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THE SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE VIKTOR THE FIRST ALEKSANDR ACT


WHEREAS, Emperor Ivan II Viktor has no natural descendants, and he was abdicated from the Imperial throne and

WHEREAS, the House of Lords nominate Baron Robert von Lothringen, Prime Minister of Thrace, for new Emperor;

THEREFORE, the Parliament of Thrace hereby:

1. Admits Baron Robert von Lothringen for the NEW EMPEROR OF THRACE

2. It grants the under mentioned Title to the new emperor:

His Imperial Majesty,
Viktor the First Aleksandr, by the Grace of God and the Acclamation of the People,
Emperor of Thrace, Grand Duke of Dacia, Moesia, Macedonia,
Count of Panonia, Baron of Dardania, Eternal Defender of the Faith,
Head of the Imperial House of ….




Let the present statute be reflected in imperial web-address
 
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His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act (2006)


An Act to give effect to His Majesty's declaration of abdication;
and for purposes connected therewith.

Whereas His Majesty by His Imperial Message of the 30 day of December in this past year has been pleased to declare that He is irrevocably determined to renounce the Throne for Himself and has for that purpose executed the Instrument of Abdication set out in the Schedule to this Act, and has signified His desire that effect thereto should be given immediately:

Be it therefore enacted by the Emperor's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1. Immediately upon the Imperial Assent being signified to this Act the Instrument of Abdication executed by His present Majesty on 30 day of December 2006, set out in the Schedule to this Act, shall have effect, and therupon His Majesty shall cease to be Emperor and there shall be a demise of the Crown, and accordingly the member of the Royal Family then next in succession to the Throne shall succeed thereto and to all the rights, privileges, and dignities thereunto belonging.

His Majesty, His issue, if any, and the descendants of that issue, shall not after His Majesty's abdication have any right, title or interest in or to the succession to the Throne, and section one of the Act of Settlement shall be construed accordingly.


In conclusion the parliament indicates following :

The House of the Lords indicates about a successor of the throne Baron Robert von Lothringen, the Prime Minister of the Empire

With this decision the parliament finds the following inaccuracies:

In ARTICLE IV: THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CROWN

2.) The person of the Emperor is inviolable and is not subject to responsibility. His ministers are responsible.

9.) The Emperor shall appoint and dismiss members of the government on the advice of the Prime Minister.

In ARTICLE VIII. THE EXECUTIVE POWER

1.) The Executive Power shall be vested in a Prime Minister and a Cabinet of Ministers.

2.) The Emperor appoints The Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, as Head of Government shall be elected from the party-in-majority, or in the event a party possesses a plurality and subsequently forms a governing coalition, the Prime Minister shall come from the majority member within that coalition.
3.) The Prime Minister may recommend to the Emperor the appointment or dismissal of ministers to head each department within the Government bureaucracy.




Because the parliament doesn't approve the absolutism and Thrace must stay a constitutional monarchy, the House of the Lords and the House of the Deputies make the under mentioned decision on the issue:

If the said heir presumptive of the throne Baron Robert von Lothringen, the Prime Minister of the Empire, agrees to be the new emperor, He immediately has to leave the prime minister's position!

Baron Robert von Lothringen, the Prime Minister of the Empire must take the decision in 3 days after publishing the present statute.

It must appoint a deputy on the prime minister post, form the members of the Imperial Government.

In impossibility deputy is being settled its call ARTICLE VIII. THE EXECUTIVE POWER

6.) In the event of the resignation, death, or permanent incapacitation of the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Parliament shall assume the role of Prime Minister until the next scheduled election.

Schedule:

INSTRUMENT OF ABDICATION




I, Ivan the Second Viktor, of Thrace, Dacia, Moesia, Macedonia, Paionia, Dardania, do hereby declare My irrevocable determination to renounce the Throne for Myself and My desire that effect should be given to this Instrument of Abdication immediately.


In token whereof I have hereunto set My hand this 30 day of December, 2006, in the presence of the witnesses whose signatures are subscribed
IVAN II VIKTOR
EMPEROR OF THRACE


This Act may be cited as His Majesty's Declaration of Abdication Act, 2006.


This Act is approved by the two houses of the parliament with broad majority. The act is observed from the constitution and is wholly allied with her.
 
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Act Establishing the Coronation Oath


Whereas by the law and ancient usage of this Empire, the Emperors and Empresses thereof have taken a solemn oath upon the Evangelists at their respective coronations, to maintain the statutes, laws, and customs of the said Empire, and all the people and inhabitants thereof, in their spiritual and civil rights and properties: but forasmuch as the oath itself on such occasion administered, hath heretofore been framed in doubtful words and expressions, with relation to ancient laws and constitutions at this time unknown: to the end therefore that one uniform oath may be in all times to come taken by the Emperors and Empresses of this Empire, and to them respectively administered at the times of their and every of their coronation: may it please your Majesties that it may be enacted:

II. And be it enacted by the Emperor's and Empresses most excellent majesties, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the oath herein mentioned, and hereafter expressed, shall and may be administered to their most excellent majesties Emperor ______(name)_______ and Empresses ______(name)____ (whom God long preserve) at the time of their coronation, in the presence of all persons that shall be then and there present at the solemnizing thereof, by the Archbishop of Thrace, or the Archbishop of Moesia, or either of them, or any other bishop of this Empire, whom the Emperor's majesty shall thereunto appoint, and who shall be hereby thereunto respectively authorized; which oath followed, and shall be administered in this manner; that is to say,

III. The archbishop of bishop shall say, "Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this Empire of Thrace, and the provinces thereto belonging, according to the statutes in Parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?"
The Emperor and Empresses shall say, "I solemnly promise so to do."
Archbishop or bishop, "Will you to your power cause law and justice in mercy to be executed in all your judgments?"
Emperor and Empresses, "I will.”
Archbishop or bishop, "Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel and the Protestant reformed religion established by law, and will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this Empire, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them?"
Emperor and Empresses, "All this I promise to do."
After this, the Emperor and Empresses laying his and her hand upon the holy Gospels shall say,
Emperor and Empresses, "The things which I have here before promised, I will perform and keep: So help me God."
Then the Emperor and Empresses shall kiss the book.

IV. And be it enacted, That the said oath shall be in like manner administered to every Emperor and Empresses, who shall succeed to the imperial crown of this Empire, at their respective coronations, by one of the archbishops or bishops of this Empire of Thrace, for the time being, to be thereunto appointed by such Emperor or Empresses respectively, and in the presence of all persons that shall be attending, assisting, or otherwise present at such their respective coronations; any law, statute, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
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SUCCESSION TO THE THRONE ACT


Section 1 [Imperial Line]
The Throne shall be inherited by the descendants of Emperor _(name)_ and Empress _(name)_.

Section 2 [Son or Daughter]
(1) On the demise of an Emperor the Throne shall pass to his son or daughter so that a son shall take precedence of a daughter, and where there are several children of the same sex the eldest child shall take precedence of a younger child.
(2) Where one of the Emperor's children has died the issue of the deceased shall take his place in accordance with the lineal descent and the rules laid down in Subsection (1).

Section 3 [Brother or Sister]
(1) On the demise of a Emperor who has left no issue entitled to succeed to the Throne, the Throne shall pass to his brother or sister with preference for the brother.
(2) Where the Emperor has one or more brothers or one or more sisters, or where any of his brothers or sisters have died, the rules of Section 2 shall apply correspondingly.

Section 4 [Nearest Collateral Line]
Where there is no person entitled to succeed to the Throne under the rules of Sections 2 and 3, the Throne shall pass to the then nearest collateral line of the descendants of Emperor ___(name)____ and Empress ____(name)____. in accordance with the lineal descent, and with preference correspondingly for men over women, and for the elder over the younger as laid down in Sections 2 and 3.

Section 5 [Exclusion of Illegitimate Successors]
(1) Only children born of lawful marriage shall be entitled to succeed to the Throne.
(2) The Emperor shall not enter into marriage without the consent of the Parliament.
(3) Where a person entitled to succeed to the Throne enters into marriage without the consent of the Emperor given in the Council of State, the person in question shall forfeit his right of succession to the Throne for himself and the children born of the marriage and for their issue.

Section 6 [Abdication of a Emperor]
The provisions of Sections 2-5 shall apply correspondingly in the case of the abdication of a Emperor.

Section 7 [Adoption with Constitution]
This Act shall come into operation at the same time as the Constitution of the Empire of Thrace Act
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The Prime Minister's Office and sponsors of this Proposal now propose
that Article VII be amended to read as follows:


ARTICLE VII: PARLIAMENT

1.) The Legislative Power shall be vested in a Bicameral Parliament composed of two Houses. The two Houses of Parliament shall be the House of Lords, the upper house, and the House of Deputies, the lower house. Members of the House of Lords shall be composed of the adult nobility of the Empire. Members of the House of Deputies shall be composed of citizens elected by popular vote who shall sit in Parliament for a period of one year. Parliamentary elections for the House of Deputies shall be held yearly.
2.) The Parliament enacts the laws, determines taxes and decides how public funds shall be used, and shall use all means necessary and proper to do so.
3.) All treaties and foreign agreements must receive the endorsement of the Parliament in order to be valid and binding.
4.) All legislative bills, except matters discussed in Clause 6 of this Article, must be approved by both Houses of Parliament before they can be submitted to the Crown for the Imperial Assent. Bills approved only by one House cannot be enacted into law nor submitted to the Emperor or Prime Minister.
5.) The House of Deputies shall elect a Speaker from among it’s members to preside over each session. The House of Lords shall elect a Lord Chamberlain to preside over each session of the House of Lords. When both Houses meet together in joint session they shall be presided over by the Prime Minister.
6.) Parliament may implement its own rules, and in the event the expulsion of a member is necessary, it shall be done by a two-thirds vote of the body.
7.) Legislation must be passed and approved by both Houses of Parliament before being presented to the Crown for acceptance or veto. Legislation approved by only one House of Parliament cannot be presented to the Crown nor become law.
8.) Bills passed by the Houses of Parliament shall first be presented to the Prime Minister. If the Prime Minister approves the legislation he/she will then present it to the Emperor for final approval and enactment as law or Imperial veto. The Prime Minister shall provide recommendations to the Emperor regarding the proposed legislation suggesting that the Emperor approve or disapprove of the legislation. If the Prime Minister rejects the proposed legislation then the proposal shall be sent back to Parliament with a statement from the Prime Minister reflecting his/her reasons for rejection and his/her recommendations for changes. Parliament may then amend the proposed legislation, approve it by another majority vote, and send the amended proposal back to the Prime Minister for consideration and forwarding to the Emperor.
9.) At any point when the Prime Minister feels the Parliament is ineffective in it's duties he may suspend all actions of Parliament and request that the Emperor call for new elections.
10.) Each member in the House of Deputies shall cast one vote including the Prime Minister.
11.) In the House of Lords each Lord may cast only one vote including the Emperor.
12.) Only members of Parliament may propose legislative bills to the Houses of Parliament. Citizens who wish to see legislation proposed must do so through their elected representative in the House of Deputies.
14.) Nobility who wish to propose new legislation must initiate such action through the House of Lords.
15.) Bills that originate in the House of Lords and which are passed by the House of Lords must then be sent to the House of Deputies for approval or disapproval. Bills that originate in the House of Deputies and which are passed by the House of Deputies must then be sent to the House of Lords for approval or disapproval. In any case, both Houses of Parliament must approve an action or proposal before being presented to the Prime Minister. Bills that have not been approved by both Houses shall be automatically rejected by the Prime Minister and shall not be presented to the Emperor.
16.) The Emperor or Prime Minister may propose bills in either or both Houses of Parliament for consideration and vote. Nobility must propose bills in the House of Lords. Members of the House of Deputies must propose bills in the House of Deputies.
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THE IMPERIAL AND NOBLES AND KNIGHTS
IMPERIAL DECREE NO. 20 OF 2006


Published 17 July 2006


It has pleased His Imperial Majesty to declare that the following laws shall lay the foundations of royalty, peerage, and knighthood in Thrace.

1. Royalty. The royalty of the Empire consists of the Emperor, those members of his family he designates as royalty, and peers of princely rank.

2. Peerage. Peers are those persons who have been ennobled by the Emperor in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the arts and sciences, or in statecraft, or in recognition of their outstanding support of the Emperor and his government.

3. Ranks. The ranks of peerage are, in order of descending precedence, Primicerius Prima, Primicerius, Allagator, Despotes, Legatus, Logothetes, Protovestiarius, Baron / Baroness /, Duke, Count / Countess /

4. Knighthood. Knighthood is granted by the Emperor alone, or by those persons who hold a charter from the Emperor granting them this authority.

5. Termination of knighthood. Knighthoods may be terminated at the displeasure of the authority which granted them.

This edict supersedes ARTICLE IV: THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CROWN.

The Emperor
In goodwill and will of people Emperor of all Thrace, protector of the faith, great duke of Sliven, great baron of Nova Zagora
 
 
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IMPERIAL DECREE NO. 21 OF 2006
 
Published 22 July 2006



Counterterrorism Initiative


An Imperial Decree to improve world security by boosting police and military budgets.


Category: Homeland and International Security

Strength: Significant

Description: BELIEVING that the deliberate killing and maiming of innocent civilians by terrorists is a despicable and heinous crime;

CONVINCED that terrorism that is conducted, instigated, supported or aided across national borders is a valid and critical concern of the international community;

FURTHER CONVINCED that concerted international action is required to stem this menace, and;

BELIEVING that terrorism conducted by or on behalf of recognized governments is a complex issue best addressed by separate legislation related to the laws of war,

The Emperor

1. DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, terrorism as the use or threatened use of violence by persons or organizations other than national governments for the purpose of achieving political, religious or ideological goals by primarily and deliberately targeting members of the civilian population;

2. DEFINES, for the purposes of this resolution, a civilian as a person who is (1) not a member of a military, paramilitary or law-enforcement organization of a nation, or (2) a member of such an organization, but not under arms or performing military duties or functions;

3. DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, international terrorism as terrorism that is conducted, instigated, aided, or abetted by persons or groups from outside the borders of the nation in which it takes place;

4. CONDEMNS all acts of international terrorism;

5. DECLARES that every state has a duty to refrain from organizing, assisting or participating in international terrorism or acquiescing in activities within its territory which further such acts.

6. MANDATES that all member states of the Empire shall:

A. Criminalize and suppress the financing, solicitation of, planning, preparation for, aiding, and perpetration of international terrorism;

B. Freeze, without unnecessary delay, funds and other assets of persons who commit, conspire to commit, or demonstrably intend to commit or facilitate the commission of international terrorist acts, of entities owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such persons, and of persons and entities acting on behalf of or at their direction in this regard. Nations shall develop legal mechanisms to ensure that proper due process is provided in such cases where appropriate, but shall ensure that action is taken quickly enough to prevent removal of liquid assets from their jurisdictions.

C. Refrain from providing any form of support, active or passive, to entities or persons participating in international terrorism;

D. Deny, to the best of their ability, safe haven or refuge to those who finance, organize, support or engage in international terrorism;

E. Afford one another the greatest practicable assistance in connection with criminal investigations and legal proceedings related to international terrorism.

7. URGES all member states to cooperate in suppressing international terrorism and in taking action against it though administrative and judicial means and the exchange of intelligence, especially regarding the actions and movements of international terrorists, the use of forged or falsified travel documents, the use of communications technologies by international terrorists, and traffic in arms, explosives, or other sensitive materials – particularly weapons of mass destruction – by international terrorists.

8. SUPPORTS the commitment to address significant causes of terrorism, such as poverty, inadequate education, etc.

This edict supersedes ARTICLE IV: THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CROWN.

The Emperor
In goodwill and will of people Emperor of all Thrace, protector of the faith, great duke of Sliven, great baron of Nova Zagora

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