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Cabinet of Secretaries
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Overview
Formed 3216
Juridicton Union of Arendale
Headquarters Union Hall BuildingArendelle
Presiding Member Prime Minister of Ruthenia
Union of Arendale
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This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Arendale


The Cabinet of Secretaries consists of the heads of the largest part of the executive branch of the national government of Arendale. Currently, it includes the secretaries of 19 executive departments and the heads of other several other minor agencies and offices that are subordinate to the Prime Minister.

Appointment

Article 7, Section 16 of the Constitution of Arendale says that the Prime Minister

shall nominate and, with the consent of the Commission on Appointments, appoint the heads of the executive departments, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, or officers of the armed forces from the rank of colonel or naval captain, and other officers whose appointments are vested in him in this Constitution. He shall also appoint all other officers of the Government whose appointments are not otherwise provided for by law, and those whom he may be authorized by law to appoint. The Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of other officers lower in rank in the Prime Minister alone, in the courts, or in the heads of departments, agencies, commissions, or boards.

Role in the government

The Cabinet of Secretaries convenes to formally make decisions on matters of State, passing so-called Royal Orders.
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The Cabinet meets at Union Hall Building in the Arendelle Countryside.

Theoretically, the Royal Orders themselves are the Prime Minister's decisions, but are practically those of the government. However, they require the contra-signature of the incumbent Monarch, or, in cases relating to military command, of the Secretary of National Defense in order to be valid. Later, entire records from the proceedings of the Cabinet of Secretaries is signed by all its members. This is done in order to remove all personal responsibility on part of the Prime Minister, in keeping with Article 5 of the Constitution, which states that, "The Prime Minister's person is important; he cannot be censured or accused. The responsibility rests with his Cabinet". Another feature of this system is that the Prime Minister, when having sanctioned a decision, is referred to as Primer-and-Cabinet, meaning the Prime Minister as well as his cabinet.

According to the Constitution, certain cases, such as appointments and dismissals of higher office, pardons, provisional measures, church ordinances and ratifications of treaties must be administered by the Cabinet of Secretaries. Whilst not prescribed in the Constitution, the signing of bills and other regulations into law is the most important feature of the work being conducted during sessions of the Cabinet of Secretaries.

Members of the Cabinet

   Department Position Incumbent Image

In office     since

Office of the Prime Minister   Prime  Minister Gideon Reinaldi Kalanx II
Gideon Kalanx II
June 10,3310
Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary of Foreign   Affairs Kyla Moonswatch
Kyla
June 10,3340
Department of Education Secretary      of Education Peter Golian
Golan
June 10,3345
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary of       Social Welfare and Development Arthur Kazak
ArthurKazak
June 11,3340
Department of Transportation Secretary of Transportation Philip Carnage
PhilipCArnage
August 15,3340
Department of Education Secretary of     Education Jan Villanue
JanVillanu
August 15,3340
Department of Environment and Natural Reosurces Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Meliza Guirhem
Meliza
August 15,3340
Department of Energy Secretary of Energy Benjamin Nathan
Benjamin
June 11,3340
Department of Labor and Employment Secretary of Labor and Employment Gina Breckhem
Gina
December 10,3340
Department of National Defense Secretary of National Defense Oliver Vickens
OliverVickens
June 11,3340
Department of Interior and Government Secretary of Interior and Local Government Glea Jope
Glea
October 23,3340
Department of Health Secretary of Health Julian Frodnord
Julian
October 23,3355

Department of Internal Security

Secretary of Internal Security Raphael Adrich
Raphael
January 21,3351
Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Neil Grelson
Neil
January 21,3351
Department of Trade and Industry Secretary of Trade and Industry Victor Rains
Victor

January 21,3351

Department of Budget and Management Department of Budget and Management Jenny Vey Thomas
Jenny
July 10,3361

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