Chief Minister of Pontunia
|Chief Minister of Pontunia
|Style||The Right Honorable|
|Term length||3 months, renewable twice|
|Inaugural holder||Leif Olson (as Chancellor)|
|Formation||4 January 2021|
The Chancellor of Pontunia is the head of government of the Duchy of Pontunia. The Chancellor is appointed by the majority party of Pontunia after a General Election, to ordinarily be held every four months. Representatives wishing to stand for appointment must first be made Candidates by the Monarch. The maximum number of terms to be appointed as Chancellor is 3, equating to 9 months.
Under the Constitution, the Monarch may not be PM; this law is to ensure that no person has absolute power within the Duchy.
The main role of the Prime Minister is to oversee the activities of the Cabinet and co-ordinate the work of its ministers, and to act as the voice and public face of the elected Austenasian government. The Prime Minister holds several other powers, including the deciding vote in the case of a tie by the Hochkoucil.