Prime Minister of Mervustan

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Prime Minister of the Province of Mervustan
Taoisheach na Cuige Mervustan  (Irish)
Mervustan flag.jpg
Flag of the prime minister of Mervustan

since 2 May 2022
Executive Council of Mervustan
StyleThe Honourable (in Mervustan and rest of Roscamistan)
his Excellency (Diplomatic)
ResidenceMervustan House
NominatorLegislative Assembly
AppointerGovernor of Mervustan with approval of the Roscamistan Central Government and Legislative Assembly
Term lengthCommanding the confidence of the Legislative Assembly of Mervustan
Inaugural holderJames Irwin
Unofficial namesPremier of Mervustan
Chief of Mervustan
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Mervustan (Irish: Taoisheach na Mervustan, literally Chief of Mervustan), officially the Prime Minister of the Province of Mervustan was the head of government of Mervustan from its establishment on 27 April 2021 to 2 May 2922. The premiership was established when the Province of Mervustan was created from the merger of the Province of Mervue and the Colonies of Renmore, Ballybane, Briarhill and Terryland. The Prime Minister was subordinate to the Governor of Mervustan, the representative of the Central Government and de facto head of state of the province.

History of the position

The first Prime Minister (always referred as the Premier then) was James Irwin, close friend of Andrew Brotherton and others. He was the most influential politician of his time behind Brotherton, and when the 17thMayCoup occurred from 17 May to 18 May 2021, James Irwin, the coup's leader, became the second President of Roscamistan along with his position as Prime Minister of Mervustan. Over time, he became frustrated and tired, and resigned from both positions on 23 June 2021. Andrew Brotherton became the third President, but left the premiership of Mervustan vacant.

From 26 June to 28 June 2021, the Province of Mervustan and its premiership were abolished, replaced by the directly ruled Mervue-Renmore. That entity was soon abolished, and the Mervustan Province and Premiership were reconstituted when Evan Irwin became the second Prime Minister of Mervustan, a position he held from 28 June 2021 to 3 November 2021. He is, as of May 2022, the longest serving Prime Minister in Mervustan’s history, and the first to be under the Governor of Mervustan.

Evan Irwin was declared incapacitated by Andrew Brotherton, President of Roscamistan over his inactivity. David Moore, his deputy, was named third and acting Prime Minister of Mervustan on 3 November 2021 and became full premier on 18 November 2021. Dean Merritt, one of the old guard (I.e political leaders from the First Brotherton Presidency), was made Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs.

On 4 December 2021, Dean Merritt became the fourth Prime Minister, along with his national position of Minister of Finance. After his health deteriorated, he resigned on Christmas Eve 2021, leaving the premiership vacant once again, from 24 December 2021 to 7 January 2022.

On 7 January 2022, Adam Flannery, Governor of Mervustan and Vice President in the National Cabinet, was appointed the fifth Prime Minister on an interim basis to keep the running of Mervustan running smoothly. He is the first of the new guard (I.e politicians of the Second Brotherton Presidency) to hold the position. (he was previously offered the position when he joined Roscami politics on 23 August 2021, but he rejected it, believing himself not ready at the time. Evan Irwin was kept as Prime Minister until 3 November 2021).

On 2 May 2022, after the passing of the provincial referendum in favour of presidential democracy, the position of Prime Minister and deputy dissolved into the Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively, making them more powerful.

Powers of the Prime Minister

The powers of the prime minister included but were not limited to:

  • Nominating provincial ministers to the provincial departments and appointed by the Governor of Mervustan.
  • Dissolve the legislative assembly with approval of the Governor of Mervustan and the President of Roscamistan.
  • Call a state of emergency when necessary.
  • Sack and appoint junior ministers.
  • Advise the President on appointing a Governor.
  • Create and abolish provincial departments.

Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan

A position of a deputy to the Prime Minister was proposed during the establishment of the Mervustan devolved government, and was created as the Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan, with David Moore as the first Deputy Prime Minister to both the Irwin Brothers. He became Prime Minister of Mervustan on 3 November 2021, and he was succeeded in the deputy position by Dean Merritt, who after 4 December 2021 became prime minister, leaving the deputy position vacant, until 7 March 2022 when Wojieck Nowak became the Deputy Prime Minister.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of Mervustan

No. Picture Name Political Party Term begin Term end
1 Depiction of David Moore by Andrew Brotherton.png David Moore
(Unknown 2008– present)
Independent 27 April 2021 3 November 2021
2 Portrayal of Dean Merritt.png Dean Merritt
(Unknown 2008 - present)
UPR 3 November 2021 4 December 2021
3 New COA of Bannin.svg Wojieck Nowak
(29 June 2007 - present)
UPR 7 March 2022 2 May 2022
Post abolished (2 May 2022 onwards)

List of Prime Ministers

No. Picture Name Political Party Term begin Term end
1 Portrait of James Irwin.png James Irwin
(unknown 2008 – present)
Independent 27 April 2021 23 June 2021
2 Portrait of Evan Irwin.png Evan Irwin
(April 2007 - present)
Independent 28 June 2021 3 November 2021
3 Depiction of David Moore by Andrew Brotherton.png David Moore
(Unknown 2008 – present)
United Party of Roscamistan 3 November 2021 4 December 2021
4 Portrayal of Dean Merritt.png Dean Merritt
(unknown 2008 - present)
UPR 4 December 2021 24 December 2021
5 Adam Flannery .jpg Adam Flannery
(15 August 2008 - present) (acting)
UPR 7 January 2022 2 May 2022
Post abolished (2 May 2022 onwards)