Vervets Bekřa Nureet sworn in as prime minister; Řots backs Neo Delta in conflict with Suvuma

(Nekkar, 2 November 2015) – After more than two months, the new government of Řots has been sworn in, with DP leader Vervets Bekřa Nureet succeeding Kar Basil Ītase as prime minister.

The most prominent member of his cabinet is Bāpēr Irve Ulař (f), who is mostly known as the non-partizan former director of the Urana Larin Kik-Institute, which specialises in foreign diplomatic strategies. She was accepted as the new minister of foreign affairs after a series of tough parliamentary hearings, which mainly centred about the diplomatic scandal that occurred in 2007 after the erroneous arrest of Neo Deltan diplomat Saran Fida-Pord by the military police of Řots; the arrest was ordered by the secret service in cooperation with the Institute, both thinking that they were dealing with the notorious art criminal Kulorve Břīvēri Tora, who often dresses up as a woman during the execution of art robberies and smuggling.

The reputations of both the Institute and the Řots secret service were heavily damaged by the incident and Bāpēr Irve Ulař had to step down. She then became CEO of the media consortium ŘīBak, and in 2010 she became Secretary General of the foreign ministry. The fact that Saran Fida-Pord is the current minister of foreign affairs of Neo Delta – and therefore Bāpēr Irve Ulař’s homologue – was duely discussed by the parliamentary committee but finally considered not to be a good enough reason to block Bāpēr Irve Ulař’s appointment.

One of Bāpēr Irve Ulař’s first tasks seemed to be the controversy around the recent recognition by Neo Delta of the state of Goytakanya, after the Suvumese Federal Republic, which claims Goytakanya as part of its own territory and considers the country’s government a terrorist organisation, urged Neo Delta to withdraw its recognition and threatened with ‘severe diplomatic consequences’. Bāpēr Irve Ulař backed Neo Delta saying that the Suvumese demands were ‘absolutely unreasonable’. “The Suvumese government has neither been able nor internationally allowed to assert its claims on Goytakanya and trying to make other countries choose between them will only further isolate Suvuma”, she said. The minister reminded that Řots has had official relations with Goytakanya since 2011. Although our country didn’t have any diplomatic relations with Suvuma before that year, it has proved impossible to establish them since Řots’s recognition of Goytakanya.

Other key figures in the new cabinet are Amer Sot Hulme on domestic affairs, Pugermba Ēbāt Brost on defense, Irve Tōr Verko (f) on finance, and Vurm Beden Břer on justice. Well-known television show host Bolko Avartse Arāp (f) was presented as the new education minister, a surprise appointment considering the fact that based on the opinions that she usually expresses on tv, a right-wing cabinet wouldn’t be the most logical choice for her.

Several parties in the Řosu Git (the parliament of Řots) criticised the Constitutional Court for causing unnecessary delay in the government formation. By first putting forward Bast Hulme Gabiř, the popular non-partizan Dakarevu Ebit (ombudsman), as candidate prime minister, it showed that it hadn’t a clear view of the political balance. A spokesperson of the Court however said that the Court has the right to choose anyone that it thinks suitable for the post of prime minister. “Bast Hulme Gabiř was and remains the Court’s first choice”, the spokesperson said.

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