Prime Minister of Craitland

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Prime Minister of Craitland
Coat of arms of Craitland.png
Coat of arms of Craitland
Hjaņ Berntsen.jpg
Incumbent
Hjaņ Berntsen
since 1 September 2016
Style Excellency
Residence Oesst Harbór Hóse
Appointer King of Craitland
Term 1 year
Inaugural holder Lydveldt-Jon Cólsen
Formation 2006

The Prime Minister of Craitland is the head of the executive government in Craitland.

Role

The Prime Minister's primary position is to act as the head of the Craitish government. They are, by convention, the leader of the most prominent party in the Craitish parliament, whether this be as part of a complete majority or in a hung parliament, and therefore hold both executive and legislative powers. Under the position, the Prime Minister's authority extends to enacting lawmaking agenda, the appointing and dismissing of parliamentarians from cabinet and ministry positions, and overseeing the organisation of all governmental departments. The Prime Minister is also the official voice of the Craitish executive, and deals directly with the King in regards to enacting law and requesting ceremonial permissions.

Election

The Prime Minister is elected through Craitland's general election votes, using the mixed-member proportional representation system. The party which gains the most seats in the election leads the government, either as a majority, minority or coalition, with the party's leader, who would have been named as the first candidate on the electoral list by default, becoming Prime Minister. Following the result of the election, the new Prime Minister must gain the King's permission to establish a government in what is essentially a symbolic act of protocol.

In accordance with regulation, an individual is not eligible to hold the position of Prime Minister for consecutive terms; that is, more than one year (four AC years). However, non-consecutive terms are permitted with no limit of number, although no former-Prime Minister has yet been re-elected to the position.

List of Prime Ministers

Picture Name Period Party
1 Lydveldt-Jon Cólsen.jpg Lydveldt-Jon Cólsen 1 September 2006 – 1 September 2007 United Conservatives
2 Alexis Gilseb.jpg Alexis Gilseb 1 September 2007 – 1 September 2008 Social Democrats
3 Kraig Zyxsen.jpg Kraig Zyxsen 1 September 2008 – 1 September 2009 Social Democrats
(coalition with Solidarity)
4 Ed F'elnór.jpg Ed F'elnór 1 September 2009 – 1 September 2010 United Conservatives
5 Juliaĵ Yaqinsen.jpg Juliaĵ Yaqinsen 1 September 2010 – 1 September 2011 United Conservatives
6 Hjaņ Leone.jpg Hjaņ Leone 1 September 2011 – 1 September 2012 Social Democrats
7 Jan Loresen.jpg Jan Loresen 1 September 2012 – 1 September 2013 Social Democrats
8 Älison Jorgeņ.jpg Älison Jorgeņ 1 September 2013 – 1 September 2014 Liberal-Centre Alliance
(coalition with United Conservatives)
9 Äthen Gaär.jpg Äthen Gaär 1 September 2014 – 1 September 2015 United Conservatives
(coalition with National Party)
10 Andre Karisson.jpg Andre Karisson 1 September 2015 – 1 September 2016 Social Democrats
11 Hjaņ Berntsen.jpg Hjaņ Berntsen 1 September 2016 – Social Democrats