|Cabinet of Secretaries|
|Juridicton||Union of Arendale|
|Headquarters||Union Hall BuildingArendelle|
|Presiding Member||Prime Minister of Ruthenia|
|Union of Arendale|
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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.
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. 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
In office since
|Office of the Prime Minister||Prime Minister||Gideon Reinaldi Kalanx II||June 10,3310|
|Department of Foreign Affairs||Secretary of Foreign Affairs||Kyla Moonswatch||June 10,3340|
|Department of Education||Secretary of Education||Peter Golian||June 10,3345|
|Department of Social Welfare and Development||Secretary of Social Welfare and Development||Arthur Kazak||June 11,3340|
|Department of Transportation||Secretary of Transportation||Philip Carnage||August 15,3340|
|Department of Education||Secretary of Education||Jan Villanue||August 15,3340|
|Department of Environment and Natural Reosurces||Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources||Meliza Guirhem||August 15,3340|
|Department of Energy||Secretary of Energy||Benjamin Nathan||June 11,3340|
|Department of Labor and Employment||Secretary of Labor and Employment||Gina Breckhem||December 10,3340|
|Department of National Defense||Secretary of National Defense||Oliver Vickens||June 11,3340|
|Department of Interior and Government||Secretary of Interior and Local Government||Glea Jope||October 23,3340|
|Department of Health||Secretary of Health||Julian Frodnord||October 23,3355|
Department of Internal Security
|Secretary of Internal Security||Raphael Adrich||January 21,3351|
|Department of Agriculture||Secretary of Agriculture||Neil Grelson||January 21,3351|
|Department of Trade and Industry||Secretary of Trade and Industry||Victor Rains||
|Department of Budget and Management||Department of Budget and Management||Jenny Vey Thomas||July 10,3361|