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The Prime Minister, abbreviated to PM, is the head of the government of Brunant. The office is the most important in the government. The current holder of the office is Adrian Vandreck, appointed on an interim basis since 7 September 2018.

The office is established by the constitution, having been introduced in 1902, following thirty years of increased democratization in the country. The law states that the monarch must appoint as Prime Minister the person most likely to command the confidence of Congress, usually the leader of the largest party or coalition formed after a general election. The office has always been constitutionally defined, unlike that of the United Kingdom, thus their powers and duties are clearly defined.

The requirement for the Prime Minister stipulated that he or she must be a member of the House of Representatives and be a Brunanter citizen, be it by birth or naturalization. Appointment is done by the monarch on the considerations of Congress. Prior to the 1940s, the monarch would often use their prerogative to appoint or dismiss the Prime Minister, though this has not been directly used since then.

The Prime Minister's salary is 107,000 euros per year, making him/her the highest-paid politician in Brunant.

List of Prime Ministers of BrunantEdit

Picture Prime Minister Term in office Party Government Monarch
Stefanus Varne Stefanus Varne 18 Nov 1902 21 Dec 1904 Liberal Party LP
Varne I
Pieter II cropped
Pieter II
John Watson John Watson 21 Dec 1904 11 Nov 1907 White Party WP
Watson I
Stefanus Varne Stefanus Varne 11 Nov 1907 30 Nov 1908 Liberal Party LP
Varne II
John Watson John Watson 30 Nov 1908 14 Dec 1908 White Party WP
Watson II
Willem Van Allen Willem Van Allen 14 Dec 1908 6 Apr 1911 Liberal Party LP
Van Allen
John Watson John Watson 6 Apr 1911 22 Aug 1913 White Party WP
Watson III
Andrew Hewitt Andrew Hewitt 22 Aug 1913 15 Jan 1914 Liberal Party LP
Hewitt
Johan II cropped
Johan II
Joseph Hertz Joseph Hertz 15 Jan 1914 17 May 1914 Liberal Party LP
Hertz I
Mark van Liesneck Mark van Liesneck 17 May 1914 20 Apr 1917 White Party WP
Van Liesneck
Johan Anderson Johan Anderson 20 Apr 1917 20 Oct 1920 White Party WP
Anderson I
Joseph Hertz Joseph Hertz 20 Oct 1920 15 March 1923 Liberal Party LP
Hertz II
Maarten Dolmatoff Maarten Dolmatoff 15 March 1923 21 Jan 1924 Communist Front CF
Dolmatoff I
Joseph Hertz Joseph Hertz 21 Jan 1924 15 Sep 1925 Liberal Party LP
Hertz III
Maarten Dolmatoff Maarten Dolmatoff 15 Sep 1925 13 Apr 1927 Communist Front CF
Dolmatoff II
Johan Anderson Johan Anderson 13 Apr 1927 15 Jun 1929 White Party WP
Anderson II
Augustus Van der Ecke Augustus Van der Ecke 15 Jun 1929 20 Nov 1929 Liberal Party LP
Van der Ecke I
Andrew Reading Andrew Reading 20 Nov 1929 12 May 1931 White Party WP
Reading
Augustus Van der Ecke Augustus Van der Ecke 12 May 1931 1 Feb 1933 Liberal Party LP
Van der Ecke II
Johan Meier Johan Meier 1 Feb 1933 6 Mar 1934 White Party WP
Meier I
Augustus Van der Ecke Augustus Van der Ecke 6 Mar 1934 15 Aug 1936 Liberal Party LP
Van der Ecke III
Johan Meier Johan Meier 15 Aug 1936 22 Jun 1939 White Party WP
Meier II
Gerhard Pietersen Gerhard Pietersen 22 Jun 1939 25 May 1941 Liberal Party LP-SDP
Pietersen I
Pietersen II
1 May 1945 2 May 1949
Alexander Bouras 1956 Alexander Bouras 2 May 1949 15 Jan 1951 Liberal Party LP-SDP
Bouras I
Bouras II
Bouras III
15 Jan 1951 1 Jul 1953
1 Jul 1953 2 Jul 1957
Warson election poster Henry Warson 2 Jul 1957 7 Jul 1961 Social Democratic Party SDP-LP
Warson I
Stefan De Vries Stefan De Vries 7 Jul 1961 14 Jan 1964 Centre Democrats CD-CDU
De Vries I
De Vries II
14 Jan 1964 19 Jul 1965
Warson election poster Henry Warson 19 Jul 1965 12 Jul 1969 Social Democratic Party SDP-LP-SLP
Warson II
12 Jul 1969 11 Jul 1973 SDP-SLP
Warson III
Marten II cropped
Marten II
Pieter Stenman (1922-1998) Pieter Stenman 11 Jul 1973 13 Jul 1977 Christian Democratic Union CDU
Stenman
Johanna Elteman Johanna Elteman 13 Jul 1977 24 Jun 1981 Social Democratic Party SDP-SLP
Elteman
Henry Jorgeson Henry Jorgeson 24 Jun 1981 20 Jun 1985 Christian Democratic Union CDU-FLP-CD
Jorgeson I
Anthony Milner 2 Anthony Milner 20 Jun 1985 1 Jul 1989 Social Democratic Party SDP-SLP-BG
Milner
Edward Willemont Edward Willemont 1 Jul 1989 22 Jun 1993 Free Liberal Party FLP-CDU
Willemont I
22 Jun 1993 5 May 1994 FLP-CDU-FFF
Willemont II
Henry Jorgeson Henry Jorgeson 5 May 1994 5 August 1998 Christian Democratic Union CDU-FLP-CD
Jorgeson II
Ines Michels Ines Michels 5 August 1998 17 May 2002 Social Democratic Party SDP-GP-CD
Michels I
17 May 2002 1 Jun 2005 SDP-SLP-GP-CD
Michels II
Frederic Darnley Frederic Darnley 1 Jun 2005 3 Nov 2009 Christian Democratic Union CDU-FLP-FFF
Darnley
Robert Helms Robert Helms 3 Nov 2009 7 Dec 2012 Centre Democrats CD-SDP-GP
Helms
Anthony cropped
Anthony I
Peter Wostor 1 Peter Wostor 7 Dec 2012 1 May 2013 Green Party GP-SDP
Wostor I
Wostor II
1 May 2013 14 Mar 2017
Helene cropped
Helene
Pieter Van Buskirk Pieter Van Buskirk 14 Mar 2017 10 Jan 2018 Social Democrats SD-GP-ABB
Van Buskirk I
Van Buskirk II
10 Jan 2017 7 Sep 2018
Adrian Vandreck Adrian Vandreck 7 Sep 2018 16 May 2019 Christian Democratic Union CDU-FLP
Vandreck
Eric Peitersson 2 Eric Peitersson 16 May 2019 present Free Liberal Party CDU-FLP-ECO17
Peitersson

RecordsEdit

The longest-serving Prime Minister in the pre-war period was John Watson over three terms (1938 days), also holding the record for the shortest term in office, 14 days in late 1908. The longest-serving one in the postwar period was Henry Warson (4380 days over 3 terms). The longest consecutive periods in office were Johan Anderson (pre-war, 1279 days) and Henry Warson (2914 days).

Brunanter governments by length
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