In the conviction that Falleentium can only have a future as a modern, democratic and federal, multi-national state, the Duchy of Balbarno elected to give itself a constitution showing all these values.
Section one: Basic rights of the citizens of BalbarnoEdit
This section outlines the basic principles of equality before the law, human rights, etc. etc. of every citizen of the Duchy of Balbarno
Section two: Structure of the StateEdit
I. The Duchy of Balbarno Edit
Balbarno is part of the Falleen Empire.
Balbarno is a constitutional parliamentary monarchy.
The State colours are dark green-white.
II. The State AuthorityEdit
The state authority is subjected by the people.
Freedom of voting and secrecy of voting are guarranteed.
Eligable to vote are all Falleen citizens which apply to federal law.
III. The State ParliamentEdit
The parliament of the State is composed of:
1. The House of Representatives, composed of elected representatives of the people.
The parliament of the State is elected for a period of four years.
Article 10 Edit
The parliament can be dissolved at the pleasure of the Head of State or by a two-thirds majority vote.
Article 11 Edit
The House of Representatives may vote on matters such as state budget, state defence and other local issues that do no conflict with federal law and my form the state government.
The House of Representatives has 280 elected members(50.000 per member).
IV. The State GovernmentEdit
The State government is appointed by the head of State. It is customary that the government is formed by the party or coalition which hold a simple majority(50% + 1), the head of State may however choose differently.
The head of the government(Minister-President) appoints and dismisses ministers of his/her government.
The government has the same ministries as the federal government with the exception of foreign ministry.
V. The State DefenceEdit
The National Guard of Balbarno is called "Balbish Defence Force".
Commander-in-Chief of the Balbish Defence Force is the head of state.
Balbish Defence Force can be deployed only with the permission of the head of state.
The Balbish Defence Force is an entirely professional force composed of 18.000 members.
Conscription is outlawed, however it can be reinstated during a State of Defence.
A State of Defence is declared and then confirmed by the State Parliament under the following circumstances:
1. The Falleen Empire is a subject to armed aggression by a foreign power.
2. The State is a subject of armed aggression by an external factor.
VI. The Ducal AuthorityEdit
Article 22 Edit
The Duchy of Balbarno is hereditary in the House of Guequierre.
The succession law of Balbarno is agnatic-cognatic primogeniture. This can be changed at the pleasure of the head of the house of Guequierre.
Along with the Duchy of Balbarno the head of state also takes the (titural) title Duke of Tapanuo. .
The head of state also reserves the right to award orders of Balbarno at his or her pleasure.
If the heir apparent of the head of state of Balbarno has no yet reached his or her majority at the time of the death of the previous head of state, a regency will be imposed during which a senior member of the House of Guequierre will preside over a council of nobles until the heir apparent reaches majority.
The Head of State will be enthroned upon his ascendancy in the Balranico Abbey by the High Priest of Balbarno. There he or she will swear to protect the people of Balbarno before the Gods. He or she will then swear before both houses of parliament that he or she will protect and obey this legal statute on the pain of dismissal by the parliament.