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First Dargany cabinet
| First Dargany cabinet|
9th ministry of Sabia and Verona
|Date formed||22 May 2017|
|Date dissolved||28 May 2018|
|People and organizations|
|Head of government||Noa Dargany|
|Head of state||King Tarik|
|Status in legislature|| Minority|
(with DSN confidence & supply)
|Opposition party||Democratic Party|
|Opposition leader||Apollo Cerwyn|
|Legislature term(s)||3rd Parliament (9th Legislature)|
- "Dargany Cabinet" redirects here. For the ministry in office since May 2018, see second Dargany cabinet.
The first Dargany cabinet took office on 22 May 2017, following the 2017 general election in Sabia and Verona. It was formed and led by Prime Minister Noa Dargany, and composed solely of members of the Liberals. It counted with the status of minority government in the Parliament of Sabia and Verona, aided by a confidence and supply agreement with the National Artists' Guild, and was officially known as the 9th government. It was the first cabinet to be formed under the Constitution of 2017.
It was preceded by the second Virny cabinet, formed by Artist Shounn Virny, who led the government in coalition with the Left Alliance following the 2016 general election. It was replaced by the second Dargany cabinet, formed in the aftermath of the 2018 general election.
At the 2016 general election, the Unity Party won the most seats in Parliament, but the National Artists' Guild (second most seats) and the recently reformed Left Alliance (third) formed a weak coalition government counting with a plurality just a seat smaller than Unity's. After a couple of months of unstable rule, the coalition began to unravel over the Left's calls for constitutional reform, one of their long-standing platform points. After the La Plata incident, a controversy with NNS Prime Minister Shounn Virny at the epicenter, cals for the PM to resign were made by both the Left and the Liberals, who teamed up to push for the invokation of a constitutional assembly. After a referendum, the parties all agreed to convoke a Constitutional Assembly to replace the controversial 2015 Constitution.
The Constitutional Assembly approved a new constitution on 20 April 2017, and it was ratified the following day by King Tarik. Fresh elections were originally set for 30 April, but after an appeal by the National Artists' Guild, the interim Electoral Commission moved the election date to May 14.
The election resulted in major gains for the Liberals and the Left, which won one and two seats in Parliament, respectively. The Liberals were the largest party both in Gonn and Alios, getting over 50% of the popular vote, but still failed to reach a majority with only 10 seats. Immediately after the election's results were released by the Electoral Commission, the Left ruled out forming any coalitions with the Artists or the Liberals. The Liberals then became the most likely to form a government, with Liberal leader Andrew Blackhorse being mentioned as favorite to become PM.
Shortly after election day, Prime Minister Virny pointed out on his Twitter account that the Liberals' government formation talks were being headed by Deputy Leader Noa Dargany, instead of Blackhorse. The next day, the Liberal leadership revealed Dargany was their pick to become Prime Minister, as Blackhorse intended to step down from the party's leadership in the near future. On 19 May 2017, Dargany received the King's mandate to form the 9th government of Sabia and Verona, which was confirmed by the 3rd Parliament on 22 May.
|9th Government of Sabia and Verona|
|Prime Minister||Noa Dargany||22 May 2017||Incumbent||Liberal|
|Secretary of Defense|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Emmanuel Starlynn||22 May 2017||28 May 2018||Liberal|
|Secretary of Commerce||Incumbent|
|Secretary of Diplomacy||Andrew Blackhorse||22 May 2017||Incumbent||Liberal|
|Secretary of Welfare||28 May 2018|
|Secretary of Justice||Dímeros Grenouille||22 May 2017||28 May 2018||Liberal|
|Secretary of the Arts||Simor de Jena||22 May 2017||Incumbent||Liberal|
|Secretary of Education|
|Secretary of Botany||Shassel Marlaryen||22 May 2017||Incumbent||Liberal|
- "New cabinet takes office" The SiV Phonograph. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- "Cerwyn: 'Virny has not addressed the Left's concerns'" The SiV Phonograph. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- "The secret meeting of Liberals and Leftists Virny wasn't invited to" The SiV Phonograph. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- "Enkâkourak takes day off, causes mayhem" The SiV Phonograph. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "Between a sword and a wall, Virny green-lights constitutional referendum" The SiV Phonograph. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
- "Constitutional referendum: 'Yes' option wins by a landslide" The SiV Phonograph. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "Sabia and Verona has a new constitution" The SiV Phonograph. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
- "The short race: elections to be held on May 14" The SiV Phonograph. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
- "Decision 2017: Left and Liberals grow as Artists sink to third place". The SiV Phonograph. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
- "Lib deputy leader Dargany, not Blackhorse, to lead new government" The SiV Phonograph. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Parliament confirms Dargany's government" The SiV Phonograph. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.