The Politics of Kalistan take place within the framework of a democratic semi-presidential republic. Power is divided between the legislature (the National Assembly), the executive (the President) and the judiciary (the Constitutional Court).
In Kalistan, executive power is divided between the President, the Premier/Prime Minister and the cabinet. Each has specific duties and responsibilities and are granted differing powers in order to exercise them.
Head of stateEdit
The Kalistani head of state is the President of the Republic. Since the Kalistani Premier is the political leader of the nation, the President's role is somewhat ceremonial. Primarily, s/he is responsible for the formation of government through the Presidential Prerogative which grants the President the sole right to propose a cabinet bill in the legislature.
Additionally, the President will often represent Kalistan in international affairs, such as visits to foreign nations and multi-national conferences. For this reason, the President is often characterised as being a representative of the state itself- its existence and legitimacy. Finally, the President is tasked with convening the Constitutional Court in accordance with the the rules which govern its composition.
Head of governmentEdit
The Premier or Prime Minister is the leader of the national cabinet and as such, heads the executive branch of the Kalistani government. Within the cabinet system, they are considered primus inter pares (first among equals). This means that the Premier is the leader of the cabinet while not technically holding an office which is superior to the other ministers within it. As a result, s/he has minimal power over the rest of the cabinet, with no patronage powers due to the role of the President and the National Assembly.
The cabinet is chief executive body in Kalistan. Composed of the Premier and twelve other senior ministers, each overseeing a department or ministry, the cabinet is in charge of implementing public policy in Kalistan. Usually, government policy will be determined by the Prime Minister on the advice of the cabinet.
In accordance with the principle of Presidential Prerogative, all cabinet proposals must be brought forth by the President of the Republic. In addition, any cabinet proposal requires the support of a majority of the National Assembly and every party contained within the proposal in order to pass.
Kalistan's national legislature is the National Assembly. Furthermore, each of Kalistan's five districts has a district assembly elected at the same time as Deputies in the National Assembly.
The Constitutional Court is the supreme court in all matters of Kalistani law.
Below are listed all parties which currently hold seats in the National Assembly.
|Name||Ideology||National Assembly Seats|
|Peoples Party||Fiscal conservatism|
In Kalistan, presidential, gubernatorial and legislative elections are held at the same time. In general elections are held three years after the previous election however the National Assembly, by a majority vote, can call early elections.
|History||Jorge I of Ananto - Ananto War - Kalistan/Gaduridos War - Crisis of 2342 - Reynoldia Crisis|
|Geography|| Ananto - Neveras - Suldanor - Odufaray - Vrassa - Maps
|Politics||Government - National Assembly - Political parties - President - Ethical Socialism - Introduction - Constitutional Court|
|Demographics||Ethnic Groups: Kalistani - Mu-Tze - Anantonese|
Religion: Society of Brethren - Akalism - Bishopal Church
|Culture||Languages - Captain Kalistan - Floob - House Ananto|
|Economy||Big Three - Corporations - Divestment - Ruble - Treacle|