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Legislative Assembly of Agatha

Kottin Lainsäädäntökokous
2nd Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
60 months
Leadership
President of the Assembly
Joona Venäläinen, AKP
since July, 4751
Majority Leader
Katariina Kettunen, AKP
since July, 4751
Minority Leader
Armas Laukkanen, NAP
since July, 4751
Structure
Seats30
Legislative Assembly of Agatha Composition
Political groups

Government
  •       AKP (28)


Opposition

  •       Independent (2)
Elections
Proportional system
Last election
July, 4751
Meeting place
Hallinto Building
Website
www.kokous.ag
The Legislative Assembly of Agatha (Sullestian: Kotiin Lainsäädäntökokous, Kazulianisk: Lovgivende Forsamling av Agatha), commonly known as the Agathan Assembly is the legislative body with power to make legislation, vary taxes and scrutinise the Agathan Government. The Assembly comprises 30 members, who are known as Assembly Members, or AMs (Edustajakokouksen Jäsenet). Constitutionally, the largest party/coalition of the assembly forms the Agathan Government.

The Assembly was created by the Government of Agatha Act 4690, which followed a referendum in 4685. Prior to the referendum, there existed no Legislative Assembly with no powers to initiate primary legislation unless specifically granted to the municipal government via emergency provisions by the government. Its primary law-making powers were enhanced following a Yes vote in the referendum, forming a constitutionally binding legislative assembly and also making it possible for it to legislate without having to consult the Stortinget in the 20 areas that are devolved. Devolved areas include health, education, economic development, transport, the environment, agriculture, local government and some taxes.

Formation of government Edit

The Minister-President consults the President of the Assembly and representatives of parliamentary groups about the formation of a new Agathan Government. According to the Constitution of Agatha, the Legislative Assembly elects the Minister-President. Other ministers are appointed by the Legislative Assembly on the Minister-President's proposal. While individual ministers are not appointed by the Legislative Assembly, they may be individually removed by a motion of no confidence. The government, as a whole, must also have the confidence of the Assembly and must resign on a motion of no confidence. The government has a collective ministerial responsibility.

Before the Minister-President is elected, the parliamentary groups (which correspond to their respective political parties) negotiate on the government platform and on the composition of the government. On the basis of the outcome of these negotiations, and after having consulted the President of the Assembly and the parliamentary groups, the President of the Assembly informs the Assembly of the nominee for Minister-President. The assembly votes on the proposal, and if successful, the nominee is elected Minister-President.

Committees Edit

The Legislative Assembly has 12 committees. Most committees have 19 members, except for the Grand Committee.  In addition to these permanent members, each of the committees has a number of substitute members. Most of the committees are special committees, while the Grand Committee deals with Federal Affairs, but also has a wider range of tasks.

Committee
Grand Committee
Finance Committee
Audit Committee
Legal Affairs Committee
Administration Committee
Business and Commerce Committee
Industry Committee
Social Affairs and Health Committee
Education and Culture Committee
Environment and Tourism Committee
Employment and Equal Opportunities Committee
External Affairs Committee
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