Cabinet of New Virginia

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The Cabinet of the Commonwealth of New Virginia, also known simply as the Cabinet, is the body of government ministers responsible for the executive administration and governance of the Commonwealth of New Virginia. The Cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and five government ministers, established either by the constitution or Acts of Parliament. Government ministers are appointed by the President upon the advice of the Prime Minister, and are each responsible for the administration of a government ministry and its subordinate government agencies. The Prime Minister is the head of government, appointed by the President upon the advice of the House of Burgesses. The Prime Minister oversees the work of the Cabinet and coordinates the work of the government ministers.

History

The Cabinet was established on 20 May 2020 by the Cabinet Resolution 2020 of the Provisional Council as one of the only government bodies intended to continue after the dissolution of the provisional government. However, government ministries existed before the establishment of the Cabinet; the Ministry of Defence was established on 13 March 2020, and the other ministries were established on 12 May 2020. The President of the Provisional Council served provisionally as both head of state and head of government until the enactment of the constitution on 31 July 2020.

The Cabinet is based heavily on the Austenasian body of the same name, a clear reflection of New Virginia's Austenasian heritage. As such, it collectively exercises the supreme executive authority of the Commonwealth under the direction of the Prime Minister.

Current Cabinet

As of 17 February 2021, the Cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and five cabinet ministers:

Office Portfolio Portrait Minister In office since
Minister of Defence Ministry of Defence ErynPic.jpg LTC The Rt. Hon. Dame Eryn Lewis DGCSM 18 December 2020
Home Secretary Home Office Noflag.png The Rt. Hon. James Frisch MSM 17 February 2021
First Ambassador Foreign Office Rt Hon James Stewart BP.jpeg The Rt. Hon. Sir James Stewart KCSM 5 September 2020
Prime Minister
Chancellor of the Treasury
Office of the Prime Minister
Treasury
Simon White.jpg The Rt. Hon. Sir Simon White KNVI 3 April 2021 (as Prime Minister)
23 May 2020 (as Chancellor of the Treasury)
Attorney General Ministry of Justice AnthonyClark.png The Rt. Hon. Senator Anthony Clark MSM 19 September 2020