Parliament of Great Morstaybishlia

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Parliament of the Imperial Kingdom
of Great Morstaybishlia
Type
Type
Bicameral
HousesLord's Hall
Folk's Hall
Leadership
Lambertus VII
since 6 June 1991
Speaker of the Folk's Hall
Baron Munchiro
since 5 August 2019
Speaker of the Lord's Hall
Lord Crago of Ramston
since 14 June 2024
Leader of the Opposition
Benjamin Wardola, Principles
since 11 February 2020
Structure
Seats1,794 Members of Parliament (MPs)
821 Fellows of the Peerage (FPs)
House of Representatives political groups
MBE Government
  Progress Party (862)
MBE Opposition
  Principles of Democracy Party (599)
MBE Other Opposition (242)
  Civic Party (205)
  JUP (15)
  Liberal (14)
  Jūs Herekore (6)
  Greens (2)
Abstentionists
  MARIP (89)
Presiding officer
  Speaker of the Folk's Hall (2)
File:(file)
House of Peers political groups
Speaker
  Speaker of the Lord's Hall (1)
all else unknown
Elections
Last House of Representatives election
2021 general election
Meeting place

Kalmington Palace, Bursil
Website
www.parliament.mbe

The Parliament of Great Morstaybishlia is the supreme legislative body of Great Morstaybishlia, the Crown dependencies and the Morstaybishlian Overseas Territories. It alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in Great Morstaybishlia and the overseas territories. Parliament is bicameral but has three parts, consisting of the sovereign (Crown-in-Parliament), the Lord's Hall, and the Folk's Hall (the primary chamber). The two houses meet in the Palace of Kalmington in Sani Bursil.

The Lord's Hall consists mainly of life peers, appointed by the sovereign, and hereditary peers, sitting either by virtue of holding a royal office or by being elected by their fellow hereditary peers.

The Folk's Hall is an elected chamber with elections to 1,794 single member constituencies held at least every seven years under the first-past-the-post system. The two houses meet in separate chambers in the Palace of Kalmington. By constitutional convention, all government ministers, including the prime minister, are members of the Folk's Hall or, less commonly, the Lord's Hall and are thereby accountable to the respective branches of the legislature. Most cabinet ministers are from the Folks, whilst junior ministers can be from either house.

The Parliament of Great Morstaybishlia was formed in 1917 following the signature of King Thadeus II on the Great Charter of the Liberties to sign over his right to absolutism. After the Auroran Imperial War, Parliament was further enlarged by Acts of Union ratified by the Parliament of Morstaybishlia and the Parliament of South Staynes that abolished the latter and added 621 Valerian MPs and — Peers to the former to create the Parliament of Great Morstaybishlia. In 2016 following the Acts of Union of Great Morstaybishlia and Jusdelva, the Parliament of Jusdelva was abolished and 59 Jusdelvic MPs and 11 peers were added to the Parliament of Great Morstaybishlia.

In theory, the MBE's supreme legislative power is officially vested in the Crown-in-Parliament. However, the Crown normally acts on the advice of the prime minister, and the powers of the House of Peers are limited to only delaying legislation; thus power is de facto vested in the Folk's Hall.