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Grand Council of Verionian States
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Type
Type
History
Founded 1682
Succeeded by Congress of the Confederated States of Gran Verionia
Structure
Seats 300
Political groups

Verionian Unionist Coalition (189)

  Delegación de Valentia : 125 seats
  Verionist Union: 23 seats
  Partido de Liberación Nacional: 19 seats
  Association of Merchants: 17 seats
  Princely Delegation: 5 seats

Coalition for Tradition and Values (91)

  Al-Wafd: 55 seats
  Hizbusoufi: 24 seats
  Kasterburger Volksbond: 5 seats
  Partido Conservador: 4 seats
  Nationalist Coalition of Benacia: 2 seats
  Partido Fascista Republicano: 1 seat

Group for Democracy (17)

  Cambio Democratico: 14 seats
  Syndicalist Front: 2 seats
  Progressieve Alliantie: 1 seat

Coalition for the Regions (3)

  Sovereign Keraqi Front: 1 seat
  Acción Popular de Timaro: 1 seat
  Elsenari and Lunatic Union: 1 seat
Elections
Voting system
System of appointment differs across the States
Meeting place
Marble Palace

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Share of Seats in the Grand Council of Verionian States
Kingdom of Valentia
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126 (42.6%)
Federated Tribes of Torosh
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55 (18.3%)
Mercantile Realm of Souf
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41 (13.8%)
Republic of Los Liberados
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38 (11.9%)
Free City of Chryste
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23 (7.6%)
Kasterburg Republic
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11 (3.7%)
Capital Territory of Valarion Flag Verionist Shireroth.png
5 (1.8%)

The Grand Council of Verionian States was the legislature of Gran Verionia until it was replaced by the Congress of the Confederated States in 1683. It ws a unicameral body that convened in the Marble Palace in Valarion. Members of the Grand Council were elected or appointed in their representative states. Seats were distributed according to population of the Verionian States. The Grand Council has the power of legislation, but this legislation, either through acts or resolutions, have no binding power. Acts may have binding power when they receive the support of a 2/3rd majority of the Verionian States, and the promulgation of the Elu. Resolutions never have binding power, but are recommendations that may or may not be implemented by the governments of the States.

Distribution of Seats

Since the members of the Grand Council are appointed in their own States, there are no confederation-wide elections or political parties that contest these. Even the method of appointment differs widely throughout the States. Four States hold elections for their Grand Council seats, these are Chryste, Kasterburg, Los Liberados and the Mercantile Realm of Souf. The two largest States, the State of Valentia and the Federated Tribes of Torosh, have their representatives directly appointed by respectively the Governor and the High Sha'ikh. In addition, the Princess of Valarion also appoints the five representatives of the Capital Territory directly.

Although there is no centralised system of appointment, the representatives of the States do align themselves in parliamentary groups. There are four groups that made up the Grand Council. These groups are, in order of membership, the Verionian Unionist Coalition, the Coalition for Tradition and Values, the Group for Democracy and the Coalition for the Regions.

Groups in the Grand Council of Verionian States

Group Seats Ideology Member groups
Verionian Unionist Coalition 189 Verionian Unionism
Coalition for Tradition and Values 91 Conservatism, Religious interest
  • Al-Wafd (55)
  • Hizbusoufi (24)
  • Kasterburger Volksbond (5)
  • Partido Conservador (4)
  • Nationalist Coalition of Benacia (2)
  • Partido Fascista Republicano (1)
Group for Democracy 17 Democracy, Liberalism
Coalition for the Regions 3 Regionalism
  • Sovereign Keraqi Front (1)
  • Acción Popular de Timaro (1)
  • Elsenari and Lunatic Union (1)

Washar

The Grand Council elected a chairman, or Washar, from its ranks. The Washar is tasked with leading the debates and maintaining the order in the debating chamber. In addition, the Washar is the first advisor to the Elu, often mitigating between the wishes of the Grand Council and the monarchy. The last Washar was Godolphin Viqh, who is a member of the Association of Merchants, representing Souf.