The Cabinet of State(Lyonine: Cabnet d'Estat), otherwise known as the Cabinet, is regarded as the executive branch of the Lyonine government, composed of the First Councillor and the most senior government ministers representing each governmental department.
Ministers are selected by the First Councilor. By convention the First Councilor selects members from the varying political parties from within the parliamentary bloc he or she represents. Usually the level of support each party has in parliament is taken into account when selecting a the composition of the council. Appointments to the Cabinet of State must be confirmed by a simple majority within the Congress. Cabinet members serve as the head of a specific governmental department for which they are appointed and receive the official title Secretary of State (Secrétaire d'État). The Cabinet generally evolved due to the expanding remit of the central government and the necessity for successive administrations to hold a greater degree of control over differing areas of society and the state. Most governmental decisions regarding legislation are drafted and discussed within the Cabinet before they are released to the floor of Congress. Official Cabinet sessions take place every Tuesday whilst the Congress is in session. Members of the Cabinet are also bound by the convention of collective responsibility which ensures that decisions implemented hold the unanimous support of the Cabinet of State.