Prime Minister of Quixotica

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Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Quixotica
Seal-of-the-Prime-Minister-of-Quixotica.jpg
Incumbent
Office abolished

since September 28, 2018
StyleHis / Her / Their Excellency
ResidenceThe Constituency of whomever was serving as Prime Minister
Term lengthThree months, can be renewed indefinitely (with exceptions)
Inaugural holderDylan Light
FormationMay 13, 2017
SalaryNone (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.

Eligibility

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
held concurrently
Party Term Deputy Prime Minister Monarch
1 Prime-Minister-Light-Official-Portrait.jpg Dylan R. Light May 20, 2017

March 23, 2018
Minister of the Treasury
Ambassador to the
United Kingdom
Independent 1
(May, 2017)
Office not yet established
May 20, 2017May 30, 2017
1-Article-of-Credit.jpg
Miles I
April 11, 2017August 3, 2018
Michael Pudak
May 30August 4, 2017
2
(August, 2017)
Office vacant, none elected
August 4, 2017September 29, 2017
Jack Lea
September 29, 2017November 11, 2017
3
(November, 2017)
Stephanie Eaton
November 11, 2017March 23, 2018
Wool Hat 4
(February, 2018)
2 Deputy-Prime-Minister-Stephanie.jpg Stephanie Eaton March 23, 2018

August 3, 2018
Minister of the Treasury
Ambassador to the
United States
Wool Hat Office vacant
by ascension

March 23, 2018May 19, 2018
Amethyst 5
(May, 2018)
Office vacant,
none elected

May 19, 2018July 25, 2018
Salvatore Miller
July 25, 2018September 28, 2018
3 Esther Eaton 1.jpg Esther Eaton August 3, 2018

September 28, 2018
Minister of Foreign Relations Egalitarian 6
(August, 2018)
Deputy-Prime-Minister-Stephanie.jpg
Stephanie
August 3, 2018September 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 First-Advisory-Council-Leadership-Election-results.PNG May 20, 2017
2 Dylan R. Light - Independent Jack Lea - Right On! Second-Advisory-Council-Leadership-Election-results.PNG August 4, 2017
Cory Kohler - Bachelor
3 Dylan R. Light - Independent None, ran unopposed Third-Advisory-Council-Leadership-Election-results.PNG November 11, 2017
4 Dylan R. Light - Wool Hat None, ran unopposed Fourth-Advisory-Council-Leadership-Election-results.PNG February 11, 2018
5 Stephanie Eaton - Amethyst None, ran unopposed Fifth-Advisory-Council-Leadership-Election-results-fixed.PNG May 19, 2018
6 Esther Eaton - Egalitarian Stephanie Eaton - Amethyst Q-499.PNG 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.

Stephanie Eaton

  • 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.

Esther Eaton