Government

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The Government of Talossa is formed after each general election, at intervals of around eight months. After the election, the political party or coalition of parties holding a majority of seats in the newly elected Cosa organizes a new administration, recommending to the King a particular person for the office of Seneschal, or Prime Minister.

Members of the Government abide by a Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct was first introduced in 2018 during the Third Da Schir Cabinet and has been upheld ever since.

Cabinet

The Seneschal appoints a Cabinet of ministers to enact various functions specified in the Organic Law and in the Lexhatx. On some occasions, new Seneschals have left some of the offices vacant, or permitted the incumbents to retain their positions.

The composition of the Cabinet has changed over time. During the 6th Cosa, the first modern Cabinet consisted of the Prime Minister (Ian von Metairia), his Deputy and the Ministers of STUFF, Defense (Weston Erni) and Foreign Affairs (William Renzi). In 1999, under Tamorán dal Navâ, the Immigration Minister was recorded by 25RZ19 as also being part of the Cabinet, as it was created sometime in 1997, and the Minister of Micronational Affairs and Culture Minister also attended Cabinet without being statutory posts.

The post of Attorney-General became a regular feature from the following First Pope Cabinet, from where on the Cabinet took its more or less final shape for some years as consisting of the Prime Minister, his Deputy, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Culture, Immigration, Defence and STUFF, the Attorney-General, in addition to number of "also attending" positions which varied over the years.

An expansion of the Cabinet happened in 2005, when the Finance Ministry was created and solidified from the duties of the Burgermeister and the President of the Royal Bank and Post, and in 2007, when the Home Affairs Ministry was created, bringing the number of full Cabinet posts to 10. Those between 2007 and 2009 remain the largest Cabinets to date by number of actual appointees, with later Prime Ministers typically choosing to combine certain portfolios.

Finally, the Cabinet was reduced to 8 full members in 2014 by the merger of Home, Immigration and Defense into the Interior Ministry. Defense was made a full Cabinet post again in 2019.

Composition

The Government is formed by the following Ministries, whose heads form the Cabinet:

Ministry Head Job Creation or first mention First recorded holder
Office of the Seneschal Seneschal (Prime Minister) Miestrâ Schivâ Head of government, oversight of executive projects 1985 Ián von Metáiriâ
Distain (Deputy Prime Minister) Ian Plätschisch Deputy to the Seneschal (whatever job is delegated) 1985 Brook Pànetâ
Ministry of Culture Culture Minister Miestrâ Schivâ Promotion of Talossan culture 1999 (first mention, not full member) Tomas Gariçeir
Ministry of Defence Defence Minister Txoteu Davinescu Oversight of the defence of the Kingdom 1987 (abol. 2014, reest. 2019) Weston Erni
Ministry of Finance Finance Minister Litz Cjantscheir Setting and implementing economic policies, requesting and receiving disbursals from the Treasury 2005 (modern form) Javier Gold
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Txoteu Davinescu Conduction of diplomatic relations with other entities 1987 William Renzi
Ministry of the Interior Interior Minister Eovart Grischun Oversight of immigration and provincial affairs 2014 Carlüs Xheraltescu
Ministry of Justice Attorney-General Cresti Nouacastra-Läxhirescu Legal advice and representation for the Government 1999 (modern form) Matt Dabrowski
Ministry of STUFF Minister of STUFF Ian Plätschisch Advertising Talossa to non-citizens, management of state media assets 1987 Ben Madison?

Former positions

Some positions that are no longer of Cabinet level, or that no longer exist, include the following. Some were fully fledged positions, others were only created as sinecuraes for a certain person; this former misuse of Cabinet positions is evident from the provisions of Lexhatx D.1, some of whose language dates to the late 1990s.

  • Minister of Immigration - Created around 1997, merged into the Ministry of the Interior in 2014
  • Minister of Home Affairs - Created in 2007, merged into the Ministry of the Interior in 2014
  • Minister of Wargaming - Often used in the King Ben Era; duties mostly absorbed in the Culture Ministry, then in the Culture Secretary
  • Minister of Law Reform - Secondary title for the Attorney-General in 2011
  • Women's Affairs Minister - Given to Maureen O'Hara in 2005
  • Minister of Propaganda - Appointed in 1999-2002
  • Minister of Administrative Affairs
  • Minister of Internal Affairs
  • Minister to the Provinces
  • Minister of Silly Walks - Created for Brook Paneta in the first 2000s.
  • Minister for Micronational Affairs - Non-statutory office closed by the Semi-Permeable Wall Act in 1999.
  • Minister of Telecommunications - Created by 20RZ3 in 1995 to oversee Talossa's "computer revolution".
  • Minister for Internal Security - Created in 1993 to oversee Talossa's security force, la Sigürità, later renamed into "Law and Order Minister".
  • Ministry of Native American Affairs - Created in 1990 for Jack Schneider in response to a racial attack in the Greater Talossan Area.
  • Minister of Athletics - Created in 1984 for Harry Wozniak, later given to Andrew Wozniak.

Current Cabinet

The Second Schivâ Cabinet was inaugurated on December 16th 2019/XL and was largely a continuation of the previous one.

Prime Minister Miestrâ Schivâ had been serving as Prime Minister since February 23rd, after the resignation of the previous Seneschal Ian Plätschisch and the subsequent electoral victory of the Free Democrats in the April 2019 General Election. The Free Democrats went on to win a slightly reduced plurality in the December 2019 General Election, and decided to seek a coalition with AMP and the Peculiar Nationalist Party.

The government is composed of six individuals holding nine positions - two Free Democrats, two from AMP and two from PNP. The position of Defence Minister has been brought back to Cabinet level for the first time since 2014. The only difference in personnel is the replacement of Distain and Finance Minister Munditenens Tresplet, replaced by Minister of STUFF Plätschisch in the former role and by PNP's Litz Cjantscheir in the latter. At the beginning of the term, five of the members sat in the Cosa and just one in the Senate, but this evened out during the term, as Interior Minister Grischun was appointed to the Senate seat for Vuode, and the Senator for Florencia Açafat del Val debuted in Cabinet as A-G from late April, replacing Cresti Nouavastra.

Composition

Party key   Free Democrats
  Awakening and Magnifying Passion
  Peculiar Nationalist Party
Second Schivâ Cabinet
16 December 2019 - current
Portfolio Minister Term
Cabinet ministers
Prime Minister The Most Hon. Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN MC 23 February 2019 - current
Deputy Prime Minister The Rt Hon. Senator Ian Plätschisch 16 December 2019 - current
Foreign Affairs Minister The Rt Hon. Txoteu É. Davinescu MC 7 April 2019 - current
Defence Minister 16 December 2019 - current
Finance Minister The Rt Hon. Litz Cjantscheir MC 16 December 2019 - current
Attorney General
Justice Minister
The Rt Hon. Cresti Nouacastra-Läxhirescu MC 27 July 2019 - 23 April 2020
The Rt Hon. Senator Açafat del Val 23 April 2020 - current
Interior Minister The Rt Hon. Eovart Grischun MC [1] 3 December 2019 - current
Culture Minister The Most Hon. Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN MC 31 January 2017 - current
STUFF Minister The Rt Hon. Senator Ian Plätschisch 8 September 2019 - current
  1. S:r Grischun was appointed to the Senate seat for Vuode midway during the term.

Full list of appointees

File:File.Executive 2019-01-01.pdf

File:File.Executive 2019-02-23.pdf

File:File.Executive 2019-04-30.pdf

File:File.Executive 2019-08-01.pdf