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Emperor and Prime Minister swap Cabinet positions

HIM Emperor Jonathan I (left) and Prime Minister HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy (right)

His Imperial Majesty the Emperor and Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy have swapped their positions of Home Secretary and Minister for Culture, respectively.

Emperor Jonathan I made the announcement of the partial Cabinet reshuffle earlier this evening.

The position of Home Secretary, which had been held by the Emperor himself since October 2014, is responsible for overseeing many of the internal affairs of Austenasia, including border controls, environmental protection, and policing.

The position of Minister for Culture, which had been held by Prime Minister Kennedy since May 2015, is responsible for the promotion of Austenasian culture, and includes duties such as the maintenance of public monuments and the appointing of Artists Laureate.

The Austenasian Cabinet is comprised of seven such offices, appointed by the Monarch with the consent of the Prime Minister.

Countess Eritoshi elected Prime Minister

19 November 2013 3 comments
Eritoshi of Memphis, the newly elected Prime Minister.

Eritoshi of Memphis, the newly elected Prime Minister.

Her Imperial Highness Countess Eritoshi of Memphis has been elected Prime Minister of Austenasia in the General Election held yesterday, receiving two-thirds of the votes.

The remaining one-third of the vote went to Lord John Gordon of Palasia, who has become Deputy Prime Minister. Surprisingly, Lord Marshal William – the third candidate, and Acting PM before the election – did not receive a single vote in the General Election. He and Eritoshi had been considered by many to be the two with the most chance of winning the election.

A Local Election took place at the same time. All those elected Representatives gained 100% of the vote in their respective Towns, with nobody choosing the option to abstain from the election implemented in response to only one person running for each office.

  • In Wrythe, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor was re-elected Representative, winning back the seat which he lost to his sister the then Princess Caroline in December 2011.
  • In Zephyria, Lord Marshal William was re-elected Representative, a position he has held uninterruptedly since September 2010.
  • In Thanasia, Countess Eritoshi was elected Representative, having been Acting Representative since Thanasia was annexed in May earlier this year.
  • In Palasia, Lord John Gordon was elected Representative, having been Acting Representative since Palasia was annexed in July earlier this year.

Emperor Jonathan I has congratulated Countess Eritoshi on her victory, and has also announced a Cabinet reshuffle, with his sister Crown Princess Caroline no longer a Representative. He himself has replaced the Crown Princess as Chancellor and Secretary-General, and Lord John Gordon has replaced Lord Marshal William as Home Secretary, but the Lord Marshal has kept his other two Cabinet offices as Minister of Defence and Minister for the Environment, and Countess Eritoshi has remained Chief Ambassador.

Turnout was 81.8% for the Local Election and 60% for the General Election.