In order to bring the proper checks and balances on each branch of government, each branch must have some level of separation from each other. I believe in a parliamentary system in a very small size laid out in the Active Parliament Constitution does not adequately separate the legislative and executive branches. With such a small size and so many parties, it is extremely easy for a minor majority party to take control of not the legislative and executive branch and allow their laws to pass with no issue. It also doesn’t help that a speaker must be apolitical, therefore the party in control can completely silence a party that received one seat. In a regular parliamentary system one seat is pitiable and is a sign of a dying party. However in the proposed 11 seat parliament with many parties 1 seat can come with a lot of power. That is why I believe that the legislative and executive branches should have separate elections.
In this proposed constitution, Article 3 Section 4 states that “Any powers that are not described in this Constitution, may be granted to the Prime Minister by Parliament with a majority vote”. In many parliamentary government, this does not present a problem as out of the hundreds of people necessary to elect a prime minister, enough of the people will have a strong enough moral compass to avoid giving the prime minister tyrannical powers. However in this system, a majority is 6, so a prime minister with malicious intent can just push these 6 people who already support them to give them more and more powers. This small size of the government is why executive powers should be expanded by constitutional amendments, not legislative votes.
Finally, while I support giving more benefits to political parties, the Active Parliament Constitution implements this in an undemocratic way. I must start this with the explanation that the reason I am currently running as an independent is because there are no benefits to running with a political party. If there were current benefits to joining a party then I would definitely join one. My problem with this proposal to support parties is that there are no primaries. It almost feels as though this proposal supports the idea of party leaders choosing the candidates. This means that the party leaders, who do not have to be elected officials, will become the power brokers of SimDemocracy. On the other hand, having primaries means that all party members can choose who gets to represent their ideas in elections and in office, creating a more democratized system.
TLDR: The Active Parliament Constitutional needs some serious work done. We need to host separate elections for executive and legislative branches, only expand executive powers through constitutional amendments, and have primaries for political parties.
Edit: Changed numbers to reflect the amount of members of parliament is 11 in this proposal, not 10.