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The Executive Council of New Cambria is the cabinet that exercises executive authority in New Cambria. The Council is headed by a Prime Minister, who is elected by the Assembly of Deputies. The Assembly then elects the remaining members of the Council, each officially styled as a "Minister of the Executive Council," often just referred to as a cabinet minister or government minister. The Council must enjoy the confidence of the Assembly if it is to remain in office.

Overview[]

Within ten days of the first convocation of the Assembly of Deputies following an election, the President must entrust the mandate of forming a new Executive Council to an AD whose party or parties obtained a majority of the Assembly's seats. The Deputy has twenty days to submit a proposal to the Assembly, who then elect each member by a simple majority. All members of the Executive Council must be members of the Assembly of Deputies. If the Assembly cannot elect an Executive Council within 90 days, the President may dissolve the Assembly and call new elections.

Duties[]

The duties of the Executive Council are explained in detail in Article 89 of the Constitution of New Cambria. Among other responsibilities, the Executive Council:

  • determines the policy of carrying out laws
  • proposes laws, the budget of the Republic and other regulations
  • establishes diplomatic and consular relations with other states;
  • proposes the Attorney General;
  • decides on the recognition of states and governments.

Dissolution[]

The Ministers of the Executive council have the right to individually resign their positions. The entire Council may also resign as a collective. Resignations are submitted to the President, who then may accept or decline them. The resignation of the Prime Minister, or his death or permanent inability to perform his duties entails the resignation of the entire Council. The Executive Council also ceases its term of office when the Assembly is dissolved, though it remains on duty until the new Executive Council is elected.

Should the Assembly withdraw its support of the Council or one of its ministers via a vote of no-confidence, the President may dismiss the person or persons in question from office. The President is obliged to do so if the Assembly's vote of no-confidence is passed by a two-thirds majority.

Composition[]

The number of Ministers of the Executive Council has fluctuated over the decades, but has remained relatively stable since the mid-1990s.

  • Prime Minister
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
  • Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
  • Minister for Community, Equality and Minority Affairs
  • Minister for Education and Skills
  • Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation
  • Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
  • Minister for Finance
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Minister for Health and Children
  • Minister for Justice and Law Reform
  • Minister for Social Affairs
  • Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Minister for Transport
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