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Vinalian Parliament
Парламент Віналіана (Parlament Vinaliya)
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
President
Minister-President
Structure
Seats277
Length of term
3 years
Elections
closed list Proportional representation
Last election
12 August 2021
Next election
12 August 2024
Meeting place
Vinalian Parliament
Vinalinsk
Website
VNP.gov.VN

Vinalia is a federal, parliamentary, representative republic. Made up of the two constituent states of North and South Vinalia. Federal legislative power is vested in the Vinalian Parliament made up of the Senate of the Union (Upper House), and the House of the People (Lower House). The House elects the Minister-President usually from the largest party in the House.

The multilateral system has, since 1993, been dominated by the Unionist Party, Conservative Party, and Workers Party of Vinalia. The judiciary of Vinalia is independent of the executive and the legislature, while it is common for leading members of the executive to be members of the legislature as well. The political system is laid out in the 1993 constitution, the Tsyvilʹne Pravo (Civil Law), has been maintained since the year 1993, as established in the Treaty of Vinalian Reunification (TVR).

History

Electoral Process

Voters elect using the closed list Proportional representation method, each province/federal district is slotted at the minimum one seat, with seats being added in relation to the province/district with the smallest population (currently the province of Juyu Ruwach South with 134,600 people). The largest province by population and seats is that of Shyroniy with 36 seats followed by Rigalia with 33 seats. Elections are held every three years, with seats being assigned every 10 years following a census (the Federal district of Vinalinsk had a census performed in 2017, adding one more seats into the district bringing its total to 2.)

Each voter can cast two votes for the House: a provincial party list vote (first vote) and a national list vote (second vote). Based solely on the first votes, 188 members are elected by closed party lists in all 13 Provinces/Districts. The second votes are used to produce 50 seats for parties at a national level. Seats are allocated using the D'Hondt method. To be assigned a seat in the National List a party must receive more second votes nationwide than the electoral threshold of 5%.

Elections for the Senate are similar to House elections with the exception that all provinces/districts elect 3 members regardless of population, a 33% of the vote is required for a party to sit a member, although this is hard to achieve. As with the house, the party with the largest percentage of the vote gets seated, in case the vote is split and the threshold cannot be reached.

Senate of the Union

Senate of the Union
Сенат Союзу (Senat Soyuzu)
Type
Type
Upper House
of the Vinalian Senate
Leadership
President
Speaker of the Senate
Structure
Seats39
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Political groups
Government (28)

Opposition (11)

Length of term
3 years
Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
12 August 2021
Next election
12 August 2024
Meeting place
East Wing of the Vinalian Parliament
Vinalinsk
Website
VSU.gov.VN

The Senate of the Union, or just the Senate is the upper house of the Vinalian Parliament and is made up of 39 members, 3 per province/district regardless of population. The senate's main role is in passing legislation. The Senate, elects two leadership positions from among its ranks, electing a President of the chamber which maintains order and discipline, and a Speaker which represents the body as a whole to the President of the Republic and the Minister-President. Currently Hryhorij Andrushchenko of the Unionist Party is the president of the Senate and has been since 2017, with Yaroslav Savych of the Workers Party serving as its Speaker, a role he's held since 2016. The Senate is meant to create an equal playing field for both of the constituent states, as all provinces and districts are represented equally regardless of population.

The Senate meets in the East Wing of the Vinalian Parliament in Vinalinsk, it previously met in the East Wing of the former Parliament, now the Orlavo House of Law. Requirements to enter the Senate include at least 28 years of age, be a citizen of Vinalia, reside in the province/district on which they're running for election, and having lived in said province/district at least 3 years.

2021 Elections

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Party Total
votes
% Seats
+/–
Unionist Party 5,051,299 33.27 16 +3
Workers Party 4,399,252 28.98 12 +1
Conservative Party 3,872,901 25.51 11 +3
Green Party 495,036 3.26 0 0
Freedom Party 395,081 2.60 0 -6
Indigenous Party of Vinalia 285,091 1.88 0 New
Nationalist Party 242,947 1.60 0 -1
Socialist Alternative for Vinalia 152,942 1.01 0 New
Vinalian Section of the Workers International 73,072 0.48 0 0
Independents 14,728 0.0 0 0
Vodka Please 2,506 0.0 0 0
Episemialist Renewal Party 1,183 0.0 0 0
Quetzal Union 534 0.0 0 0
Party of Lunatics 264 0.0 0 0
Defence of Farmers Party 230 0.0 0 0
Marolevic Alliance 212 0.0 0 0
Valid votes 14,986,572 98.7 -
Invalid/blank votes 194,910 1.28 -
Total votes 15,181,482 100.0 39 -
Registered voters/turnout 19,572,520 77.57 -
Source: Electoral Commission of Vinalia

House of the People

House of the People
Будинок народу (Budynok Narodu)
Type
Type
Lower House
of the Vinalian House
Leadership
President
Speaker of the House
Structure
Seats238
Vinalian House of the People Election 2021.png
Political groups
Government (151)

Opposition (87)

Length of term
3 years
Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
12 August 2021
Next election
12 August 2024
Meeting place
West Wing of the Vinalian Parliament
Vinalinsk
Website
VSU.gov.VN

The House of the People, or just the House is the lower house of the Vinalian Parliament and is made up of 238 members. 188 elected from Provincial party lists, and 50 elected from a national list. The Houses main role is in passing legislation, and electing the Minister-President usually from the largest party. Once a candidate has presented to the President a list of 100 House members who support their candidacy a leadership election can be called, if the candidate receives a majority they're elected by the House, and confirmed by the President, who has 15 days to present to both President and House their Cabinet.

The House operates similarly to the Senate, electing a President of the chamber which maintains order and discipline, and a Speaker which represents the body as a whole to the President of the Republic and the Minister-President. Currently Rostyslav Stefanovych of the Unionist Party is the president of the House and has been since 2019, with Ana-Anastasia Terpilovich of the Workers Party serving as its Speaker, a role she's held since 2021. The House is meant to represent the Vinalian population proportionally.

The House meets in the West Wing of the Vinalian Parliament in Vinalinsk, it previously met in the West Wing of the former Parliament, now the Orlavo House of Law. Requirements to enter the House include at least 18 years of age, be a citizen of Vinalia, reside in the province/district on which they're running for election, and having lived in said province/district at least 1 year.

2021 Elections

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Party Constituency Party list Total
seats
+/–
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Unionist Party (ЮП ; YP) 4,096,027 26.98 76 4,449,517 29.31 17 93 +13
Workers Party (РП ; RP) 3,663,292 24.13 43 3,796,214 25.01 15 58 +1
Conservative Party (КП ; KP) 2,990,506 19.70 39 3,189,603 21.01 12 51 +9
Green Party (П3 ; PZ) 861,839 5.68 7 856,964 5.64 3 10 +6
Freedom Party (ПC ; PS) 751,452 4.95 9 653,951 4.31 0 9 -23
Indigenous Party of Vinalia (KПB ; KPV) 634,185 4.18% 4 785,164 5.17 3 7 New
Nationalist Party (HП ; NP) 576,927 3.80 4 495,674 3.26 0 4 -11
Socialist Alternative for Vinalia (CAB ; SAV) 603,984 3.98 3 452,663 2.98 0 3 New
Vinalian Section of the Workers International (BCIP; VSIR) 407,062 2.68 2 269,205 1.77 0 2 -2
Independents 210,526 0.001 1 - - - 1 -3
Episemialist Renewal Party (ПOE; POE) 28,668 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Vodka Please (Гб; HB'L) 27,686 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Quetzal Union (KC; KTTS) 17,268 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Defence of Farmers Party (ПOф; POF) 14,257 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Party of Lunatics (Л; Lunatyky) 13,368 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Marolevic Alliance (PB-ч; AM) 12,894 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Alliance of Women for Women (Ажж; AZZ) 11,548 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
The No Pants Party (BбW; Shtany) 11,002 0.0 0 - - - 0 New
Sugar Worker Party (ПPц; PRT) 10,617 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Alliance of 931 (931) 9,164 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Monarchist Party (MП ; MP) 8,899 0.0 0 - - - 0 New
Animal Protection (3T ; ZT) 8,781 0.0 0 - - - 0 0
Equal Rights (PП ; RP) 8,049 0.0 0 - - - 0 New
Valid votes 14,978,001 98.66 15,047,100 99.11
Invalid/blank votes 203,481 1.34 134,382 0.89
Total votes 14,978,001 100.0 188 15,047,100 100.0 50 238
Registered voters/turnout 19,572,520 77.57 19,572,520 77.57
Source: Electoral Commission of Vinalia