Premier of Erusia
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|February 2nd 2009|
|Term length||Six months|
|Inaugural holder||Robert Lethler|
|Formation||1st National Constitution|
November 9th 2008
The Premier of the National People's Assembly (Erusian: Leohju Qaevaxu Tzeoq eg Kair, Kair), alternatively but incorrectly known as the Prime Minister of Erusia, is the official Head of Government in the Democratic People's Republic of Erusia and - under the terms of the 2nd National Constitution - the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Assembly, Erusia's supreme and only national legislative organ. The only office at a national level that is freely elected via universal suffrage, the Premier is one of the most important political figures in the collective leadership of the Democratic People's Republic, conventionally ranked second only to the Supreme People's Commissioner. The incumbent and third Premier is Kai Roosevelt, elected on February 2 2009 and re-elected once to date.
Powers and duties
Constitutionally, the Premier is the leader of the legislative branch of the national government and their most important responsibilitiy is organising legislative work across the nation, serving as Speaker of the National People's Assembly and directing the work of the Assembly's Standing Committee. The Premier, alongside the Standing Committee, exercises absolute power over the legislative branch of the government and as such plays a vital role in any major legislative reforms or changes.
Since the election of Kai Roosevelt as the third Premier (see list below), the office has taken on more responsibilities. Although not actively involved in foreign affairs, Roosevelt - who serves also as Chairwoman of the National Congress of the Erusian National Communist Party - is generally regarded as the "co-leader" of the Democratic People's Republic, exercising a certain degree of executive power unofficially. She has played a major role in organising the State bureacracy and it is clear that the office of Premier has been charged with the implementation of government policy, whilst the Supreme People's Commissioner is charged with it's development. The Premier is supported by up to four Vice-Premiers, although there have only ever been two at any one time to date.
List of Premiers
|Term No.||Order No.||Image||Name||Political Party||Term start||Term end||Notes|
|01||01||Robert Lethler||Communist||November 9, 2008||November 10, 2008||Briefly Premier during the transition from a Kingdom to a Socialist Republic. Elected as Supreme People's Commissioner the very next day. Shortest term served by any Erusian official in any office.|
|02||Carwyn Jenkins||Communist||November 10, 2008||December 18, 2008||First term as Premier of the National People's Assembly.|
|02||Carwyn Jenkins||Communist||December 18, 2008||February 2, 2009||Second term, re-elected during 2008 election. Oversaw the legislative reforms of the Second Red Reformation. Relieved by the Communist Party on February 2 at the beginning of a still unhealed ideological divide in the Party.|
|03||Kai Roosevelt||Communist||February 2, 2009||May 15, 2009||First term, elected to succeed Carwyn Jenkins after he was releived of his responsibilities. Closest to a full term any Premier has served to date.|
|03||Kai Roosevelt||Communist||May 15, 2009||Incumbent
(Term expires November 15th 2009)
|Second term, re-elected during May 2009 Erusian General Election. Oversaw the legislative reforms of the Third Red Reformation, first Premier under the new constitution. Likely to be the first Premier to serve a full six-month term.|