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How the Legislature of Dazhdinia works?

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Welcome to the post introducing you, dear reader, to the introduction to the Dazhdin legislative!


The Dazhdin legislative as we know it is recent, getting the current form only in 2003, but the previous systems had, as is common in history, large impact on the current system.

First ever representative system that could be considered to be a predecessor to the legislative can be found in the nation of Syrania in 1895, when the voting right was expanded to the whole male population of Syrania (Syranika). In the 1912 unification with Posavia (Posąvragia), which was motivated by the Kozlųkan dispute, the two monarchies were re-organized into a set of 6 different entities, each newly allowing every adult (>20 years of age) citizen to vote:

  • Posavia (Posąvragia) - Every 3 years, a local unicameral 70 seats large legislative was elected using the Hare quota
  • Sirania (Syranika) - Every 4 years, a local unicameral 90 seats large legislative was elected using the Hare quota with a 3% electoral threshold
  • Miessinia (Kozlųka) - Three assemblies were elected, each for one nationality (Posąvrag, Syranik and Mješanka/Others), with an offset of 1 year from each other
  • Nitirania (Šalavěja) - Every 4 years, a local unicameral 120 seats large legislative was elected using the Droop Quota with a 5% electoral threshold
  • Rosenia (Ljukrina) - Every 4 years, a local unicameral 120 seats large legislative was elected using the Imperiali Quota with a 5% electoral threshold
  • Yalivia (Jalivia) - 2/3 of the assembly were elected every 4 years using . Due to the strong separatism in the area, the last third was reserved for federal government appointment
  • The Federal Assembly was a bicameral legislature on a federal level that was elected using an electoral college system, where each state recieved a number of seats which were then split using the D'Hondt method, with a total of 250 seats

This system caused many problems due to the different organisation systems in each member country - for example, the winner of the 1936 Federal General Elections, the Dazhdin People's Liberation Party (DPIL), a far right pan-slavic fascist-oriented party, won only 38% of the votes, but reached a majority of 134 seats. This victory of the so far fringe opposition party lead to the Dazhdin involvement in the Stedorian-Walnerian War and the subsequent defeat. With the note of armistice being signed, and with Dazhdin forces reatreating back into Dazhdinia with over 100,000 losses, the next elections were won in an electoral landslide by the United Communist Party of Dazhdinia, which took the opportunity and declated a Dictatorship of the Proletariat. The existing assemblies were disbanded and the new system established 100 seat large state assemblies for every federal entity, with a bicameral assembly on a national level. While the lower house, consisting of 200 seats, was technically elected by the people (once in 4 years), there were only 4 parties in existence (the UCPD, the Worker's Party of Dazhdinia, the Dazhdin party for Socialist Future and the Dazhdin party of Labor), out of which it was set in the constitution that the UCPD is guaranteed a seat in the government and can not be in the opposition, and voting was declared mandatory, the upper house was directly appointed by the government and by the elected politicians of the lower house, making this chamber permanently 100% UCPD without term limits.

This system ensured the Communist control over Dazhdinia remained untouched. This system was disbanded during the Silent Revolutions in which the civilian system, ruled by Jurij Libenskyjъ, was replaced by a hardline communist military-run government as a "temporary measure" during the martial law. Under this system, any and all elections were suspended and all decisions were made by high-ranking generals or figures directly appointed by the military force. Shortly before the Crimson Revolution, a new system was introduced, in which the citizens would be sorted into 4 classes, which would be assigned different voting power (the "black" class would be given no voting rights, the "blue" class would be given only a token power, "green" class would be dedicated to professional soldiers and other loyalists and would be given more voting power, and "red" class would be given the most power and would cosist of children indoctrinated in special asylums from a young age). This system was to be tested first in the 2000 general elections, but the Crimson Revolution of 1998 caused the regime to collapse.

Shortly after the revolution, during the so-called Dazhdin Thaw, many local autorities of the lower assemblies, which managed to seperate themselves from the heavily controlled federal government started operating almost independently of each other and the breakup of Dazhdinia became a real threat.

This era of a lack of (or lack of legitimacy) the central government eventually ended with the establishment of the current system in 2003. The new system reorganized the old communist regional assemblies into local assemblies of each state. Currently, every member state elects representatives into a 100 seats large unicameral assembly using the Imperiali Quota with a 5% electoral threshold, which is elected every 4 years. The federal power was strenghtened to prevent the breakup of the country and was divided into three different assemblies, making it almost impossible for one nationality to gain too much sway over any other.



The current distribution within the House of Representatives

The House of Representatives (Poslaničnaja palata in Dazhdin) is the Lower house of the federal parliament. Its role is introducing and passing laws. Majority in this house also decides on who the Prime Minister (currently Bronislav Švigelь) is, as the House of Representatives can pass the vote of no confidence, disbanding the government and establishing a caretaker government until new elections are held. This house is elected as a whole every 4 years (with an offset of 2 years from the state assemblies) using the Hare quota with no electoral threshold (creating a proportional representation). Local and federal elections are held traditionally on July of odd years. The current Speaker of the House of Representatives is Ljudmilъ Kruška.

SENATE (Upper house)


The current distribution within the Senate

The Senate (Senat in Dazhdin) is the Upper house of the federal parliament. Its role is to represent local areas and veto motions passed by the lower house. It also elects the federal president (Currently Ruslan Pika). The Senate can issue a Senatoral veto, which vetoes a law of the House of Representatives. This veto can be overruled either if the House of Representatives assembles a Constitutional majority (2/3 of all possible votes), or if the Control House cancels this veto. This house is elected in thirds, each being elected with an offset of 2 years from the other two (making senate membership a 6 year term). Those elections are also offset from the local and federal elections by 1 year (making senatoral elections on even years and local/federal elections on odd years). The elections are done using the Two-round system electoral method in 113 senatorial electoral districts of the country (and a 114th one for the Dazhdins living abroad, but that seat is not elected, it is represented by an appointed virilist selected out of a list of Dazhdin diplomatic workers). The current Speaker of the Senate is Tadeąš Pěstonik.


Current senatoral districts within Dazhdinia with a marked offset from each other

CONTROL HOUSE (Third house)


The current distribution of the Control House

The Control House (Kontrolnaja palata in Dazhdin) is the third and smallest house of the Federal Parliament. Its role is to ensure, that the two lower houses do not discriminate against any of the state entitites. It is elected using Cumulative voting, with each state electing 3 representants into the house. This house can veto any legislature of the other two houses, if at least 6 representants vote in favor and no more than a half vote against. This Control house veto can be used to overturn the Senatorial veto or can be used to block the legislature. This veto can be overturned either by a constitutional majority of 2/3 of the Lower House and majority of the Upper House, or by the majorities in both houses and presidential approval. This house is elected one every 3 years as a whole. Unlike other two houses, this house is not required in the legislative process and steps in only as a rectifier. The current Speaker of the Control House (official name is "Speaker of the Nations") is Žofija Janųšina.


Edited by Walneria
Added a note to the 114th seat (see edit history)
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