WHEREAS it is expedient that the Head of Government of the Royal Republic of Ladonia should be a Prime Minister appointed by Her Majesty the Queen by and with the consent of the Cabinet.
And WHEREAS Her Majesty has been pleased to signify Her desire to create the Office of the Prime Minister appointed by Her with the advice and consent of the Cabinet.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Ministers in this present Cabinet assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
PART 1: THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER
- The Queen shall appoint, by Letters Patent under the Privy Seal, the Prime Minister on the advice and consent of the Cabinet.
- The Prime Minister shall be the Head of the Cabinet and shall be responsible for the administration of State affairs not specifically reserved to Her Majesty the Queen.
- The Prime Minister must be a Member of the Cabinet and a Citizen of the Royal Republic to hold office.
- The State Secretary of the Royal Republic must countersign the Letters Patent of Office appointing the Prime Minister.
- To be nominated to the Office of Prime Minister it shall be necessary for the person so nominated to have been a citizen of the Royal Republic for not less than two years and to have served at least one year in the Cabinet.
PART 2: TENURE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
- The term in office of the Prime Minister shall be two (2) years
- No person may serve more than two, consecutive or nonconsecutive, terms as Prime Minister.
PART 3: NOMINATION AND SELECTION
- The nomination of a person who is suitable to be Prime Minister shall be nominated by a member of the cabinet.
- Once nominated, the candidate for the Office of Prime Minister must receive the affirmative votes of not less than two-thirds of the Cabinet Members.
- Upon receiving the required votes in the Cabinet, the name of the person so selected shall be duly and immediately forwarded to Her Majesty how shall direct the Clerk in Chancery to create Letters Patent for Her Sign Manual and Privy Seal.
PART 4: EFFECT ON EXISTING LAW
- Saving for the Constitution
This Act requires the abrogation of Article I, Section 2 and Article III, Section 1 of the constitution. Further, this Act amends Article IV Section 3; and Article IV, Section 5 of the Constitution to include the Office of the Prime Minister
- Abrogation of Common Law
Any enactment or rule of law in force before the coming into force of this Act is abrogated to the extent to which it conflicts with any provision of this Act.
- Application to the Crown
This Act binds the Crown.
PART 4: FINAL PROVISION
- Short Title, Commencement and Extent
a. This Act shall be cited as the Prime Minister Act of 2018.
b. This Act shall come into full force and effect on the day it receives the Royal Assent.