Prime Minister (Zealandia)
| Prime Minister of Zealandia |
|The Right Honourable|
Sir Pingu Pikaviksson
|Term length||One year unlimited renewable|
|Appointed by||Håkon of Zealandia as King of Zealandia.|
|Inaugural holder||Sir Robert Kennedy|
The Prime Minister (officaly: The Prime Minister of the Federation of Zealandia) is the leader of Government within The Federation of Zealandia.
According to the constitution, the position of Prime Minister is the third most senior Zelandian office after that of the monarch and chancellor. It is followed by the office of Deputy Prime Minister who supports the Prime Minister in his/her duties.
The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch after the candidate has secured the support of the Zealandian population through ballot or in some cases Parliament. The current Prime Minister is Pingu Pikaviksson who was appointed on 30 May 2013.
the Official title is in English the Prime Minister of the Federation of Zealandia. It is in Zealandian: Den Zålandieni Statsminister and in Swedish Zeelandiens Statsminister.
Functions and Powers
The role of the Prime Minister is set out in the Constitution of Zealandia and by parliamentary convention.
The Prime Minister role includes: Leading the Zealandian Government, chairing Zealandia's Cabinet, The Prime Minister is responsible to the Zealandian Parliament for his/her actions and the actions of the overall Zealandian Government. MPs can scrutinise the activities of the Prime Minister and his Cabinet by tabling written questions or by asking oral questions in the Zealandian Parliament, The ability to set the Cabinet agenda, thereby controlling what issues will be discussed, The Prime Minister can call elections by advising the president to dissolve Parliament. The Monarch may reject this advice should an alternative government exist, Policy development and coordination of policy, to select delegates for intermicronational organisations the Prime Minister is also acts as the public "face" and "voice" of Zealandia both at home and externally.
From the formation of Zealandia until February 7 2012 the Office had been known as the First Minister of The Kingdom of Zealandia.