Tonight the Zealandian Chamber of Deputies (commonly known by its Swedish name, The Riksdag) was formally opened by Her Majesty the Queen. Attended by various members including the Prime Minister, Queen Astrid opened the
proceedings by officially summonsing the members by banging the black cane on the door to the chamber. Queen Astrid then rose and delivered her speech from the throne in which she said she had great hopes for Zealandia as it approached it’s 5th anniversary and had elected its first democratically elected Prime Minister. Prime Minister Dylan Grönsson then rose and delivered a reply to Her Majesty’s speech. Her Majesty then moved a motion that confirmed the Riksdag approved of her decrees between sessions. Anna Lindström the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Culture then took the floor moving a motion that condemned Australia’s Human Rights record (you can read the motion here).
The Riksdag passed the act unanimously after a stranger was invited by Her Majesty to have her views heard by the chamber on the matter. Lindström then moved amendments to the Criminal Code and for the passage of the Zealandian Watch Act, both of which where spoken to by the Minister for State Security. Both acts passed. On the advice of the Prime Minister, Her Majesty suspended the Riksdag until a moment of her choosing.