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Senate

The New Shetland Legislative Hall building in Marbella.

The Senate is the highest governmental body in New Shetland. It has 150 seats and is re-elected every 3 years. The Senate meets in the New Shetland Legislative Hall.

The Senate was found in 1923 when New Shetland became officially an independent state. The Senate started out with 100 seats, but this was changed to 150 in 1952 when the constitution was amended. Most parties currently in the Senate are part of one of the two political blocks in existence today in New Shetland.

The senators are chosen by direct elections. A district system was implemented in the 1930s but abandoned when only three parties got elected and fears of a troubled, bipartisan political system arose. Nowadays the amount of parties elected to Senate changes from time to time. In 2001-2002 the 37th Senate counted 14 parties. Sometimes independents are also elected to the senate, as it is perfectly legal to not bind yourself to a political party. In the 34th Senate 17 independents were elected that were all in favor of the Conservative party but rejected the leader of the party, Matthew Lovelock, who was thought of as being to radical.

Results of the 2011 electionEdit

Parties currently in the Senate
Name Seats Leader Abbreviation Signature
1 Liberal Democratic Party 59 LDP Social liberalism
2 Conservative Party of New Shetland 54 CP Conservatism
3 Christian Values Coalition 19 CVC

Christian

democracy

4 New Shetland Socialists 15 NSS Socialism
5 Workers Party 6 WP Radical center
6 Green Party 4 Greens Progressivism
7 Independent Party 2 IP Neo-liberalism
8 Native Council 1 NC Ethnocentrist
New Shetland Coat of Arms
Topics related to New Shetland
History: Timeline
Geography: List of most populated places - List of National Parks - List of islands
Government: Senate - New Shetland Legislative Hall - List of political parties (Liberal Democratic Party - Conservative Party of New Shetland - Green Party - Christian Values Coalition - New Shetland Socialists - Workers Party - Independent Party - Native Council)
Society: Alcohol - Demographics - Education - Health care - Native people (Aleut - Asalend - Chutean - Harvian - Krai) - Language
Economy: Transportation (List of UHF routes - List of roads) - New Shetland Dollar - List of largest companies - MSE

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