The Kingdom of Goídel - System of Government

The Sovereignty

The Kingdom is ruled under the absolute monarchy of King Arnaud Chevaillon d'Lest. The King controls all aspects of social structure, and government; called State. All land, territory, provinces and countries conquered in the name of King Arnaud Chevaillon and belong to his Kingdom. The ultimate source of sovereignty is the King. However, the King is guided and advised by Members of the Privy Council, Members of the Ministries and the House of Lords.

The Ministries

The Government is led by the King, who selects all the Secretaries of State. The King and the other Ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet of Ministers. Each Ministry includes the Secretary and 2 Ministers.

Ministry of War and Defence

  • Ministry of Law and Justice
  • Ministry of Finance and Economics
  • Ministry of Education and Arts
  • Ministry of Transport and Maintenance
  • Ministry of Health and Leisure
  • Ministry of Work and Productivity
  • Ministry of Trade and Foreign Affairs

Cabinet of Ministers

The Cabinet is the collective decision-making body of the Majesty's Government in the Kingdom; composed of the King and the Ministries. The Cabinet is also the executive committee of the Majesty's Privy Council.

Secretaries of State

A Secretary of State is a Cabinet Minister in charge of a Government Department/Ministry.

Minister of the Crown

Is the formal constitutional term used to describe a minister to the reigning sovereign. The term indicates that the minister serves at His Majesty's pleasure, and advises the monarch on how to exercise the Crown Prerogatives relative to the minister's department or ministry.

Ministers of the Crown, and especially Cabinet Ministers, are selected primarily from the elected members of House of Lords, by the King. The collective co-ordinating function of the Cabinet is reinforced by the statutory position that all the Secretaries of State jointly hold the same office, and can exercise the same powers.

His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council

Is a formal body of advisers, which has legislative, judicial and executive functions, to the Sovereign. Its membership is mostly made up of senior politicians who are (or have been) members of the House of Lords. Its decisions are generally implemented either under the existing powers of individual government departments, or by Orders in Council.

Orders In Council

An Order in Council is a type of legislation formally made in the name of the King by the Privy Council.

"House of Lords"

Purpose:

  • It functions as the ultimate repository for the executive power.
  • It serves as the public council to the king.
  • It functions as a legislative body.

The House of Lords' most significant task, is in its capacity as the King's council, and while the king can ignore any advice offered to him by the House, the House's prestige helps to make the advice difficult to ignore. Technically, the House can also make new laws, although it would be incorrect to view the Senate's decrees as "legislation". Only the King can decree new laws, although he must involve the Senate in the process. The House passes decrees called sénatus-consulte, which in form constituted "advice" from the Senate to a Minister. While these advices do not hold legal force, they are usually obeyed in practice. The King has the final say on passing a new law.

The House is comprised of the Middle Class and Upper Class Patricians and Nobility.