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)
StateLand of the Weranic Crown
LeaderChancellor
Appointed byKasierin
Main organCabinet
Responsible toVolkstag
HeadquartersObermenstraße, Westbrücken

The Government of the Lands of the Weranic Crown (Weranian: Regierung des Landes der Ostischen Krone) exercises executive authority over Werania. It consists of the Chancellor and a cabinet of 16 ministries. Junior ministers are not part of the wider Cabinet. Members of the Cabinet are collectively responsible to the Riechstag and can be removed through a vote of no confidence. 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 full members and 1 non-voting member from the National Consolidation and 2 full members and 1 non-voting member are from the Democratic Alternative. Another non-voting member is not affiliated with any 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 Parliament 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 - voting members who head ministries and vote within internal cabinet meetings and non-voting 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 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 formateur (usually the leader of the largest party of a potential coalition) to form a government. The formateur 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 MP's the monarch then formally approves of the candidacy - if the Monarch rejects the nomination from parliament 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 cabinet.

Government mandate

Structure

Defunct positions

Current composition

Official cabinet members

Position Picture Name Party
Chancellor 12-07-17-landtagsprojekt-bayern-RalfR-001.jpg Otto von Hößlin National Consolidation Party
Vice-Chancellor
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Euclean Relations
2018 Helen McEntee Karin Kneissl (39947643565) (cropped).jpg Käthe Schickdanze Democratic Alternative
Minister of Home Affairs 2017 ORF-Elefantenrunde (37410230120) (cropped).jpg Jörg Bullmann National Consolidation Party
Minister of Finance Manfred Weber March 2019.jpg Wolfgang Kanther National Consolidation Party
Minister of Economic Affairs and Industry Norbert Hofer.jpg Alexander Oberländer National Consolidation Party
Minister of Defence Roland Koch 2.jpg Ulrich Furler National Consolidation Party
Minister of Justice
Minister for Women and Social Mobility
2012-Ilse Aigner.jpg Andrea Däubler National Consolidation Party
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lietuvas parlamenta priekšsēdētāja vizīte Latvijā (cropped).jpg Simas Nekrošius Democratic Alternative
Minister of Health Services Sabrine Köstinger.png Sabrine Köstinger National Consolidation Party
Minister of Education, Youth and Science 2012-07-17 BYL 109.JPG Egon Niebergall National Consolidation Party
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Hart aber fair - 2018-04-09-8848.jpg Helmut Schockenhoff National Consolidation Party
Minister of Regional Governance and Development 2015 Margarete Schramböck (16964730760) (cropped).jpg Melanie Bätzing-Lichtenthäler National Consolidation Party
Minister of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries Gerd Müller.JPG Wilhelm Stahlman National Consolidation Party
Minister of Energy and the Environment Wolfgang Sobotka 23-05-2013 01 (cropped).JPG Martin Stammberger National Consolidation Party
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg (CSU) in Hamm (10568593603).jpg Dietrich von Rosenzweig National Consolidation Party
Minister without portfolio Josef Moser (4741871116).jpg Andreas Scheel National Consolidation Party

Non-voting members

Position Picture Name Party
Government Chief Whip 2018-03-05 Andreas Scheuer CSU 1506.JPG Norbert Böhmer National Consolidation Party
Deputy Government Chief Whip 16-07-05-Mario Kunasek-KG 6051.JPG Eckart Krichbaum Democratic Alternative
Attorney General Justizminister Wolfgang Brandstetter.jpg Volker Bottenbruch Independent

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