A Prime Minister, also First Minister or sometimes Premier is the most senior minister of cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. In many micronations, the prime minister selects and can dismiss other members of the cabinet, and allocates posts to members within the government.
In most micronations, the prime minister is the presiding member and chairman of the cabinet. In a minority of systems, notably in semi-presidential systems of government, a prime minister is the official who is appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives of the president.
Prime Ministers in each Micronation
Empire of Austenasia
In the Empire of Austenasia, the Prime Minister is Head of Government and presides over the Cabinet. The Prime Minister is voted for out of the Representatives every third New Year's Day in a General Election (next due to be held in 2012). As well as being in charge of the Austenasian Government, the Prime Minister organises the agenda for Parliament meetings and holds the deciding vote in case of a tie in Government precedings. The current Prime Minister is HIH Crown Prince Jonathan, whose term began on 20 September 2008 with the founding of Austenasia, and was confirmed by election on 1 January 2009.
Democratic People's Republic of Erusia
In Erusia, the Premier of the National People's Assembly is theoretically the highest official in the State. In contrast to most other macro- and micronations where the Premier is head of the executive branch of government, the Erusian Premier serves as the head of the legislative branch of government and joint-head (along with the Supreme People's Commissioner of the administrative branch. The Premier chairs the Standing Committee of the Assembly, making her its de facto Speaker. Uniquely, the Premier is the only office to be elected via universal suffrage at every General Election.
The incumbent Premier, Kai Roosevelt, has been seen to exercise more unilateral power than her predecessor Carwyn Jenkins did in the office. All though she has made a point of staying out of foreign affairs, she is a popular and active figure internally - it is generally agreed that she is the de facto leader of the State (though not the all-powerful Communist Party), with Kenneth Maisano being a popular figurehead who only occasionally exercises unilateral power. Nonetheless, this reflects an important trend in Erusian politics: Roosevelt is the second most powerful official in the ruling Erusian National Communist Party and the guaranteed successor of incumbent General Secretary Robert Lethler, suggesting that much of her power and authority is in reality vested in her Party position and not her State office.
Grand Duchy of Flandrensis
In the Grand Duchy, the Prime Minister is the most powerful figur in Flandrensis, after the Grand Duke. Presently, Hein of Giddis covers the title of Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis.
Federal Republic of St.Charlie
In the Federal Republic of St.Charlie, the Federal Prime Minister (or Primo Ministro Federale) is ceremonially the second most important State officer, after the President. However, in reality, the prime minister is the most powerful and thus truly most important person in the St.Charlian government. This situation mirrors the position of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and indeed that of most other prime ministers.
The Prime Minister is voted by universal suffrage on the first Sunday of January of each year.
- ↑ It is important to note that though the term Premier is synonymous with Prime Minister in the English language, it does not necessarily refer to a Prime Minister, but rather a Prime Official.