| Istalian Empire|
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| Government and politics|
of the Istalian Empire
|Constitution of the Istalian Empire|
|Emperor of the Istalians|
|Prime Minister of the Empire|
|Council of Ministers|
|Congress of the Istalian Empire|
|Senate of the Empire|
|Judiciary of Istalia|
|Political parties in Istalia|
|Elections in Istalia|
At the national level in Istalia are held elections to renew the 681-member National Assembly of the Istalian Empire for a 4-year term. Early elections can be called after a motion for early elections or a destructive vote of no-confidence against the Government. Early elections can be requested by parties and needs of the majority of the assembly to vote in favor. As per Constitution, the Emperor, on request of a resigning Prime Minister, can dissolve the legislature.
There are no term limits for the members of the National Assembly.
At the regional level the citizenship of each Region elects a local Regional Council, with currently 137 or 136 members, elected for a 4-year term, and a Regional Governor, elected in a first-past-the-post system. Regional elections take place at the same time as national elections.
No term limits are in place for regional offices.
Alongside national and regional elections, in each istalian municipalities citizens elect directly the head of the municipal executive, the Mayor, through a first-past-the-post system and a Municipal Council, both for a 4-year term. The mayor is assisted by an executive body, a communal committee, whose members are appointed by the Mayor.
In Istalia, although few have historically been organized, referendums can be proposed on initiative of the Government, the legislature, and citizens (after having collected at least 10% signatures of all registered voters). However, to preceed with the proposed referendum, it is required that the absolute majority of the national legislature vote in favor to a motion of authorization.
These referndum shall not carry the force of law until it is implemented as legislation by the national legislature, although the Assembly is not obliged to implement the results of the referendum into law.
The referendum must be organized concurrently with the first general election after the approval of its motion of authorization.
Any proposed referendum, prior the motion of authorization, are subject to judicial review by the Supreme Court which can reject it if it is judged as in conflict with the Constitution, international treaties, or primary legislation passed by the National Assembly.
Electoral systems Edit
For the directly elected collegiate bodies of Istalia, at the national as well as local level, is used a proportional electoral systems. At the national level the territory is divided in 5 costituencies, corresponding to the 5 istalian regions, and the seats are allocated on proportional representation basis per region.
The following is a chronological list of the elections and their results held in Istalia since the foundation of the Istalian Empire in 4571.
List of elections, 4575 - presentEdit
||Istalian Nationalist Party majority (413)||Faisal Saeed|
||National Alliance for the Empire majority (349)||Damiano Valenti|
||Socialits & Democrats - Istalian Nationalist Party Coalition (415)||Paolo Tarso|
||Socialists and Democrats majority (533)|
||Socialists and Democrats majority (528)|
||Socialists and Democrats majority (535)|
||Socialits & Democrats - Worker's Republican Party Coalition (376)|
||Socialists and Democrats majority (395)|
||Socialists & Democrats - Left Bloc Coalition (401)|
||Socialists & Democrats - Left Bloc Coalition (461)||Rania Mossadeq|
||Socialists & Democrats - Left Bloc - Communist Party Coalition (374)|
||Natural Law League - Conservative Nationalist Party - National Alliance for the Empire - Istalian National Party Coalition (416)||Leo Tomassi|
||Social Liberal Party - Left Bloc - Socialists&Democrats - Truth and Liberty Coalition (343)||Camilla Padovano|
||Istalian National Party - Natural Law League - National Conservative Party (372)||Amelio Perrelli|
||National Conservative Party - Natural Law League - National Alliance for the Empire (362)||Augusto Aloia|
||Natural Law League - National Conservative Party - National Alliance for the Empire (344)||Teodoro Carraro|
||Natural Law League - National Conservative Party - National Alliance for the Empire (376)|