King of the Free City-State of Edenopolis
|Free City-State of Edenopolis|
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|King of Edenopolis, Edenic Compact|
|First monarch||Horatio Eden|
|Formation||5th November, 2016|
|Residence||Royal Capitol Building, Edenopolis|
The King of the Free City-State of Edenopolis is the dual head of state and head of government of the Free City-State of Edenopolis. The King has absolute legislative and executive power within the City-State, and, as a result, this means that the role of the King in government isn't legally specifically defined.
Additionally, the King is the head of the Edenic Compact, which gives them the authority to appoint members to the Democratic Union of British States' Chamber of Designees, a chamber of the federal legislature, the National Council. So far, this power has not been utilised.
The office of King was created by the first Royal Edict of Horatio (I) Eden. The Edict itself placed no limit on the power of the King, instead defining it in terms of the responsibility for governing the territory: "we do decree that the King, by grace of God the Lord Executor of the Valdslandic Realms, King-in-Exile of Whestcorea, etc., etc., shall be empowered to rule these territories and in the pursuance of such governance shall be granted the fullest executive and legislative power to achieve these ends".
Power and responsibility
The first Edict of Edenopolis places responsibility for governing the territory of Edenopolis entirely upon the King himself. The Edict, however, does very little in terms of actually defining what powers the King has, merely indicating he has the "fullest executive and legislative power", and the wide-ranging nature of Edicts that followed, creating various political offices, executive agencies, setting laws and regulations for the judiciary and creating criminal offenses may be taken to mean that, at least within the framework of Edenopolitical law the power of the King has no limitation.