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National Assembly - The National Legislature (Parliament)

The National Assembly forms the country's National Legislature or Parliament where laws/regulations that impact the country as a whole are made or abolished.

The National Assembly consists of elected representatives (i.e. the Community Counsel for the National Assembly) from all the Community Councils in the country. They voice local issues at a national level in this forum. Appointed Governors from Regional Assemblies have equal voting rights in the National Assembly and they voice regional issues at this forum. It is estimated there will be approximately 200 delegates from Community Councils, 18 delegates from the Regional Assemblies at this national forum. In addition there will be one delegate from the Supreme Council (i.e. Supreme Counsel for the National Assembly) and one delegate appointed by the President (i.e. the Speaker). All representatives of the National Assembly are legally accountable to the Independent Council against Corruption and Due Process (ICCDP).

The Chair of a National Assembly is the 'Speaker'. S/he is appointed by the President for a term of 6 years and has no voting rights. The Speaker facilitates the National Assembly meetings and also serves to uphold the sacred Hela values of Humanity, Wisdom and Self-sufficiency.

The Supreme Counsel for the National Assembly has no voting rights in the National Assembly. This is to preserve the independence of the National Assembly. S/he however introduces proposed bills/legislation from the Supreme Council for a majority vote in the National Assembly.  

Unlike the Westminster system, this assembly takes the shape of a large semi-circle with the Speaker at the front of the semi-circle and the Supreme Counsel for the National Assembly below him or her. All other delegates complete the semi-circle and are equal before the assembly.

National Assembly meetings take place every 3rd week of the month (Monday through to Friday). There are at least ten meetings a year, each 5 days in duration. The National Assembly may not convene without the Speaker or the Supreme Counsel for the National Assembly (or their representatives according to the constitution). At least 80% of the assembly must be present when voting takes place at the National Assembly. Matters before the National Assembly shall only be passed or rejected on a majority conscience vote.

Prime Directives of the

National  Assembly

  • Uphold the sacred Hela values of Humanity, Wisdom and Self-sufficiency

  • Debate and vote on issues (both national and international) according to conscience and the Nation's best interest

  • Enact laws and regulations that apply to the entire Island and its territories.