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The Office of the Premier was the second highest elected office in the now-defunct Imperial Republic of Nemkhavia. The Premier was the Head of Government, responsible for the day to day running of the Republic. The only holder of this office was Mark Meehan.
The Premier was elected by the people, through their representatives in the Imperial Senate. The election of a Premier happen after the election of the Emperor/Empress, within thirty days. For a person to be elected to this position, he/she had to be nominated by the Emperor/Empress and then voted in by a majority vote in the Imperial Senate. The Premier was elected for a four year term, and there is no limit to how many terms a person may serve.
Powers and Titles
The Premier was the Head of Government, and as such commands quite extensive executive power. This power was kept in check by the Senate at all times, and the Premier was obliged consult the Senate for it's approval before carrying out any major actions.
Commander-in-ChiefWhen and if the Imperial People's Defence Forces are called up in a time of national eme
rgency, the Premier was automatically assigned the additional title of Commander-in-Chief of the Nemkhav Defence Forces. This essentially put him/her in command of the Armed Forces, either directly or through the General Staff.
Guardian of the Constitution
This title was automatically appointed to the person holding the Office of the Premier. It is in recognition of the Premier's duty to protect the law and constitution of the Imperial Republic. It shows that the leader of the nation is bound to the constitution, and it to him/her.