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Imperial Synklētos

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For the parliament of the former Free Associative Kingdom of Constancia, see Synklētos.

The Imperial Synklētos is a hybrid elected and appointed consultative assembly that serves as the primary voice of the Constancian People. It possesses some legislative power in the sense that it can recommend legislation, and it also possesses powers to advise on the appropriations for the succeeding fiscal year, and may invite (but not compel) Ministers and other individuals to answer questions in open session or in committee.


Constitutional position

Composition

Electoral system

Institutions

Committees

Role & Influence

Criticisms

Backgrounder

The Imperial Synkletos was created by the Magna Carta of 1667. Article 33 provides that, "...the Synkletos shall serve as the primary voice of the Constancian People," while Article 41 provides that, "The Synkletos shall be convoked every year," although this provision was not adhered to in actual practice, from the First Imperial Synkletos to the Seventh Imperial Synkletos.

It is not, strictly speaking, a legislative body in the true sense of the term, as Article 6 of the Magna Carta provides that, "The Basileus gives sanction to laws, and orders them to be promulgated and implemented," while Article 4 declares that, "The Basileus is nomos empsykhos, the living law, in whose person is vested the regal prerogative and rights of sovereignty, and exercises them, according to the provisions of the present Magna Carta," Article 5 provides absolute clarity: "The Basileus exercises the legislative power, and receives the advice of the Synkletos."

History

First Imperial Synklētos, 1667

(12.X.1667 - 12.IV.1668)

Second Imperial Synklētos, 1671

(12.I.1671 - 12.IX.1671)

Third Imperial Synklētos, 1674

(12.I.1674 - 12.IX.1674)


Fourth Imperial Synklētos, 1678

(12.I.1674 - 12.IX.1674)

[[File: |thumb|4th Imperial Synklētos, 1678]]

Parties and coalitions Seats
  Imperial Democratic Party 92
  Democratic Alliance 54
  Ergatikó Kómma tou Sosialismoú 19
  Euran Destiny Party 11
  Independent Caucus 4
  Nationalist & Humanist Party 70
Total: 250
Source: Imperial Synkletos

Fifth Imperial Synklētos, 1681

(12.I.1681 - 12.IX.1681)

[[File: |thumb|5th Imperial Synklētos, 1681]]

Parties and coalitions Seats
  Democratic Alliance 62
  Imperial Democratic Party 59
  Ergatikó Kómma tou Sosialismoú 19
  Euran Destiny Party 21
  Independent Caucus 9
  Nationalist & Humanist Party 80
Total: 250
Source: Imperial Synkletos

Sixth Imperial Synklētos, 1684

(12.I.1684 - 12.IX.1684)

[[File: |thumb|6th Imperial Synklētos, 1684]]

Parties and coalitions Seats
  Imperial Democratic Party 49
  Euran Destiny Party 29
  Socialist Revolutionary Party 7
  Independent Caucus 9
  Democratic Alliance 5
  Nationalist & Humanist Party 151
Total: 250
Source: Imperial Synkletos

Seventh Imperial Synklētos, 1686

(12.I.1686 - 12.IX.1686)

[[File: |thumb|7th Imperial Synklētos, 1684]]

Eighth Imperial Synklētos, 1688

(14.I.1688 - 15.VII.1693)

Ninth Imperial Synklētos, 1694

(14.I.1694 - 14.I.1701)

Parties and coalitions Seats
  Imperial Democratic Party 49
  Euran Destiny Party 29
  Socialist Revolutionary Party 7
  Independent Caucus 9
  Democratic Alliance 5
  Nationalist & Humanist Party 151
Total: 250
Source: Imperial Synkletos

The Seventh Imperial Synklētos was significant due to it being the first time that it was involved and invited to participate in public sector budgeting for the 1688 fiscal year.

Women members