Cabinet of Lihnidos

Cabinet of Fotis Raptis
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64th cabinet of Lihnidos
Incumbent
Date formed5 November 2018
People and organisations
Head of stateStella II
Head of governmentFotis Raptis
Total no. of ministers18
Member partyConservative-National Alliance
Status in legislatureMinority
170 / 350 (49%)
Opposition cabinetZarou Shadow Cabinet
Opposition partyDemocratic Coalition
Opposition leaderFania Zarou
History
Election(s)2018 general election
Legislature term(s)4 years
PredecessorSecond Raptis government

The Cabinet of Ministers of Lihnidos is a part of the executive branch of the Lihnidosi government comprised of a number of government ministers and other officials. Most members of the Cabinet of Ministers of Lihnidos serve as the head of one of the imperial ministries. The Cabinet of Ministers of Lihnidos currently has twenty-seven members, eighteen of which head an imperial ministry or department. The current head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Lihnidos is Prime Minister Fotis Raptis. The current cabinet took office on 5 November 2018 after the 2018 general election. Raptis's Conservative-National Alliance lost their absolute majority in the National Assembly, but following a confidence and supply agreement with the Populist People's Party was able to remain in government.

Appointment

Government ministers, also known as Secretaries of State, are typically nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Lihnidos and approved by the monarch and National Assembly. All Ministers who are nominated to hold the position of a Secretary of State must be a member of the National Assembly. Other members of the cabinet who do not hold a position as a Secretary of State are either non-partisan members appointed solely by the monarch or Crown Council or are members who hold other administrative offices. Those who do not hold a position as a Secretary of State must still meet the requirements that are placed upon those looking to run for a seat in the National Assembly. Those requirements include: being twenty years of age, a citizen of Lihnidos for five years, and be able to speak fluent Hellenic.

Functioning

Meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers are chaired by the Prime Minister, and are required by law to be held once a month, although happening more often. On occasion the opposition leadership will be permitted to attend cabinet meetings if the meeting pertains specifically to their agenda. The monarch is always permitted to attend meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The cabinet may meet on occasion with only a select few ministers attending. These meetings are chaired by the Prime Minister and are used to discuss specific information about attending minister’s ministries.

The Cabinet of Ministers has the responsibility to carry out the day-to-day functioning of the government of Lihnidos in conjunction with the Empress and National Assembly. The Imperial Ministries headed by the Secretaries of State are divided into important sections of government functionality and are meant to be managed individually with each minister in-charge reporting to the Prime Minister.

Ministers

The Cabinet of Ministers has a total membership of twenty-seven individuals, although only nineteen are considered to be government ministers and only eighteen hold the position of a Secretary of State. Alongside the Prime Minister and assisting ministers (or Secretaries of State) are members who hold positions that are managed solely by the monarch or are positions that are not managed by Prime Minister and do not have a portfolio.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Administrator of the Civil Service
 Fotis Raptis25 January 2010IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Ministers
First Secretary of State
Secretary of State for the Interior
 Andreus Siskos17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Foreign and Belisarian Affairs Agathe Pachis17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for National Defense Stephanos Pagonis5 November 2018IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Transportation Theron Athans17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Energy Nikoleta Tassi10 June 2016IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Justice Selene Makri5 November 2018IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for National Security Ivan Stathis17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Health Marigold Stama11 March 2017IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for the Treasury Persephone Pardou17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Education and Innovation Stergios Gabris5 November 2018IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Culture and Sport Vasileia Karahaliou5 November 2018IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for the Environment and Agriculture Celandia Markou17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Employment and Pensions Milo Vlachos17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Social Affairs Bernice Boosali28 February 2015IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Commerce and Industry
Chairperson of the National Trade Commission
 Alexander Pulos17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Media and Communications Jase Costas17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Internal Development Kiki Tole17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Secretary of State for Local and Regional Governance Ilias Panagakos5 November 2018IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Also Attending Cabinet Meetings
Minister of the Crown Fotini, Grand Duchess of Ithaca9 April 1989IncumbentNonpartisan
General Secretary of the Imperial Offices Althea Contou27 November 2007IncumbentNonpartisan
Administrator of Imperial Assets Achilles Galatas27 November 2007IncumbentNonpartisan
Head of the Military Chamber Arion Rodias27 November 2007IncumbentNonpartisan
Attorney General Adara Boulou27 November 2007IncumbentNonpartisan
Speaker of the National Assembly Arcenio Paules17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Chairperson of the Conservative-National Alliance Claus Vascos17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance
Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Darien Loris17 October 2014IncumbentConservative-National Alliance