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The Chancellor of Austenasia is the member of Cabinet who is in charge of the Treasury of the Empire of Austenasia. The Chancellor is therefore responsible for the finances, government income, and national expenditure of Austenasia. Major decisions on the budget are made with a majority vote by the Monarch, Prime Minister and Chancellor.
Under the 2008 Constitution, the Chancellor was elected by the other Representatives, but under the 2011 Constition is appointed by the Monarch, although the requirement to be a Representative has remained. The incumbent, since 17 October 2014, has been Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy.
List of Chancellors
|Number||Picture||Name||Political views||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|1||HIH Crown Prince Jonathan||Monarchist||8 Nov 2008||24 Dec 2011||Founder of Austenasia. Rose taxes to £2 a month from each Subject in order to combat the effect of the recession on government spending, and established an extra tax of 20p per month for every fossil-fuel powered vehicle owned. Re-elected as Chancellor by Cabinet on 1 January 2009, 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2011, and confirmed as Chancellor by the Monarch on 21 September 2011. Lost office after failing to be re-elected as Representative of Wrythe.|
|2||HIH Crown Princess Caroline||Social liberal||24 Dec 2011||19 Nov 2013||Appointed to position of Chancellor by the Monarch. Implemented a system by which government ministries are obliged to keep accounts of their expenditure, and return a portion of any unused government grants to the Treasury at the end of each year.|
|3||HIM Emperor Jonathan I||Romanitist monarchist||19 Nov 2013||17 Oct 2014||Appointed himself Chancellor after being re-elected Representative of Wrythe. Oversaw the replacement of compulsory monthly taxes with a system of self-funding and voluntary donations.|
|4||HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy||Libertarian||17 Oct 2014||Incumbent||Appointed Chancellor by the Monarch after being elected Representative in the October 2014 local election.|