Parliament of Caudonia

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Parliament of Caudonia

Parlament Kaudónske
10th Parliament
House of Assembly
Founded5 July 2019
New session started
4 September 2021
William I
since 5 July 2019
Elliot Doe, Democratic Traditionalist Party
since 3 November 2021
Prime Minister
Robert Smith II, Labour Unionist Party
since 4 September 2021
Leader of the Opposition
Caden Mesanko, Tea Party
since 4 September 2021
House of Assembly political groups
  •   Labour Unionist Party (3)
  •   Democratic Traditionalist Party (2)
  •   Left Party (2)


House of Assembly voting system
Party-list proportional representation
House of Assembly last election
August 2021
House of Assembly next election
December 2021 or sooner
Meeting place

The Parliament of Caudonia (Slovak: Parlament Kaudónske; Scots: Pairlament o Caudonie) is the bicameral legislature of Caudonia, consisting of the Prince of Caudonia, the Senate, and the House of Assembly.

The Parliament is closely linked to the executive. The Government of Caudonia comprises a prime minister (head of government) and other ministers. In accordance with the principle of responsible government these individuals are always drawn from Parliament and held accountable to it.

Unlike most other constitutional monarchies, the Monarch participates in the legislative process in Caudonia. The Monarch has the power to write and propose bills to the parliament, and to grant royal assent to bills.


Westminster model

The Parliament of Caudonia is consciously modelled on the Westminster system of parliamentary representation, developed in the United Kingdom. This system can be traced back to the "Model Parliament" of 1295.

Over the centuries, parliaments progressively limited the power of the monarchy. The Bill of Rights 1688 from England established Parliament's role in law-making, taxation, and supply. Among its provisions, the Bill confirmed absolute freedom of speech in Parliament (see parliamentary privilege). Caudonia has adopted some of these provisions for its system of government.


The Parliament of Caudonia was created by the Constitution of Caudonia, which was ratified on 5 July 2019. It established a unicameral legislature with one house known as the Legislative Assembly.

Upper houses

The first upper house, known as the Legislative Council, was established on 12 October 2019. It consisted of five members appointed by the Prince. It was short lived and only saw one member appointed. On 2 January 2020, following the Prince's announcement of constitutional reform, it was abolished. A second upper house, known as the Senate, was established following the fifth constitutional amendment coming into force on 24 May 2020. This amendment also renamed the Legislative Assembly to House of Assembly.

The Senate is not currently being used as there is not much demand for it.


The Monarch, formally known as the Prince-in-Parliament, is the highest member in Parliament. Unlike most other constitutional monarchies, the Monarch participates in the legislative process. He has the power to write and propose bills, and grant princely assent to bill in order to make them law.


House of Assembly

The House of Assembly was established as the sole house of Parliament in 2019. It currently consists of 15 Members of the House of Assembly (MHAs), elected to a four-month term. Parliamentary elections use a party-list proportional representation system. These MHAs assemble to represent the people, pass laws and supervise the work of government. Members also form select committees, appointed to deal with particular areas or issues.


The Senate was established following the fifth constitutional amendment coming into force on 24 May 2020. It is currently not in use.

Terms of Parliament

Parliamentary terms typically do not last more than four months.

List of terms of Parliament

Parliament is currently in its 10th term.

Term Elected in Government
1st Parliament July 2019 First Social Democratic
2nd Parliament October 2019 First Populist Conservative
3rd Parliament November 2019 Second Social Democratic
4th Parliament March 2020 Third Social Democratic (in coalition)
5th Parliament May 2020 First Caudonian Front (in coalition)
6th Parliament September 2020 Fourth Social Democratic (in coalition)
7th Parliament January 2021 First National (in coalition)
8th Parliament April 2021 Fifth Social Democratic (in coalition)
9th Parliament June 2021 First Liberal (in coalition)
10th Parliament August 2021 First Labour Unionist (in coalition)

Passage of legislation

Before any law is passed, it is first introduced in one of the two houses as a draft known as a bill. Once all members present have had a chance to read the bill, the Parliament may decide if it wants to recommend any revisions to the bill or vote on it. Once a vote has been decided on, a bill must receive approval from a majority of MPs. Once a bill has been approved by Parliament, it is passed to the Prince who will either grant or deny royal assent.