Legislative Council of Uskor
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Legislative Council of Uskor
Lagtinget av Overkongeriket Uskor
Uskorian Law Thing
|1st Legislative Council|
|Founded||October 16, 2018|
Leader of the Opposition
Jordan van Nieuw Holland, PCP
since 15 December 2018
|Seats||350 Votes exercised by 7 Delegates (delegates may hold multiple votes)|
|Her Majesty's Government (304) (Fatherland Union):
Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition (44):
|Party list and Royal Appointment|
|October 13–15, 2018|
|On or before October 15, 2020|
|The Palace of Lights, Freyavik, Denton Hold.|
The Law Thing, or also known in English as the Legislative Council of Uskor and in Norwegian as the Lagtinget is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Uskor. It is a unicameral legislature and acts as the legislature for all Holds in Uskor. All delegates are either elected from their party lists or appointed by the High Queen of Uskor.
The current Law Thing is in its first session since the restoration of the monarchy in Uskor in August 2017.
The Law Thing’s sessions last for up to two years, however the High Queen may dissolve the Law Thing at any point during a session on the advice of the Prime Minister following a motion of no confidence where a new Prime Minister was not recommended.
Powers and Authority
The Law Thing has the authority to oversee Her Majesty’s Government, propose and pass legislation, amend legislation and repeal legislation, in addition to debating topics of national concern and pass resolutions concerning important national matters.
The Law Thing also has the power to pass motions of no confidence in individual ministers or the Prime Minister, in the event of the Prime Minister loosing a motion of no confidence the Law Thing shall attempt to nominate a new Prime Minister and cabinet, should this effort fail, the Prime Minister and cabinet must resign and advise the High Queen to hold a new election.
The Law Thing also holds one of the powers to propose amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Uskor.
Legislative elections were held between October 13 and 15 2018 and allowed 350 voting rights in the Law Thing to be elected in accordance with closed party lists and write in options.
The two largest parties in the Law Thing the Labour Party and the People’s Party alongside independent Kellie von Neu Schellenberg who replaced successful write in candidate Maxine Goldman form the Fatherland Union coalition and subsequently hold a majority of votes that delegates may exercise in the Law Thing.
|Labour Party||ULP||Claire Nymoria||October 2017||Left, Democratic Socialism|
130 / 350
|People’s Party||UPP||Charlotte Katrínsdóttir||August 27, 2018||Progressivism, Populism, Antifascism, Monarchism|
130 / 350
|Progressive Citizens Party||PCP||Jordan van Nieuw Holland||August 2018||Centre left, Social Democracy|
44 / 350
|Independent List||IL||Rob Banks||August 2018||Left, Big tent anti-capitalist|
43 / 350
|Independent Vote||IND||Kellie von Neu Schellenberg||N/A (write in)||Centrist, Animal Rights, Monarchism|
1 / 350
All 350 votes are elected using party list electoral system with additional option for write ins, in which Uskorian citizens vote for political parties or write in a candidate. Then, the votes are proportionally used to determine how many votes each political party will get in the Law Thing.
Following an election and the proportional division of votes among parties and write in candidates, the votes are then assigned by the party to delegates who exercise those votes for the remainder of the current Law Thing session unless they resign their votes back to the party which delegated them to the resigning delegate.
The High Queen may also appoint delegates directly to the Law Thing each session with each appointed delegate receiving one vote.
Photograph of the Palace of Lights set up for a session of the Law Thing
Group Photograph of Delegates of the first session of the Law Thing
Photograph of Her Majesty the High Queen opening the first session of the Law Thing