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by The Vizier of Asendavia. . 44 reads.

Asendavia's Legislative Branch

Asendavia's legislative branch is called the Magisterium. It is a unicameral body made up of 1,692 members. 874 seats are reserved for the nobility of Asendavia. These Magisters are appointed by the Commision on Noble Magisters, with all appointees subject to approval or denial by the Kaiser, for 6 year terms. In addition to a 6 year term, noble Magisters can serve for an unlimited amount of terms, as long as they are reappointed at the end of each term and do not wish to rescind their name from the list of potential Magisters. If a noble wishes to become a Magister, they simply need to apply to have their name put on the list of potential Magisters. As mentioned earlier, a noble can remove their name from the list if they no longer wish to be eligible to become a Magister.

The next 518 seats are reserved for the clergy members of Asendavia. 273 of the 518 seats for clergy members are reserved for Ademarite clergy members, who are appointed, with approval from the Kaiser, by the High Patriarch of the Church of Ademar. 115 of the 518 seats for clergy members are reserved for Celanite clergy members, who are appointed, again with approval from the Kaiser, by the Erzbischof of the Church of St. Cel. The remaining 130 seats for clergy members are filled by clergy members from other state-approved religions in Asendavia. Typically, a clergy member that is appointed to be a Magister serves for life, although they may be dismissed or resign.

Finally, the last 300 seats in the Magisterium are for the common people of Asendavia. Any common man in Asendavia that is over the age of 18 can be a candidate for a seat in the Magisterium. The 300 men who will fill these seats are determined by a popular vote in their region. If a candidate wins the popular vote in their region, than they become a Magister. Each Magister that fills these 300 seats can run for a maximum of 4 consecutive terms of 3 years each, for a total of 12 consecutive years. However, there is no total term limit, meaning that someone could be a Magister for 12 years, wait 3 years, and then be eligible for 4 more terms of 3 years each. Also, all candidates are approved by the Commision on Common Magisters and the Kaiser.

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