Vorsitzender

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Vorsitzender of the
Abeldane Empire
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Incumbent
Anthony Clark

since 30 September 2020
StyleThe Right Honourable
Term lengthAt His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty's pleasure
6 months per term
Inaugural holderDonald West
Formation11 June 2014

The Vorsitzender is the head of government of the Abeldane Empire. It is the highest elected office in the Empire and is only one of the two directly elected offices at federal level aside from the Stellvertreter. The Vorsitzender is elected through federal elections, which in turn the Monarch appoints the newly elected Vorsitzender then takes office.

Originally known as the Prime Minister of the Abeldane Empire, the Vorsitzender has the task of heading the Reichsregierungskabinett, which consists of the ministerial departments and cabinet members as well as their secretariats, and making sure that the executive is delivering its functions properly and orderly. The Vorsitzender is also responsible for being questioned in the Reichsversammlung and delivering the current state of the government and its business.

The position of Vorsitzender is currently held by Anthony Clark, who heads the First Clark ministry.

Constitutional background and role

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The main role of the Vorsitzender is to oversee the activities of the Cabinet and co-ordinate with the ministers and to act as the voice of the government to the public. The Vorsitzender has the power also to advice the Monarch on what to do and has the power to declare war, with gracious consent of the Monarch. The Vorsitzender has also the power to veto laws made by the Reichsversammlung. Following the federalisation of Abelden in June 2016, the Vorsitzender has the power to appoint his cabinet and to remove them at the same time.

The Vorsitzender is regarded as the second most powerful person in the Empire, after the Monarch. Previously, the Monarch was regarded as the most powerful person in the Empire but following the constitutional changes in 2016 and the federalisation of Abelden, the Vorsitzender has since then been considered a powerful figure within the Empire and the politics in both federal and at-state level.

Under the constitution, the deputy of the Vorsitzender is the Stellvertreter, who is formally called the Stellvertreter des Vorsitzender. The Stellvertreter is elected separately from the Vorsitzender and therefore there may be instances that two different parties may hold the positions together. He is responsible for acting on behalf of the Vorsitzender when he is on other business outside the Empire. The Stellvertreter succeeds the Vorsitzender if he resigns or is incapacitated/dead and one example can be that of Michael Thomas Brazeau. Following Henry Twain's resignation as Vorsitzender on 29 March 2017, Brazeau immediately assumed the office of the Vorsitzender and is not considered acting as he holds the right to hold the office until a general election is called by the Monarch, which he did a few days later and was succeeded by Patrick Renwick.

Election and term length

The Vorsitzender is usually elected during general elections alongside with the Stellvertreter. He/She may also be appointed or removed by the Monarch at his or her pleasure, with an approval from the Reichsversammlung. Elections are held every 4 months; 3 times a year: April, August, and December. The position of Vorsitzender and the Stellvertreter are the only positions directly elected at federal executive level; the rest of the government positions are appointed by the Monarch with the advice from the Reichsversammlung. Before August 2017, the office was among the only electable positions in the Empire, the other being the Stellvertreter.

The term length of the Vorsitzender is at His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty's pleasure and the same follows with his deputy, the Stellvertreter. While there is no term limit that is prescribed by law, three terms are the normal term limits. Patrick Renwick is currently the longest-serving Vorsitzender, serving for over 12 months.

Etymology

Originally, the position was officially known as Prime Minister and the deputy of the Prime Minister was official known as Deputy Prime Minister but following a reform, the offices were both renamed to Vorsitzender and Stellvertreter des Vorsitzender, respectively. The position was renamed on 14 July 2015 effectively in all places and all previous mentions of the word Prime Minister were either retained or renamed.

List of Vorsitzenden

Portrait Vorsitzender
Constituency/State
Term of office and mandates
Duration in years and days
Party Government Legislature Monarch
(Reign)
DvW.png HI&RH
Donald West
Baron Westness

MP for
Alexton
11 June
2014
16 December
2014
Independent West I 1 Stephen I
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2014)
Rachel
Empress of the Abeldane Empire
(2014)
188 days
AJaniszewski.jpg The Right Honourable
Andrew Janiszewski
Duke of Nayhemia

MP for
None
16 December
2014
4 March
2015
Democratic Social
later New Democratic
Janiszewski I Donald I
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2014)
2015 I Janiszewski II
2015 II Janiszewski III Stephen I & II
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2014-15)
78 days
Paweł.png The Right Honourable
Pawel Sadowski
MP for
Brandburg
4 March
2015
4 March
2015
Bosmanish Minority Sadowski
24 mins
VSmith.jpg The Right Honourable
Vaughan Smith
MP for
Deoter
4 March
2015
5 March
2015
New Democratic Smith
1 day
DvW.png HI&RH
Donald West
Baron Westness

MP for
Alexton
5 March
2015
25 March
2015
New Democratic West II Donald I & II
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2015)
20 days Stephen I, II & III
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2015-18)
RvL.jpg HI&RH
Rachel Kioya
Baroness Reeness

MP for
Nayhemia
25 March
2015
17 July
2015
Independent Kioya
114 days
DBillbrough.jpg The Right Honourable
Damian Billbrough
MP for
Johnstown
17 July
2015
10 August
2015
2015 III Conservative Billbrough
24 days
Llewelyn Games Workshop.jpg The Right Honourable
Llewelyn Lawton
Duke of Creton

MP for
Johnstown
later from Morgannwg
10 August
2015
12 July
2016
New Democratic Lawton I
2015 IV Lawton II 2
2016 I Lawton III 3
337 days
MikeLewis.png The Right Honourable
Michael Lewis
Duke of Volkania

MP from
Demirelia
12 July
2016
24 July
2016
Liberal Lewis
12 days
EmiloPhoto.jpg The Right Honourable
Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy
MP from
St. Castle
24 July
2016
2 September
2016
2016 II Conservative Hardy I
40 days
NedPortrait.png The Right Honourable
Ned Gunderson
MP from
East Nedland
2 September
2016
10 October
2016
2016 III Democratic-Liberty Gunderson
38 days
P Renwick2.jpg The Right Honourable
Patrick Renwick
MP from
Demirelia
10 October
2016
14 October
2016
Democratic-Liberty Renwick I
4 days
11880483 869537619768915 4029556121765329462 n.jpg The Right Honourable
Horatio Eden
Duke of Brandburg

MP from
Alenshka
14 October
2016
4 November
2016
2016 IV Conservative Eden 4
21 days
EmiloPhoto.jpg The Right Honourable
Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy
MP from
St. Castle
4 November
2016
18 November
2016
Independent Hardy II
14 days
GH.jpg The Right Honourable
Grant Hawkins
Duke of Middleham

MP from
New Lviv
18 November
2016
27 February
2017
Conservative Hawkins I
Emergency Term
2016 V Hawkins II 5
101 days
Ezra1.jpg The Right Honourable
Henry Clement-Twain
Earl of New Keutschen

MP from
Teodoria
27 February
2017
29 March
2017
2017 I Independence Twain
30 days
MBrazeau.png The Right Honourable
Michael Thomas Brazeau
Marquis of Caerdydd

MP from
Alexander
29 March
2017
4 April
2017
Conservative Brazeau
6 days
P Renwick2.jpg The Right Honourable
Patrick Renwick
Marquis of Bessatre

MP from
Demirelia
4 April
2017
23 August
2017
2017 II Democratic-Liberty
later National
Renwick II
2017 III Renwick III 6
Renwick IV
141 days
Newtonvonuberquie 1.jpg The Right Honourable
Newton von Uberquie
Marquis of Middleham

MP from
Satirno
23 August
2017
19 September
2017
2017 IV Social Ecology Uberquie 7
27 days
Artlangportrait.png The Right Honourable
Artemis Jamie Langford
Countess of New Douala

MP from
St. Castle
19 September
2017
24 December
2017
Social Ecology Langford
96 days
76px The Right Honourable
Thomas Merrell
MP from
Alenshka
24 December
2017
1 March
2018
2017 V United Rhinoceros Merrell
67 days
P Renwick2.jpg The Right Honourable
Patrick Renwick
Marquis of Bessatre

MP from
Demirelia
1 March
2018
21 April
2018
National Independence
later Liberal National Alliance
Renwick V
51 days Nicholas I
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2018)
Alejandro W bubble.png The Right Honourable
Alejandro Whyatt
Marquis of Holmstein

MP from
Satirno
later Morgannwg
21 April
2018
27 June
2018
2018 I National Federalist
later Die Rechte
Whyatt 8
67 days Newton
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2018-20)
SF.jpg HI&RH
Stephen Freayth
Duke of Claret

MR from
Alenshka
27 June
2018
7 January
2019
2018 II Die Rechte Freayth I
2018 III Freayth II 9
194 days
15 tk.jpg The Right Honourable
Tarik Kârjasary
Marquis of Batori

MR from
Rai
7 January
2019
1 April
2019
2018 IV Social Ecology Kârjasary 10
84 days
76px The Right Honourable
Edward Daniels
Earl of Hayerling

MR from
Demirelia
later Morgannwg
later Tusmore
1 April
2019
1 April
2020
2019 I Liberty Front Daniels I
11
2019 II Daniels II
12
1 year
P Renwick2.jpg The Right Honourable
Patrick Renwick
Marquis of Bessatre

MR from
Demirelia
1 April
2020
29 June
2020
2020 I Populares
later National Union
Renwick VI
89 days Nicholas I & II
Emperor of the Abeldane Empire
(2020)
Position vacant
29 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
13
P Renwick2.jpg The Right Honourable
Patrick Renwick
Marquis of Bessatre

MV from
Demirelia
10 July
2020
30 September
2020
National Royalists Provisional
None
2020 II Renwick VII
14
82 days
AnthonyClark.png The Right Honourable
Anthony Clark
Marquis of Amerston

MV from
Morgannwg
30 September
2020
Incumbent 2020 III National Royalists Clark I
62 days

Time in office

Below is the list of Vorsitzenders by total time in office:

  • 1. Patrick Renwick - 367 days
  • 2. Edward Daniels - 366 days
  • 3. Llewelyn Lawton - 337 days
  • 4. Donald West - &10000000000000208000000208 days
  • 5. Stephen Freayth - 194 days
  • 6. Elizabeth Legata - 114 days
  • 7. Grant Hawkins - 101 days
  • 8. Artemis Langford - 96 days
  • 9. Tarik Kârjasary - 84 days
  • 10. Andrew Janiszewski - 78 days
  • 11. Alejandro Whyatt - 67 days
  • 11. Thomas Merrell - 67 days
  • 12. Anthony Clark - 62 days
  • 13. Emiel Hardy - &1000000000000005400000054 days
  • 14. Ned Gunderson - 38 days
  • 15. Henry Twain - 30 days
  • 16. Newton von Uberquie - 27 days
  • 17. Damian Billbrough - 24 days
  • 18. Horatio Eden - 21 days
  • 19. Mike Lewis - 12 days
  • 20. Michael Thomas Brazeau - 6 days
  • 22. Vaughan Smith - 1 day
  • 23. Pawel Sadowski - 20 minutes

Vacancies

Timeline

Records and firsts