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Prime Minister of Sierra
Primer Ministro de Sierra (es)
首相黃金王國 (zh)
Thủ tướng Chính phủ của Sierra (vn)
시에라 총리 (kr)
นายกรัฐมนตรีของเซีย (th)
Jongri no Shiera (hn)
シエラ内閣総理大臣 (ja)
Serran ESerran SSerran ASerran DSerran A  Serran CSerran ASerran SSerran HSerran TSerran A  Serran KSerran I  Serran SSerran ESerran RSerran RSerran A (sb)
Ministry
Federal
Seal of the Prime Minister of Sierra
Nemesis Heartwell official Senate portrait
Incumbent
Nemesis Heartwell

since October 18, 2017
Executive Branch of the K.S. Government
Executive Office of the Prime Minister
StyleHis/Her Excellency
Member ofthe Cabinet
the Senate
the Executive Council
the Privy Council
Reports tothe Queen
ResidenceFlag of Sierra Getty House
SeatPorciúncula, GC, Sierra
Term lengthAt Her Royal Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderFrederick Bachelor, Sr.
December 16, 1859
FormationNovember 27, 1858
Salary$500,000 per year
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
Websitepm.gc.ks

The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sierra (informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of Her Royal Majesty's Government in Sierra. The Prime Minister is the highest minister of state, the leader of the Cabinet, the Supreme Field Marshal of the Sierran Crown Armed Forces, a ranking member of the Privy Council, and the chairperson of the Executive Council. As head of government, it is the Prime Minister's responsibility to advise the Queen on exercising her royal prerogative and executive powers as prescribed by the Constitution. The office is constitutionally defined, although its modern functions and powers have been established through long-established convention. The Prime Minister also has the responsibility of administering the Executive Office of the Prime Minister, which is the central organization that oversees numerous federal and statutory agencies and boards. As an official possessing fused powers, the premiership has become Sierra's most powerful and influential institution vis-à-vis the Monarchy, Parliament, and the Supreme Court by de facto.

Although there are no explicit requirements or restrictions on who can become prime minister, by convention, historically, all prime ministers have come from either houses of Parliament, though especially from the Senate, as long as there was a majority government in the House. In almost all cases beginning in the 20th century, the Prime Minister has always exclusively been the leader of the majority party or the largest party in a coalition in the House of Commons. As the primer inter pares, the Prime Minister is a sitting, voting member in the House of Commons, who may introduce bills and conduct other parliamentary motions in the same manner as their peers. Since the 2012 Prime Ministerial Electoral Selection Method Act, whenever there is a hung parliament (i.e., there is no majority government), the people directly elect the Prime Minister from one of the parties in Parliament, irrespective of existing coalitions. By convention, all prime ministers must be appointed by the Queen, who honors the vote held in Parliament or by the people. Similarly, the Queen can dismiss the Prime Minister at Her Royal Majesty's pleasure, though only when a motion of no confidence passes or when there is a loss of supply.

Since the office's creation in 1858, there have been a total of 32 prime ministers. The current incumbent Prime Minister of Sierra is the Royalist's Nemesis Heartwell, who replaced outgoing fellow Royalist Leslie Steele, following the Royalist leadership election that took place on October 18.

Role, powers, and duties

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This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of the
Kingdom of Sierra


The role of the prime minister is to fulfill all of the inclusive powers and duties of the monarch on their behalf. As an ex officio member of the Privy Council, the prime minister is also responsible for advising the monarch on what course of action to take when exercising the exclusive rights which are: the royal prerogative, the royal assent, and the issuance of edicts. In almost all cases, if at any time the monarch performs these exclusive rights, it is after through the consultation with the prime minister. For this reason, the advice of prime minister is regarded as practically full-binding and therefore functions as the most powerful position in Sierra. The prime minister is able to exercise great political power and execute many actions through the monarch while simultaneously holding legislative power in Parliament as the President of the Senate.

Within Parliament, the prime minister is entitled to the seat of President of the Senate who is in charge with facilitating legislative discussion, monitoring debates, censuring officials, and answering questions to members of both the Senate and House during the Prime Minister's Questions sessions. The prime minister is entitled to one vote in the Senate as any other senator although if there is a tie, his/her vote counts as the tie-breaker. In an addition, in order to strengthen their party and to minimize the chances of a divided government, the Prime Minister is responsible for the appointment of 11 senators-at-large, usually done at the start of their term. The Prime Minister may choose to call a special national election for any of these seats if they see fit, or when the seat is vacant.

During times of war, the prime minister assumes the role as the Supreme Field Marshal who is charged with coordinating, organizing, and leading all military operations and movements related to the conflict. Declaring and making peace is an exclusive right reserved for the monarch as a prerogative and as such, the prime minister must first consult and confirm with the monarch of his/her opinion and then receive support by Parliament. In both times of war and peace, the prime minister always has access to Sierra's nuclear codes and may activate them if deemed absolutely necessary.

The prime minister may grant pardons, reprieves, or clemency so long as the person has not been tried and sentenced for treason. The prime minister also has the power to ban specific foreign individuals from entering Sierra if deemed to pose a threat to Sierra. Other judiciary powers the prime minister enjoys include executive privilege and the confidentiality privilege, two mechanisms which allow the prime minister to withhold sensitive information from the public, the civil government, and the monarch during a legal case (which would legally protect him/her from being tried under perjury) and override most subpoena requests. Theoretically, the prime minister has automatic clearance to nearly all classified information from Sierra's military and intelligence agencies but may still be denied access to certain information. This arises by the fact that the prime minister is directly electable and therefore, anyone could easily bypass Sierra's rigorous clearance checks by simply getting voted into office. Another issue is that the prime minister's term of office is also tied to elections and should the prime minister be voted out, he/she would retain any particularly sensitive state information as a civilian.

Qualifications and selection

The prime minister and all other members of the Cabinet must be appointed by the Queen. In practice and by convention, the Queen appoints the Prime Minister based on the individual who is the most likely to receive the support, or confidence, of the majority of the members of the House of Commons. Generally speaking, this is understood to be the leader of the majority party in Parliament, the leader of the largest party in a coalition government, or the leader directly chosen by the general electorate in a hung parliament situation. Selection of other ministers of state is determined by the party or coalition, and must be reviewed and approved by the Senate prior to assuming office. By convention, the Senate always approves these ministers unless extraordinarily compromising circumstances arise during a Senate hearing over a particular individual.

Although there is no legal requirement for the prime minister to be a member of Parliament, it is generally expected that the prime minister hold a seat in the House of Commons in order to fully carry out their dual role as executive and legislator. To date, no prime minister has been elected who was not previously a member of Parliament, and no prime minister has held onto the office longer than three months after they lost their seat in their own constituency. Based on House protocol, prime ministers who have not previously held office may be urged to seek election over an available seat promptly. Hypothetically, a fellow party member presiding over a "safe constituency" would yield their seat for a by-election to enable the prime minister to win and serve in Parliament. Currently, there are few eligibility qualifications for a member to hold office in the House of Commons and they call for the candidate to be:

  • A citizen of any of the three constituent states of the Kingdom of Sierra (the Deseret, Hawaii, or Sierra), or any of its territories, or its crown dependencies
  • An individual who has reached the age of 25 or older;
  • A citizen who has physically lived in any place under Sierran jurisdiction, whether sovereign or extraterritorial, (including overseas military bases, embassies, etc.) for 10 consecutive years or a total of 14 years with the last 7 years being consecutive as a resident;
  • A citizen whose domicile is within no more than 50 miles from the boundaries of the constituency they seek to run in for a period of at least 3 months at the time of assuming office;
  • A citizen for at least 15 years, if naturalized;
  • A citizen in good upstanding with respect to society, who has not been convicted or served a sentence for a felony within the past 20 years, a serious offense within the past 15 years, a criminal offense within the past 10 years, or a misdemeanor/minor crime within the past 5 years;
  • And a citizen who has never been convicted of treason, terrorism, or war crime

Inauguration and oath

Before a new prime minister can formally assume the office, the prime minister-elect is required to meet the reigning monarch and the outgoing prime minister, usually at the monarch's residence, the Occidental Palace. If the monarch is not present, one of the Great Officers of State may stand in for the monarch. The prime minister-elect and outgoing prime minister must exchange hands before the monarch. The outgoing prime minister must relinquish their "commission" before the monarch, who then presents this renounced commission to the incoming prime minister. Before taking office, the prime minister is constitutionally required to swear in front of the monarch the following statement:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sierra and His/Her Royal Highness' Representative and Civil Servant to the Sierrans, that I will faithfully execute the powers ascribed upon me by the Constitution. I declare that any and all actions I undertake shall be scrutinized to the fullest extent and that I shall only work in the interests of the People and the State. Ten thousand years, glory, glory to the King/Queen!

The prime minister has the optional choice of adding in the following phrase at the end of his/her oath: So help me God (or Providence). If a monarch was officially declared dead by the state coroner within seven days of the prime minister's inauguration, the oath's end is modified to say, "...Ten thousand years, the King/Queen is dead, glory, glory to the King/Queen...".

The oath in its entirety is administered by the Chief Justice and it has been traditionally dictated that the prime minister's left hand be placed on a Holy Bible (interchangeable with any other religious texts such as the Quran or a secular text such as the Constitution). As soon as the prime minister has completed his/her oath, the prime minister is officially inaugurated into the office with all its powers, responsibilities, and benefits. Following the inauguration, the Getty House bids farewell to the departing prime minister and prepares for the arrival of the new prime minister. At the desk of the prime minister, a manila folder containing a personal letter from the leaving prime minister, sensitive state information, and a debriefing document awaits the prime minister. There, the prime minister also finalizes all his/her credentials in order to fulfill the task of prime minister.

Traditionally, about two weeks after a general election, the prime minister holds an inaugural address, regardless if they were newly appointed or have continued to serve as the incumbent, before the country at the front steps of Parliament Building, detailing their plan for the government and their goals as the leader of the government.

Term

The term of office for the prime minister has no fixed length or time limit. The prime minister serves at Her Royal Majesty's pleasure, and remains in office as long as they are able to maintain the confidence of the majority of members in the House of Commons, if they resign, if they are dismissed, or if they die. The only other method of the prime minister's removal from office is impeachment, which is a stronger form of dismissal that entails formal prosecution by Parliament against alleged crimes committed by the prime minister during their tenure.

The lifespan of Parliament has been limited to a maximum of five years after the last general election, although in practice, the time between the formation and dissolution of Parliament is often much shorter than this. Whenever Parliament requires dissolution, the prime minister must submit a formal writ of election, requesting the Queen to allow an election to take place within a speedily prompt manner. Following parliamentary dissolution, members of Parliament continue to serve in their capacity as members, but are heavily limited in what they can do. The prime minister and all other members of the House must run in the general election in order to maintain a seat in the House. The goal of every incumbent prime minister is to ensure that their party or coalition maintains a plurality or majority in the House, in order to continue as a government. Should the prime minister's party lose enough seats to yield a minority, and a coalition cannot be formed in a timely manner, the leader of the new largest party wins. Should neither be the case, and there is a hung parliament, it is possible for the Queen to hold a special prime ministerial election, whereby one of the party leaders within the new House is to be chosen by the people as the new prime minister.

Vacancy and succession

In the event of a vacancy, the deputy prime minister fulfills the role as acting prime minister for either the remainder of the vacant prime minister's term or until the prime minister is able to competently fulfill his/her duties. A special election may be called forcing a new prime minister to be voted in if Parliament deems it necessary. If the prime minister is removed from office through impeachment, death, or resignation, the deputy prime minister automatically becomes the prime minister. According to the Sierran line of succession, should the deputy prime minister be unable to fulfill the role as prime minister, the responsibility is transferred onto the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The line continues down the offices of the Cabinet according to the numbering of precedence of the ministries with the last in line the Minister of Veteran Affairs.

Style, compensation, salary, and benefits

Getty House

The Getty House, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

Styles of
the Prime Minister of Sierra
Seal of the Prime Minister of Sierra
Reference style His/Her/Their Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Posthumous style The Honorable
Alternative style Mr./Mrs./Ms. Prime Minister

The prime minister enjoys an annual salary of $500,000, $50,000 personal expense account, $100,000 travel account, and $30,000 for miscellaneous spending. In addition, the prime minister is provided residence at the Getty House Estate and may utilize all its facilities and services at his/her pleasure. State dinners, official visits, and other public functions are funded by the government but all other expenses including food and laundry must be paid out of the prime minister's finances.

The prime minister has unrestricted access to the Occidental Palace, the official residence of the monarch, as well as several government-owned country retreats throughout Sierra. A guest room within the Palace is readily available personally for the prime minister and his/her family whenever visiting the monarch.

The official state car is a modified armored version of the Maybach 62 limousine which is used as ground transport for the prime minister. Two heavily modified and custom-fitted Boeing 757 models serve as the official aerial means of transport for the prime minister and the Sierran royal family. The prime minister also has a fleet of 20 Marines-operated helicopters and cruisers at his/her disposal.

The prime minister, his/her family, and personal guests receive continuous protection from the Secret Service and continue receiving protection up to 20 years after exiting office. Under special circumstances, this post-office protection may be extended unto former prime ministers at the discretion of the current prime minister. In the case of a severe national emergency, the prime minister can be brought to any of the undisclosed amount of heavily guarded secret locations throughout Sierra to continue normal government operations.

A personal set of coat of arms and standard may be commissioned by the prime minister during their administration for his/her use, and may receive titles from the peerage system by the Monarch with the expressed approval of the Parliament.

The prime minister is officially styled with the title His/Her Excellency and outranks all titles and offices with the exception of the Sierran Royal Family in the government hierarchy of importance. Deceased prime ministers are posthumously referred to as The Honorable.

List of prime ministers

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Party Term of office Electorate served Elections won Ministry Reigning monarch
1 His Excellency
Frederick Arthur Bachelor, Sr.
OT OES FCS OM

(1803–1879)
Frederick Bachelor, Sr Royalist December 16
1858
September 19
1865
North End, San Francisco,
1858–1865 (resigned)
1858, 1863 Bachelor, Sr. I & II Smith I
Smith I older years
(1858–1893)
2 His Excellency
Richard John Trist
FCS OM

(1822–1884)
Richard Trist Royalist September 19
1865
June 5
1867
Sacramento, Tahoe,
1858–1876 (retired)
1865 Trist I
3 His Excellency
Ulysses Alexander Perry
FCS

(1828–1874)
Ulysses Perry Democratic-Republican June 5
1867
June 5
1872
Bernheim, San Joaquin,
1858–1877 (assassinated)
1867,
1869 (Feb.),
1869 (Aug.)
1870
Perry I–IV
(2) His Excellency
Richard John Trist
OM

(1822–1884)
Richard Trist 2 Royalist June 5
1872
January 13
1874
Sacramento, Tahoe,
1858–1876 (retired)
1872 Trist II
(3) His Excellency
Ulysses Alexander Perry
FCS OM

(1828–1874)
Ulysses Perry Democratic-Republican January 13
1874
February 14
1874
Bernheim, San Joaquin,
1858–1874 (assassinated)
1874 (Jan.) Perry V
"The Doomed Ministry"
4 His Excellency
Issac Ezekiel Johnson
OT FCS OM

(1817–1887)
Issac Johnson Democratic-Republican February 14
1874
December 15
1874
West Delta, Santa Clara,
1858–1874 (resigned)
Johnson
5 His Excellency
Maxwell Percival Gibson
OT OES FCS OM

(1820–1888)
Maxwell Gibson Democratic-Republican December 15
1874
August 10
1878
McDouglas, San Joaquin,
1858–1882 (retired)
1874 (Dec.),
1877
Gibson I & II
6 His Elevated Grace
John Charles Frémont
1st Earl Frémont
FCS OM ORS

(1813–1890)
John C. Fremont Royalist August 10
1878
June 16
1881
Mariposas, Tahoe,
1858–1864 (transferred)
Frémont, Tahoe,
1864–1880 (retired)
1878 Frémont I
7 His Excellency
Nicholas Daryl Calhoun
FCS OM

(1819–1883)
Nicholas Calhoun Democratic-Republican June 16
1881
February 9
1882
Buckwheat, Reno,
1866–1883 (died)
1881 Calhoun
(6) His Elevated Grace
John Charles Frémont
1st Earl Frémont
OT OES FCS OM ORS PC

(1813–1890)
John C. Fremont Royalist February 9
1882
September 11
1885
Frémont, Tahoe,
1864–1885 (retired)
1882,
1884
Frémont II
8 His Excellency
Frederick Herbert Arthur Bachelor, Jr.
OT OM PC

(1832–1905)
Frederick Bachelor, Jr Royalist September 11
1885
February 9
1892
Central Plains, Plumas,
1870–1892 (retired)
1887 Bachelor, Jr. I & II
9 His Elevated Grace
Joseph Matthew Starling
2nd Viscount of Brianwood
OT OES OM PC

(1836–1929)
Joseph Starling Royalist February 9
1892
August 29
1901
Iverson and Darth, Central Valley,
1870–1892 (retired)
1892,
1897
Starling I & II
Lewis I
Lewis I
(1893–1927)
10 His Excellency
Robert Abraham Landon
OM PC KON

(1867–1936)
Robert Landon 2 Democratic-Republican August 29
1901
October 16
1909
Ridgecrest, Central Valley
1896–1916 (resigned)
1901,
1902,
1904
Landon I–III
11 His Excellency
Henry Stanley Gage
OM ORS PC

(1859–1940)
Henry Gage Royalist October 16
1909
March 2
1912
Conception, Kings
1888–1932 (retired)
1909
1911
Gage I
Gage II
(Roy.–Prog. U.)
(10) His Excellency
Robert Abraham Landon
OM PC KON

(1867–1936)
Robert Landon Democratic-Republican March 2
1912
February 8
1916
Ridgecrest, Central Valley
1896–1916 (resigned)
1912,
1915
Landon IV & V
12 His Excellency
Phillip Johan Judd
OM ORS KON

(1865–1947)
Phillip Judd 2 Democratic-Republican February 8
1916
March 2
1919
West Porciúncula, Gold Coast
1897–1933 (retired)
1917 Judd I
13 His Excellency
Hiram Warren Johnson
OM PC

(1866–1945)
Hiram Johnson 2 Reformed Republican March 2
1919
June 13
1921
Presidio, San Francisco
1911–1945 (died)
1919,
1920 (Mar.),
1920 (Sep.)
Johnson I–III
(Ref Rep.–KN–Nat. U.)
(12) His Excellency
Phillip Johan Judd
OM ORS KON

(1865–1947)
Phillip Judd Democratic-Republican June 13
1921
April 4
1923
West Porciúncula, Gold Coast
1897–1933 (retired)
1919
Judd II
(1st National)
(13) His Excellency
Hiram Warren Johnson
OM PC

(1866–1945)
Hiram Johnson Reformed Republican April 4
1923
May 1
1924
Presidio, San Francisco
1911–1945 (died)
1923 Johnson IV
(Ref Rep.–KN–Nat. U.)
14 His Excellency
Earle Henry Coburn
OM PC

(1866–1945)
Earle Coburn Royalist May 1
1924
July 8
1927
San Gabriel, Gold Coast
1911–1927 (defeated)
1924,
1926
Coburn I & II
Lewis II
Lewis II
(1927–1945)
15 His Excellency
Poncio Jésus Suarez de Salinas
OM ORS

(1897–1966)
Poncio Salinas 2 Democratic-Republican July 8
1927
September 10
1934
Oroville, Central Valley
1919–1934 (defeated)
1927,
1931
Salinas I
(Dem. Rep.–Ref. Rep.)
Salinas II
16 His Excellency
Christopher Picard Roux
OM ORS KON

(1874–1950)
Christopher Roux Royalist September 10
1934
July 4
1939
Green River, Inland Empire
1921–1939 (defeated)
1934,
1936,
1938
Rioux I–III
(15) His Excellency
Poncio Jésus Suarez de Salinas
OT OES OM ORS PC KON

(1897–1966)
Poncio Salinas Democratic-Republican July 4
1939
December 21
1946
Oroville, Central Valley
1939–1946 (retired)
1939,
1942,
1944
Salinas III
Salinas War/2nd National (All parties)
Salinas War II/3rd National (All parties)
Lewis III
Lewis III
(1945–1991)
17 His Excellency
Charles Walker Lyon
PC

(1901–1979)
Charles W. Lyon Democratic-Republican December 21
1946
March 3
1947
Rancho Margarita, Orange
1935–1960 (retired)
Lyon
18 His Excellency
Franklin Chu-Yuan Tan
OM ORS KON PC

(1900–1988)
Franklin Tan Royalist March 3
1947
June 19
1955
Lower Bay Area, Santa Clara
1936–1955 (resigned)
1947,
1949,
1953
Tan I–III
19 His Excellency
Henry Wesley Thompson Faulkner
OM ORS KON PC

(1897–1962)
Henry Faulkner 2 Democratic-Republican June 19
1955
October 7
1959
Tenderloin, San Francisco
1937–1962 (died)
1955 Faulkner
20 His Excellency
Alfred Walter von Schliefen
OT OM ORS KON PC

(1896–1981)
Alfred von Schliefen Royalist October 7
1959
March 13
1965
Las Vegas Valley, Clark
1949–1981 (died)
1959,
1961,
1964
Faulkner I
Faulkner II
(Roy.-Nat. U.–Con.)
Faulkner III
(Roy.–Nat. U.)
21 His Excellency
Earl Warren
OM ORS KON PC

(1891–1974)
Earl Warren Democratic-Republican March 13
1965
June 22
1969
Concordia, San Joaquin
1938–1974 (died)
1965 Warren
22 His Excellency
Kovrov Stoyanovich
KHK PC EC PBR

(1916–2007)
Kovrov Stoyanovich 2 Royalist June 22
1969
March 20
1970
Getty, Gold Coast
1963–1970 (impeached)
1965 Stoyanovich
23 His Excellency
Walter Jin Bao Zhou
OM ORS KON EC PC

(1930–)
Walter Zhou Royalist March 20
1970
November 19
1975
Lee, Santa Clara
1960–1991 (retired)
1972 Zhou I & II
24 His Excellency
Kirk Libi Siskind
OM ORS KON PC

(1927–)
Kirk Siskind Democratic-Republican November 19
1975
June 25
1983
Alpine Coast, Shasta
1965–2004 (retired)
1975,
1980
Siskind I & II
25 His Excellency
Mitchell Edward Ford

(1941–)
Mitchell Ford Democratic-Republican June 25
1983
January 31
1986
Balboa, Laguna
1978–)
1983 Ford
26 His Excellency
Ted Gordon Brundy
KON PC

(1938–)
Ted Brundy Democratic-Republican January 31
1986
May 5
1992
Holcomb, Inland Empire
1978–
1986
1890
Brundy I
Brundy II
(Roy.–Lib.)
Angelina I
Angelina I
(1991–2005)
27 Her Excellency
Melinda Katherine Peters
DON PC

(1945–)
Melinda Peters Democratic-Republican May 5
1992
August 18
2000
West Hook, Kings
(1974–2006)
1992,
1994,
1995,
1998
Peters I–II
Peters III & IV (Progressive coalition)
28 His Excellency
Matthew Joshua Braggs
EC PC

(1957–)
Matthew Braggs Royalist August 18
2000
September 27
2004
Lee and Ortega, Orange
1991–2004 (resigned)
2000 Braggs
(Conservative coalition)
29 Her Excellency
Diana Hyun Jeong
ORS PC

(1957–)
Diana Jeong Royalist September 27
2004
March 19
2008
Stearns, Orange
1993–
2004 Jeong
(Conservative coalition)
Smith II
Smith II
(2005–2015)
30 His Excellency
Sir Steven Yila Hong
OT OES ORS KON KHK EC PC

(1967–2016)
Steven Hong Democratic-Republican March 19
2008
August 12
2016
West Gabriel, Gold Coast
1994–2016 (assassinated)
2008,
2013
Hong I
Hong II
(Progressive coalition)
Angelina II
Angelina II
(2015–)
31 His Excellency
Preston Thomas Bolivar
EC PC

(1968–)
Preston Bolivar Democratic-Republican August 12
2016
December 16
2016
Watts, Gold Coast
1994–2016 (retired)
Bolivar Caretaker
32 His Excellency
Daniel Noah McComb
KHK PC Esq.

(1959–)
Daniel McComb 3 Royalist December 16
2016
October 3
2017
Central Greater Bernheim, San Joaquin
2004–2017 (resigned)
2016 McComb
(Conservative coalition)
31 Her Excellency
Leslie Sarah Liz Steele
DHK PC

(1933–)
Leslie Steele Royalist October 3
2017
October 18
2017
Conception, Kings
2010–
Steele Caretaker
32 Her Excellency
Nemesis Catherine Nyx Heartwell
PC

(1988–)
Nemesis Heartwell official Senate portrait Royalist October 18
2017
Incumbent Weston, San Joaquin
2010–
2017 Heartwell
(Conservative coalition)

Timeline

Current ministry

The incumbent ministry under Nemesis Heartwell has been in government since October 18, 2016.


Post-prime ministry

All living former prime ministers are entitled to pensions, offices, and security protection. As of January 2015, the current pension stands at $125,000 a year. In addition, former prime ministers enjoy franking privileges, covered traveling expenses, and nationally sanctioned prime ministerial libraries. Upon leaving office, former prime ministers may lose access to security-clearance locations, government-operated residences including the Getty House or the Occidental Palace, and various other privileges. After stepping down, some prime ministers continued to pursue a prolific career in politics or policymaking. There are no constitutional restrictions that prevent former prime ministers from taking office or even running for prime minister yet again. As such, extensive opportunities and advantages are offered to former prime ministers (who enjoy statutory pensions), even more so than does who have not been.

Prime ministers who have been regarded positively during their tenures generally continue their legacy after leaving office. Almost universally, approval ratings for former prime ministers are higher than they were during their service. Without the responsibilities or scrutiny associated with the prime ministerial profession, former prime ministers have well-established images and credibility, allowing them to enter into any field in society. Prior to the extortion scandal that brought impeachment and then imprisonment upon former prime minister Kovrov Stoyanovich, Stoyanovich had relatively positive ratings. Following his release from prison in 1997, Stoyanovich rebuilt his image by dedicating a life to humanitarian concerns by traveling around the world. His charity work and promotion of global peace allowed former critics to overlook his scandal and praise him for his work.

When former prime ministers pass away, a state funeral is held in honor and recognition of their service. Their body is laid in state beneath the Rotunda of the Parliament Building for about a week before buried at their's or their family's desired location. Considered a solemn event, the entire procession itself is managed jointly between the Sierran Crown Armed Forces and members of the Parliament, reaffirming national solidarity with the prime ministerial office. The event is considered an obligatory ceremony that the Sierran royal family must attend. The last state funeral held for a prime minister was for former prime minister Kovrov Stoyanovich (2007) who died of a stroke at the age of 91.

See also

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