Costa Dorada Territory
Government and politics
|Government of Costa Dorada|
|State government within a federal republic|
|Head of state|
|• Lt. Governor||TBD|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
Major political parties
The capital of Costa Dorada is Aurea. The state is organized into three branches of government—the executive branch consisting of the governor, the lieutenant governor and other statewide elected officers; the legislative branch consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives; and the judicial branch consisting of the Costa Dorada Court System. The state allows ballot propositions: direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall and ratification.
The governor is the state's chief executive and is assisted by the lieutenant governor. Both are elected on the same ticket. Other statewide elected officers are the secretary of state, attorney general, comptroller, treasurer, insurance commissioner and the superintendent of public instruction. All these officers serve 4-year terms and may be re-elected only once.
The governor, as established by the state constitution, is responsible for leading the cabinet, signing or vetoing state legislation, filling executive agencies appointments, granting pardons, preparing an annual state budget and commanding the Costa Dorada National Guard. The executive branch also includes the Cabinet, consisting of statewide elected officers who head state executive departments, and don't report directly to the governor; and other heads of executive departments who are nominated (to be confirmed by the state legislature) and report directly to the governor. All statewide elected officers can be impeached by the state legislature or the judicial system for misconduct or constitutional breach, and consecuently be recalled or not by electorate through a ballot proposition.
The General Assembly is the bicameral legislature of Costa Dorada, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The House consists of 173 members elected to represent single-member districts for two years, while the Senate consists of 61 members elected to represent multi-member districts (15 with three senators and 4 with four senators) for staggered terms of 6 years, with at least one seat from each district up for election every 2 years. In both houses, members are limited to serve up to 12 years (6 terms in the House and 2 in the Senate). Members of the House are elected by the first-past-the-post system, while the senators are elected by the single transferable vote system. The redistricting process of both houses is controlled by the non-partisan Election Commission.
Political parties and ideology
|Administrative divisions of |
Costa Dorada is divided into 12 counties. Each county is further divided into a determined number of municipalities, run by a municipal government (usually headed by a mayor). Each municipality consists of many neighborhoods, that may have a community board or be immediately administered by the municipal government (depending on its population and location).
|Name||Code||County seat||Population||Area in mi² (km²)||Map|
|Alenco County||AL||Alenco||TBD||225.52 (584.10)|
|Cabo County||CB||Cabo de la Bahía||TBD||93.71 (242.70)|
|Castillo del Duque County||CQ||Castillo del Duque||TBD||2563.30 (6638.90)|
|Costa del Esplendor County||CE||El Esplendor||TBD||1478.69 (3829.80)|
|Costa de la Luna County||CL||Costa Azul||TBD||1860.58 (4818.89)|
|Desierto del Oro County||DO||Valle de Oro||TBD||5035.91 (13042.95)|
|Fortaleza County||FT||Fortaleza||TBD||1628.22 (4217.07)|
|La Fortuna County||LF||La Fortuna||TBD||707.71 (1832.96)|
|Las Barrancas County||LB||Vigia||TBD||3638.08 (9422.59)|
|Los Santos del Mar County||SM||Puerto Cielo||TBD||163.68 (423.92)|
|Rebesa County||RB||Rebesa||TBD||531.54 (1376.69)|
|Sierra Arenada County||SA||Primavera||TBD||2885.49 (7473.39)|