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|President of the Council of Ministers of the French Empire
Président du Conseil des Ministres
Official standard of the Prime Minister
|Style||The Most Honorable|
|Member of||Chamber of Deputies|
His Imperial Majesty Government
|Reports to||His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor (officially)|
The Imperial Parliament
|Nominator||His Majesty, the Emperor|
|Term length||No fixed term|
Remains in office while commanding the confidance of the Imperial Parliament and the Emperor
|Precursor||Several incarnations since the Ancien Régime|
|Inaugural holder||Émile Ollivier|
|Formation||18 May 1871|
Powers and duties
It is the duty of the Prime Minister to:
- Appoint the rest of the Cabinet;
- Advise* the Emperor when choosing Judges of the Imperial Court of Justice;
- Make sure the parliament approves the budget;
- Set the policies of the Empire;
- Advise* the Emperor to close the Chamber of Deputies and call for new elections;
- Act as temporary regent util an new Emperor assumes the throne or an permanent regent is appointed by the Senate.
*In reality, the Emperor accepts the indication of the Prime Minister, although the Constitution allows him to refuse.
List of Prime Ministers of France
This list only includes Premiers since the Constitution of 1871, for others, check this list
|Émile Ollivier||18 May 1871 - 1 December 1873||2 July 1825 -||Liberal Bonapartist||First Premier, appointed directly by Napoleon III|
|Jules Armand Dufaure||1 December 1873 - 25 September 1875||4 December 1798 -||Independent||Appointed by Regent Eugénie|
|Jacques-Victor-Albert, 4th duc de Broglie||25 September 1875 -||13 June 1821 -||Liberal Bonapartist||Appointed by Napoleon IV, leader of the winner of the 1875 elections|