The Imperial Parliament was the legislative body of the Star Imperium, composed of hereditary nobles of the races of the Star Elves and Asguardian Dwarfs. From Year 2000 onward, the ruling Imperial Sovereign appointed members of races of aliens (based upon the Alien Representation Act) to lifetime membership in the Parliament. The ruling Sovereign had to approve of any legislation passed by Parliament, but the veto power over parliamentary bills passed to the Council of Twelve if the Imperial Sovereign was physically or mentally incapable of exercising his or her duties and powers, or if the office of Sovereign remained vacant. The Committee for Granting Archon Status was empowered to grant any Star Elf or Asguardian Dwarf a hereditary seat in the Parliament.
Composition of ParliamentEdit
The Imperial Parliament, when the Star Imperium was founded in Year 1, had 234 Star Elf nobles and 345 Asguardian Dwarf nobles and virtually no aliens. By Year 13,100, when the United Planets replaced the Imperium, the Parliament had 670 Star Elf nobles and 555 Asguardian Dwarf nobles, as well as 1032 Honored Aliens as members.