Chancellor of Werania
|k.k Chancellor of the Lands of the Weranic Crown|
|Residence||Palais Beinhoff, Westbrücken, Werania|
|Appointer||Monarch of Werania|
|Term length||4 years or earlier, renewable.|
The Volkstag must be dissolved every 4 years or earlier by the Chancellor. The person who commands the confidence of a majority of members of the Volkstag will become the Chancellor.
|Inaugural holder||Ulrich von Bayrhoffer|
|Formation||17th March 1842|
The k.k Chancellor of the Lands of the Weranic Crown (Weranian: k.k Reichskanzler der Länder der Ostisch Krone) has been the head of government of the Lands of the Weranic Crown since the unification of Werania under the efforts of King Sigismund and Cislanian Minister-President Ulrich von Bayrhoffer, who became the inaugural Chancellor. The Chancellor officially chairs the Government of Werania, and since the 1940's has evolved from a first-amongst-equals to a more presidential office with the ultimate authority over executive affairs. The Chancellor is officially appointed by the monarch, who must appoint a candidate nominated by the Volkstag. The Volkstag must pass a vote of no confidence to remove a Chancellor.
There has been 47 individuals who have been Chancellor. The current Chancellor is Otto von Hößlin who has served in the post since June 2019.
Powers and duties
The Chancellor is nominated by the Volkstag with a simple-majority ballot being conducted whenever there is a vacancy. Once the Chancellor's candidacy is approved by a majority of Volkstag deputies it is referred to the Herrstag who also by a simple majority must approve of the Chancellor. After that it is presented to the monarch to formally approves of the candidacy. If either the Herrstag or monarch rejects the nomination from the Volkstag the rejecting party and Volkstag are given a week to come to a consensus - ultimately however if no consensus is reached the Volkstag's nomination automatically becomes Chancellor.
The Chancellor can only be removed through an impeachment, presenting their resignation to the monarch or losing a vote of no confidence in the Volkstag. In the role of an immediate vacancy of the Chancellor the monarch may appoint a sitting Volkstag member to chair a caretaker cabinet until the Volkstag nominates a candidate for Chancellor.
Living former Chancellors
As of 2019 there are seven living former Chancellors. The last Chancellor to die was Adolf Stahl in 2007, who served as Chancellor from 1960-1963.
born 1922 (age 92)
born 1942 (age 77)
born 1945 (age 74)
born 1954 (age 65)
born 1946 (age 73)
born 1965 (age 54)
born 1962 (age 57)