The Federal Republic of Lostisland is, as the name suggests, a federal republic. Federal – because it consists, at least de jure, of autonomous federations, and Republic – because Prime Minister, the Head of Government, is elected (officially the President is elected too, but not the current one, who is legally Life President because of being the founder of Lostisland). An election of the Prime Minister takes part every four years and all citizens of Lostisland aged 18 and more have active and passive voting rights.
If the President is the brain of Lostisland, the government is truly its heart; it is responsible for implementing the policies outlined by President and exercising the entirety of the executive power in Lostisland. In case of a new President being elected (thing that is not likely to happen soon), the government is expected to resign, but may continue working until a new government is formed should the president decide so.
The Prime Minister is elected, but what about other ministers? It gets a bit more complicated here, to become a Lostislandic minister you need to be nominated by the Head of Government and appointed to the office by Head of State – apart from being, obviously, a Lostislandic citizen. And don’t expect this work to be a sinecure.
The Government of the Federal Republic of Lostisland shall:
- ensure the implementation in the Federal Republic of Lostisland of a single financial, credit and monetary policy;
- carry out measures to secure the defence of the country, state security, and the implementation of the foreign policy of the Federal Republic of Lostisland;
- implement measures to ensure the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, protection of property and public order, and control of crime;
- exercise other powers vested in it by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Lostisland, the federal laws and decrees of the Federal President.Constitution of the Federal Republic of Lostisland, Chapter IV, Art. XLII