Difference between revisions of "House of Deputies of Sanctaria"

From IDUwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "{{Infobox legislature | name = House of Deputies of Sanctaria | native_name = | native_name_lang = | transcription_name = | legislature = | c...")
(No difference)

Revision as of 01:18, 15 August 2019

House of Deputies of Sanctaria
Coat of Arms of Sanctaria.png
Lower house
of the Parliament of Sanctaria
FoundedNovember 19, 1974 (1974-11-19)
Daniel Morgan, (DLP)
Since 31 January 2018
Charlene Hendry, (DLP)
Since 31 January 2018
Kate Cruz, (SCP)
Since 10 May 2018
Seats799 (400 needed for a majority)
8th Sanctarian House of Deputies.svg
Political groups
Last election
27 January 2018
Meeting place
House of Deputies Chamber.jpg
House of Deputies Chamber
Parliament House
Sanctus, Sanctaria

The House of Deputies of Sanctaria, more commonly known as simply the House of Deputies, is a component of the Parliament of Sanctaria, along with the President and the Senate. The House of Deputies has met in the House of Deputies chamber in Parliament House since moving there from St. George's Palace in 2012.

The House of Deputies is a democratically elected body whose members are known as Members of Parliament (MPs). There are 799 members in the current parliament, but that number is expected to decrease significantly following federalisation in 2019. Members are elected by via first-past-the-post system in each of the country's electoral districts. MPs may hold office until Parliament is dissolved and serve for constitutionally limited terms of up to five years after an election.

The House of Deputies was established in 1974, following the disestablishment of the Papal States of Sanctaria. The lower of the two houses making up the parliament, the House of Deputies in practice holds a little more power than the upper house, the Senate. in that a major responsibility for the House is to elect the Chancellor and keep the government to account. The Chancellor stays in office only so long as they retain the support, or "confidence", of the lower house.