Ministry of the Interior (Ebenthal)
|Formed||11 August 2014|
The Ministry of the Interior, officially Ministry of State for the Interior (Portuguese: Ministério de Estado para o Interior), formerly known as Ministry of the Kingdom and often called Interior Ministry, is a ministerial department of Ebenthal responsible for administrating the day-to-day internal affairs, particularly public security, emergency management, civil registration and identification, supervision of regional and local governments, conduct of polls ans censuses, public administration and immigration matters. The ministry is led by the Minister of the Interior, also called Interior Minister, who is appointed by the Prime Minister.
The office was established when Ebenthal became independent in 11 August 2014. Initially its native name was inspired by the Kingrom of Brazil's interior office, which was Secretaria de Estado de Negócios do Reino (Secretary of State for Business of the Kingdom), adapted to the ministerial model adopted by the Ebenthal government. Historically, the Ministry of the Interior is the most active ministry and considered one of the three most prestigious positions in the cabinet, along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the office of Prime Minister.
The Ministry of the Interior is regarded as the most powerful and one of the most influential ministries in the government. It accumulates the largest number of administrative and supervisory functions. It oversees the vast majority of the country's agencies and law enforcement.
According to government explanations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for:
- Law enforcement.
- Matters of national security.
- Issues concerning citizenship and immigration.
- Oversight of the security and intelligence servies.
- Conducting surveys and collecting demographic data.
- Supervision of government agencies.
The Ministry of the Interior maintains its own child agencies in order to carry out its functions more quickly and autonomously and also assists the Lord Adjudicator in its function of overseeing compliance with the Constitution of Ebenthal by part of provincial and municipal governments. Furthermore, the ministry is empowered to conduct referendums if, as a result of a public poll, the "general desire of the nation" (75% of the population) for a certain type of change in the state or governmental structure becomes indisputably clear.
List of ministers
It follows a list of ministers since the beggining of King Arthur II's reign.
|I||The Marquis of Grünhufe||29 December
|Moderate||The Duke of Aureanburgh|
|II||The Duchess of Zerrenthin||29 January
|Independent||The Duke of Aureanburgh|
The Prince Fernando
The Duchess of Guterfolg
|III||The Duke of Aureanburgh||8 September
|present||Moderate (until 2022)
New Democratic Party
The Baron of Sommerlath