The Sénéchal is the elected leader of the Cézembrean government. The Sénéchal acts as a provincial Secretary of State and Scribe, which means (s)he is responsible for conducting provincial elections, referenda and votes in l'Etats, the provincial assembly of Cézembre. According to the Information Act the Sénéchal is also responsible for keeping online information about the province up to date. The Sénéchal may issue proclamations, which act as provincial law. These proclamations must be signed by the Governor-General. The Current Sénéchal is Thor Deyaert.
Election of a Sénéchal
A new Sénéchal is elected after the elections, or when the previous Sénéchal resigns or is removed by l'Etats. Elections start between one and two weeks after General Elections and take three weeks. Cézembreans who want to become Sénéchal must announce their candidacy in the first week and the actual voting takes place in the last two weeks.
Until July 15th, 2012, the office of the Sénéchal was referred to as Seneschal. Given that the Prime Minister of Talossa is also called Seneschal, the citizens of Cézembre voted in a referendum to rename the title of the provincial premier during the elections to the 44th Cosa. The amendment to the Constitution of Cézembre changed the title of the provincial premier to Sénéchal and was proclaimed by Governor-General Sir Cresti Siervicül shortly after the referendum.
For the 2019 election, nobody registered as a candidate in the first week, so Thor Deyaert resigned to trigger another election.
List of previous Sénéchals
|Name||Start of term||End of term|
|Thor Deyaert||1 August 2018/XXXIX||incumbent|
|Alèxandreu Soleighlfred||3 November 2017/XXXVIII||31 July 2018/XXXIX|
|Glüc da Dhi||21 April 2016/XXXVII||2 November 2018/XXXIX|
|Owen Edwards||27 January 2014/XXXV||20 April 2016/XXXVII|
|Alèxandreu Soleighlfred||23 May 2013/XXXIV||27 January 2014/XXXV|
|Niclau Patíci||12 August 2012/XXXIII||23 May 2013/XXXIV|
|Glüc da Dhi||16 November 2011/XXXII||12 August 2012/XXXIII|
|Sir X. Pol Briga||12 February 2011/XXXII||16 November 2011/XXXII|
|Glüc da Dhi||1 August 2009/XXX||12 February 2011/XXXII|
|Owen Edwards||12 February 2008/XXIX||1 August 2009/XXX|
|Ian da Bitour||14 September 2006/XXVII||12 February 2008/XXIX|
|Nikü Spyropoulos||(TBD)||14 September 2006/XXVII|