Mike Lewis, who formed the Lewis Ministry was appointed Vorsitzender on the 12 July 2016 by Emperor Stephen. The cabinet is officially known as the His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty's 13th ministry. The cabinet is made up of 10 members, 6 of which are ministers and 4 of which hold positions only. The Emperor appointed a new cabinet to replace the Duke of Creton's government. The government of Lewis did not last long and a general elections was held on the 23 July 2016, with Emiel Hardy being the winner of the elections and the Conservatives taking the majority seats of the Reichsversammlung. Lewis therefore became the Leader of the Opposition once the elections ended.
13th ministry of Abelden
|Date formed||12 July 2016|
|Date dissolved||24 July 2016|
|People and organizations|
|Head of government||Mike Lewis, Duke of Volkania|
|Head of state||Stephen I & II|
|Status in legislature||Majority|
|Opposition leader||Damian Billbrough, Earl of Brautensland|
|Legislature term(s)||3rd Parliament|
|Previous||Third Lawton Ministry|
|Successor||First Hardy Ministry|
It was preceded by the Third Lawton Ministry, formed by the 9th Vorsitzender Llewelyn Lawton. This was the first cabinet after the 2nd Reichsversammlung was dissolved and was replaced by the 3rd Reichsversammlung by the Emperor.