Capital House, the Office and the official residence of the Prime Minister of Mount Vema, will operate without a Prime Minister, until direct elections by popular vote in 2024. The Vema Seamount Authority announced today.
In a statement issued today, The Vema Seamount Authority – His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman said he “will not be appointing a Prime Minister until 2024”. The statement explained how by appointing a prime minister now, will slow down progress as it will require training someone who may not have the best interest of the territory at heart and who may easily resign when the going gets tough, therefore creating instability at this crucial stage of developments.
So, the Mount Vema Capital House will be until 2024 administered by officials temporarily appointed by the Monarch, who will coordinate government operations under the direction of the Vema Seamount Authority. They will be able to make proposals, nominate acting ministers, to join or ask ministers to resign, or perform other ministerial roles or posts.
When appointed, The Prime Minister of Mount Vema, will be the head of a cabinet and the leader of the ministers in the executive branch of the government, who will select and dismiss other members of the cabinet, and will allocate posts to members within the government. The Prime Minister will be the official who will manage the civil service and will execute the directives of the head of state (The Vema Seamount Authority).
The Prime Minister will be expected with other ministers to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature. Although the monarch (The Vema Seamount Authority) also exercises executive powers (the royal prerogative) that are constitutionally vested in the Crown of Mount Vema and may be exercised without approval.
In 2024, the Prime Minister of Mount Vema will enter into office by direct election by popular vote, the winner will then set timescale within which they must form a cabinet, receive the confidence of the congress (Elected District Officials and Representatives) after presenting the Cabinet Composition and Legislative Program to Congress, then the winner can be officially appointed by the reigning monarch (The Vema Seamount Authority).
The Prime Minister of Mount Vema will not be appointed for a specific term in office and in effect may remain in power through a number of elections and congresses. In case of a letter of resignation or a request for dissolution of congress, the latter in effect will allow the government to appeal the opposition of congress to the electorate. However, the head of state (The Vema Seamount Authority) may refuse the dissolution of congress, requiring the resignation of the prime minister and his or her government. Nevertheless, the prime minister is the person who will decide when to request a dissolution of congress which will have to be confirmed by the sovereign.