Prime Minister of Wellmoore

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Prime Minister of Wellmoore
Primeiro Ministro de Wellmoore  (Portuguese)
Standard of the Prime Minister of Wellmoore.svg
Standard of the Prime Minister
Incumbent
Axel Rogers, 1st Lord Rogers

since September 2020
Office of the Prime Minister
StyleThe Right Honourable (formal)
Mr Prime Minister (informal)
His Excellency (diplomatic)
TypeHead of government
AbbreviationPM
Member ofParliament
Cabinet of Wellmoore
Reports toHouse of Ministers
SeatMidnight City
AppointerMonarch of Wellmoore
typically based on election results
Term lengthAt His Majesty's Pleasure
typically 5 Years, and renewable
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Wellmoore
PrecursorVice President of Wellmoore
Formation14 March 2020
First holderAxel Rogers, 1st Lord Rogers
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Wellmoore

The Prime Minister of Wellmoore is the head of government of the Kingdom of Wellmoore. The Prime Minister sits also as the head of the House of Ministers and chair of the Cabinet and selects its ministers, and advises the sovereign on the exercise of much of their Royal Powers.

The Prime Minister is the individual that is typically the leader of the political party or coalition of parties that holds the largest number of seats in the House of Ministers after an election.

History

Establishment of the Role

The position of Prime Minister was established on 14 March 2020 along with HM's Government of Wellmoore and the passing of the Wellmoorean Constitiution.

List of Prime Ministers of Wellmoore

  • Lord Axel GCoITE MP - LGBT Party (September 2020 – Present)

Modern Premiership

Apointment

The Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch. The monarch may also dismiss the Prime Minister. However the Prime Minister is typically the leader of the largest party in the House of Ministers after a general election, or the individual who commands the most confidence in Parliament.

By convention, the Prime Minister is also an elected MP and is normally the leader of the political party that commands a majority in the House of Ministers.

Office of the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister's Office helps the Prime Minister to 'establish and deliver the government's overall strategy and policy priorities, and to communicate the government's policies to Parliament, the public and international audiences'.

The Office of the Prime Minister is formally part of the Cabinet Office.

Succession

Nobody has the right of automatic succession to the Prime Ministership. However, it is generally considered by those with an interest in the matter that in the event of the death of the Prime Minister, it would be appropriate to appoint an Interim Prime Minister.

Resignation

A Prime Minister ends their tenure by offering their resignation to the monarch. This can happen after their party has suffered a general election defeat, so they no longer command the confidence of the House of Ministers. It can also happen mid-term, if they are forced to resign for political reasons,or other reasons such as ill health. If the Prime Minister resigns mid-term, and their party has a majority in the House of Ministers, the party selects a new leader according to its rules, and this new leader is invited by the monarch to become the new Prime Minister. The outgoing Prime Minister is likely to remain in post until the new leader has been chosen by the party. After resigning, the outgoing Prime Minister remains a Member of Parliament. An outgoing Prime Minister can ask the monarch to bestow honours on any number of people of their choosing, known as the Prime Minister's Resignation Honours. No incumbent Prime Minister has ever lost their own seat at a general election.

Authority, Powers and Constraints

The Prime Minister is the head of HM's Government of Wellmoore. As such, the modern Prime Minister leads the Cabinet. In addition, the Prime Minister leads a major political party and generally commands a majority in the House of Ministers (the lower chamber of the Wellmoorean Parliament). In the House of Ministers, the Prime Minister guides the law-making process with the goal of enacting the legislative agenda of their political party. In an executive capacity, the Prime Minister appoints (and may dismiss) all other Cabinet Members and Ministers. The Prime Minister also acts as the public "face" and "voice" of His Majesty's Government , both at home and abroad.

Precedence, Privileges and Forms of Address

By tradition, before a new Prime Minister can occupy the post, they are required to announce to the country and the world that they have "kissed hands" with the reigning monarch, and have thus become Prime Minister. This is usually done by saying words to the effect of:

'His Majesty the King [Her Majesty the Queen] has asked me to form a government with my party and I have accepted'.

All Prime Ministers are given the Prefix of The Right Honourable (The Rt. Hon.) as the Prime Minister becomes a member of the Privy Council of Wellmoore upon election. The Prime Minister's length of service in the Privy Council lasts the length of their term(s) in office.

See also