Parliament of Florenia
Parliament of Florenia
|Founded||5 September 2011|
26 April 2021
|Preceded by||Nathan's Parliament|
The Parliament of Florenia is the supreme legislative body of the Kingdom of Florenia. A direct democracy, all adult Florenian citizens are entitled to membership, and Parliament operates in pursuit of consensus rather than majority rule. Parliament delegates certain powers to the Council of State, a smaller body which also exercises executive power on behalf of the sovereign, so that it may legislate if necessary between parliamentary sittings. With complete oversight over the Council's and the entire government's activities, Parliament can remove any officer of the Crown, overturn any of the executive's actions, and amend or restrict the Council's powers and duties. Parliament ultimately possesses legislative supremacy, and as such can theoretically issue any law though, in practice, respects Florenia's central institutions, including the monarchy.
Initially founded on 5 September 2011 with the signing of Florenia's 2011 Constitution, The Prince Nathan served as Parliament's sole member despite lacking an electoral mandate and legal basis for his membership. The Parliament Act 2012 received royal assent from Eran on 22 July 2012, laying out many of Parliament's key functions and electoral procedures, and the Prince was elected Member of Parliament for Afula on 29 July. Nathan continued to serve as Parliament's sole member in what is now known as Nathan's Parliament, drafting and passing all legislation and significantly developing the Florenian state with the general support of the populace until Parliament was suspended by the November Declaration on 25 November 2016.
As part of the implementation of the Resolution Plan in April 2021, Parliament was reestablished in its current form on 26 April by an Order in Council following the Resolution referendum. Citizens were eligible to register for membership for a few days prior, and Parliament immediately passed a series of legislation helping to establish the basis for the new Florenian state. Parliament described many of its functions and procedures, recognized the position of the Crown, granted the Council of State to legislate on its behalf at Parliament's pleasure, outlined the purpose of the Crown Court, and asserted it's control over the Kingdom's citizenship.