GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Government type: Constitutional executive monarchy
Head of State: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I
Head of State's title: Emperor / Empress
Monarchy type: Hereditary
Constitution: The Supreme Directive
Legislature: The Ruling Council
Legislation names: Imperial Decrees & Acts of Council
Executive: The Imperial Government
Head of Government: His Grace Sir Paul McKenna PM COA
Head of Government's title: Prime Minister
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 current Monarch is His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I.

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. A Councilor must win a Local Election that takes place in the province 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. If they are approved by the Monarch and win the National Election, also held once per year, they must then form a Cabinet - the leaders of each department of the government. It is conventional for the department leaders, known as Ministers, to be appointed out of the members of the Ruling Council, but the Council can vote to allow a non-member to become a Minister. The Imperial Government is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the Empire and carrying out the wishes of the Monarchy, the Ruling Council and the people. The current Prime Minister is His Grace Sir Paul McKenna PM COA.

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 has never had a single case, and has never come into session. Its judge is the Monarch.