Folketing

Crethian Parliament
Folketinget
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Nessa Gordondoher, Social Labour
since 21 May 2018
Structure
Seats175
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Political groups
Government (77)
     Social Labour (SAP) (77)
Supported by
     Radical Liberals (RL) (15)
Opposition
     Progressives (PKR) (52)
     National Alliance (NA) (16)
     Farmer-Labour (L-A) (7)
     Greens (G) (5)
     Eilnish Interest (EIP) (3)
Elections
Last election
11 May 2018
Meeting place
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Folketinget-Hos, Donhaven, Crethia
Website
folketing.kr

The Folketing (Crethian: Folketinget af Krøtin; lit. the people's thing), also known as the Crethian Parliament in Newreyan, is the supreme legislative body in Crethia. It alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in Crethia. Established in 1902, until 1968 the Folketing was the lower house of a bicameral parliament, called the Kongres; the upper house was Områdestinget. Its seat is Folketinget-Hos in Donhaven.

The Folketing passes all laws, approves the cabinet, and supervises the work of the government. It is also responsible for adopting the state's budgets and approving the state's accounts. Previously, the Områdestinget nominated the State President and the position was confirmed by the Folketing. However, following the abolition of the upper-chamber the office is now directly elected by universal suffrage every six years and can continuously remain in office for twelve years.

Members are democratically elected by proportional representation in elections held every four years. There is a 5% threshold for parties to enter the parliament. There are 175 seats, 88 of which are needed for a majority. Seats can be adjusted after the census if the government deems it necessary.

The Folketing is presided over by the Speaker, who plays a central role in the process. The speaker does not participate in the debates or in the parliamentary committees. While the speaker is one of the elected representatives of the Folketing, the speaker is expected to remain unbiased and objective regarding issues debated in the legislature. As the presiding officer, the speaker cannot vote. However, in the event of a tie the speaker could use their vote to break the deadlock. The current speaker is Nessa Gordondoher of the Social Labour Party, who assumed the office on 21 May 2018 following the last general election.

In recent years, it has been more common for coalition governments to form. However, more frequently minority governments form with a supply agreement from other parties. These agreements see the government supported for key votes, such as the nomination of the chancellor and cabinet approval. Minority governments then rely on individual legislators from other parties to pass legislation. The budget is passed by majority, however abstentions are allowed.

Current composition

  Party Position Parliamentary leader Seats Status
Social Labour (SAP) Centre-left Donal Menzies
77 / 175
In government
Progressives (PKR) Centre-right Pjran Michealsen
52 / 175
Official opposition
National Alliance (NA) Far-right Constanze Tormodoher
16 / 175
In opposition
Radical Liberals (RL) Centre-right Adela Sur
15 / 175
In opposition
Farmer-Labour (L-A) Centre-left Melkolm Craigsen
7 / 175
In opposition
Greens (G) Centrist Daniel Fergusen
5 / 175
In opposition
Eilnish Interest Party (EIP) Big-tent Ean McKewish
3 / 175
In opposition