Government


Principality of Paulovia

Prior to 15 October 2010 Paulovia was an absolute monarchy with cognatic primogeniture. The Paulovia Constitution of 10th August 2005 codified a constitutional monarchy and stipulated the form and method of government. 

The 2005 Constitution under Article 2(2), The "Act of Transfer" (transfer of executive power to a demorcatically elected parliament), would only come into force when the number of Citizens and Honorary Citizens reach the constitutionally 'designated trigger' total, thereby transferring government to a a full parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarchy. Until that  the "Act of Transfer" occured all executive powers resided in the person of the monarch, who together with the royal appointed Grand Panjandrum Council of Ministers, constituted the National Government.

On 15 October 2010 HRH Prince Paul promulgated an amended Constitution allowing transfer of executive power to a National Assembly without the need for the 'Act of Transfer' to be triggered. The National Assembly consists of the royal appointed Council of Ministers and the elected representatives of the Paulovia Islands in a combined single house. The Cabinet of the National Government is selected by the monarch from a list of National Assembly members recommended by the National Assembly.

From February 2013 under the National Powers Act 2012, a decade long programme will see the transfer of further royal powers to the National Government and National Assembly.

Ministeries of State

Article 10 of the Constitution stipulates areas of government responsibility are organised into seperate Ministries. All ministries are the personal responsibility of individually appointed Cabinet members or appointees as warranted by the monarch. 

Matters arising that require centralization at national level will be allocated to an existing ministry as appropriate, or a new ministry created pro tempore. Ministry and State Administrative buildings are allowed to fly the Government Ensign.

Ministry of Information 10 October 2010 (Amended February 2013)