Friday, 13 March 2015

New Cabinet

A public announcement was made through this digital embassy yesterday that the public announcement of the most recent Nilkawtian elections will be held today.  We have just received the transcript of the preamble to the announcement, which is itself three hundred pages long.

Page two hundred and forty three of the preamble states that the public announcement is to be held at five o'clock this afternoon.

Given that it is likely to take all day for the official announcement to be introduced by those presenting the preamble, the suspense of the situation is likely to be too much for most Nilkawtians.  They have already been waiting for the election result since late September.

Only four people know the results so far, in accordance with the fact that the private areas of the royal palace are very private indeed, much to the annoyance of tourists, foreign spies and the gatherers of digital metadata.

It is perfectly reasonable for anyone to require some privacy in the 21st century, even if a personage is a celebrity head of state, a world leader and a notable public figure.  Her Illustrious Highness, Twaklin I, Ethereal Grand Duchess of Nilkawt made the private announcement with her three Private Secretaries as the only witnesses.

Since the Grand Closing Ceremony, back in August last year, the three Private Secretaries have been busy behind the scenes, and in public places.  At the same time, all the Ladies-in-Waiting to Her Illustrious Highness have been working on the aforementioned preamble, subject to the limitations of the Treasury.  Each page of the preamble will be presented by at least one of the Ladies-in-Waiting, with at least two ladies presenting the information when charts are to be interpreted.

The audience for the public announcement will consist of all the Ladies-in-Waiting and the Private Secretaries, of course, plus the newly appointed Political Reform Commissioners, namely Professor Judy Lee-Gents, Professor Wendy Scent and Professor Sue Pafishel.

No-one from this embassy will be in attendance.  Whether that is fortunate or unfortunate is yet to be determined.  What is known, though, is that all the persons capable of announcing the announcement through this embassy will be leaving here at 5pm today, as usual.  Hence, the actual announcement of the new cabinet may not be known until they return next week.