Government of Werania

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Government of Werania
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Logo of the Weranic government
Overview
Established1842 (inaugural)
1993 (current constitution)
StateWeranian Confederation
LeaderChancellor
Appointed byFederal Presidency
Main organCabinet
Responsible toBundestag
Herrstag • Volkstag
HeadquartersObermenstraße, Westbrücken

The Weranian Federal Government (Weranian: Ostischer Bundesregierung) exercises executive authority over Werania. It consists of the Chancellor and a cabinet of 16 ministries, known as Federal Ministers (bundesminister). Junior ministers are not part of the wider Cabinet. Members of the Cabinet are collectively responsible to the Bundestag and can be removed through a vote of no confidence in the Volkstag. The Chancellor officially appoints and can dismiss members of the cabinet.

The current Cabinet was inaugurated on the 28 June 2019 following the assumption to the premiership of Otto von Hößlin. 14 members are from the National Consolidation whilst 2 members are from the Democratic Alternative. Three individuals who are not members attend cabinet meetings, with one being from the NKP, one from the DA and one not affiliated with a political party.

History

Appointment

Cabinet ministers in Werania are appointed by the Chancellor. A majority of the Cabinet must sit in the Volkstag and two-thirds in the Bundestag as a whole. Since 1993, dual mandates of non-parliamentary positions have been illegal for cabinet members. Cabinet members must themselves be civilians who are full citizens of Werania, over the age of 25 and have not committed a felony.

Members of the cabinet enjoy immunity from legal prosecutions unless the Chancellor and Attorney General agree to open investigations against members. Cabinet members are obliged to resign en masse if the cabinet loses a vote of no confidence and at the end of a parliament's term. During the period in which a cabinet has resigned but a new one has not yet been formed the cabinet becomes a demissionary cabinet which only retains emergency powers.

The cabinet is divided into two positions - members who head ministries and vote within internal cabinet meetings and those who are not officially members who are appointed by the prime minister to attend cabinet meetings but neither head a ministry nor are able to vote on policy matters. Junior ministers known as ministers of state (staatsminister) are also appointed within ministries to handle more specialised portfolios, but are not considered part of the cabinet requiring prime ministerial permission to attend cabinet meetings and doing so as non-voting members.

Formation

The formation of the cabinet is constitutionally a lengthy affair. Following an election wherein no party gets a majority the monarch is tasked to appoint an informateur who seeks potential coalition configurations by consulting between parties before reporting to the monarch to appoint a regierungsbildner (usually the leader of the largest party of a potential coalition) to form a government. The regierungsbildner is considered to be the prospective chancellor.

The cabinet is elected alongside the Chancellor by the Volkstag by a simple majority ballot. Once the cabinet is approved by a majority of legislative deputies the monarch then formally approves of the candidacy - if the Monarch rejects the nomination from the legislature the Monarch and parliament are given a week to come to a consensus - ultimately however if no consensus is reached the Volkstag's nomination automatically becomes a member of the cabinet.

Government mandate

Structure

Defunct positions

Current composition

Official cabinet members

Position Member Member since Seat Political party
Federal Chancellor
Bundskanzler
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Otto von Hößlin
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Federal Vice-Chancellor
Bundesvizekanzler
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Euclean Relations
Minister für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten und Eucläische Beziehungen
2018 Helen McEntee Karin Kneissl (39947643565) (cropped).jpg
Käthe Schickdanze
28 June 2019 Volkstag DA
Minister of the Interior and Community
Minister für Inneres und Heimat
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Jörg Bullmann
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Finance
Minister der Finanzen
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Wolfgang Kanther
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Economy and Industry
Minister für Wirtschaft und Industrie
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Alexander Oberländer
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Defence
Minister für Verteidigung
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Ulrich Furler
28 June 2019 Herrstag NKP
Minister of Justice
Minister der Justiz
Minister for Women and Social Mobility
Ministerin für Frauen und Soziale Mobilität
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Andrea Däubler
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment
Minister für Soziales und Beschäftigung
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Simas Nekrošius
28 June 2019 Volkstag DA
Minister of Health Services
Minister für Gesundheitsdienste
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Sabrine Dümmler
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Education, Youth and Science
Minister für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft
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Egon Niebergall
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure
Minister für Verkehr und Infrastruktur
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Helmut Schockenhoff
28 June 2019 Herrstag NKP
Minister of Regional Government and Development
Minister für Regionalregierung und Entwicklung
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Melanie Bätzing-Lichtenthäler
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries
Minister für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Fischerei
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Wilhelm Stahlman
28 June 2019 Herrstag NKP
Minister of Energy and the Environment
Minister für Energie und Umwelt
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Martin Stammberger
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports
Minister für Kultur, Tourismus und Sport
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Girenas Bujanauskas
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Minister of Administrative and Constitutional Reform
Minister für Verwaltungs und Verfassungsreform
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Andreas Scheel
28 June 2019 Herrstag NKP

Also attending

Position Member Member since Seat Political party
Senior Legislative Coordinator
Leitender Legislativkoordinator
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Norbert Böhmer
28 June 2019 Volkstag NKP
Junior Legislative Coordinator
Junior Legislativkoordinator
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Eckart Krichbaum
28 June 2019 Volkstag DA
Attorney General
Generalstaatsanwalt
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Volker Bottenbruch
20 August 2015 Herrstag Independent

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