Chancellor of the Empire of Wellington

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Chancellor of the
Empire of Wellington
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Incumbent
Graham Kirkman

since 23 August 2019
StyleHis/Her Excellency (Internationally)
The Right Honourable (Empire of Wellington)
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderGraham Kirkman
Formation22nd August 2019

The Chancellor of the Empire of Wellington (informally abbreviated to CEW), is the head of government of the Empire of Wellington. The Chancellor directs both the executive and the legislature, and together with their Cabinet (consisting of all the most senior ministers, most of whom are government department heads) are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate.

Creation

The title was formed on the 22nd of August, only hours after the Empire succeeded and gained independence. It was left vacant until a provisional Chancellor was voted into office, and a term length set for four years. Currently, the Chancellors rights are provisional and delegated until a constitution is put into effect.

Elections

Wellington's electoral system is referred to as a "first past the post" system. The candidate with the most votes in a riding wins a seat in the House of Assembly and represents that riding as its Member of Assembly (MOA). The Monarch of Wellington asks the Members of Assembly to form a government, which is normally the party whose candidates have won the most seats; that party's leader generally becomes Chancellor of the Empire of Wellington. An absolute majority of the electorate is not needed, and is rarely achieved. As a result, power is likely to be held by either of two parties. The party whose candidates win the second largest number of seats becomes the Official Opposition.

Authority

The Chancellor of the Empire of Wellington must, by default, be a member of the House of Assembly of Wellington. The Chancellor reserves the rights to the following:

  • Appoint and dismiss ministers of his cabinet.
  • Attend all parliament sessions unless dismissed by the speaker.
  • Manage Foreign relations.
  • Delegate activities temporarily in his absence.
  • Full access to government institutions.
  • The right to appoint and dismiss members of government agencies.