The Leader of the Opposition (Selucian: Dux Oppositionis) is an unofficial, mostly conventional and honorary title traditionally held by the leader of the largest party in the Senatus Populi Seluciae not within the government. He/she is usually the person who is expected to lead that party into the next general election.
The current leader of the Opposition is Wilhelmus Augustus Flavius, Leader of the Rexist Party.
There is some ambiguity on the requirements needed to hold the post due to its workings being based mostly on custom and convention. The term of "Leader of the Opposition" is only legally recognized in a Royal Decree passed in 1983 establishing the order of preference of public authorities in general official acts organized by the Crown, Government or the State Administration, acknowledging the figure of Opposition Leader but only to put it in fifteenth place in the list of precedences. However, the crown was removed long ago but the decree remained.
Such an agreement established a series of conditions for the role and awarded some prerogatives for the officeholder:
- Determination of the person fulfilling the role of leader of the opposition must meet criteria of effective parliamentary number preeminence
- There must not be a formal appointment
- There is no need to raise compatibility issues for the role
- Must lack a full-blown salary, even if it may have a right to representation expenses, vehicle availability as well as the care provided for bureau members
However, despite the possibility for some privileges in consideration of its position being optionally awarded, the Leader of the Opposition is not entitled to a specific salary aside from the one they may have by reason of holding a public office on their own—such as that of deputy. In addition, the officeholder usually receives much more attention from the media in parliamentary sessions and activities, such as in the yearly-held State of the Nation Debate.
Even with the absence of a law defining the role of the Opposition Leader, it is customary to conduct update meetings between the Prime Minister and the chairman of the largest party not within the government. However, such meetings are carried out mostly according to the Prime Minister's decision. Established precedent has also led for the Leader of the Opposition usually sitting directly across from the Prime Minister in the Congress seating plan. It is not required for a Leader of the Opposition to held the post of deputy in Congress.
The first recognized Leader of the Opposition was Augustus Minervae, who led the Holy Roman Catholic Church from 4100 and 4103, the main opposition party in Selucia after In Marea was created and defeated the previous dictatorship.
List of Duces OppositionisEdit
|Nº||Dux En Contra||Party||Term of office|
|1||Augustus Minervae||Holy Roman Catholic Church||4100||4103|
|3||Magnus Achillus||Serviunt Civitati||4115||4119|
|4||Livius Favilius||Traditio et Honorem||4119||4123|
|5||Titus Procus||Democratic Party||4123||4127|
|6||Athena Scudo||In Marea Possumus Facere||4127||4135|
|7||Dicus Auxilianus||Factio Conservativa||4135||4139|
|8||Flavius Augustus Aquilinus||Magni Iucunda Imperialium||4139||4159|
|10||Icarion Dadhelus||In Marea Possumus Facere||4163||4166|
|11||Marco Crispinus Cato||Cogitari||4169||4173|
|12||Icarion Dadhelus||In Marea Possumus Facere||4173||4180|
|13||Ambrose Milianus||Factio Hosiana||4184||4192|
|14||Brutus Area||Populi Iudex||4192||4196|
|15||Marco Crispinus Cato||Populares||4196||4200|
|16||Artemisia Ventor||In Marea Possumus Facere||4200||4204|
|17||Prucus Aeculus||Vox Natione||4204||4207|
|18||Cassianus Priscus||Partis Nationalisti||4207||4223|
|19||Calventia Regina||Factio Democratica||4223||4228|
|20||Cassianus Priscus||Partis Nationalisti||4228||4243|
|21||Xena Sicula||In Marea-Civis Sinistram||4243||4248|
|23||Fabianus Cato||Partis Imperialis||4265||4290|
|24||Orion Sideris||In Marea-Civis Sinistram||4290||4295|
|25||Fabianus Cato||Partis Imperialis||4295||4300|
|26||Orion Sideris||In Marea-Civis Sinistram||4300||4305|
|29||Cynthia Spirou||In Marea-Civis Sinistram||4322||4330|
|31||Pars Militum Petulantia||4344||4347|
|32||Partis Imperialis||Partis Imperialis||4354||4355|
|33||Argos Loukas||In Marea-Civis Sinistram||4367||4371|
|34||Legionem Nationis||Legionem Nationis||4371||4380|
|35||Denique Vidimus Lucem||Denique Vidimus Lucem||4380||4386|
|36||Atia Vinicia Gryllus||In Marea-Civis Sinistram||4386||4392|
|37||Legio Nationalis||Legio Nationalis||4392||4394|
|38||Wilhelmus Augustus Flavius||Rexist Party||4394|