Parliament of Dasko
|Parliament of Dasko|
|8th Daskan Parliament|
|President of the Senate||Angelie Stooks
|Prime Minister||Andie Kaityn
|Speaker of the Council of Representatives||Damion Veaceslav
|President of Dasko||Tramer Contie
|<img src="https://i.imgur.com/n0JBd5E.png" alt="Daskan Senate" width="250"></img>|
Senate political groups
|<img src="https://i.imgur.com/abTVJDJ.png" alt="Daskan Council of Representatives" width="250"></img>|
Senate political groups
|Council of Representatives voting system||Party-list proportional representation|
|Senate voting system||Party-list proportional representation|
|Council of Representatives last election||May 29, 2017|
|Senate last election||May 29, 2017|
|Parliament Place, Arani
The Parliament of Dasko is the supreme legislative body of the Government of Dasko. It contains an upper house, the Senate, and a lower house, the Council of Representatives, which are elected proprtionally every two and four years respectively. In total, there are 625 MPs (Members of Parliament) - sometimes referred to as representatives - of which there are 100 Senators and 525 Representatives. Each Senator is up for election every two years, wheras every Representative is up every four years. Members of both houses meet in Parliament Place, Arani.
Following the most recent elections, a left-wing coalition controls both the Council of Representatives and the Senate.
- <a href=#Functions> 1 Functions </a>
- <a href=#Organization> 2 Organization </a>
The 2016 Constitution dictates that Parliament must, before anything else, form a government. No government formed usually means new elections until a government can be formed. Normally, the Prime Minister is nominated by Parliament, but in exceptional cases the President does the choosing. Once a government is formed, members will meet in seatings, which make up quarters. These quarters are one year long. Four quarters constitute a session in Parliament.
Parliament is also responsible for passing relevant bills to govern the nation. Any bill must be introduced by a Senator or Representative in their respective chambers firstly. Then, it must be read aloud three times, and voted upon three times. If the bill passes after its second reading, it will head to the Committee Stage. Once the committee has issued a report, it is distributed to all the representatives of the chamber where the bill was introduced, and is voted upon. Before the third reading, the representatives will propose amendments, which must be approved by the majority of representatives. The amendment stage ends when a majority of the representatives vote to end it. This is followed by a third reading. If it passes, it is sent to the other chamber. If approved, the President can choose to sign it or veto it. The President's veto may be overriden by a two-thirds majority.
Parliament must hold elections every two and four years for the Senate and Council of Representatives, respectively. The government can also be brought down by a motion of no-confidence, that is if it passes both chambers. If a budget fails, the government will also fall. The President, in exceptional circumstances, may dissolve one of the two chambers.
Parliament is a bicameral legisative assembly. There are 625 seats in Parliament, of which the Council of Representatives contain 525 seats, and the Senate contains 100. There usually is a Prime Minister who sits in the Council of Representatives. There are also a Speaker of the Council and a President of the Senate who presides over their respective chambers. Several members of both the opposition and government are part of committees (although there is usually a government majority in all committees). These committees examine any proposed bill up close, and send it back for its third reading.