BELLINGHAM, Washington – On Thursday, Terrah Perera, an Überstadti since 2010, became the kingdom’s top judge, replacing the king’s father.
The now-former High Chancellor, the Baron Ballinger, tendered a resignation effective on his successor’s appointment after he became the economy minister last December. The High Chancellor is constitutionally prohibited from participation in Parliament.
King Adam recommended Ms. Perera to fill the post because of her scholasticism and her home’s distance from Überstadt.
“Distance is an obstacle to including all citizens in national life, and this office is a way for such a long-time believer in our country to undertake important work from afar,” he said. “Ms. Perera is thoughtful, studious, and articulate. She is the most qualified Überstadti for this job.”
Because vacant judicial posts in Überstadt are filled with appointments by the body of all judges, the sole Duchy Court judge, the Baroness Rosewood, formally appointed Ms. Perera.
The High Chancellor presides over the appellate and constitutional court known as the High Chancery, which is meant to remain aloof from politics.