The Assembly is a new creation by the Imperial Government with the express purpose of being a elected branch of the government that would allow the people of the Empire to be able to have a chance to voice their opinions.
The Assembly seats 314 members and all are opened for election. Each County elects a certain number of seats depending on population of the county at the time of the election.
Because of the election ability, Political parties were allowed to be created tentatively with approval from the Empress. Approved Political Parties would then be able to get themselves elected for the seats that are opened.