Government of Albia
|Government of Albia|
|Established||12 June 2022|
|State||Kingdom of Albia|
|Appointed by||Monarch of Albia|
|Main organ||Cabinet of Albia|
|Responsible to||Parliament of Albia|
The Government of Albia, commonly referred to as His Majesty's Government, is the central government of the Kingdom of Albia. The government is lead by the prime minister who nominates all other ministers, who are then appointed by the monarch. The prime minister and their most senior ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet.
The government of Albia was founded on 12 June 2022, when Albia was founded. It is one of the oldest institutions within the micronation.
Government and the Crown
The Albian monarch, currently Luke I of Albia, is the head of state and the sovereign, but not the head of government. The monarch takes little direct part in governing the country however the monarch does wield some significant power but exercises it in accordance with the Constitution of Albia. However, the authority of the state that is vested in the sovereign, known as the Crown, remains as the source of executive power exercised by the government. The royal prerogative allows for the monarch to exercise their powers however a large proportion of the powers are typically devolved to the government.
The prime minister also has weekly meetings with the monarch, who "has a right and a duty to express their views on Government matters ... These meetings, as with all communications between the monarch and their Government, remain strictly confidential.
The powers vested in the royal prerogative include:
- Power to Appoint and Dismiss the Prime Minister
- Issue Commissions to Officers of the Armed Forces
- Appoint Ministers
- To Command the Armed Forces
- Appoint Members of the Privy Council
- The Power to Issue and Revoke Albian Passports
- Pardon Any Conviction
- Create Corporations
- Make and Ratify Treaties
- Declare War and Conclude Peace with other Nations
- Deploy the Armed Forces Overseas
- Power to Recognise States
- Credit and Receive Diplomats
Ministers and Departments
|Prime Minister's Office||Vacant|
|Ministry of Culture||Vacant|
|Ministry of Defence||Vacant|
|Ministry of Education||Vacant|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Vacant|
|Ministry of Immigration||Vacant|
|Ministry of Internal Affairs||Vacant|
|Ministry of Justice||Vacant|
|Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs||Vacant|
|Ministry of Tourism||Vacant|
|Ministry of Veteran Affairs||Vacant|
Government in Parliament
Under the Albian system, the government is required by convention and for practical reasons to maintain the confidence of the House of Assembly. It requires the support of the House of Assembly to pass primary legislation. By convention, if a government loses the confidence of the House of Assembly it must either resign or a general election is held.
During debates on legislation proposed by the government, ministers—usually with departmental responsibility for the bill—will lead the debate for the government and respond to points made by MPs or the House of Lords.