First Secretary of State (Roscamistan)
|First Secretary of State of Roscamistan|
Chéad Rúnaí Stáitna Roscaoinistan (Irish)
since 28 November 2021
Executive branch of the Government of Roscamistan
|Style||The Honourable (formal)|
Council of State
|Appointer||President of the Republic|
|Term length||At pleasure of the President|
|Inaugural holder||Thomas Jacobs|
The First Secretary of State is the highest ranking minister of the executive branch of the Government of the Republic of Roscamistan and is the third highest office in the executive after the Vice President and the President. The First Secretary of State is accountable only to the President and the Cabinet.
The position was considered de facto head of government under Adam Flannery's tenure and a weak advisor under the tenure of the incumbent Culann Burke. The position is formally the head of the Cabinet Office and first minister of the Cabinet.
The position was created at the beginning of the second term of Thomas Jacobs but was given to himself so he could have more power, in late August 2021 Adam Flannery, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs was elevated from deputy to Katherine Keadivich to above Keadivich in power and importance. The role was created as a coordinator of the cabinet.
Adam Flannery was also at the same time, Governor of Mervustan, who revived the Mervustan Authority and established the Mervustan Militia which became the guard and local military unit of the Province. Flannery lost his position on 21 October 2021 when he temporarily resigned. Katherine Keadivich succeeded him, and when he returned on 29 October 2021, Keadivich lost her long time position of Foreign Secretary. Keadivich was later removed by Thomas Jacobs, who became the acting First Secretary of State on 18 November 2021. He resigned on 28 November 2021.
On 28 November 2021, Culann Burke was directly elected the fifth First Secretary of State, and became entitled to sit as an ex officio Representative in the Chamber of Representatives, though such status was never exercised nor formally implemented.
Second Secretary of State
The position of Second Secretary of State is the deputy of the First Secretary of State and acts the role of the First Secretary of State when he is absent or incapacitated, outside the nation, or is vacant. It was originally vacant until the appointment of Adam Flannery as First Secretary of State, when on 20 October 2021, Culann Burke, the fourth Vice President, became Second Secretary of State. After Adam Flannery's return Roscami politics, He lost First Secretary of State portfolio, and was given the foreign affairs portfolio instead,along with his other portfolios. The incumbent Second Secretary of State is Nyck Bradaten, since 15 May 2022.
Powers and duties
- Helping the President and Vice President in matters of state
- Managing the administration of the government
- Heading the Cabinet Office
- Represent the Cabinet as the leading minister
List of First Secretaries of State
|№||Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party
(color denotes faction)
|1||Thomas Jacobs||23 June 2021||16 September 2021||85 days||Freedom||None|
|2||Adam Flannery||16 September 2021||21 October 2021||35 days|
|3||Katherine Keadivich||21 October 2021||18 November 2021||28 days||Independent||Culann Burke|
|4||Thomas Jacobs||18 November 2021||28 November 2021||10 days||Liberal Democratic|
|5||Culann Burke||28 November 2021||Incumbent||1 year, 181 days||Republican Bloc|