|Speaker of the People's Council||TBN, White Rose|
|Prime Minister||Duke David Weston, White Rose |
since September 4702
|Leader of the Opposition||TBN, Communist Party of Luthori |
since September 4702
WR - 32 LF - 2
|Voting system||Plurality At-Large|
|Last election||September, 4207|
|Darlington House Fort William, Holy Luthori Empire|
The People's Council is the national legislature of Luthori. It was previously called the Imperial Diet or sometimes Parliament underneath the Holy Luthori Empire. According to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Luthori it alone possesses supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in Luthori. Officially, it is lead by the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Luthori and the Speaker of the People's Council. The People's Council is the unicameral, democratically elected chamber with elections every four (4) years unless a snap election is called.
The Imperial Diet is unicameral and is a democratically elected chamber with elections held every four years unless an early election is called. The body meets in the chamber of the Parliament Building in Fort William, Orange. By constitutional convention, all government ministers, including the Prime Minister, are members of the People's Council, and are thereby accountable to the respective branches of the legislature.
The diet was formerly named the Holy Imperial Diet. The name was changed in 3919 as part of a large-scale renaming of government offices throughout Luthori.
As the legislative branch of Luthori, the Imperial Diet performs the normal functions of a legislature in a parliamentary democracy. It enacts laws, amends the constitution and appoints a government. As per the constitution the appointment of government officials rests in the hands of the reigning monarch, however most parliamentary and government officials are appointed by the monarch on the advise of the Imperial Diet and the cabinet. To make changes to the Constitution under the new Instrument of Government, amendments must be approved twice, in two successive electoral periods with a regular general election held in between.
Monarchs previous roleEdit
The monarch of Luthori was one of the components of Parliament—formally called the King-in-Parliament or the Queen-in-Parliament. This resulted from the role of the monarch (or their vice-regal representative, the Governor-General) to sign into law (give Royal Assent) to the bills that have been passed by the Diet. Members of the Diet expressed their loyalty to the monarch and defer to his/her authority, as the Oath of Allegiance must be recited by all new parliamentarians before they may take their seats and the official opposition was traditionally dubbed as His/Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
The Imperial Diet uses committees for a variety of purposes, e.g., for the review of bills. Committees consider bills in detail, and may make amendments. Bills of great constitutional importance, as well as some important financial measures, are usually sent to the "Committee of the Diet", a body that includes all members of the diet. Instead of the Speaker, the chairman or a Deputy Chairman presides.
|Parliamentary Committee||Chairman||Political Affiliation||Responsibility|
|Business and Innovations Committee||Ministry of Finance|
|Local Governments and Constituencies Committee||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Education and Information Committee||Ministry of Education|
|Defense and National Security Committee||Ministry of Defense|
|Internal Affairs Committee||Ministry of Internal Affairs|
|Foreign Affairs Committee||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Cultural Enhancement and Ethics Committee||Ministry of Education and Culture|
|Transnational Trade Committee||Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Economic Development Committee||Ministry of Finance|
|Science and Technology Stimulus Committee||Ministry of Science and Technology|
|Justice and Law Committee||Ministry of Justice|
|Economics and Commerce Committee||Ministry of Finance|
|Health and Social Services Committee||Ministry of Health and Social Services|
|Environment and Tourism Committee||Ministry of the Environment and Tourism|
|Political Ethics Review Committee||Office of the Speaker of the Imperial Diet|
|Constitutional Advisement Committee||Office of the Speaker of the Imperial Diet|
|Agriculture and Agribusiness Committee||Ministry of Food and Agriculture|