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The Prince's Order is the central government of the Princian Commonwealth and is an adapted form of ministerial monarchy. The Prince's Order is made up of two governmental bodies, the Electoral Legislature and the Royal Legislature. The Royal Legislature consists of the monarch & prime minister and the Electoral Legislature consists of the House of Ministers, House of Head Ministers & House of Lord-Ministers. When the Prince's Order was first established it consisted of just the monarch & House of Ministers, and has also been known as the Princian Order. The current ruling party and first ever party to be established within the Prince's Order is the United Democratic & Liberal Party, with an absolute seat percentage of 54·3% and weighted seat average of 59·9% in all three houses of the Electoral Legislature. A weighted seat average is one which takes into account the number of seats in each house in its percentage calculation, for example: 5 seats in the House of Ministers with a total of 100 seats will hold far less voting power than the same amount of seats in the House of Lord-Ministers with a seat count of only 6.

Official coat of arms of the Princian Commonwealth and logo used by the Prince's Order

Diagram showing the structure of the Prince's Order

Parties

Parties within the Prince's Order operate on a policy of permittance - parties must be permitted by a Royal Charter from the Prince in order to stand for election in the Prince's Order and any other autonomous governments in the Princian Commonwealth. When this system was first introduced on 25th January 2020, the first parties to receive a Royal Charter were known as the Big Three and consisted of: the People's Party & Princian Party of Socialists, the United Democratic Party (now known as the United Democratic & Liberal Party) and the Metropolitan Party. Today they are known as the Big Four and consist of the Traditionals Party (received Royal Charter on 7th November 2021) in addition to those listed previous.

Party Abrv. Left-right Auth-lib Economic Governance Religion
People's Party & Princian Party of Socialists P.P.S.

    

Far-left Authoritarian Planned economy Centralisation Enforced atheism
Metropolitan Party Met.

    

Centre-left Centre-liberal Interventionist market economy Devolution Secularism
United Democratic & Liberal Party U.D.P.

    

Centre Liberal Free-market economy Centralisation
Traditionals Party Trad.

    

Centre-right Liberal-libertarian Laissez-faire market economy Federalisation Secular core but promotion of Christianity

Electoral Legislature

See related article: List of Princian Unitary Elections

House of Ministers

The House of Ministers is one of three houses that make up the Electoral Legislature. Ministers are elected by the public to represent Electoral Districts, of which the Princian Commonwealth is divided into 100. Ministers can propose acts to be passed into law that the house will vote on - if the act passes (with 50% or more "yes" votes) it does not straight away become law but instead moves into the House of Head Ministers for their vote.

Composition of the House of Ministers:
Party Seats (visual) Seats (№) Change
People's Party & Princian Party of Socialists                                    7 +2
Metropolitan Party                                                                                                                                                                                                              41 +21
United Democratic & Liberal Party                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     52 -23

House of Head Ministers

The House of Head Ministers is one of three houses that make up the Electoral Legislature. Head Ministers are elected by the House of Ministers to represent Electoral Counties, of which the Princian Commonwealth is divided into 23. The House of Head Ministers receives proposed acts that have passed through the House of Ministers that they must vote on - if the act passes it will only become law with at least an extra 20% vote-share on top of the required 50% (making 70% or more votes), otherwise it will move into the House of Lord-Ministers for their vote. Some parties, due to the electoral structure, may end out with a fraction of a seat - this means that a non-biased representative of both parties in which the seat is divided will take the seat.

Composition of the House of Head Ministers:
Party Seats (visual) Seats (№) Change
People's Party & Princian Party of Socialists                         
Metropolitan Party                                                                            +6½
United Democratic & Liberal Party                                                                                                                                             14 -6

House of Lord-Ministers

The House of Lord-Ministers is one of three houses that make up the Electoral Legislature. Lord-Ministers are elected by the House of Head Ministers to represent Electoral Regions (coextensive with administrative provinces and protectorates), of which the Princian Commonwealth is divided into 7. The House of Lord-Ministers receives proposed acts that have passed through the House of Head Ministers that must be voted on - if the act passes it becomes law. Some parties, due to the electoral structure, may end out with a fraction of a seat - this means that a non-biased representative of both parties in which the seat is divided will take the seat.

Composition of the House of Lord-Ministers:
Party Seats (visual) Seats (№) Change
People's Party & Princian Party of Socialists 0 ±0
Metropolitan Party                     2 +2
United Democratic & Liberal Party                                         4 -3

Royal Legislature

Monarch

The current hereditary prince is Joshua I, who is also officially the speaker of each of the houses of the Electoral Legislature though all houses have a more commonly placed vice speaker. The prince holds the power to pass any act into law without the consultation or permission of the Electoral Legislature, although this power is rarely used.

Prime Minister

The position of prime minister is by appointment of the reigning prince, it is customary that the prince should appoint the leader of the ruling party following each election. The current prime minister is Alexander II, leader of the United Democratic & Liberal Party. The role of prime minister is of an advisor to the prince, although this function is rarely employed as the prince now plays less of a duty in the overall legislative responsibility of the Prince's Order.

Acts

This section details official acts passed by the Prince's Order. Acts before February 2020 are not shown.

Act Brief Desc. Date Proposed by Passed by
2020 Act of Government Abolition of Imperial Princia and the creation of the Princian Republic & Principality 7th Feb 2020 Prince Joshua President Cordél
2020 Electoral Act Abolition of devolved elections and the creation of monthly unitary elections 10th Nov 2020 Metropolitan Party Metropolitan Party & United Democratic Party
2020/21 RIC Act Princian entrance into the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation Dec 2020 / Jan 2021 Prince Joshua Electoral Legislature
2021 Southopearce Act Unification and ratification of claimed counties to be known as the Home Province of Southopearce 21st Jan 2021 Prince Joshua Prince Joshua & United Democratic Party
2021 Presidential & Government Restructure Act Abolition of the corrupt presidency and restructuring of the government to create the Princian Commonwealth 30th Jan 2021 Metropolitan Party
2021 Allisterloo Act Ratification of the Union Protectorate of Allisterloo claimed on the orders of Prince Joshua 5th April 2021 Prince Joshua
2021 Act of Military Unification of the independent militaries of the commonwealth as divisions of the Unified Military Defence Force 20th April 2021 PP&PPS Electoral Legislature
2021 Minimum Wage & Healthcare Act Introduction of a minimum wage of 18Đ (approx. £8·82 or $12·24) for over 16s and 14Đ (approx. £6·86 or $9·52) for under 16s in all provinces (apart from Pempire, which refuses to implement a minimum wage "as low as this" and instead opts for its own minimum wage of 1ʀ·4₫) and the expansion of the Filorux Group's healthcare responsibilities to include non-emergency treatment 25th July 2021 Metropolitan Party Met-Dem Coalition
2021 Minimum Wage Act An amendment to the 2021 Minimum Wage & Healthcare Act in which a number of Governor-Generals of the provinces of Princia protested against as the introduced minimum wage of 18Đ was deemed too low. This act re-negotiates the minimum wage to be 1ʀ·4₫ (approx. £10·00 or $13·87) for over 16s and 18Đ (approx. £8·82 or $12·24) for under 16s, which all provinces unanimously agree to 27th July 2021 Electoral Legislature
2021 Act of the Realm The unification of all laws and regulations to be consistent throughout the entire Princian Commonwealth as well as the revocation of the power provinces held to pass laws exclusive to within their jurisdiction (all bar the Parvusmount SDP, which retains its powers as a Self-Determined Protectorate) 16th Aug 2021 United Democratic Party
2021 De-Prohibition Act Lowering of the legal drinking age to 15, age of consent to 16 and voting age to 16 as well as the legalisation of all drugs: most low-risk drugs (caffeine, paracetamol, refined sugar, nicotine, etc.) legal at any age, cannabis at 16 and all other high-risk drugs at 18. 20th Aug 2021 United Democratic Party
2021 Act of Electoral Reform The creation of three new Electoral Districts from the previously longstanding divisions: Loacker City (previously within Ashwield), Fearne City & the Fearnland (previously within Lapgate City) and Kanpaltown (previously within Castlegrove City); and the abolition of Warterby City as a county and district in itself, instead to be a district of Rokkia county. 12th Sep 2021 United Democratic & Liberal Party
2021 Act of Referenda on Self-Determination The 2021 Soedesian Independence Referendum will be held in the Outlying Province of the Soeds and will ask the electorate whether it wishes the Soeds remain a province of Princia or become an independent nation. The 2021 Parvusmountian Status Referendum will be held in the Parvusmount Self-Determined Protectorate and will ask the electorate whether it wishes Parvusmount remain an SDP of Princia, become an Outlying Province, become an independent nation or become more integrated within Princia while still remaining an SDP. Both referenda are to be held in conjunction with and on the same date as the October 2021 10th Unitary Election. 24th Sep 2021 Metropolitan Party Electoral Legislature
2021 Act of Cathairo-Pempire The two Home Provinces of Cathair and Pempire shall merge to create the new Home Province of Cathairo-Pempire. 31st Oct 2021 United Democratic & Liberal Party

Propositions

Confederation of Greater Princia

The Confederation of Greater Princia was a proposition by the United Democratic Party (the ruling party at the time) to equalise the autonomy of the colonies of the Principality of Greater Princia, and to create a unified state of equality and democracy. This proposition was passed by Prince Joshua, much to the dislike of the Princian citizens who had no say in the matter. This proposition was the main reason for the downfall of the United Democratic Party - it was proposed and passed without a vote of the public. As a result, the United Democratic Party became the party with the least members in government (the "minor" party).

People's Confederation of Greater Princia

The People's Confederation of Greater Princia was a change proposed by the Princian Party of Socialists (the ruling party at the time) to change the political structure of the confederation. It would remove the positions of Minister and Head Minister, in exchange for a council with an all-powerful leader at its head - reducing the prince to a ceremonial role, stripping him of all his current powers. Everything would be state-controlled: the farming, goods, imports, exports, etc. Princia would be turned into a communist dictatorship much like the former USSR. This proposition was outright rejected by the public, with over 90% voting against it.

Union of the Albion Grandceltic

The Union of the Albion Grandceltic was a change proposed by the Princian Party of Socialists (the ruling party at the time) to repeal the 2019 Confederative Act, effectively dissolving the Confederation of Greater Princia - and replacing it with a more democratic, up-to-date form of government. The only downside was that it was a form of government that made Princia more susceptible to corruption and the like. A referendum was planned to be held on the 7th December 2019, 7 days after its proposal - but for unknown reasons Prince Joshua cancelled the referendum and subsequently rejected the proposal altogether. A new referendum was later planned to be held on the same date by Prince Joshua for the repealment of the 2019 Confederative Act, but a new confederation like the Union of the Albion Grandceltic would not be established in the Confederation of Greater Princia's place if the repealment was to pass. The Princian government was also suspended until further notice due protests and political turmoil. The Princian Coup D'état soon followed.

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