Good evening ladies and gentlemen. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Darren Robinson, the owner and CEO of the most consistent reputable news source on our glorious island, now called "Robinson Entertainment" (linked here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw8n6mSrCJNZJEHQNOLR_Bg?view_as=subscriber). On the island, my main job is to find, document and report on the most interesting information I can find on the island, from the famous "Agios Revolution" to analysing each factions strengths and weakness'. However, over many years of analysing the political changes on this 270.5 square kilometer island, the changes made to allow for prime ministers to be voted in is the biggest change I have witnesses, surpassing that of the eradication of lean from the island, one of the countries most prolific drugs trading platforms to date. Because of the changes made, I feel it is important for all civilians across the island to understand how our government works, what changes can be made, how important them changes are to people and anything else that is relevant to the topic. Let us begin. What is the Prime Ministers job?
As PM, the island has many different jobs and tools which make the job very difficult for most people. At the end of the day, the best way to describe the job is an administrator; managing the people, sorting the country and changing some problems. So, in a simple list, here are his list of abilities and jobs;
Sorting taxes - one of the most effecting things that the PM can do. Changing taxes affects your income when doing runs, receiving paychecks, purchasing items and anything else that can be mentioned when transacting money. Taxes are generally changed due to an increase in government spending, i.e the SO1 units (more on that later), increase in spending on the public factions (NHS and APC) as well as other small pieces which don't worry the common civilian. Just remember, the more spending occurs, the more economically powerful the government becomes.
Changing laws - again, a massive part of the PMs job, changing the laws effects the restrictions that occur on the island, including what drugs are legal to ship/consume, what weaponry is legal to carry and export as well as what restrictions are placed on armoured vehicles and such. The laws of the island are very flexible, and can allow your trade to become illegal if in the wrong hands. It is a very important decision to think about when dealing with elections.
Acting as an ambassador - the threats presented between the APC and HAVOC remain constant, with varying levels of tension occurring between them all. In the past, the lack of a figure head has led to numerous wars, skirmishes, raids and attacks which have meant many people have died. Now, the PM acts as a middle ground, attempting to form good bonds between the two forces. Of course, most attempts do not work, but a solid bond between the PM and HAVOC leads to better deals for travelling citizens.
How do people become a Prime Minister?
The process is very simple; people can apply for elections at the government offices in Kavala (located near the market square) for a price of £300,000. After they submit their application and fees, they become a valid applicant for election. Of course, getting votes and maintaining power is a difficult task; people can spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on election campaigns, make deals with key voters and generally are well known across the island. Therefore, it would be advised that you make a name for yourself across the island. A good place to start would be making acquaintances within the APC, HAVOC and NHS, as they are the most accessible. Presenting an advertisement campaign on our website is also advised (located in the "Government" section, you can post an election promise to the people, which generally should explain as to why you are the perfect man for the job), while also making a name for yourself in the community, through acts such as helping injured people, feeding the homeless, or generally making a good name for yourself. Acts which will not get you a good name are;
Robbing the population of altis
Raiding and pillaging the towns and villages
Committing criminal acts
Not assisting your local community
Here are some little pieces of information that you may want to know about the PM:
He has his own protection force, known as SO1. They act as his personal bodyguards, and their wages are taken from the royal treasury.
He is still classed as a civilian, and therefore must follow all applicable laws.
His residency is located just outside the Kavala green zone, roughly one kilometer from Kavala town centre
There are no rules/laws stating that you can commit coups against the PM and starting a dictatorship, although this may change due to the issue being presented to the public.
Thank you very much for reading my brief guide on the role of the Prime Minister on the island of Altis. If you do have any questions based on the information provided here, please feel free to contact me on the national website via my social page.
Written by Darren Robinson,
CEO of R-Entertainment,
Formerly Robinson News