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Politics of Nhoor

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General
Nhoor is a bottom-up democracy with complete separation of powers. The current political system has been in place since 1978. The people elect the parliaments of the municipalities (parlament li garhinili) and the parliaments of the provinces (parlament li vōqhinili) of Nhoor, the latter of which in turn elect the parliament the nation (parlament li rhwsali). The parliament of the nation is commonly known as Conast (‘The Floor’). The chairperson of the nation’s parliament was de facto head of state of Nhoor between the death of King Armhad V in 2017 and the accession of King Elerha Maximus in 2020. The incumbent chairwoman has been Her Relevancy Leymhī Arcarany-Ƨach since December 2019.

Term

Chairperson

Term

Chairperson

1977 - 1981

Maron Greqh-Sāly (SIQ)

2001 - 2009

Zamha Īƨy (COJ)

1981 - 1985

Wtired Sulumeqh (SIQ)

2009 - 2015

Tonhae̦ro Cōrs-Wphaje̦sten (f, SIQ)

1985 - 1997

Collud Totova (COJ)

2015 - 2019

Ōphɵd Carōmhīqh (SIQ)

1997 - 2001

Elō Ceph (CCJ)

2019 - present

Leymhī Arcarany-Ƨach (f, OJ)

Legislative
The legislative powers consist of the aforementioned parliaments. The national parliament of Nhoor is a unicameral institution. It has 199 members who are elected by the members of the provincial parliaments for a four year term. Each province elects a certain amount of seats the number of which is based on its number of inhabitants; before each election the amount of seats represented by a province is recalculated. The members of the provincial parlements elect the members of the national parliament using a system of proportional representation (following the Sainte-Lagüe method), except for the province of Sīron-Onharh, which uses a Single Transferable Vote system.

Under the current constitution, national elections took place in 1977, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2019. Usually they take place on the first Sunday of April, with the new parliament being inaugurated on the first Monday of May of the same year. The elections of 2019 took place on 1 December; these early elections were necessary following the proposal to invite Prince Maximus of Havalland to become the next King of Nhoor. The next elections will take place on Sunday 2 April 2023 at the latest.

Executive
Since 1978, the executive powers of each level are (mostly) self-regulating institutions, which means that the incumbent alderpeople (pɵvar, municipal level), councillors (nhāsɵlteƨy, provincial level), and ministers (munusta, national level) decide for themselves who will leave and who will join them, although the respective legislative institutions can issue binding advise on the appointment or removal of executive members if they consider this in the nation’s interest. The chairperson of the Council of Ministers is the head of government, currently Prime Minister Huldoro Sā̦ƨws-Patorheqh, since the Council reshuffle of 30 December 2019. Before 2019, the Prime Minister was internationally known as the First Minister. Before 1978, the First Minister was appointed directly by the King. First/Prime Ministers have been since 1845:

Term

First Minister

Term

First/Prime Minister

1845 - 1850

Maron Bwstirōdy (1st time)

1943 - 1945

Zamha Bēqomher

1850 - 1852

Elerha Ulerh-Jā̦

1945 - 1946

Naty Jwn

1852 - 1853

Maron Bwstirōdy (2nd time)

1946 - 1952

Lɵcmws Onher-Candirheqh (2nd time)

1853 - 1857

Choved Cemhijy (1st time)

1952 - 1964

Bohīn Onher-Candirheqh

1857 - 1864

Numā Balarony

1964 - 1969

Corhad Sulumeqh (1st time)

1864 - 1866

Maron Bwstirōdy (3rd time)

1969 - 1975

U̦chwda Juvey

1866 - 1876

Choved Cemhijy (2nd time)

1975 - 1978

Arwƨā̦ved Oƨɵmar

1876

Alwd Beq

1978 - 1981

Corhad Sulumeqh (2nd time)

1876 - 1883

Choved Cemhijy (3rd time)

1981 - 1994

Osytir Javedeqh

1883 - 1886

Wnhaced Onher-Candirheqh (1st time)

1994 - 1999

Tado̦d Caqirlaqh-Swpar

1886 - 1894

Choved Cemhijy (4th time)

1999 - 2002

Maron Rhuchws

1894 - 1907

Wnhaced Onher-Candirheqh (2nd time)

2002 - 2005

Halisin Camiredy

1907 - 1913

Ily W̦stws

2005 - 2012

Rhanhɵd Bīcela̦ch

1913 - 1915

Lɵcmws Pēsā̦ches

2012 - 2019

Sanhad Bōra̦

1915 - 1922

Jormud Cillaches

2019

Armhad Cellichen

1922

Choved Pwsy

2019

Colmhɵd Gusan

1922

Armhad Patorheqh

2019 - now

Huldoro Sā̦ƨws-Patorheqh (f)

1922 - 1929

Utired Cemhijy

1929 - 1943

Lɵcmws Onher-Candirheqh (1st time)

Judiciary
The members of the judiciary are appointed by citizens who have a law degree; citizens with a law degree cannot vote in the elections for the legislative parliaments. Members of the judiciary do not necessarily have to be citizens of Nhoor, but they will have to have a proven knowledge of the Nhoor constitution and the Nhoor Civil and Penal codes, and master the Nhoor language.


Political parties and elections
Political parties can contest the elections on the national level if they participate in at least one third of the provinces (5) representing at least one third of the total amount of seats in the national parliament (67). Parties that are currently fulfilling these requirements and obtained seats during the last election of 1 December 2019 are the following (from left to right):

  • Norhim pw Qhamhwsana (NQh, 'General Collective', socialists and communists; currently 3 seats in parliament; pink)

  • Sosa̦līsimoch pw Cwstana (SC, 'Socialist Party', socialists and left-wing socialdemocrats; listed under 'other' in the table below as they don't participate in all provinces; 1 seat; violet)

  • Cwstana qo Onnubecāsa̦qo li Jorali (COJ, 'Workers' Party of the Dominion', socialdemocrats; 18 seats; red)

  • Cwstana qo Rhonhwcoqo (CRh, 'Nature Party', greens and environmentalists; 32 seats; light green)

  • Suhemhwn qo Illwnoqo s Qarhasytwnoqo (SIQ, 'Union for Progress and Prosperity', liberaldemocrats; 55 seats; dark blue)

  • Onhws li Jorali (OJ, 'Future of the Dominion', intellectuals and pragmatists; listed under 'other' in the table below as they don't participate in all provinces; 8 seats; yellow)

  • Līberal pw Cwstana (LC, 'Liberal Party', liberals; 37 seats; light blue)

  • Cwstana qo Esaswnoqo (CE, 'Party of Liberties', libertarians; 9 seats; purple)

  • Gerchrunw̦ch pw Cwstana (GC, 'Republican Party', republicans and non-confessional conservatives; listed under 'other' in the table below as they don't participate in all provinces; 2 seats; medium blue)

  • Cwstana qo Curhisorhanoqo s Jo̦qhuroqo (CCJ, 'Party of Agrarians and Fishermen', religious conservatives; 17 seats; dark green)

  • Cwstana qo Qhonhwroqo s A̦sytanaqo (CQhA, 'Party of Values and Tradition', religious conservatives; 9 seats; orange)

  • Democraƨīa̦nhoch pw Hwrhiswcamhana (DH, 'Democratic Alliance', ultra-conservatives; 8 seats; brown)

NQh

COJ

CRh

SIQ

LC

CE

CCJ

CQhA

DH

Other

Total

Chur

2

6

8

15

5

1

2

1

40

Jōnsoch pw Ta̦rleqh

4

3

7

8

4

3

1

1

4

35

Gehermhac pw Ta̦rleqh

2

4

8

4

2

2

3

2

4

31

Cōsō pw Camhɵrlanh

2

3

5

5

2

1

2

20

Orleqh

2

7

6

2

2

19

Unnō pw Camhɵrlanh

1

2

5

4

2

1

1

1

17

Sārruc

4

3

1

1

9

Sīron-Onharh

1

2

1

1

5

Sola

2

2

4

Gwmen pw Camhɵrlanh

2

2

4

Tenda

2

1

3

U̦mhach

1

2

3

Vaqtwch

1

2

3

Pāla

3

3

Īnōsy

1

2

3

Total

3

18

32

55

37

9

17

9

8

11

199


Monarchy
Main article: The monarchy of Nhoor

Nhoor has had a king as its head of state since the creation of the Dominion, but the throne was vacant between the death of the childless last King Armhad V in 2017, and the accession of King Elerha Maximus on 29 February 2020. The role of the King is purely ceremonial.


Government ministers
As mentioned, the members of the Council of Ministers are normally appointed by the Council of Ministers itself. In general this system works as long as there is at least one member of the Council left who can appoint fellow ministers. If for some reason there are no members left, parliament appoints one or more ministers to get the system going again. Since the system was put into place in 1978, the number of ministers that was replaced at the same time hasn't exceeded five or six, which is less than one third of the total number of members of the Council of Ministers. The incumbent members of the Council of Ministers are:

Portfolio

Minister

Member of the Council since

This portfolio since

Prime Minister (E̦ch pw Munusta)

Huldoro Sā̦ƨws-Patorheqh (f)

3 March 2005

30 December 2019

Civil Affairs

Conhan Barjwzaqh

1 May 2019

1 June 2020

Public Security

Armhad Cellichen

7 March 2015

1 June 2020

Foreign Affairs

Orumha Cany-Jwchmiqen (f)

23 June 2014

16 October 2016

Finance

Uldered Sulumeqh

16 June 2008

12 August 2019

Defense

Parhus Parhecuch

21 October 2019

21 October 2019

Justice

Gamo-Calavī Cosytɵ̦sen-Nhōly (f)

1 June 2020

1 June 2020

Budget and Trade

Tado̦d Līƨiqir

7 March 2015

7 March 2015

Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food

Elīn Posaqh

16 October 2016

1 May 2019

Traffic, Business, and Industrial Affairs

Maron I̦swla

16 October 2016

30 December 2019

Housing and Regional Planning

Tōnis Uvarwq

15 November 2010

15 November 2010

Education

Colmhɵd Gusan

3 March 2005

30 December 2019

Social Affairs and Employment

Sanhī Rhuchws-Gazwn (f)

1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Health

Aruqo Te̦qhīseqh-Parsy (f)

1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Science and Development

Narhato̦ Bōchēn (f)

1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Energy and the Environment

Orumha Gonhomher-Īƨy (f)

1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Sport, National Heritage, and Cultural Cooperation

Gwzorī Tennwqh-Tānhar (f)

30 December 2019

30 December 2019

Royal and Religious Affairs

Tonhae̦ro Arcarany (f)

21 October 2019

30 December 2019

Family and Equal Opportunities

Ēqastī Mensy-Greqh

21 October 2019

21 October 2019

Communication, Media, and Digital Affairs

Bosw̦ced Cōrs

21 October 2019

21 October 2019

Regional and Local Governments

Acāver Jā̦

1 June 2020

1 June 2020

Emergency and Disaster Management

Qhod Ē̦tanhwta

1 June 2020

1 June 2020

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