First Secretary of State (Roscamistan)

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First Secretary of State of Roscamistan
Chéad Rúnaí Stáitna Roscaoinistan (Irish)
Flag of the First Secretary of State of Roscamistan
Coat of Arms of Roscamistan
Incumbent
Thomas Jacobs

since 12 June 2023
Cabinet Office
Executive branch of the Government of Roscamistan
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Excellency (diplomatic)
Member ofCabinet
Council of State
AppointerPresident of the Roscami Federation
Term lengthAt pleasure of the President
Inaugural holderThomas Jacobs
DeputySecond Secretary

The First Secretary of State is the highest ranking minister of the executive branch of the Government of the Roscami Federation 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 Doros Patusky's tenure and a weak advisor under the tenure of the incumbent Thomas Jacobs. The position is formally the head of the Cabinet Office and first minister of the Cabinet.

History

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 Doros Patusky, 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.

Doros Patusky 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. Patusky 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 Doros Patusky as First Secretary of State, when on 20 October 2021, Culann Burke, the fourth Vice President, became Second Secretary of State. After Doros Patusky'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

Name Portrait Term of office Political party

(color denotes faction)

Second Secretary
1 Thomas Jacobs 23 June 2021 16 September 2021 85 days Freedom None
2 Doros Patusky 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 12 June 2023 1 year, 196 days National Catholic League
6 Thomas Jacobs 12 June 2023 Incumbent 175 days National Catholic League