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Nessa Gordondoher, Social Labour
since 21 May 2018
Social Labour (SAP) (77)
Radical Liberals (RL) (15)
Progressives (PKR) (52)
National Alliance (NA) (16)
Farmer-Labour (L-A) (7)
Greens (G) (5)
Eilnish Interest (EIP) (3)
|11 May 2018|
|Folketinget-Hos, Donhaven, Crethia|
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.
|Social Labour (SAP)||Centre-left||Donal Menzies||
77 / 175
|Progressives (PKR)||Centre-right||Pjran Michealsen||
52 / 175
|National Alliance (NA)||Far-right||Constanze Tormodoher||
16 / 175
|Radical Liberals (RL)||Centre-right||Adela Sur||
15 / 175
|Farmer-Labour (L-A)||Centre-left||Melkolm Craigsen||
7 / 175
|Greens (G)||Centrist||Daniel Fergusen||
5 / 175
|Eilnish Interest Party (EIP)||Big-tent||Ean McKewish||
3 / 175