Government of Mascylla

Crowned Government of Mascylla

Gekrönte Regierung Maskilliens
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Royal Arm of the Crowned Government
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Logo of the Crowned Government
Type
Type
Bicameralism
Houses
History
Founded23 May 1793
Leadership
Queen Emperor of Mascylla
Dorothea Elisabeth I
Prime Minister
Thomas Falkner (DU)
since 15 September 2016
Prime Speaker of the Parliament
Walther Steintz (SDP)
since 8 August 2015
Seats
  • 403
  • consisting of
  • 200 senators
  • 203 representatives
Elections
First-past-the-post
Party-list proportional representation
Parliament last election
14 September 2017
Council of the Crown last election
14 September 2017
Meeting place
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Reichsrat building, Bundesstraße Park, Königsreh

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The Crowned Government of Mascylla (Alemannic: Gekrönte Regierung Maskilliens), formally referred to as Her High Majesty's Government, is the government of the Crowned Republic of Mascylla. It is rarely referred to as simply the Mascyllary Governemnt or the Deer's and Bear's Government.

The government is led by the Prime Minister, who can select all the remaining ministers that have to be ratified by the Reichsrat afterwards. The prime minister and the other senior ministers make up the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Kronenrat. The government is dependent on the parliament to make primary legislation, and since the Fixed-terms Parliaments Act 2011, general elections are held every five years to elect a new composition, unless there is a successful vote of no confidence in the government or a two-thirds vote for a snap election (as was the case in 2017) in the Parliament, in which case an election may be held sooner. After an election, the monarch (currently Queen Dorothea I) ratifies the prime minister as leader of the party most likely to command the confidence of the Parliament, usually by possessing a majority of seats.

Under the Mascyllary constitution, executive authority lies with the monarch, although this authority is exercised only by, on behalf of the monarch, or on the advice of, the prime minister and the cabinet. The Cabinet members advise the monarch as members of the Council of the Crown. In most cases they also exercise power directly as leaders of the Government Departments, though some Cabinet positions are sinecures to a greater or lesser degree. The current prime minister is Thomas Falkner, who took office on 14 September 2016. He is the leader of the Deer's Union, which won a respectable amount of seats in the Parliament in the general election on 7 May 2016, when he was the party leader; although at the last general election he failed to secure a majority government. Prior to this, Konrad Folln and the Social Democrats led a coalition from 2010 to 2015 with the National Democrats, in which Folln was prime minister. The Government is occasionally referred to with the metonym Reichsrat, due to that being where many of the offices of the government are situated, especially by members in the governments of the principalities in order to differentiate it from their own.

Government in the Reichstag

Council of the Crown and the monarch

Ministers and departments

As of 2017, there were around 100 government ministers supported by the additional 360,000 Civil Servants and other staff working in the 24 governemnt departments and their executive agencies. There were also an additional 26 non-Minitsterial Departments with a range of further responsibilities.

Location

The Prime Minister is based in the Kronenrat building at 14 Schönherrstraße in Königsreh, one the other side of the park on which the Reichstag building, the meeting chamber of the legislative lies. The Kronenrat serves as the headquarters of the Council of the Crown, where all meetings take place. Most government departments reside in their headquarters along the Schönherrstraße towards the city district of Ahndau. The monarch and their families reside in the Hochkronstein palace, in the outskirts of Königsreh on top of the Rehnern hills.

Limits of government power