|Witenagemot of Greater Germania |
Witenagemot der Großgermania
|Emperor||Michael von Preußen|
since 7 June 2009
|Neues Reichstag, Nordhausen|
The term is also used for several lower-level economic councils in that country.
The Witenagemot of Greater Germania (German: Witenagemot der Großgermania) is the highest-level economic council in Großgermania. It is comprised of six members, or Witans, one member nominated by each of the regional Witenagemots of Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Helvetica, and Alsace-Lorraine. Members serve until their recall by the council that nominated them. Members of the Witenagemot are commonly styled Councilors of State in English, though the German text of the Constitution specifies Witan as the title of the members.
The Witenagemot was established by the Constitution of Großgermania, based on the principles of National Unionism. It is responsible for passing regulation on economic matters affecting the Empire as a whole, although it does have the power to make decisions affecting specific regions. Decisions made by the Witenagemot overrule those made by regional and provincial Witenagemots and local Workers' Councils. The Witenagemot has no power to pass legislation relating to political matters, although it routinely challenges Reichstag decisions in the Supreme Court of Großgermania that it deems to have economic effects. The vote of both the Witenagemot and the Reichstag, along with the approval of the Emperor, is needed to amend the Constitution.
As an economic council with the purpose of passing economic regulations on behalf of the workers, the Witenagemot has no representation from political parties, although some members are independently members of the National Unionist Party of Großgermania. The Witenagemot is presided over by the Emperor, who only receives a vote in case of deadlock. The Witenagemot convenes in the New Reichstag Building in the capital, Nordhausen.
Records of Witenagemot sessions are published along with Reichstag proceedings in Parliamentary Proceedings, distributed free of charge by the Imperial Observer.
- Main article: History of the Witenagemot
The first Witenagemot was convened as a royal advisory council by Æthelberht, the Anglo-Saxon king of Kent, in 627. The Witenagemots continued in use in Anglo-Saxon England until 1066, when England was conquered by the Normans. Following the Unification of Germania and the foundation of Großgermania in 2008, the term Witenagemot was reintroduced for all economic councils above those on the municipal level, which are known as Workers' Councils.