Prime Minister

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The Minister of Prime

The group record keeping Officer

Prime ministers in the World

A prime minister is the most senior minister of a cabinet in the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. They are usually, but need not always be, a politician. In many systems the Prime Minister chooses and can dismiss other members of the cabinet, and allocates posts to members within the Government. In most systems they are the presiding member and chairperson of the cabinet. In a minority of systems, notably in semi-presidential system of government, a prime minister is the official who is appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives of the President.

In parliamentary systems like the United Kingdom's Westminster system, the prime minister is the presiding and actual head of the government and head of the executive branch. In such systems, the head of state (the King, Queen, President, or Governor-General de facto), although officially the head of the executive branch, is a ceremonial position. The Prime Minister is often, but not always, a member of parliament and is expected with other ministers to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature. In some monarchies the prime minister also exercises executive powers (known as the Royal Prerogative) which are constitutionally vested in the Crown and can be exercised without the approval of parliament.

As well as being Head of Government, a prime minister may have other roles or titles — the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, for example, is also First Lord of the Treasury. Prime ministers may take other ministerial posts — for example during the Second World War Winston Churchill was also Minister of Defense (although there was then no Ministry of Defense).

Prime Ministers in Amtgard

Prime Minister, or Chancellor as it is often called on the local level, is the most thankless, time consuming job that exists in all of Amtgardia. In most cases the Prime Minister of a group is responsible for keeping track of awards, credits, dues, waivers, of every single player past and present; and group funds. In some Kingdoms these duties are split with the Treasurer of the BoD or a separate office of Kingdom Treasurer. In any case it is a lot of paper work and a lot of responsibility. Prime Minsters usally preside over Althings and Elections.

The Term of a prime minister over laps that of the Monarch, starting at one Midreign and continuing to the next, thereby providing continuity through out the reigns. The Prime minister is the second in the line of succession in most places, meaning that if the Monarch were to step down before the end other their term the PM would take up the office. During the changing of the guard at coronation it is the prime minsters responsibility to de-crown the old monarch and Crown the new one.

Excerpt from the Corpora

The following is an Excerpt from the 5th Edition of the Burning Lands Corpora.

  • 1.31 Once every six months during a Monarch's midreign an election shall be held. The winner of this election shall become the Prime Minister for six months.
  • 1.32 The Prime Minister is not required to pay any monthly dues during his/her term.
  • 1.33 Is responsible for the following aspects of the group funds:
    • 1.331 Collection of all fees and dues
    • 1.332 Maintain and keep accurate records of the group treasury
    • 1.333 Keep accurate records on all group income and expenditures
    • 1.334 Maintain accurate records on the dues paid status of all group members.
  • 1.34 Must keep records of attendance and active members
  • 1.35 Must keep the Member Information files on all members up to date.
  • 1.36 Is responsible for providing rulebooks and newsletters to the populace.
  • 1.37 May receive the title: Baron/Baroness when his/her term is over.
  • 1.38 Shall not miss more than a total of eight weeks else a new Prime Minister must be elected.
  • 1.39 Shall hold an automatic seat on the B.O.D. during his/her term.
  • 1.3A Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 1.3B Must be dues paid.

The First

The First Prime Minister Election was held September 17th 1983. There were two contestants, Thanos Darkside and Nashomi. Nashomi was elected as the first Prime Minister.

How do you become a Prime Minster?

A prime minister is usually chosen by the voting (dues paid) public from those candidates that declare their intent for the office. In most cases the candidates are not required to enter any quals, but most are required to pass a corpora test.

Proper form of address.

A Prime Minister's classic honorific is 'His Grace'. This honorific would precede any belt rank or Title. Such as '"Her Grace Grand Duchess Sir Talisin Silverwolf of the Duchy of the Iron Mountains"' and '"Her Grace Baroness Squire Selene Falconbridge of Avalon's Gate the Celestial Kingdom"'

The words we use

In a local chapter a Prime Minister is usually called a Chancellor or a Seneschal. This will of course vary by kingdom and geographical area. Other choices include a Commissar or Prefect. The Prime Minister of a Principality can be called a Grand Vizier or a Supreme Chancellor.

Rewards of the office

Holding a Term as a Kingdom Prime Minister In in most places considered one of the Qualifications for becoming a Knight of the Crown. If a Prime Minister performs his or her duties well they might be rewarded with the title of Baron by the Monarch.