Council of Women

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The Council of Women is the provisional head of state of the Dark Berry Islands. Established in 1704 by Sofia Fasthey following her election to the leader of the government-in-exile of the DBI during the Dark Berry Islands civil war, it consists of five women who together share the role of the head of state.

Roles

Together, the five members of the Council of Women hold the executive, and any decision taken by them must meet a majority (including the vote of the chairwomen, unless that vote is a motion of confidence in the chairwoman). They are tasked with the sole responsibility of foreign affairs, but must also approve any bills passed through the lower house of government. They can pass through any bill they like without consultation in the lower house, although the lower house can implement a veto if a majority demand a vote and a supermajority (67%) oppose the law.

Members

The Council is made up of five women, who each share a distinct role.

Picture Name
Year of birth
Place of birth
Role
Sofia Fasthey.jpg Sofia Fasthey
1678
Peaks-of-the-Gods
Chairwoman
Elizabeth Georgina Giannoulis.png Elizabeth Georgina Giannoulis
1679
Mountainview Bay
Deputy-Chairwoman
Alexis Jakes.png Alexis Jakes
1679
Grapeseed
Councillor
Florence Townley.png Florence Townley
1681
Portham Ferry
Councillor
Amber Ember Whitethorne.jpg Amber "Ember" Whitethorne
1678
Harbourvale
Clerk

Authority

The council of women was able to impose its legal authority on the Dark Berry Islands as and when areas of the island were taken from the eventually disposed Oswin Fasthey during the civil war.