Imperial Government

The Empire of Lehmark is a Constitutional Imperial Autocracy whose Head of State/Government is the Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark, who solely exercises executive and legislative authority via Imperial Decree as per the Constitution of the Empire.

The Imperial Senate forms an important and functional semi-appointed advisory body to the Emperor and Autocrat and serves in part as Council of State. The purpose of the Imperial Senate is to provide advice to the Emperor and Autocrat when requested; the Emperor is not bound by the advice. Imperial Senators are permitted to present Imperial Decree for deliberation, and Memorandum of Concern; which the Emperor and Autocrat must issue a Decision.

  • Imperial Proconsuls are appointed twice annually, to ensure State compliance with Imperial Law and to represent their State to the Imperial Senate. All Lehmarkians are permitted to apply for Imperial Proconsul Appointment.

  • The Memorandum on National Development outlines directives and a Development Plan which Ministers and Agency Leaders carry out to develop the Empire,. Each Development Plan relates to a specific Department or Agency. The Minister of Development manages the Memorandum and associated Development Plans and presents a quarterly Report based on Bi-Monthly Ministerial Reports.

Membership in the Imperial Senate is comprised of the following persons:

  • Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark.

  • Peerage of the Empire of Lehmark.

  • President of the Imperial Senate.

  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

  • Ministers of the Imperial Government.

  • Agency Leaders of the Imperial Government.

  • Leaders of Associated States

  • Imperial Proconsul of a State of Lehmark.

The Imperial Government of the Empire of Lehmark

Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark

Imperator of Felinia

Minister of Internal Affairs

Minister of the Treasury

His Imperial Majesty, William Lehman I. GMIOL SOM GMLOC

President of the LGBTIQ Community of Lehmark

Sir Caleb Ashworth, Count of the Empire of Lehmark OM KLOC

Sir Peter Gumley, Duke of Armstrong, Lord Baron of Raasay GIOL OM KLOC

Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Lady Ann Crowhurst Duchess of Salop GIOL OM KLOC

Sir Brice Duke, Count of the Empire of Lehmark

Associated State of the Empire of Lehmark

President of the Imperial Senate of Lehmark

Their Majesty Tina Rogers

President of the Islamic Community of Lehmark

Ambassador to Kenya

Sir Mohamed Adhan, Count of the Empire of Lehmark OM KLOC

President of the French Community of Lehmark

Ambassador to France

Sir Yannick Beuvelet, Duke of Saint George GIOL OM

Ambassador to the United States

Sir Aidan Pierce, Count of Market Hill OM

Baron of the Empire of Lehmark

Director of Marketing

Sir Matthew Hubbard OM KLOC

Imperial Decree LIX - On Imperial Senate of Lehmark

The Purpose of the Imperial Senate of Lehmark: Will form the highest administrative body of Lehmark and will be comprised of the important people of State. The Senate will provide advice to the Emperor and Autocrat in regards to all areas of policy, legislation and development.

Senate Membership will be made up of the following:

    • Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark

    • Peerage of Lehmark (Amendment 28 August 2021)

    • President of the Imperial Senate (Amendment 22 May 2021)

    • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

    • Ministers of the Imperial Government.

    • Agency Leaders of the Imperial Government.

    • Leaders of Associated States (Amendment 27 March 2022)

    • Imperial Proconsul of a State of Lehmark

Senate Regulations:

  • The Emperor and Autocrat may appoint someone to the Senate, when acting upon the advice of the Senate majority; or if they have expert experience.

  • A Senator’s term will be defined by the Emperor and Autocrat or necessary legislation.

  • The Constitution of Lehmark forbids the creation of any legislative assemblies, therefore the Imperial Senate of Lehmark will not be granted legislative capacity and will serve as an advisory body to the Head of State; and in this capacity forms the policy making body of the Empire. Exercise of legislative and executive power is done so by the Emperor and Autocrat as per the Constitution. The Emperor and Autocrat may choose to hold a Senatorial Vote on legislation and Imperial Decree; however, this vote is not legally binding on the Emperor and Autocrat.

  • The Senate may employ nation wide Referendum’s when deciding on major legislation, or at the Emperor and Autocrat discretion. These Referendums would not be legally binding and would be used to gather the will of the people.

  • The Imperial Senate, by this Decree, must be consulted when introducing new Memorandum on National Development Plans. General wording changes and minor updates are not required for Consultation. The Imperial Senate has a duty to review the document and provide the Emperor and Autocrat advice and suggest improvements, the latter not being bound by the advice of the former.

Amendment 22 February 2022:

  • All Senators of Lehmark are permitted to present potential legislation to the Imperial Senate for deliberation and discussion. The Imperial Senate may then advise the Emperor and Autocrat on its introduction.

  • Members of the Imperial Senate are permitted to present Imperial Decree’s for Senate Deliberation and Voting.

    • Imperial Decree’s will be presented to the Emperor and Autocrat for consideration only if the majority of the Senate, has voted in favour of said Imperial Decree.

    • Members are forbidden from presenting Constitutional Decrees.

    • The Emperor and Autocrat is not bound to enforce the Imperial Decree.

Creation of the Office of President of the Imperial Senate (Amendment 22 May 2021)

While the Emperor and Autocrat will remain the Supreme Leader of the Senate, the Office of the President of the Imperial Senate is hereby created to assist the Emperor in running the Senate and ensuring Senator Compliance.

Responsibilities of the President:

  • Scheduling meetings of the Senate – at least bi-monthly

  • Ensuring Senators are meeting their Senate Responsibilities as per relevant legislation.

  • Overseeing the Senate Meetings and ensuring their smooth running.

  • Responsible for the development of Senate Procedure and Standing Orders.

  • Responsible for disciplining Senators of the Senate.

  • The President is:

    • Chosen by the Emperor and Autocrat; who also decides the President’s Term.

    • Not to be a Minister or Agency Leader of the Imperial Government.

    • Allowed a single vote on legislation presented to the Imperial Senate.

‘Multiple Ministers’ (Amendment 22 May 2021)

    • From 22 May 2021, Members of Senate granted their Seat by virtue of being a Minister in the Imperial Government are hereby barred from holding position Multiple Ministries. Therefore all future Minister employed by the Imperial Government of Lehmark are only permitted to hold one Ministerial Position:

      • This does not apply to current Ministers of the Imperial Government and will only apply to new Ministers of the Imperial Government.

      • This is extended to Agency Leaders who were granted their Seat by virtue of being Agency Leaders in the Imperial Government.