Se Nil é Λúbace, known in English as Lhubache, is a nation located in the real-world region of Southeast Asia, encompassing the territory of real-world countries Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, and parts of Malaysia and China.
Se Nil é Λúbace has a complex system of government. In broad terms, it is a federal semi-presidential constitutional electoral monarchy. This means that it combines elements of a federal state, a presidental democracy, a parliamentary democracy, and a constitutional monarchy. How it weaves these systems together will be elaborated in the following sections.
The Constitution of Se Nil é Λúbace strongly adheres to the principals of separation of powers. This means that the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of the government are clearly divided amongst different institutions and entities. The most complicated, and perhaps most important, of these branches is the legislative branch.
The Lhuban legislature is tricameral, meaning that it is composed of three chambers, as opposed to many real-world legislatures like the American Congress or the British or French parliaments which are bicameral, having two chambers. These three chambers are known as the Senate, the House of Delegates, and the House of Representatives.
The House of Representatives, the lower chamber, is composed of 500 members, elected from sub-provincial constituencies, apportioned to each province based on population. This is similar to the operation of the American House of Representatives. Representatives are elected every two years.
The House of Delegates, the middle chamber, is composed of 78 members, three from each province. They are elected from each province at-large. This is similar to the American Senate. Every two years, each province elects one Delegate, so that each Delegate serves a term of six years.
The Senate, the upper house, is composed of 250 members. A person may become a Senator in one of two ways. The main way, in which 200 members are chosen, is through a national election in which citizens vote for political parties, which then have seat apportioned based on votes. The parties may then appoint members to their apportioned seats. The second way to become a Senator is to be appointed by the Héna. Fifty seats are reserved for appointments in this method. Senators, no matter their method of appointment, serve for four year terms.