GOVERNMENT INFORMATIONGovernment type: Constitutional executive monarchy
Emperor (Head of State): His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I
Monarchy type: Hereditary
Constitution: The Supreme Directive
Legislature: The Ruling Council
Legislation names: Imperial Decrees & Acts of Council
Executive: The Imperial Government
Prime Minister (Head of Government): His Grace Lord Sir Alexander Helliker PM KCM KOV KOF
Judiciary: The Grand Court
How the Government works
There are four main components to the government of the Empire of Adammia: The Monarchy, the Ruling Council, the Imperial Government, and the Grand Court.
The Monarchy is the Monarch and their family, known as the Imperial Family. The Monarch is an Emperor or Empress, and they are the Head of State of the Empire. The Monarch has many powers and responsibilities, and is seen as the overall leader of the nation. The Monarch controls the Military and the chivalric orders, but their main constitutional role is legislative - they can issue Imperial Decrees, a form of legislation, though these are subject to the scrutiny of the Ruling Council, which the Monarch is the Chair of. Furthermore, the Imperial Government acts in the name of the Monarch and its leader, the Prime Minister, must be approved by the Monarch before taking office.
The Ruling Council is the unicameral legislature of the Empire and is one of its most powerful bodies. The Ruling Council is made up of two groups of people - the Nobles and the Councilors. Nobles are formed in a heirarchy with the Monarch at the top, as the leader of the whole country, followed by two Archdukes/Archduchesses who each have one of the two Regions, then Dukes/Duchesses who have Provinces, and finally minor leaders of subdivisions such as Counts/Countesses and Barons/Baronesses. Nobles are generally appointed by the noble one tier above them. The Ruling Council is an assembly of the representatives of provinces, so only Dukes and Duchesses have a seat on the Council. Each province, in addition to a noble, also has an elected representative on the Council, a Councilor. Councilors are elected in local elections which take place once per year. Along with a representative for the Colonies and a representative for the full citizens living abroad, these people make up the Ruling Council, the main responsibility of which is to make laws through Acts of Council.
The Imperial Government is the executive body of the Empire. Its leader, the Prime Minister, must be a member of the Ruling Council, and is elected in a national election which takes place once per year. The Imperial Government is divided into Ministries, each ran by a Minister (usually a member of the Ruling Council) appointed by the Prime Minister. The Cabinet is a committee of all the Ministers chaired by the Prime Minister. The Imperial Government is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the Empire and is held accountable by the Ruling Council and the Monarch.
The Grand Court is the Empire's judiciary, and has the role of dealing with incidents where the law is broken or disputed. The Grand Court is yet to hear a case. Its judge is the Monarch.