Prime Minister of Quixotica
|Prime Minister of the|
Kingdom of Quixotica
|Style||His / Her / Their Excellency|
|Residence||The Constituency of whomever was serving as Prime Minister|
|Term length||Three months, can be renewed indefinitely (with exceptions)|
|Inaugural holder||Dylan Light|
|Formation||May 13, 2017|
|Salary||None (Pro Bono)|
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Quixotica served as both the head of the country's government as well as the primary representative of its Advisory Council. The office was last held by Quixotican noblewoman and royal family member Esther Eaton.
Powers of the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister of Quixotica was responsible for the guiding of discussions within the Advisory Council, the overall management of said Council, and the representation of that body's opinions to the reigning Monarch. They were aided in these efforts by the Deputy Prime Minister.
Elections For Prime Minister
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Quixotica was elected every three months by members of the Advisory Council to serve a term that lasts until the conclusion of the next election. The Prime Minister was inaugurated the same day as they are elected. There was no limit on the number of times the Premier can run for re-election. Special elections for the office of Prime Minister can be called at any time by the Monarch, so long proper reasoning was given for doing so. The Deputy Prime Minister was elected in tandem with the person chosen to be Prime Minister, unless the majority of Advisory Council members specify otherwise- at which point a Deputy Prime Minister may be elected separately. Candidates for Prime Minister can be nominated (alongside a candidate for Deputy Prime Minister) by members of the Advisory Council associated with a particular political party or they can run independently of political factions as a nonpartisan candidate.
To serve as Prime Minister one must have been of 14 years of age or older and had a title of nobility associated with a membership of the Advisory Council. If a person was elected Premier without any peerage, a title of nobility could have be granted by the Monarch to the individual to allow for them to serve as Prime Minister. The reigning Monarch could not run for the office of Prime Minister, nor be elected to the position, regardless of whether or not they hold peerages on their own Advisory Council. If someone has been removed from office as Prime Minister by the Advisory Council at any point in their political career they are to be considered ineligible for the position in all subsequent elections for the office.
List of Prime Ministers
|Prime Minister||Premiership||Other Ministerial Offices
|Party||Term||Deputy Prime Minister||Monarch|
|1||Dylan R. Light||May 20, 2017
March 23, 2018
|Minister of the Treasury
Ambassador to the
|Office not yet established
May 20, 2017 – May 30, 2017
April 11, 2017 – August 3, 2018
May 30 – August 4, 2017
|Office vacant, none elected |
August 4, 2017 – September 29, 2017
September 29, 2017 – November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017 – March 23, 2018
|2||Stephanie Eaton||March 23, 2018
August 3, 2018
|Minister of the Treasury
Ambassador to the
|Wool Hat||Office vacant |
March 23, 2018 – May 19, 2018
|Office vacant, |
May 19, 2018 – July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018 – September 28, 2018
|3||Esther Eaton||August 3, 2018
September 28, 2018
|Minister of Foreign Relations||Egalitarian||6
August 3, 2018 – September 28, 2018
Inaugural Procedure and Oath
The Prime Minister was inaugurated the same day they were elected. Once the votes have been counted and a winner has been declared, the Prime-Minister-elect was asked with what book would they like to have their hand placed upon for their inauguration. So far, four out of the six inaugurations have been done using holy texts.
The winning candidate was sworn in by the reigning Monarch via the following oath:
I, [full name, title of nobility], do officially accept the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter. I enter this office without any prior hesitations or ulterior motives, and with a clear understanding of those things which I am about to be entrusted with. I shall represent both my peers and my countrymen to the reigning Monarch, without any bias or modification to benefit one’s self. I shall do my very best to be this Kingdom’s Prime Minister (so help me God).
Upon the conclusion of the oath's recital, the reigning Monarch often congratulated the new Prime Minister by shaking their hand. Usually two photos and a video of the oath-taking are captured during the inauguration for posterity.
List of Inaugurations
|No.||Event||Date||Location||Document Sworn in on||Oath Administered by|
|1||The First Inauguration of Dylan Light||May 20, 2017||Eatonville||Outdoors||Bible randomly opened up to Psalm 44:1||HS&RH King Miles I|
|2||The Second Inauguration of Dylan Light||August 4, 2017||Redemption Hill||Outdoors||New Testament randomly opened up to Romans 8:1|
|3||The Third Inauguration of Dylan Light||November 11, 2017||Wertopolis II||Indoors||Bible randomly opened up to Isaiah 60:24|
|4||The Fourth Inauguration of Dylan Light||February 11, 2018||Wertopolis I||Indoors||Bible randomly opened up to Joel 2:8|
|5||The First Inauguration of Stephanie Eaton||March 23, 2018||Eatonville||Indoors||How To Ruin Your Life by Ben Stein|
|6||The Second Inauguration of Stephanie Eaton||May 19, 2018||Coaltrium||Indoors||The Iliad by Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)|
|7||The Inauguration of Esther Eaton||August 3, 2018||Coaltrium||Indoors||Brave New World by Aldous Huxley||HS&RH Queen Stephanie|
List of Advisory Council Leadership Elections
The Prime Minister of Quixotica was elected every three months by the voting members of the Advisory Council to serve a term of equal length. They were elected alongside the Deputy Prime Minister of Quixotica. Prime Ministers are to assume office and be inaugurated the same day that they are elected. So far, there have been three Advisory Council Leadership Elections.
|No.||Winning Candidate - Party||Losing Candidate(s) - Party||Graph||Date|
|1||Dylan R. Light - Independent||None, ran unopposed||May 20, 2017|
|2||Dylan R. Light - Independent||Jack Lea - Right On!||August 4, 2017|
|Cory Kohler - Bachelor|
|3||Dylan R. Light - Independent||None, ran unopposed||November 11, 2017|
|4||Dylan R. Light - Wool Hat||None, ran unopposed||February 11, 2018|
|5||Stephanie Eaton - Amethyst||None, ran unopposed||May 19, 2018|
|6||Esther Eaton - Egalitarian||Stephanie Eaton - Amethyst||August 3, 2018|
Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Quixotica
The Cabinet was responsible for advising the Prime Minister on how to best represent the opinions, propositions, and ideas of the Advisory Council. Each individual Minister on the Prime Minister's Cabinet also heads up the functions of a specific government agency or department on the behalf of the currently reigning Monarch. In the event of a position being long vacant, the Monarch can appoint an acting Cabinet member to fill it. The creation of new Ministries was within the role of the reigning Monarch, but who was capable of appointing people to lead them was dependent on how they are established. The eleventh Amendment to the Amalgamated Constitution, ratified on March 30, 2018, added 5 new ministerial positions to the Cabinet.
The different Ministerial positions considered part of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet included (in order of succession to the Premiership):
|Ministerial Position||Position Created||Appointed by|
|Minister of Foreign Relations||June 1, 2017||Reigning Monarch|
|Attorney General||March 30, 2018|
|Minister of the Treasury||September 4, 2017||Prime Minister|
|Minister of Defense||December 31, 2017||Prime Minister or Monarch|
|Minister for Peace||March 30, 2018||Prime Minister|
|Minister of the Interior||August 17, 2017|
|Minister of National Security||December 31, 2017|
|Minister of Commerce||March 30, 2018|
|Minister of Agriculture||March 30, 2018|
|Postmaster General||March 30, 2018||Reigning Monarch|
|Prime Minister's Media Director||September 4, 2017||Prime Minister|
List of Prime Ministerial Firsts
The following is a list listing the achievements and distinctions of the various Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of Quixotica.
Dylan R. Light
- First Prime Minister of Quixotica.
- First Prime Minister to concurrently serve as Minister of the Treasury.
- First Prime Minister to also be an appointed Ambassador to a foreign power.
- First Prime Minister to simultaneously hold a cabinet position.
- First Prime Minister to be bestowed Honors by the Advisory Council.
- First Prime Minister to be elected to four consecutive terms of office.
- First Prime Minister to be elected alongside their Deputy Prime Minister.
- First Prime Minister to have a female Deputy Prime Minister.
- First Prime Minister to found a political party while in office.
- First Prime Minister to be elected whilst a member of a particular political party.
- First female Prime Minister of Quixotica.
- First person to become Prime Minister upon the removal of their predecessor.
- First Prime Minister to have formerly been Deputy Prime Minister.
- First person to be sworn in as Prime Minister with their hand on anything other than a religious text.
- First Prime Minister to also be a member of the Quixotican Royal family.
- First Prime Minister to be appointed leader of a new province while in office.
- First Prime Minister to be over the age of twenty while in office.
- First woman ever elected Prime Minister of Quixotica in her own right.
- First (and only) Prime Minister in the reign of Queen Stephanie.
- First Prime Minister to concurrently serve as the Quixotican Minister of Foreign Relations.