The government structure of Lostisland reflects its unique status as both an organization and a sovereign entity.
The most senior Lostislandic officers are the President (Head of State) and the Prime Minister (Head of Government), elected by a universal voting of Lostislandic citizens aged 18 and older. Both the President and the Prime Minister are elected for a 4-year term; however, the incumbent President Yaroslav Mar serves for life or until resignation, due to his unique status as the founder of the organization.
If the President is the brain of Lostisland, the government is truly its heart; it is responsible for implementing the policies outlined by the President and exercising the entirety of the executive power in Lostisland. In case of a new President being elected, the government is expected to resign, but may continue working until a new government is formed should the President so decide.
The Prime Minister is elected, but what about the 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 the Head of State – apart from being, obviously, a Lostislandic citizen. And don’t expect this work to be a sinecure.
Contrary to what one may expect, in Lostisland we don’t have a fixed number of government portfolios: our principle is to find offices for people, rather than people for offices, and when an individual who is skilled in a particular field joins Lostisland, we may create a new portfolio specifically for him. However, traditionally the Prime Minister appoints a Deputy Prime Minister when assuming office, and the two offices which rarely are vacant are the Ministry of State Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In addition to the cabinet of ministers, the executive branch of Lostisland is represented by agencies: the Federal Intelligence and Security Service and the Civil Guard.
WHAT DOES THE GOVERNMENT DO?
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.