T E R R A N E M P I R E
Terran Imperial Constitution
The Terran Empire, through majority vote by its citizens and approval by its Emperor, hereby ratifies this constitution.
The Executive Branch
I. The Terran Empire is a constitutional monarchy, ruled by an Emperor.
II. The Emperor is the Soveriegn Head of State.III. The Emperor is elected to Office, reigning for life, or until voluntary abdication or removal due to permanent incapacitation.
IV. The Emperor has the power to grant titles of Nobility, grant Citizenship, appoint Ministers and other Government Officials, conduct diplomacy, and create or disband the Imperial Council.
V. The Emperor appoints a Prime Minister, who acts as Head of Government.
VI. The Emperor shall be the final arbiter in all matters, overseeing the actions of Government.
VII. The Prime Minister may act as Imperial Regent in the Emperors absence.
VIII. The Emperor is advised by the Prime Minister and the Imperial Council.
IX. The Imperial Council is made up of the heads of various departments and ministries.
X. The Emperor, Prime Minister, and the Imperial Council make up the Executive Branch of the government.
The Legislative Branch
XI. The Terran Empire has a unicameral legislature.
XII. The legislature is called the Senate.
XIII. The Senate consists of Seventy-Two (72) Senators who are elected under a system of proportional representation for a term of Five (5) years.
XIV. Each Senator gets one vote in the Senate.
XV. The Emperor appoints a Chancellor, who presides over the legislature.
XVI. The Senate has the authority to make laws, requiring a majority vote to pass any proposed legislation.
XVII. The Emperor may be removed from Office by a two-thirds majority vote of the Imperial Senate, convened within five days of certification of the Emperor's permanent incapacitation.XVIII. Within ten days of the abdication, certified permanent incapacitation or death of a reigning Emperor, the members of Imperial Senate must nominate a successor from amongst the Nobility.
XIX. Legislation may be vetoed by the Emperor as he sees fit.
The Judicial Branch
XX. The judiciary is made up of the Tribunal Courts, the purpose of which is to interpret and apply the Laws of the Empire.
XXI. The Emperor shall appoint a Chief Justice to preside over the Tribunal courts
XXII. The Chief Justice appoints all Judges.
XIII. The Tribunal Courts are divided into Civil and Criminal Divisions.
XIV. The Tribunal Courts are the Judicial Branch of the government.
XXV. A territory is an administrative division in an area claimed by The Terran Empire.
XXVI. A Territory of the Empire is administered by a governor.
XXVII. Governors are appointed by the Emperor, and serve for as long as the Emperor permits.
XXVIII. Anyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, or nationality can become a Terran Citizen.
XXIX. All citizens are equal.
XXX. All citizens are considered to have reached legal Adulthood at Twenty-One (21) years of age.
XXXI. Citizens have the right of freedom of speech, the right to gather in groups, the right to non-violent protest, the right to political satire, the right of freedom of religion, the right to trial by jury, the right to leave the nation unless circumstances dictate otherwise, and all basic rights and freedoms recognized by the United Nations.
XXXII. Only the Emperor, Prime Minister and Minister of State can grant citizenship.
XXXIII. All Amendments to the constitution must be first ratified by a majority vote of the Senate.
XXXIV. If this occurs, the old constitution will become null and void.
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