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Benito
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Established: April 20th, 1982/III
Cunstaval: Ieremiac'h Ventrutx
Maestro: Iason B. Taiwos
Senator: Lüc da Schir
Demonym: Benitian
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Location of Benito.

The Sovereign Province of Benito (pronounced [bɛˈnitɔ]), in Talossan la Provinçù Soveran da Benito (IPA: [lɐ pɾɔvinˈsu sɔvɛˈɾan dɐ bɛˈnitɔ]), is a province of Talossa. Formerly known as Mussolini, the province name was changed following a referendum of its citizens, during which the actions of the Italian dictator of the same name were denounced. The renaming was affirmed at the national level through 38PD1, which became law on April 26, 2008. The province was granted the right to self-govern during the 39th Cosa with the proclamation of a Constitution by Viceré Owen Edwards.

Geography

Benito lies south of Atatürk (E Kenwood), west of Vuode (N Maryland and a portion of N Prospect) and north of Florencia (E North), which was initially a canton of Benito. It is bordered by Milwaukee River on the west.

The province is divided into two cantons: Garibaldi (to the north, population 3675) and Mazzini (to the south, population 3678). As per Article Four of the provincial constitution, Garibaldi is Benito's provincial capital.

Each of the cantons is further divided into three parishes. The biggest, both by population (1642) and area (35.9 ha) is the third parish of Garibaldi, which contains famous landmarks such as Riverside High School (attended by many Old Growth Talossans, and the present Benitian capitol) and King John Woolley on the Riverside Park, the biggest riverside parkland area in Talossa.

Politics

List of Maestros (Constitution onwards)
Maestro Took office
  Matáiwos Vürinalt (LRT) 8 Mar 2008
  Tímoþi T. M. Asmourescu (RUMP) 7 Nov 2008
  Simeon Andrieu (PP) 19 Jul 2011
  Tímoþi T. M. Asmourescu (RUMP) 4 Jul 2012
  Istefan Perþonest (IND) 1 Oct 2012
  Tímoþi T. M. Asmourescu (RUMP) 21 Apr 2013
  Lüc da Schir (MRPT) 22 Jul 2013
  Vitxalmour Conductour (NPW) 22 Oct 2014
  Iason Taiwos (Lib) 23 Jun 2015
  Eiric Börnatfiglheu (NPW) 14 Apr 2016
  Cresti Françell (IND) 13 Mar 2017
  Iason Taiwos (NPW) 9 Aug 2018

Head of State

The Head of State is the Viceré (known in other provinces as the Cunstaval or Constable). The Viceré is appointed for an indefinite term by the Monarch to serve as the vice regal representative to the Province. Under the Benitian Constitution, the authority of the Viceré is limited to powers which mimic those of the Monarch at the National level.

Head of Government

The Head of Government of Benito is the Maestro. The Maestro is elected by the members of the Assembly, the lower house of the Benitian legislature, at the beginning of each term; it can be removed through a motion of no confidence. Under the Benitian Constitution, the Maestro can issue legislative proclamations, which are similar to Prime Dictates at the national level.

To assist in his governance, the Maestro can appoint an indefinite number of Aldermen to act as provincial ministers, and can choose a member of the House he does not sit in to serve as his representative in that House. To ensure independents are properly represented, and that particularly active Benitians are not barred from the Legislative Chancellery by not receiving seats in the Assembly, the Maestro can additionally appoint to the provincial Senate a number of temporary apppointees, up to half the number of Senators by right.

The current Maestro is Iason Taiwos; nine Benitians have held the office since the proclamation of the provincial Constitution.

Legislature

The legislative authority of the province is vested in the Legislative Chancellery, a bicameral legislature composed of the Assembly and the Senate. MAs and Senators are collectively known as Chancellors, and may be removed from office by legislative force, in limited circumstances, upon being presented with a Writ of Impeachment pursuant to Benitian law. Both the Assembly and the Senate vote on bills, but the Maestro is elected only by the Assembly and only needs to hold the confidence of the Assembly.

Following the proclamation of the Constitution, the Chancellery has assembled fourteen times; the last four under the new bicameral configuration.

Assembly

The Assembly is composed of eleven seats held by elected Members of the Assembly (MAs). The seats are apportioned using the Hare-Niemeyer (Largest Remainders) method. The Arvitieir Prima, appointed by the Maestro as a sort of Benitian Secretary of State, also serves as the Assembly's presiding officer, even if he doesn't hold a seat in the Assembly, in which case he won't be able to cast any votes.

The current Arvitieir Prima is Istefan Perþonest, serving since April 2016.

MA Party Seats
Lüc da Schir, O.Be. MRPT 3
Erschéveþ da Schir 3
Iason Taiwos (Maestro) NPW 1
Vitxalmour Conductour 1
Eiric Börnatfiglheu 1
FreeDem 1
vacant RUMP 1

Senate

The Senate is unelected and is composed by all former (national) Senators, all holders of the Order of Benito, and a number of additional appointees up to half the already seated Senators; each Senator can only hold one seat, even if he falls into more than one of the previously mentioned categories. Unlike the Assembly, the Senate instead elects its own Speaker among its own members. The current Speaker is Lüc da Schir.

As the Senate is not an elected house, it's never officially dissolved, unlike the Assembly; rather, it goes into recess from the dissolution of the Assembly to the inauguration of the next one.

Senator Category
Iason Bitxichë Taiwos Former National Senator
Flip Molinar Former National Senator
Tric'hard Carschaleir Former National Senator
Istefan Perþonest, O.Be. Order of Benito recipient
Lüc da Schir, O.Be. Order of Benito recipient
List of ineligible Provincial Senators

Several people fall in one or both of the cathegories from which Provincial Senators are drawn from, but are currently ineligible to sit in the Provincial Senate:

  • Quedeir Castiglha and Nicola Casálmac'h, who are not citizens of Benito, but served as national Senators
  • Timoþi Asmourescu, who is both a former National Senator and a recipient of the Order of Benito, but has renounced his citizenship
  • Matthias Muth, Thomas Buffone: they were both Benitians and served as national Senators, but no longer are Talossan citizens
  • Gary Cone, Weston Erni: they are no longer citizens of Talossa and never were citizens of Benito, but had previously served as national Senators

Provincial Honours

As per 39LC30, the Maestro of Benito is entitled to enroll worthy Benitians into the Order of Benito, the province's only honor established by law.

The current recipients of the Order of Benito are:

Name Date Admitted by
Don Istefan Éovart Perþonest, O.Be. April 21st, 2013 Maestro Timoþi M. Asmourescu
Don Flip Molinar, O.Be. April 21st, 2013 Maestro Timoþi M. Asmourescu
Don Timoþi M. Asmorescu, O.Be. February 28th, 2014 Maestro Lüc da Schir
Don Lüc da Schir, O.Be. April 28th, 2015 Maestro Vitxalmour Conductour

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