The Quorum of Twelve
From the Battlestar Wiki: The Quorum of Twelve is a unicameral deliberative body that grants each of the Twelve Colonies one elected representative, who votes on and brings issues to be discussed. The scope of these issues, in the aftermath of the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, is likely to be quite broad due to the lack of any other organized political bodies.
In practice, the Quorum is the counterpoint to the President of the Twelve Colonies. While the executive branch has great power, the Quorum likely needs to ratify all laws devised by the president and the cabinet. It is also able to veto presidential provisions.
The Quorum was instituted by the Articles of Colonization 52 years prior to the fall of the Colonies.
In Battlestar Libra the Quorum districts are established by ship:
- District One: Harvest Moon
- District Two: Libra
- District Three: Taurus
- District Four: Discovery, Astral Dawn
- District Five: Tauranian Titan, Fueler N7589A, Iasoan, Lycanthrope, Colonial Heavy 691, Hydrus
- District Six: Grandeur, Necromancer
- District Seven: Nimbus
- District Eight: Catalina, Hades Horn
- District Nine: Douglas J Griffyn
- District Ten: Pan Galactic 402, Highlands Dawn, Pan Galactic 76
- District Eleven Discovery (this is an error), Scorpion Mining 742, Colonial Heavy 941
- District Twelve: Perseus, Bellerophon, Chiron, Distant Sun, Demeter, Tug N741A