Following today’s election Her Majesty Queen Astrid has appointed Their Excellent
Excellency The Right Honourable Lord Dylan Grönsson QA QD KWC KCZL KCRS KCOZ , the Duke Grönsson (IND), who is currently the Minister for Health and the Environment, Human Rights Commissioner and Marshal of the Realm as the Formateur of Government.
The position of Formateur is a relativity new concept in Zealandian politics and is borrowed from both Dutch and Belgian politics, the job of the Formateur is to form a group of people for whom the Queen can then appoint to the Privy Council and its cabinet subcommittee, essentially forming a government for Her Majesty.
The word itself is of French origin and means someone who shapes in that language, used in the Dutch and Zealandian sense it means someone who leads the formal talks to forming government.
Grönsson has already hit the ground in this task by opening talks with Alternative!
(Alternative! Party of Labour and Independence) leader and current Minister for Foreign Affairs and Society, and Minister for State Security The Right Honourable Commissioner Anna Lindström QA QD EQD ZWD who is also member of the Zealandian Watch over possible inclusion of Alternative! in the Grönsson led administration.
Grönsson has been a runway political success since they began their political career in Zealandia earlier this year, having come from an activist background, they have provided something of a fresh breeze into the body politic of the Commonwealth.
Their rise has been rapid starting off as Human Rights Commissioner, followed by appointments as Minister for the Environment and Health and then appointment as the
very first Marshal of the Realm in Her Majesty’s court, their rise has been in a way mirrored by their partner General Ax Rödsson of Her Majesty’s Civil Guard, who successfully pulled off Operation Tyr earlier this year.
Grönsson’s victory also is a possible signifier that party politics is could be on the way out in the Commonwealth with his personal popularity way ahead with the Zealandian people than the popularity of either the Moderate Party or Alternative!.