Category Archives: Government

El Tamlált Talossán 2015-10-15 06:40:56

Seneschal C. Carlüs Xheraltescù has announced a Cabinet reshuffle. Françal Ian Lux MC is appointed Minister of Culture, replacing Senator Miestrâ Schivâ UrN. The Senator herself has been appointed Attorney-General, replacing Vit Caçéir who is on an extended work-related sojourn in Antarctica. The King confirmed the nominations on 12th October.

S:reu Lux is a FreeDem MC, and is presently Deputy Minister of the Interior for Immigration. He is also a host of the Talossan Evening Chat Show, and was the outgoing party secretary of the Liberal Congress before the FreeDem merger. Senator Schivâ has been Minister of Culture since 2014, and was Distain of the 47th Cosa government.

Speaking to ETT, the Seneschal praised Senator Schivâ, stating that “I think she’s been the best Minister of Culture we’ve had in this country for a very long time!” When asked why such a senior figure had been appointed to what has lately been a less visible Cabinet position, the Seneschal stated that “the Office of Attorney-General…has historically been lacking in attention, and [the Senator’s] appointment should signify the fact that I want someone I can absolutely count on in a vital position such as that.”

The Seneschal also told ETT that the appointment of S:reu Lux, who is a relatively new Talossan citizen, is an example of “the advancement of new, enthusiastic and promising citizens [that] is absolutely something we should all be encouraging.” The Seneschal stated that he had “high expectations” for S:reu Lux’s service.

The appointments have been broadly welcomed in the Ziu. While praising the appointment of S:reu Lux specifically, RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu MC, writing under the Berich’t Talossan Twitter account, questioned the appointment of Senator Schivâ, who is not a qualified lawyer, to the office of Attorney-General, descibing it as “odd”.


Minister for Culture: Miestrâ Schivâ

Dame Miestrâ has been a citizen of the Kingdom since Reunison in 2009. She initially became involved with Talossa in 1997 when she attempted to become a citizen, but was blocked by the then monarch. She was subsequently one of the founders of the Free Commonwealth of Penguinea, which a number of dissident Talossans also joined.

After becoming a citizen of the Republic, she served as a Deputy, a Minister and Seneschal, as well as Secretary of State and President of the Republic, and led the Republican delegation to the reunification negotiations. She was made a Dame of the Order of the Nation (UrN) in recognition of this achievement.

Dame Miestrâ has been a member of the Ziu since the 45th Cosa, when she was a Member of the Cosa representing the ZRT. She was subsequently elected as Senator of Fiovâ in the 46th Cosa, and briefly served as Capitan (governor) of that province. She has also served as Minister of Culture and Distain of the Kingdom.

Attorney-General: Vit Caçeir

Eovart (Vit) Caçeir is 22 years old. He became a Talossan in 2007, and is a citizen of the province of Benito.

He was a Member of the Cosa during the 38th Cosa representing the LRT, and of the 39th and 40th Cosas representing the PP. He was later an MC representing the CSPP during the 45th Cosa. He is a member of the 48th Cosa representing the Progressive Party.

Minister of the Interior: Munditenens Tresplet

Munditens (Dien) Tresplet is 20 years old and is a resdient of the United States. He has been a Talossan since 2012 and is a citizen of the province of Maricopa.

He is Royal Governor of Pengopâts Territory (the Talossan Antartctic Territory), and editor of the PengoTimes newspaper, currently on hiatus. He is also the organier of the United for Pengpats charity. S:reu Tresplet was also National Gamesmaster until 2015, and was proprietor of a now inactive national poker league.

S:reu Tresplet has been a member of the Ziu since the 43rd Cosa. He was a Member of the Cosa representing the RUMP from the 43rd to 45th Cosa. He was later elected as Senator for Maricopa from the 46th Cosa. He is a currently a member of the FDA.

Minister of Stuff: Sevastáin Pinátsch

S:reu Pinátsch resides in Ontario, Canada. He has been a Talossan since 2014 and is a citizen of the province of Atatûrk. He has been a member of the Ziu since the 47th Cosa, as a Member of the Cosa representing the MRPT, and was then elected as Senator for Atatûrk from the 48th Cosa.
He was appointed Minister of Stuff during the 47th Cosa, when he was responsible for the creation of the portal and the upgrade of the TalossaWiki.
He is also chairman of the Talossan Press Association, and Cüratour of Talossan Citizens Archive (, which hosts numerous media projects, including ETT.

Profile: Lüc da Schir, O.Be, Distain

S:reu da Schir is 17 years old and lives in Italy. He has been a Talossan since 2012, and is a citizen of the province of Benito. He has been a member of the Ziu since the 44th Cosa, firstly as a Member of the Cosa for three terms (44th, 45th and 46th), and then as Senator for Benito from 2014 (47th Cosa). He has also held a number of posts in the provincial government of Benito, most notably serving as Maestro (governor) from July 2013-October 2014.
He was Party Whip of the MRPT during the 46th Cosa, and later became Party Secretary. He is also the publisher of the Talossan Observer newspaper, currently on hiatus.
He was appointed Minister of Stuff during the 46th Cosa, and during the 47th Cosa was apppointed Senechal of the Kingdom as head of a coalition of the MRPT, ZRT, Liberal Congress and the Progressive Party. As Seneschal he additionally filled temporary vacancies in the Cabinet during the 47th Cosa, including Minister of Finance and Attorney-General.

Profile: Seneschal C. Carlüs Xheraltescù

C. Carlüs Xheraltescù has been a citizen of the Kingdom since Reunison in 2009. As a citizen of the Republic he served as a Deputy, Minister and Seneschal. On joining the Kingdom he became a citizen of the province of Fiova, where he has served as Capitan (governor).

He was a Member of the 45th and 46th Cosas for the ZRT, before forming the Liberal Congress party during the 46th Cosa. He was a Member of the 47th Cosa for that party.

He also served as Tuischac’h of the 45th Cosa, and as Distain of the Kingdom during the 47th Cosa. He was appointed Seneschal of the Kingdom following the 48th Cosa general election, when he led the FreeDem alliance.

Xheraltescù is a self-described liberal, and is founder and proprietor of El Tamlalt Talossan

Ministry of Culture: National Gamemaster Wanted

Minister of Culture Miestrâ Schivâ has announced a vacancy in the role of National Gamesmaster (codename “Joshua”). She describes the duties of the office as:

a) Celebration of Napoleon’s Memorial Wargaming Day (21 February) and Mindless Patriotism Day (31 March). (El Lexhátx F.4.3.2 and F.4.3.6)
b) In all other ways to promote the spirit of 16RC10, which made wargaming our National Pasttime.
c)…past that, make up your own job description.

Applicants are invited to make themselves known in the above Witteberg thread or by private message to the Minister.

Interior Ministry: Deputies Appointed

Minster of the Interior Munditens Tresplet has appointed four Deputies to serve in his Ministry. Nicholas Hayes, Deputy Minister of the Interior Françal Ian Lux, Deputy Minister of Immigration M.T. Patritz da Biondeu, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Óïn Ursüm, Acting Deputy Minister of Defence The Minister stated:
“The Ministry has many big and excited things planned during the term of this government, and I am excited to be able to work with my team to accomplish our (possibly lofty) goals.”

ETT’s exclusive analysis of the Coalition Agreement

The Coalition Agreement between the FreeDem, MRPT and Progressives parties has now been published. As expected, the Democratic Amendment is the first priority listed, in an Agreement that presents an ambitious liberal reform agenda.

Political Reform

  • Back the “Democratic Amendment”, and hold a review of the Organic Law under the direction of the Seneschal
  • Reform of provincial Senäts representation to make it proportional to population
  • Reduce the number of seats in the Cosa, and make candidate lists mandatory (in a “nuanced” fashion)

While there is nothing new in the proposals, the Proclamation Crisis seems to have concentrated minds in the coalition. The explicit support for the Democratic Amendment, and the commitment to a thorough review of the Organic Law demonstrates this. The sharp decrease in RUMP representation in both Cosa and Senâts may facilitate the task but the as yet unresolved question of the Royal super-veto on constitutional change leaves the prospects of major reform in doubt. This is especially true of any measure that would alter the representation of a province in the Senäts, as it would not only require the usual Ziu supermajorities and a popular majority, but a majority in each of the provinces affected by any change.

Provincial Reform

  • Complete Catchment Reform
  • Remove the “closed provinces” rule.

In keeping with the liberal federalism of the previous government, the government proposes to continue the process of rationalising the geographic regions associated with each Talosan province, with the aim of establishing a more solid basis for provincial identity. It is presumably hoped that this will ultimately lead to revitalisation of provincial activity and create opportunities for devolution of powers from the centre. It also proposes to remove the cap on the growth of individual provinces, which is imposed at the moment once they reach a certan size relative to the others, and can result in a citizen being assigned to a different province than his geographical residence would normally allow.

Administrative Reform

  • Introduce a National Census
  • Complete the transfer of the public discussion boards to civil service control
  • Complete the website project

Three longstanding aims of the coalition parties that should be implemented during the 48th Cosa. The choice to respond to the Census rather than participating in the election may have an unpredictable effect on the political system, as non-active citizens will not need to vote in order to retain their citizenship.

Economic and social affairs

  • Introduce a Humanitarian Aid bill to the Ziu
  • Push for the sale of stamps
  • Complete the coins project

A national effort to contribute to emergency relief was a key policy pledge of the Progressives in the general election campaign, as was the completion of the coinage project. The RB&P has been criticised for the meagre sales of the official stamps, and the initial hopes for revenue from the project have been disappointed.


  • Support for a government sponsored Cultural Prize
  • Continue the previous government’s language education programmes

Continuity is the watchword in linguistic policy, and the details of the Cultural Prize (how much and by whom it will be awarded) are not yet known. The (privately-sponsored) Journalism Awards have had a positive impact in promoting effective and responsible news coverage. The coalition will be hoping that a Cultural Prize will have a similar impact on broader cultural endeavours.

Foreign relations

  • Appoint social media ambassadors to reinvigorate Talossa’s presence on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube etc.
  • Review serious Talossa-like entities, and appoint active ambassadors

With the end of the “Semi-Permeable Wall”, formal relations with other Talossa-like entities (don’t call them micronations) are possible, and public diplomacy may have positive impact on both immigration and on the commercialisation of Talossan products, such as stamps.