Constitution of the Kingdom of Xliponia
Constitution of the Kingdom of Xliponia
- First Chapter – THE STATE AND THE NATIONAL SYMBOLS
§ 1 - Xliponia is a parliamentary monarchy. The official names of the State are Hoimtat Xliponia in Xliponian and the Kingdom of Xliponia in English.
§2 - The national territory is composed of the ten Provinces: Ançec, Atmar, Bovlai, Hastr, Hostreht, Lim, Meirç, Monnalp, Orflain and Vont, whose capitals are the cities of the same names. The Royal Capital is the city of Bovlai.
§3 - The national symbols are:
- a - The Arms of the Kingdom – Or, a griffin passant gules, armed, eyed and langued azure. Supporters: two griffins segreant gules. Mantling azure, doubled or. Crest: on a wreath gules and or, a griffin's head erased gules. On an escroll the motto: Nomen conservandum.
- b - The National Flag – Three vertical stripes of equal width, red, yellow and red. Proportions: 2 by 3.
§4 - The official languages are Xliponian (Serm Xliponia) and English (Serm Anclic).
- Second Chapter –FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE
§5 - All internationally accepted Human Rights are valid, especially the following: life, liberty, equality, safety and property.
§6 - All obligations and prohibitions pertaining to the people arise only as a consequence of law.
§7 - Xliponian citizenship is obtained by either of the following means:
- a - Birth on Xliponian territory;
- b - Birth of Xliponian parents abroad;
- c - Concession through the Royal Chancellery.
- Third Chapter – POWERS OF THE STATE
§8 - The power of the State is exerted ultimately by the people, through its legally elected or appointed representatives and the King.
§9 - The affairs of the State are managed by four distinct and independent entities: the Legislative, Executive, Judiciary and Moderating Powers.
§10 - The Legislative Power, whose function is creating laws, is vested in Parliament, composed of Representatives, or Members of Parliament, elected by the people.
§11 - The Executive Power, whose function is carrying out laws, is vested in the Prime Minister appointed by the King among the Members of Parliament, and by Ministers appointed jointly by the King and the Prime Minister.
§12 - The Judiciary Power, whose function is controlling the adequate operation of laws, is vested in national and provincial Courts of Justice appointed by Parliament.
§13 - The Moderating Power, whose function is safeguarding the fundamental rights of the people, is vested in the King, who exerts it by means of decrees and vetoes.
- Fourth Chapter – THE MONARCHY
§14 - The King is Head of State of the Kingdom of Xliponia. His official title is "First Representative and Defender of the People of Xliponia".
§15 - The Monarchy is hereditary.
§16 - The King is sole representative of the Kingdom of Xliponia abroad. He may appoint ambassadors to specific countries or international institutions.
§17 - Administrative support to the King's functions is provided by the Royal Chancellery, which is part of the Moderating Power and is led by the Lord Chancellor, appointed by the King.
§18 - The Royal Badge – a griffin's head erased gules – represents the King's power.
- Fifth Chapter – LAWS AND DECREES
§19 - Laws of a permanent nature are issued solely by Parliament. They acquire effect upon publication.
§20 - The King may issue orders by decree, which may not contradict existing laws and have force of law only for a period not exceeding one year, after which time they are valid only if confirmed by Parliament as laws.
§21 - The King may veto with good and express reason a law issued by Parliament, whereupon a modified version will be laid before the Representatives for discussion.
§22 - Decisions of a fundamental nature about the formal structure of the State must be subjected to popular decision and approved by a simple majority of votes.
§23 - The Constitution or paragraphs thereof may be changed only by means of legislation, which in turn must be subjected to popular vote to be in effect.
- Sixth Chapter –FINAL DETERMINATIONS
§24 - Legal issues arising from the Constitution will be resolved by means of appropriate legislation.
§25 - This Constitution is in effect from the 7th day of December 2000.
Given at the Royal Capital of Bovlai by King Rudolf III, First Representative and Defender of the People of Xliponia.