Prime Minister of Atiera

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Prime Minister of Atiera
OfficePMAtiera.png
Tucker I in 2021.png
Incumbent
Tucker Gladden

since 11 July 2021
StyleThe Right Honourable (formal)
His/Her Excellency (diplomatic)
AbbreviationPM
Member ofParliament of Atiera
Cabinet of Atiera
Reports toMonarch
Parliament
AppointerMonarch
Constituting instrumentConstitution Act, c. 2021
PrecursorChristopher Miller
Formation30 June 2020
First holderZachary Yetman
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Atiera (current)

The Prime Minister of Atiera is essentially the chairman of the Council of Ministers and head of the Atieran Government just below the King. The office was formed towards the end of June 2020 to which a Prime Minister, Mr. Zachary Yetman was appointed. This was during the short time by which Atiera had an emperor instead of a king. Succeeding Mr. Yetman was one who mostly went by the alias Cornelius. Past the reformation to a kingdom, these prime ministers have been largely forgotten about and the activities of their governments have not been documented.

During a short vote in October of 2020, Mr. Yetman was formally replaced. This small election was held to decide between 2 candidates, Christopher Miller and Mr. William Cooper. Having become political rivals at the head of different policies, these candidates would go on to found their own political parties. The ANF and the APU remain as the traditional rivals today. The introduction of Atiera to the Westminster System in early 2021, by which the party which commands the parliament gets to form government, became a motivating sustenance to this political rivalry.

Powers

As the head of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister has the power to create ministries, appoint their ministers, and organize meetings of the Parliament, all in conjunction with the King. Independently, the Prime Minister can call for meetings between the members of his government, the Council of Ministers.

July '21 succession skirmish

The Westminster System fixed that the officeholder of Prime Minister of Atiera is synonymous with the chairmanship of the most powerful political party, until now that has been the ANF. Political parties have the right in accordance with their charters and party policies to establish and appoint their own succession, usually in the form of a Deputy Chairman - for the ANF, also the Deputy Prime Minister. Following the re-affirmation of Mr. Isaiah Burdette as chairman of the ANF and thus the party's continued pick for the office of Prime Minister in June, 2021; it was brought to an abrupt end in July the following month, his party members pressuring his resignation with support from across the political parties and from the King himself under the guidance of Party Spokesman and MP Tucker Gladden. At the time there had been no proper appointment to the succession of the chairmanship and so the departing Prime Minister was left to decide upon a successor only after being made aware of his inevitable and sudden departure. For the King, the Prince of Galte, Miller and Gladden, already having established their intent for Mr. Gladden's ascension to the office, this posed a problem; as Mr. Burdette was clearly reluctant towards the appointment of Mr. Gladden, openly conteplating on other members before designating Miller to the succession. Miller accepted and duly published a letter of resignation in favour of Mr. Gladden, having ruled in the office of Prime Minister for 47 minutes.

List of Prime Ministers

Below is a complete list of the prime ministers that have served during the period of the Empire of Atiera.

No. Portrait Name[a]
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Deputy Sovereign
(Reign)
1 Coat of arms of Atiera (new).svg Zachary Yetman 2 July
2020
unknown Independent None Munroe I
Liam Munroe - Full CoA.png
(2020–present)
2 Coat of arms of Atiera (new).svg Nomen nescio (commonly; Cornelius) unknown 24 October
2020
None
The Kingdom of Atiera is formed
1 Coat of arms of Atiera (new).svg The Rt. Hon.
Christopher Miller
24 October
2020
11 January
2021
National Front Michael Shepard Munroe I
Liam Munroe - Full CoA.png
(2020–present)
2 The Prince of Galte (April 2021).jpg HRH The Rt. Hon.
Michael, Prince of Galte

(born 2005)
11 January
2021
14 January
2021
None
3 WaGmvu43MRAs- port.jpg HSH The Rt. Hon.
Prince Isaiah
[b]
MP for Alexandra Hill
(born 2006)
14 January
2021
11 July
2021
Michael, Prince of Galte
(1) Coat of arms of Atiera (new).svg The Rt. Hon.
Christopher Miller
11 July
2021
11 July
2021
None
Prince Tucker (de facto)
4 Tucker I in 2021.png HSH The Rt. Hon.
Prince Tucker

(born 2007)
11 July
2021
Incumbent Christopher Miller


Time in Office

Below is a list of Prime Ministers by their time in office.

  • 1. Prince Isaiah - 179 days
  • 2. Christopher Miller - 79 days
  • 3. Prince Gladden - 23 days
  • 4. Michael, Prince of Galte - 3 days

Notes

  1. Including honorifics and constituencies for elected MPs.
  2. Title has since been retracted.