National Assembly (Caphiria)
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|3rd National Assembly of Imperator Constatinus|
Assemblyof the Corcillum of Caphiria
President of the Assembly
(Majority Speaker of the Assembly)
Length of term
|5 March 2020|
|5 March 2025|
The composition and powers of the National Assembly are established by Proclamation V of the Constitution of Caphiria. The National Assembly is composed of 1,000 consuls, each serving single five year terms. Consuls are elected by political districts called curia, representing an equal proportion of the population. The Tribunal Assembly reallocates curiae based on the results of the national census every lustrum. As of the 2020 census, there are 785,178 curiae.
The National Assembly functions as the "lower house", being responsible for the adoption of all laws as well as any amendments to the Constitution of Caphiria, and setting the Caphirian national budget. The National Assembly is also nominally responsible for the oversight of the Ministries of Caphiria, with each ministry having a corresponding committee. The presiding officer is the First Consul - the designee of the Imperator, and is considered to be the most senior officer of the Corcillum. A second officer, the Proconsul Maioris (Majority Speaker of the Assembly), is elected by the members of the National Assembly and serves as the floor leader of the assembly. The Proconsul Maioris is also assigned a number of specific responsibilities and duties which make it one of the most sought-after positions.
- 1 History
- 2 Current composition and election results
- 3 Membership
- 4 Officers
- 5 Procedure
- 6 Functions
- 7 Relationship within the Corcillum
- 8 See also
The National Assembly was created with the current Constitution of Caphiria as a replacement for the earlier plebeian assembly, which formed in the earliest days of Caphiria as the representative bodies of each of the original tribes which settled Caphiria. As each tribe had one vote, the body was initially created as a popular body but fell into obsolescence as tribal leaders were subverted first by the Senate and then by the first Imperators. With the establishment of the Great Landsmeet in Urcea during the medieval period, the resurrection of the plebeian assembly was a popular idea which receded following the XXXX CIVIL WAR XXXX. The plebeian assembly last fully met in 1640, and was replaced by the directly representative National Assembly in the 19th century.
Current composition and election results
There are numerous qualifications and prerequisites in order for eligibility to become a Consul. Article IV, Proclamation 9, of the Constitution, sets three primary prerequisites: (1) they must be at least 36 years old; (2) they must have been citizens of the Imperium for at least twenty years; and (3) they must have held at least four separate public offices (i.e. cursus honorum). This set of prerequisites is commonly known as the "36/20 rule" among aspiring politicians.