Canton of Wasserbrueck
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|Canton of Wasserbrueck
|Canton of Francisville|
|- Executive||First Minister
|- Total||0.67 km2 (0.3 sq mi)|
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|Languages||English, Francillian, French|
The cantonal constitution was drafted in 2012. Wasserbrueck is a full direct democracy with the Landsgeméng (Cantonal Assembly) as its supreme legislative authority. The canton is governed by the Executive Council, consisting of the First Minister and up to four executive councillors. The Exeucitve Council is a collegiate body which is elected for four month terms using the single transferable vote. The acting First Minister is Jamie Sutherland. The judicial system consists of the High Court and two district courts.
At federal level, the canton is represented by two deputies in the Federal Chamber.
The canton is subdivided into burghs. As of July 2012, the Landsgeméng is considering reducing the number of burghs from three to two. The burghs are responsible for a number of local issues including primary education, libraries, and the civil registry. Each burgh elects a Provost as its district administrator and a Municipal Assembly serves as the local legislature.
The district of Kiirchbuerg has thus far dominated the economy of the federation. A large number of Francisville's major service providers have their headquarters in Kiirchbuerg, including d'Post and The Francillian. The service industry is significant in Wasserbrueck but there is also a growing manufacturing sector, particularly in publishing and food production.
Agriculture has not had a significant role in the economy even though more than 60% of the land area of the canton is cultivated. The canton has a high population of students, approximately 40%, and a large number of people work in the public sector. The districts run public libraries and education services. As of August 2012, the canton is considering introducing social schemes such as free public transport.
- Official website (English)