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The Kingdom of Kemedal is a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy with a multi-party system. The legislative power is vested in both the government and the Siambr y Taleithiau (Chamber of States). The executive power is exercised by the Grand Minister and his Cabinet. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislative.

Diplomatic relations
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The Monarchy
Although the King of Kemedal is the head of state, he has mainly symbolic power whereas the real power lies with the government. The Royal House is the family of Lowarch, originally a princely dynasty from Bala. The functions of the King are mainly ceremonial but he has influence as the symbol of national unity. Although the constitution of 302 AP grants important executive powers to the King, these are always exercised by the Cabinet in the name of the King. The King is, also symbolically, Supreme Commander of the armed forces of Kemedal.

The Cabinet
The Cabinet is formally convened by the reigning monarch. The Cabinet consists of the Grand Minister and his fellow ministers who are formally appointed by the King. Parliamentarism entails that the Cabinet must not have the Chamber of States against it, and that teh appointment by the King is a formality. The Cabinet must have the confidence of the Chamber of States. In practise, the monarch will ask the leader of a parliamentary block that has a majority in the Chamber to form a government.
 

The government since 22 February 317 AP (coalition of PD, PBD, and PRh)
Grand Minister Cadfael Dacus PD
Agriculture and food Marc Dyfodwg PRh
Culture, sports, and religion Gareth Beddoe PD
Defence Winnifred Owens (f) PD
Domestic affairs Pedr Wiegold PRh
Education and research Sin Griffiths PBD
Finance Padrig Tudor PD
Foreign affairs Pedr Laugharne PBD
Health and care services Ieuan Moss PBD
Housing Eddie Otterburn PBD
IT and social media Gawain Edwards PD
Justice Esyllt Glyn-Morgan (f) PD
Labour and Social Inclusion Rhobert Proger PBD
Petroleum and energy Nerys Foulkes PRh
Regional planning Gwyneth Powell-Dodd (f) PBD
Religion Nye Cyrrhoe PD
State development Meinir Crowther-Fardd (f) PBD
Trade and industry Pedr Vaughan PD
Transport and communications Ffransis Costellon PD

The Siambr y Taleithiau
In accordance with article 19 of the 302 AP Constitution of Kemedal, the number of seats in the Chamber of States is fixed at 125. These are split 5 ways to correspond with each of the five States of Kemedal (Aberban, Bala, Corwn, Gwaun, and Llidiard). The seats are divided among the parties using proportional representations. Elections occur at least every five years, with every seat up for re-election. Members of the Chamber must be at least 21 years old and resident in Kemedal, have Kemese citizenship and full political and civil rights within Kemedal.

The early election of January 317 resulted in a victory for the Democratic Party; a coalition agreement was concluded between the Democratic Party, the Progressive Democratic Party and the Liberal Party. The new government was sworn in on 22 February 317.

The election of May 313 saw a victory for the Progressive Democratic Party (PBD); it formed a coalition government with the Green People's Party (PPW), which was sworn in on 4 June 313.
 

The seat division since the last general election of 317 AP
Party AB BL CR GW LD Total
Plaid Ddemocrataidd (PD)
Democratic Party of Kemedal
6 6 5 9 8 34
Plaid Flaengar Ddemocrataidd (PBD)
Progressive Democratic Party of Kemedal
6 5 6 3 5 25
Plaid Fwrofwr (PB)
Burovian Party
5 3 2 2 6 18
Plaid Pobl Werdd (PPW)
Green People's Party of Kemedal
2 1 6 4 1 14
Plaid Ryddfrydol (PRh)
Kemedalian Liberal Party
0 3 3 4 1 11
Plaid Weriniaethol (PG)
Republican Party of Kemedal
4 2 1 2 0 9
Undeb y Brenhinwyr y Cymoedd (UBC)
Monarchist Union of Kemedal
2 2 2 1 2 9
Plaid Wrth-Niwclear (PGN)
Anti-Nuclear Party
0 1 0 0 1 2
Plaid Cyfiawnder a Thwf (PCT)
Justice and Development Party
0 1 0 0 0 1
Plaid Sosialaidd  (PS)
Socialist Party of Kemedal
0 0 0 0 1 1
Plaid Cymwyr Cywir (PCC)
True Kemedalians Party
0 1 0 0 0 1
  25 25 25 25 25 125
The seat division since the last general election of 313 AP
Party AB BL CR GW LD Total
Plaid Flaengar Ddemocrataidd (PBD)
Progressive Democratic Party of Kemedal
4 7 8 14 9 42
Plaid Ddemocrataidd (PD)
Democratic Party of Kemedal
2 8 5 5 8 28
Plaid Pobl Werdd (PPW)
Green People's Party of Kemedal
4 6 8 3 5 26
Plaid Ryddfrydol (PRh)
Kemedalian Liberal Party
8 1 2 2 1 14
Plaid Weriniaethol (PG)
Republican Party of Kemedal
3 1 1 0 1 6
Undeb y Brenhinwyr y Cymoedd (UBC)
Monarchist Union of Kemedal
1 2 0 1 0 4
Plaid Cyfiawnder a Thwf (PCT)
Justice and Development Party
1 0 1 0 0 2
Plaid Sosialaidd  (PS)
Socialist Party of Kemedal
2 0 0 0 0 2
Plaid Cymwyr Cywir (PCC)
True Kemedalians Party
0 0 0 0 1 1
  25 25 25 25 25 125

The Judiciary
The Judiciary of the Kingdom of Kemedal is an independent branch of the government. It has three main divisions, all of which have distinct jurisdictions, defined by the revised constitution of 302 AP:
 - The Llys Cyfansoddiadol y Cymoedd / Constitutional Court of Kemedal only reviews cases involving the constitution.
 - The Llys Pen Gweinyddol / Supreme Administrative Court of Kemedal is the court of the highest authority on issues of procedural and administrative propriety. It also has jurisdiction over many political manners, such as the formation and closure of political parties, jurisdictional boundaries between government entities, and the elegibility of citizens to stand for public office.
 - The Regular courts, most prominently the Llys Pen Troseddol / Supreme Criminal Court of Kemedal, deal with matters of every day law. The division of this judical branch is perhaps the most complicated, being composed of superior, district, and regional courts located throughout Kemedal.

Rulers of Kemedal (House of Lowarch)
   024 - 038   Ieuan I, Duke of Kemedal
   038 - 074   Ieuan II, Duke of Kemedal, after 51 AP Grand-Duke of Kemedal
   074 - 082   Aerona (f), Grand-Duchess of Kemedal
   082 - 125   Grigor I, Grand-Duke of Kemedal
   125 - 138   Idwal, Grand-Duke of Kemedal
   138 - 172   Grigor II, Grand-Duke of Kemedal
   172 - 206   Caerwyn I, Grand-Duke, after 173 AP King of Kemedal
   206 - 213   Iestyn I, King of Kemedal
   213 - 244   Gwendolen (f), Queen of Kemedal
   244 - 254   Caerwyn II, King of Kemedal
   254 - 299   Iestyn II, King of Kemedal (from 296 to 299 in exile)
   299 - 300   Iestyn III, King of Kemedal (from 299 to 302 in exile)

The current monarch was born on 26 September 251 as prince Iestyn, the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Gwaun. When he was two years old, his uncle king Caerwyn II died childless and his father succeeded him as king Iestyn II. Upon his 18th birthday in 269, prince Iestyn was created Grand Duke of Aberban. Nine years later he married Lady Llinos of Brogarw, with whom he has three children: the Grand Duke of Aberban (prince Iestyn, born 279), the Duchess of Gwaun (princess Gwendolen, born 282), and Prince Eurig (born 285).

Titles:
 - the Grand Duke/Duchess of Aberban: reserved for the heir apparent if this is the son or daughter of the ruling monarch. While the wife of a Grand Duke of Aberban can be called Grand Duchess (consort) of Aberban, the husband of a Grand Duchess of Aberban is simply called Duke (consort) of Aberban, without the Grand.
 - the Duke/Duchess of Gwaun: usually reserved for the second son or daughter of a ruling monarch.
 - (to be expanded)

Grand Ministers of Kemedal
Since the Constitution of 302 AP came into effect, the following persons have been Grand Minister of Kemedal:
   303 - 313   Tomos Kedward (UBC)
   313 - 317   Alyn Hoells (PBD)
   317 - 322   Cadfael Dacus (PD)
 

0 313 - 317 317 - present
0 PBD + PPW PD + PBD + PRh
Grand Minister Alyn Hoells Cadfael Dacus
Agriculture and food Carys Baugh-Driscoll (f) Marc Dyfodwg
Culture, sports, and religion Rhys Lewis Gareth Beddoe
Defence Trahaearn Price Winnifred Owens (f)
Domestic affairs Pedr Laugharne Pedr Wiegold
Education and research Sin Griffiths Sin Griffiths
Finance Gwendolen Gadarn (f) Padrig Tudor
Foreign affairs Llewelyn Beynon Pedr Laugharne
Health and care services Ieuan Moss Ieuan Moss
Housing    (Regional Planning) Eddie Otterburn
IT and social media Rhys Jenkins Gawain Edwards
Justice Steffan Rees Esyllt Glyn-Morgan (f)
Labour and Social Inclusion Lowri Parry (f) Rhobert Proger
Petroleum and energy Colwyn Cwnws Nerys Foulkes (f)
Regional planning Gwyneth Powell-Dodd (f) Gyneth Powell-Dodd (f)
Religion    (culture) Nye Cyrrhoe
State development Eira Owen-Hughes (f) Meinir Crowther-Fardd (f)
Trade and industry Rhobert Proger Pedr Vaughan
Transport and communications Merfyn Ithell Ffransis Costellon
0 303 - 308 308 - 313
0 UBC + PD UBC + PD + PBD
Grand Minister Tomos Kedward Tomos Kedward
Agriculture and food Meuric Price Meuric Price
Culture, sports, and religion Rhiannon Kyffin (f) Anwen Mostyn
Defence Garel Rotherough Awstin Bach
Education and research Isell Beynon Rhiannon Kyffin (f)
Equality Lona Youens (f) Jestina Vawer (f)
Finance Iestyn Reece Iestyn Reece
Foreign affairs Iocyn Crunn Steffan Harris
Government admin & reform Awstin Bach Garel Rotherough
Health and care services Huw Gittoes Huw Gittoes
Justice Ieuan Price Iocyn Crunn
Labour and Social Inclusion Islwyn Hier Rhobert Proger
Petroleum and energy Armell Nevett Armell Nevett
State development Steffan Harris Lona Youens (f)
Trade and industry Morwenna Cattell (f) Isell Beynon
Transport and communications Ivor Seff Alyn Hoells