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 =====The Council of Prefects===== =====The Council of Prefects=====
 +<fs smaller>​For an explanation of dates used, please see the [[Calendar]]</​fs>​
  
-The Council of Prefects is the supreme legislative body in [[Aesedra]]. They number seventeen, one for each [[province]] with the exception of [[Ghananda]],​ and are appointed by the duke of each province to serve a term of no less than ten years. By law, they may not be members of the ruling family, the [[Rolle]]s and are usually merchants or jurists of high standing. The Prefects exist as a check and balance to the power of the [[Emperor]] and it is they who make all laws for the Empire (though not for each province individually). In addition, they either ratify or reject legislation that the various ministerial bodies or other legislative bodies (such as the [[Lords of Kyne]]) submit to them. If they ratify legislation,​ they pass it on to the Emperor who signs it into law. The Emperor may not veto it, but he (or she) retains the reserve power to suspend the Council and rule by decree.+The **Council of Prefects** is the supreme legislative body in [[Aesedra]]. They number seventeen, one for each [[province]] with the exception of [[Ghananda]],​ and are appointed by the duke of each province to serve a term of no less than ten years. By law, they may not be members of the ruling family, the [[Rolle]]s and are usually merchants or jurists of high standing. The Prefects exist as a check and balance to the power of the [[Emperor]] and it is they who make all laws for the Empire (though not for each province individually). In addition, they either ratify or reject legislation that the various ministerial bodies or other legislative bodies (such as the [[Lords of Kyne]]) submit to them.  
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 +If they ratify legislation,​ they pass it on to the Emperor who signs it into law. The Emperor may not veto it, but he (or she) retains the reserve power to suspend the Council and rule by decree.
  
 Similarly, the Council has the power to remove the Emperor and install a new leader with unanimous support of the provinces. This has happened rarely, with the last occurrence in 11830 to remove **[[Meleandro]] IV Rolle**. Similarly, the Council has the power to remove the Emperor and install a new leader with unanimous support of the provinces. This has happened rarely, with the last occurrence in 11830 to remove **[[Meleandro]] IV Rolle**.
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