At present day the Grand Duke has almost all legislative power in Flandrensis, but the Grand Duchy remained a constitutional monarchy with respect for all rights and obligations for the head of state and its citizens. The Grand Duke is supported and advised by a Cabinet led by the Chancellor. The Grand Ducal Cabinet consists of Ministers who are appointed by the head of state.
For each new item on the agenda, including but not limited to new projects, laws and recognitions, there will be a referendum.
Joaquín Castillo-Lopez (United States of America)
Chancellor: The right hand of the Grand Duke and is his replacement in time of need. The Chancellor is also the Chairman of the Grand Ducal Cabinet.
Count Joaquin Castillo-Lopez (born 1991) is the second head of the government and the first chancellor of the Grand Ducal Cabinet as in effect the head of the government. He discovered micronationalism in 2012 and became a Flandrensian in 2014. He was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Internal affairs until his appointment as Chancellor in 2018. Outside Flandrensis Joaquin works in politics and education. He was successful ran various political campaigns, as well as operated as a field organizer in many others. He lives with his wife and various pets in the Midwest of the United States.
Rogier de Brederode-Wintgen (Netherlands)
Minister of Internal Affairs: when the Chancellor is the right hand of the Grand Duke, this one is the left hand. This Minister assist the Grand Duke with the development of Flandrensis on any level.
Baron Rogier de Brederode-Wintgen (born 1996) lives in the Netherlands and is a student social cultural education. He joined Flandrensis in 2017 and in a short time he was appointed in the Grand Ducal Cabinet. In he’s free time he enjoys going to the gym, sitting about in the pub, concerts and making music. Rogier is also a member of the socialist party in the Netherlands.
Beĥruzbek Oĉilov (Uzbekistan)
Minister of Antarctic affairs, environment & climate change: The problems of global warming and climate change are central components of the Flandrensian agenda. The Minister promotes the importance of the white continent and develops the Flandrensian policy on Antarctica.
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Elias de Cassel-Campinia (Belgium)
Master of Heraldry: Many medieval elements are part of our national identity and all Flandrensians have the right to wear a personal coat of arms. A coat of arms is part of someone’s identity: the symbols or colours tells something about the owners’ personality, hobby, interests, family history, etc. The Master of Heraldry is responsible for all designs.
Marquess Elias de Cassel-Campinia (born 1989) lives in Belgium and is a librarian. Elias started his micronational career in the Principality of Campinia around 2011 and in 2013 he became the head of state of Campinia. As a member of the Flandrensian Commonwealth Elias was already involved in the Flandrensian government until the commonwealth was disbanded in 2016. Not much later Elias disbanded Campinia and became a citizen of Flandrensis. Outside Flandrensis he has a professional interest in comics, graphic designs, heraldry and a member of a guild for traditional European martial art.
Albie Mayo de Sabina (United Kingdom)
Minister of National Safety: Micronational war is a fairy-tale and doesn’t exist! However, some so-called micronations, organizations or climate deniers are opposed to our ecological mission. Flandrensis respects the fundamental principle of mutual respect and has no intention to waste time on immature disputes or internet trolls. The Minister protects the integrity of Flandrensis.
Baron Albie Mayo de Sabina (born 1999) lives in the UK and is an aspiring Languages Student. Albie was first aware of micronations at the age of 14 when he did a school project on them. He started his own micronation (Principality of Sabina) in 2016 with his brothers but the same year he became a citizen of Flandrensis. In 2017 he was appointed in the Grand Ducal Cabinet. Outside Flandrensis Albie was a Cadet Lance Corporal of the British Combined Cadet Force and member of the Green Party of England and Wales. In his free time He enjoys doing DJing, graphic design, stand-up comedy, and snowboarding.
Minister of Media & communication: To tell the Flandrensian story and spread our mission communication is very important. The Minister is responsible for the communication strategy, promotion and is the CEO of the Flandrensis Times.
Minister of Culture & Community: With citizens in more than 50 countries most interaction happens online. The primary task of the Minister is to develop our national pride and to pull citizens behind their computer and to identify themselves as Flandrensians in real life.
Minister of Justice, Human Rights, Diversity: Flandrensis is a worldwide community with a huge diversity on sexuality, gender, religion, etc. and we’re proud of that. This Minister investigates intolerant behaviour like racism or illegal activities that could damage the reputation of Flandrensis.
Minister of Foreign Affairs: The Minister of Foreign Affairs advises the Grand Duke in diplomatic relations with micronations.