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Federal Assembly of Nouvelle Alexandrie
Hukllachasqa Huñunakuy
6th Cortes Federales
Seal of the Federal Assembly of Nouvelle Alexandrie
Founded 1693 AN
Preceded by Federal Constituent Assembly (1685 AN-1693 AN)
Marisa Demeo, Independent
since 1718 AN
Seats 638 deputies
Political groups
  •      FHP (354)
  •      FCP (268)
  •      SDLA (31)
  •      PLC (2)
  •      Ind. (6)
Meeting place

The Federal Assembly (Alexandrian: Asamblea Federal) is the lower house of the Cortes Federales, Nouvelle Alexandrie's legislative branch. The Assembly meets in the Legislative Palace in Cárdenas.

It has 638 elected members that are chosen from each of the regions through proportional representation using the Sainte-Laguë method. Deputies serve five-year terms. The presiding officer is the Speaker of the Federal Assembly, who is elected by the members thereof.

In the Assembly, MPs from political parties, or groups of parties, form parliamentary groups. Groups must be formed by at least 10 deputies, but a group can also be formed with only 3 deputies if the parties got at least 5% of the nationwide vote, or 15% of the votes in the regions in which they ran. The deputies who do not belong to parties form their own parliamentary group called the Independents.

After the New Alexandrian general election, 1708, the Federal Humanist Party has absolute majority of the Assembly and therefore forms the Government party.

Constitutional position

House's nature


Article 7 of the Proclamation of Punta Santiago establishes that political parties shall be democratic, open, and lawful, and can only be disbanded or rejected by the High Court of Justice. Furthermore, Chapter IV establishes that the Assembly is composed of all of the Deputies elected from each of the Regions by proportional representation. At present, the Assembly has 637 Deputies, as agreed by the parties under the Cortes Federales Act.

Electoral system

The Proclamation establishes that Deputies are chosen by Universal, free, equal, direct, and secret sufrage. The election period is every five years, except in the case of a snap elections. The members of the Assembly are elected by proportional representation with Open List and a Region-by-Region system. Seats are apportioned to each region using the Sainte-Laguë method. There is a seat threshold of 2% of the votes per region. The voting age is 18 years.


The deputies' term of office finishes five years after their election, or when the Cortes is dissolved. The dissolution's rights belongs to the Monarch who exercises it by request of the President of the Government after the deliberation of the Council of State and under its sole responsibility. The dissolution of the Cortes also takes place if there is a failed legislature or two months after a failed investiture session, in which case the Monarch dissolves the Assembly with the countersign of the Speaker of the Federal Assembly. During their mandate, the deputies have some guarantees and privileges to carry their responsibilities out according to Article 31 of the Prroclamation.

Bodies of the Assembly

Exercising the autonomy recognised by the Proclamation to the Assembly, the house is regulated by some internal rules established by itself in 1693 AN and it configures different government bodies to carry the pertinent competencies out.

Governing bodies

The governing bodies of the Federal Assembly are the bodies which under their authority the House is manage. Those bodies are the Speaker, the Presidium and the Board of Spokespersons.

The Speaker of the Federal Assembly is the highest authority and it represents the House and it is, de facto, the whole parliament leader. As head of the Assembly, it also chairs the Presidium, the Board of Spokespersons and the Permanent Deputation, and is the maximum responsible authority of the Congress' Police.

The Presidium of the Federal Assembly is the collective body that represents the House and manages the day-to-day of the Chamber, preparing the budget and making all the necessary decisions to allow the proper functioning of the functions of the Assembly.

The Board of Spokespersons of the Federal Assembly is the collective body formed by representatives of the parliamentary groups and normally, government representatives, that establishes the agenda of the House.

Working bodies

The working bodies of the Federal Assembly are the Plenary, the Committees, the Permanent Deputation and the Parliamentary Groups.

The Plenary is the central body of the Federal Assembly which allows the house for exercising their choices. It is the reunion of all the members of the Parliament when half plus one of its members are attending the house. This body represents the unity of the house and it works through the plenary sessions which can be ordinary or extraordinary.

The Committees are the basic working bodies of the Assembly. They are composed of a proportional number of deputies depending on the numerical importance of the parliamentary groups of the house. The committees are classified as follows: permanent or non-permanent and legislative or non-legislative.

The permanent legislative committees examine and rule the projects and bills. The Plenary of the Assembly can confer them full legislative power in relation to a matter, so they can permanently approve or reject any project or bill. The regulations of the Assembly establish 20 permanent legislative committees. The permanent non-legislative committees have responsibilities not related to the legislative production. The regulations of the Assembly establish 6 permanent non-legislative committees, and they allow the Plenary to create another ones at the beginning of each legislature. The non-permanent committees are created with a specific purpose and their themes and duration are beforehand determined by the Plenary of the Assembly.

The Permanent Deputation is a body created in order to have a permanent constituted legislative power. It is responsible for safeguarding the powers of the house between the legislative sessions (when it is in Recess) or when their term has finished because of termination or dissolution. In these three cases, the Permanent Deputation is a temporary extension of the house. The Permanent Deputation is presided by the Speaker of the Federal Assembly. It is composed of a proportional number of deputies depending on the numerical importance of the different Parliamentary Groups.

The Parliamentary Groups are groups of members of the house which join together depending on their ideology. The Rules of the Cortes establish that 10 deputies at least are needed to make a parliamentary group. However, they can make a group if they are at least 3 deputies and they have got at least 15% of the total votes of the region where they have run at or 5% of the total votes of the country. The formation of the parliamentary groups takes place at the beginning of each legislature. The deputies who do not enrol in any parliamentary group constitute the Independents.

Composition of the 6th Legislature

See also: 6th Cortes Federales and New Alexandrian general election, 1718

The 6th legislature of Nouvelle Alexandrie started in 1718 AN when the Cortes Federales were constituted, once the New Alexandrian general election, 1718 was held.

Presidium of the Federal Assembly

Position Holder Party
Speaker Marisa Demeo Independent
1st Deputy Speaker Abril Obrero FHP
2nd Deputy Speaker Carmen María Laguna SDLA
3rd Deputy Speaker Andres Nápoles FHP
4th Deputy Speaker Adrian Velez FHP
First Secretary Mateo Pandero N/A
Second Secretary Elsa Rey
Third Secretary Alberto Linares
Fourth Secretary Erika Villegas


The Federal Assembly creates at the beginning of each meeting a series of committees and subcommittees. These bodies purpose is to facilitate the work of the house. The committees have the same powers as the House' Plenary: to control the government by requesting information to the Administration or by requesting the appearance of any member of the Government or Administration; and to legislate by delegation of the plenary and at the request of the Assembly's Presidium. The committees also debate the bills originated at the Plenary and the possible amends.

According to the Nouvelle Alexandrie parliamentary system, in the Assembly there are two type or subcommittees, the ordinary subcommittees which purpose is to discuss and make a report about a specific issue and the reporting subcommittees which purpose is to write a first bill proposal to be discussed in the committee.

The committees can be standing committees, which creation is mandatory by the Assembly's standing rules or other laws or non-standing committees, which are created by the Plenary. The subcommittees are also created by the Plenary at the request of the committees.

The members of the committees are designated by the parliamentary groups, and once the committees are created they must elect in their first meeting the 'Bureau of the Committee', composed by a chair, two deputy chairs and two secretaries. The members of the subcommittees are designated by the committee.

Current Committees (6th legislature, 1718 AN-Present)

Permanent Legislative Committees

Committee Current # of Members Term
Constitutional Affairs 46 1706 AN-present
Foreign Affairs 38 1708 AN-present
Justice 38 1708 AN-present
Defence 38 1708 AN-present
Economic Affairs, Business, and Commerce 38 1708 AN-present
Budget and Finances 42 1706 AN-present
The Interior 38 1708 AN-present
Healthcare and Social Care 38 1706 AN-present
Civil Works and Transport 34 1708 AN-present
Housing, Rural Affairs, and Local Government 34 1708 AN-present
Energy and Environment 34 1708 AN-present
Education 34 1708 AN-present
Labor, Social Security, and Pensions 30 1708 AN-present
Industry, Trade and Tourism 30 1708 AN-present
Human, Civil and Social Rights 24 1708 AN-present
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 24 1708 AN-present
Science, Technology, and Innovation 24 1708 AN-present
Culture and Sports 24 1708 AN-present
Telecommunications and Media 24 1706 AN-present
International Cooperation and Development 18 1706 AN-present

Permanent Non-Legislative Committees

Committee # of Members Term
Rules and Regulations 18 1706 AN-present
Petitions 12 1706 AN-present
Appointments 14 1706 AN-present
Democratic Quality, Anti-Corruption, and Institutional and Legal Reform 18 1706 AN-present
Children and Adolescents' Rights 8 1706 AN-present
Palace Affairs 8 1706 AN-present
HM's Household 6 1708 AN-present
Traffic & Road Safety 8 1710 AN-present

See also