A Minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national government. Ministers are user-created positions and are typically appointed by the Country President. The word Minister stems from the Latin minister, meaning servant. In some nations, notably the United States, the term secretary denotes a Minister.
Examples of Ministers
This is a list of the most common Ministerial positions found in the New World.
|Minister of Defence||Minister of Finance||Minister of Foreign Affairs||Minister of Education||Other ministerial positions|
Some ministers may hold multiple portfolios and lead several ministries simultaneously. In contrast, a cabinet minister that is not in charge of a specific ministry is often called a minister without portfolio or presidential adviser.
In many nations, country presidents also appoint deputy ministers to aid in the duties of a particular Ministry. Most commonly, deputy ministers are appointed to the "Big Three" ministries: Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Finance (Economics).