen and marshals), while the rest of the each ministry's structure is projected by the prince.

MAIN CONFEDERATIONS

Name in English: Confederation for the Homeland
Name in Misgardian: KompedŰrazjon XŰtjijnje (KX)
Members: 44
Leader: sir Arsenius von Schpijnster
Goals:
I - Introduction of the Act on the National Flag (realised)
II - Providing government subsidies for the construction of a nuclear power plant (realised)
III - Equating the rights of the Lutheran bishop with the Catholic bishop
IV - Introduction of the law on restricting immigration for war refugees
V - Appointment of the Misgardian Language Council, as the branch of the Ministry of Education
VI - Abolition of imprisonment (realised)
VII - Introduction of the strict regulations regarding the sale and distribution of video games (realised)
VIII - Introduction of the Act on the National Anthem
IX - Delegalisation of gambling (realised)
X - Outlawing public homosexual behavior

Name in English: The Spark
Name in Misgardian: Die Skr˘ (DS)
Members: 12
Leader: sir Alexander Ʒey
Goals:
I - Re-establishing the public education
II - Appointment of the Misgardian Language Council, as the independent opinion-giving body
III - Equating the rights of the Lutheran bishop with the Catholic bishop
IV - Mandatory usage of the Misgardian language in offices (realised)
V - Transfer of the capital to the town of Rema
VI - Establishing the knowledge of the Misgardian language as a condition for obtaining citizenship.
VII - Adoption of the Labour Code
VIII - Providing government subsidies for the construction of a nuclear power plant (realised)
IX - Introduction of the Act on the Election of the Prince (realised)
X - Outlawing public homophobic behavior

Name in English: Bambers' Bunch
Name in Misgardian: B˘mbersbund (BB)
Members: 30
Leader: Paul Kutcijr
Goals:
I - Implementation of the government subsidy project for bambers
II - Lifting the owner's liability for damage caused by his livestock (realised)
III - Abolition of the concept of illegal immigrants (realised)
IV - Regulation of the profession of economist with a special code
V - The right to self-trial against a person who unlawfully enters the bamberate (realised)
VI - Lifting bans on fertilizing fields with certain substances
VII - Prohibition of importing vegetables that could be grown in Misgardamy with high yield
VIII - Prohibition of large farms for priests
IX - Prohibition of agricultural activity before the age of thirty-five
X - Annulment of noble titles

Name in English: Confederation Against Corruption
Name in Misgardian: Confoederatio GjŰg Psujoten (CGP)
Members: 18
Leader: Andrew Geruch
Goals:
I - Adoption of the Code of Penalties for Offenses Against the Principality
II - Introducing the term of office of the dictator (expired - the magistrate of dictator is no more)
III - Legalisation of Political Parties
IV - Regulation of the mode of operation of the Regency Council through the adoption of the statute (expired - Council has been dissolved)
V - Establishing the fixed number of legates in Parliament
VI - Prohibition of political activity for punished persons
VII - Increasing the number of pretors to ten
VIII - Establishing the office of tribune (realised)
IX - Establishing a law enforcement agency for crimes related to corruption
X - Adoption of the constitution

Name in English: May Association
Name in Misgardian: Zrhe▀ Majowij (ZM)
Members: 68
Leader: lady Maya M˘linke
Goals:
I - Adoption of the national flag with traditional Misgardian embroidery (realised)
II - Guarantee of Sundays and Catholic solemnities as the days off from work (realised)
III - Lifting the ban on the production and sale of self-made alcohol (realised)
IV - Implementation of the government subsidy project for Country Housewives' Clubs (realised)
V - Establishing of Independence Day (off from work) on 29th of October
VI - Establishing of the National Flag Day (off from work) on 2th of May
VII - Adoption of the national dress code, officially recommended by the regency council
VIII - Legalisation of the pachta custom - small, accidental thefts of vegetables and fruit (realised)
IX - Mandatory usage of the Misgardian language in offices (realised)
X - Establishing strawberry as the official national fruit

Name in English: Iron and Blood
Name in Misgardian: Θeleʒ Ű Juch (ΘŰJ)
Members: 18
Leader: sir Bogdan von Peplijn-Faust
Goals:
I - Introduction of the Act on the Election of the Prince (realised)
II - Signing a concordat with the Holy See (realised)
III - Granting government subsidies for the program of reintroducing rare game into Misgardian forests (realised)
IV - Legalization of the possession of personal and family armies (realised)
V - Total deregulation of the construction law (realised)
VI - Granting the statutory right to possess and use white arm, guns, and artillery weapons (realised)
VII - Establishing the Misgardian National Railway
VIII - Banning socialist and communist associations
IX - Regulation of the noble titles usage
X - Restoration of the knighthood

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