Courts of the Eothasi Empire

Courts of the Empire

Corts d'la Impèri
(LXXXIX Corts)
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Type
Type
HousesCongress of Deputies
Imperial Senate
Leadership
Imperatrix of the Empire
Priscilla Poriér
since Election: January 1st, 2004
Rex of the Empire
Chellick Coltys
since Election: April 1st, 2007
Princeps of the Empire
Valerius Eäron
since Election: January 1st, 2011
Speaker of the Imperial Senate
Senator Isidoro Villa
since May 5th, 2017
Speaker of the Congress of Deputies
Deputy Miguela Romà
since May 5th, 2017
Structure
Seats800
75 Senators
725 Deputies
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Imperial Senate political groups
     Esquerra per Eothasia (22)
     Eothasi Socialdemòcrats (16)
     Liberals Socials (5)
     Centris per a Tots (7)
     Partit Liberal (10)
     Partit Conserv (13)
     Dreta d'Eothasia (2)
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Congress of Deputies political groups
     Esquerra per Eothasia (223)
     Eothasi Socialdemòcrats (161)
     Liberals Socials (57)
     Centris per a Tots (39)
     Partit Liberal (85)
     Partit Conserv (136)
     Dreta d'Eothasia (24)
Elections
Imperial Senate last election
May 4, 2017
Congress of Deputies last election
May 4, 2017
Meeting place
Capitolium Eothasia.jpg
Capitolium, Elidani, Eothasia

The Courts of the Empire [Eothasi: Corts d’la Impèri] are the legislative branch of the Unét Eothasi Nórië. It is a bicameral organism, composed of the upper house — the Imperial Senate — and the lower house — the Congress of Deputies.

The Imperial Senate is composed of 75 senators, with each of the thirty-seven districts that compose the seven Dominions of the Empire having two representatives each, plus an additional representative for Elidani.

Meanwhile, the Congress of Deputies is a system based on population-related representation; as such, the Dominions with higher populations have more representation in the Congress of Deputies than areas with lower population. The Congress of Deputies is composed of 725 members in total.

Members of the Courts of the Empire are voted directly by the citizens of the country. These elections occur once every four years and the entirety of both houses are voted for. In order to become a representative of either house of the Courts of the Empire, it is necessary for an individual to be of Eothasi birth and to have obtained, at minimum, the Vexian Citizenship Tier.

History

Following the collapse of the Eothasi Confederation at the end of the Civil War, it was decided that the kingdoms — now, in almost all aspects, one — should formally and officially unite their governments to form just the one. This government would be a democratic and meritocratic organization that would only permit those with valuable work ethics and meritable achievements to ascend the ranks.

As such, the government was established with a clear separation of powers between executive, legislative, and judiciary powers officially in 1681. The Courts of the Empire took on the mantle of the legislative branch of government. Since then, there have been 89 different compositions of the Courts, including the presently active.

In the late 17th Century, after the official selection of Elidani as the capital of the newly formed Eternal Eothasi Empire, the construction of the Capitolium — the building where, to this day, the Courts of the Empire convene for sessions — began. It was completed by 1701 and the first session was held in May 10, 1701 by the 6th Courts of the Empire.

Privileges and Pay

Privileges

Members of the Courts of the Empire have a series of privileges due to their position within the Eothasi government. These include freedom from arrest except in cases of treason, felony, and disturbance of the peace

Pay

The gross salary of all members of the Courts of the Empire — for both Congress and Senate — is 53.956,18ℭ. This does not include commissions (such as those for Congress or Senate Speaker, each of which receives an amount close to 30.000,00ℭ). There are also a series of indemnizations for distance (the Members of the Court that are from regions farthest away from Elidani receive more than those closer to the capital).