Parliament of WolvHaven

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Parliament of the Federation of WolvHaven
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Type
Type Bicameral
Houses Senate
House of Representatives
History
Founded 2012
Leadership
President SilverWolv
Presiding Officer of the Senate SilverWolv
Speaker of the House of Representatives _AngelKevin_
Structure
Seats 26
consisting of
9 Senators
17 Members of Parliament (MPs)
Elections
House of Representatives Mixed Member Proportionate
House of Representatives last election April 2018
Meeting place
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Parliament House, Laboratory
Website
http://wolvhaven.net/parliament

The Parliament of WolvHaven is the legislative branch of WolvHaven. It consists of three elements: the President, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The parliament was established in 2012 and is one of the few functioning parliaments in Minecraft.

The lower house - the House of Representatives is a democratically elected body whose members are known as Members Of Parliament (MP). However, since 2015, citizens of WolvHaven may come in and speak/vote on issues. They are known as independents as they provide an independent perspective on issues, away from the clutches of party whips.

The upper house - the Senate is a group of specially selected members based on their expertise by the President himself. Currently, most members of the senate are admins of the server and one member is appointed by the President. Before Endermat96's win in the administrator elections of 2016, it had a mix of admins and moderators. The job of the senate is to scrutinize any of the bills passed by the House of Representatives and make amendments or recommendations to the bill. Should there be disagreement, the senate has the power to remove the bill.

The President is the owner of the server. The president has the power to veto any passed bills and introduce temporary laws to tackle any emergency situations that may concern the server. Should the temporary law be made permanent, it will have to go through the House of Representatives and the Senate.

History

First established in the City Hall of WolvHaven in 2012, the Parliament of WolvHaven - then known as the General Assembly was a Unicameral legislative branch. The then parliament house/assembly hall had a total of 4 seats - excluding the speaker/president's chair. In 2013 however, this temporarily ended as there was no chamber built in the new world.

After the NewWolvHaven era city was well established in 2015, a parliament building and chamber was finally built and the MPs were shifted to the Legislative Council (now the Senate).

The new MPs were selected by the Legislative Council - known as Appointed Members of Parliament (AMPs). However, later in 2016 parliament was made open to the public where citizens could come in and speak, propose & vote on motions/bills. In mid-2016, a bill to allow the formation of political parties was passed and the WolvHaven Socialist Party (now known as National Conservative Party) and the National Progressive Front (now known as National Front) were formed. However, all parties were temporarily disbanded due to unrest caused by the WolvHaven Socialist Party.

In 2017, a brand new system was introduced where general elections would be held under a Mixed Member Proportionate system where the percentage of votes a party has determines the percentage of the seats they have in Parliament. Along with the new system is a new Parliament Building and chamber which meant that for the first time, the House of Representatives and the Senate would have their own separate chambers within the same building.

The last parliament session under the original 2016 parliamentary system is scheduled to be held on the 1st April 2017. Afterwhich, parliament was dissolved and the new system be put into effect.

Select Committees

The Parliament of WolvHaven also includes committees about different topics.

Currently, the Parliament of WolvHaven have 3 committees, which are

  • Architect Committee - They examine and review architect applications and review policies that involve architects
  • Driver Committee - They are the examiners who perform tests on aspiring metro operators and review policies regarding metro operators
  • Home Affairs Committee - They examine the local issues that surround the WolvHaven community.

For Committee Members list, click here

Terms of Parliament

Term Elected in/Started in Government
Staff Only Era
1st Parliament of WolvHaven 2012 No Parties
2nd Parliament of WolvHaven 2013
Appointed Members of Parliament Era
3rd Parliament of WolvHaven April 2015 Members of Staff
4th Parliament of WolvHaven May 2015
Independents Only Era
5th Parliament of WolvHaven 2016 Members of Staff
Mixed Member Proportionate Era
6th Parliament of WolvHaven April 2017 SGNP-NCP-CEN Coalition

(      South Gardellian National Party,      National Conservative Party,      The Centre

7th Parliament of WolvHaven July 2017 PFG-SGNP-CEN Coalition

     Party for Gardellia,      South Gardellian National Party,      The Centre

8th Parliament of WolvHaven October 2017 PFG-SGNP-CEN Coalition

{      Party for Gardellia,      South Gardellian National Party,      The Centre

9th Parliament of WolvHaven April 2018 FWH-DEM Coalition

(      Forward WolvHaven,      Democratiam)

Layout of Seats

Legend

2012

         
    
         

2016

                          
                          
                                
    
                                
                          
                          

2017

House of Representatives

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Senate

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List of members

Click here