Second Virny cabinet

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Virny Cabinet
8th ministry of Sabia and Verona
Virny 2016.jpg
Date formed 1 October 2016
Date dissolved 22 May 2017
People and organizations
Head of government Shounn Virny
Head of state King Tarik
No. of ministers 9
Member party National Artists' Guild
Left Alliance
Status in legislature Minority (coalition)
Opposition party Liberals
Opposition leader Andrew Blackhorse
History
Election(s) 2016
Legislature term(s) 2nd Parliament (8th Legislature)
Previous Virny I
Successor Dargany I

Prime Minister of Sabia and Verona Shounn Virny formed the second Virny Cabinet following the 2016 general election held in September 2016. The cabinet is officially known as the 8th government. It was the second cabinet to be formed under the 2015 constitution, which created the present Parliament of Sabia and Verona. The cabinet was formed by members of the National Artists' Guild, the Left Alliance and independents, as it was the result of a coalition between the Artists and the Left to form a minority government (short of a majority by a single seat).

It was preceded by the first Virny cabinet, also formed by Virny, who led the Artists' Guild to a supermajority in the 2015 general election.

Background

The 8th ministry was preceded by the first Virny cabinet, which was formed by National Artists' Guild leader Shounn Virny after his party's overwhelming victory in the 2015 general election. The Artists won a supermajority in the newly formed Parliament of Sabia and Verona, with 10 seats over rival party Unity's 3 seats. Thus, Virny formed a cabinet composed of only Artist ministers.[1]

The Artists' supermajority was broken when the Left Alliance abandoned the Treaty of Kotavari shortly after its merger with Bakinn, in May 2016.[2] The Virny government was allowed to govern with a simple majority, but as the 2016 general election approached, it was clear no Guild-led government would rule alone in majority. Polls suggested a Unity majority, or at least a grim outcome for the National Artists' Guild.[3][4]

Following the 2016 general election, the Guild and the Left Alliance formed a centre-left to left-wing coalition to form a minority government. Virny once again took the position of Prime Minister, while Left leader Apollo Cerwyn became Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of Foreign Affairs.[5]

Cabinet formation

Coalition negotiations started shortly after the announcement of the 2016 general election results. Though previous pre-election negotiations had taken place between the Guild and Unity, the Guild chose to negotiate with the Left Alliance following the election.[6][7]

Composition

Division Secretary Assumed
office
Left
office
Party
8th Government of Sabia and Verona
Prime Minister    Shounn Virny 1 October
2015
22 May
2017
N
Deputy Prime Minister Apollo Cerwyn 1 October
2016
22 May
2017
R
Diplomacy Division
Defense Division Harmê Bertram 1 October
2016
22 May
2017
N
Education Division Narcissus Clyne 1 October
2016
22 May
2017
R
Arts Division Ryam Piper 1 October
2015
22 May
2017
N
Home Division Kastor Gevras Drigy 1 October
2016
22 May
2017
R
Botany Division Andreina Rossini 1 October
2016
10 January
2017[8]
R
Dovedán Pashor 11 January
2017
22 May
2017
Commerce Division Snø Jens 1 October
2016
22 May
2017
N
Welfare Division Anton Schubert-Moss 1 October
2016
22 May
2017
N
Intelligence Boris Tovinski 21 February
2016
22 May
2017
N/A

References