Asamblea Nacional de la República
|Asamblea Nacional de la República|
65 members elected in a party list proportional system, 60 members elected in a single-member constituency first-past-the-post system.
La Casa del Pueblo|
The Asamblea Nacional de la República (National Assembly of the Republic) is the unicameral legislature of Los Liberados. It was established in 1669 as part of the democratic reforms of President Jacobo Castrigo Álvarez. It is the primary legislature of the nation, although the Junta de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Council) also has the power to issue legislative decrees. The Asamblea holds its meetings in the Casa del Pueblo, the government complex in Puerto Arcadio.
Role in Liberadosan politics
The official role of the Asamblea Nacional is to be "the primary legislative body of the Republic". Members of the Asamblea have the right of initiative to propose new legislation and motions. However, the National Liberation Council, the executive, also has the power to legislate by issuing decrees. This makes for a strange situation in which the legislative power lies with two seperate and independent bodies whose laws, at least on paper, are equal. At the moment, the ruling PLN has a majority in the Asamblea, which ensures that this institutional flaw does not lead to problems. The actual role of the Asamblea under the PLN majority is to stipulate lesser, often local, laws and regulations, or to finetune proposals that have been adopted by the Council. Motions and proposals from the opposition that go against the government have been systematically voted down, often without a debate. These factors have lead political scientists to conclude that the Asamblea is "nothing but a farce, and a transparent attempt to give the autocratic government a semblance of popular legitimacy".
Allocation of Seats
The Asamblea Nacional de la República is composed of 125 members, all of which are elected by the people of Los Liberados in a mixed system in which 65 seats are elected using proportional representation where members are elected on a party list system, with a 5% treshold. The remaining 60 seats are allocated using single-member constituency voting and the first-past-the-post method in 60 electoral districts.
Following the 1678 elections, the following parties are represented in the Asamblea Nacional de la República:
|Partido de Liberación Nacional||Rodrigo Calderón Mendez||Populism, socialism, corporatism||Red|
|Cambio Democratico||Paula Ferraro de Sole||Pro-democracy, liberalism, indigenous rights||Gold|
|Partido Conservador||Carlos Geraldo Núñez||Conservatism, catologism||Blue|
|Partido Fascista Republicano||Gen. Pedro Forlán Martins||Fascism, nationalism, syndicalism||Black|
|Acción Popular de Timaro||Jorge Quislas Yupanqui||Indigenous rights, socialism, regionalism||Purple|