Government of Mervustan
Government of Mervustan
Rialtas Mervustan (Irish)
|Polity type||Provincial presidential government under a Federal Catholic Republic|
|Constitution||Mervustani Fundamental Law|
|Formation||April 2021, 27|
|Presiding officer||Vacant, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly|
|Head of State and Government|
|Current cabinet||Tonna II|
|Appointer||Governor (after confirmation by the Legislative Assembly)|
|Superior Court in Mervustan|
The Government of Mervustan (formerly the Mervustan Authority until 2 February 2022 ) is the autonomous government of the Province of Mervustan. It was formed on 27 April 2021 as the Mervustan Authority. The Government is comprised of three branches, the executive, the legislative and the judicial. The Government is led by the Governor.
Early history and temporary abolition
See also: Province of Mervustan (history)
On 27 April 2021, after the merger of Mervue Province, Renmore Colony and a few other colonies, the Premier of Mervue James Irwin became the first Prime Minister of Mervustan. Originally, his cabinet was both the executive and legislative body. After his anger at the Central Government legislating for Mervustan more often, James, along with a few others overthrew the President Thomas Jacobs.
On 23 June 2021, James Irwin resigned from the premiership, leaving David Moore as Deputy Prime Minister. On 26 June 2021, the Province of Mervustan was abolished, with the premiership abolished as well. It was remade on 28 June 2021 when Evan Irwin became the 2nd Prime Minister. Evan Irwin's administration was marked by the establishment of both the position of Governor of Mervustan and the Mervustan Militia, in association with Adam Flannery
On 3 November 2021, Evan Irwin was removed, and David Moore became Acting Prime Minister. Mervustan Home Affairs Minister Dean Merritt succeeded Moore as Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan. Upon Moore's resignation on 4 December 2021, Merritt succeeded him, leaving the deputy premiership vacant. He was an effective PM, but due to bad health he resigned on 24 December 2021, leaving his position vacant.
On 7 January 2022, Governor Adam Flannery assumed the Mervustan Premiership, becoming both de facto head of state and de jure head of government of the province, with Wojieck Nowak becoming Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan on 7 March 2022.
Like most governments, the Government of Mervustan is comprised of three branches, the executive, the legislative and the judicial. The branches are legally separate and equal in power.
The executive branch of the Government of Mervustan is the Executive Council of Mervustan. The Executive Council is the executive board of advisors to the Governor.
The legislative branch of the government is the Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly is made up of five MLAs, elected by proportional representation on open party lists. The Legislative Assembly is a cooperative, with partisanship disregarded.
The judicial branch is the Mervustani Superior Court, headed by the Suprior Judge.