The Free States of Tak have a semi-democratic system. While the legislative is entirely elected by the people, the executive is not. Tak is a federative nation, which means that the States have a lot to say about their own internal policies, and within the states, the communities/municipalities.

The Druids
The Druids (
ƿɛVɵla) form some kind of secluded society within the Tak society. Both men and women can be Druids. The word 'Druid' is chosen because the Tak office of Druid is quite, although not entirely, similar to the Celtic Druids. The ordinary Druids wander around the area for which they bare responsibility and take care of the balance of nature, wild life (hunting by ordinary citizens of Tak is strictly forbidden; the Druids only hunt if the population of one species grows too large and transferring some of them to other areas is not an option) and especially in smaller villages they also serve as doctors, although 'ordinary' doctors exist as well in Tak.

The Druids have a final word in the appointment of executive officials of communities/municipalities; the Druids of one State form together the State's Council of Druids, which appoints the State's First Minister (who then composes the State Government). The State Parliament has to approve of the Druids' choice, but has no say in the choice itself. The State Parliament is allowed to sack the State Government if it doesn't agree anymore with the latter's policies, but this always results in the resolution of the State Parliament itself as well and subsequent parliamentary elections.

On the national level the system is quite similar. The States' Councils of Druids each appoint a Chief Druid; together they form the Council of Chief Druids. This Council in its entirety functions as the Head of State of Tak, which means that formally there is not one person who can be considered the Head of State (although in specific cases the Council usually appoints a spokesperson who represents the Council and ex officio the Free States of Tak, although it is generally the Prime Minister who e.g. receives foreign officials). After each parliamentary elecion, the Council of Chief Druids appoints the Prime Minister who then composes the new government, which has to be approved by the national parliament.

Since the Druids generally avoid cities and other areas with a large amount of people, they don't often have a connection with the nation's politics. Critics of the system claim that this is a disadvantage and want the Druids to be excluded from the government formation. Those in favour of the system say that the Druids are wise not to care about the political system, as politics are not the only aspect of the nation that matters and by maintaining some distance, they know better what is needed for the country than many politicians. The Druids' choices for Prime Ministers and First State Ministers can therefore be surprising at times, and although they are often cause for intense speculation in politics and the media, the Druids seldomly explain their choices nor is it custom for other citizens of Tak to ask for explanations.

Parliament
On the national level, a 61-member parliament is elected every five years, although in practise elections take place more frequently. The system used is a variant of proportional representation, with the additional rules that 
on the national level only parties that are supported in at least 34% of the States' parliaments can compete and no party may get more than 50% of the seats (30), in order to make sure that minority ideologies aren't outnumbered and that one party doesn't get the chance to pass legislation that enables itself to change the system to its own advantage. Of course, on the rare occasion that all people vote for only one party, this rule cannot be applied, but in that case, a parliament gets a mandate for only 1.5 years and the Council of Chief Druids will have the right to veto any proposal that would change the government system of Tak if they aren't convinced that it will be beneficial for the country and its people.


The seat division in the parliament of Tak since 260. ƿnuBus Ltens (BL, States' Party; conservative-liberal pro status quo), nɛKɛl Ltens (KL, Party of the Present; pro modern times, industry, workers), noŋOŋ Ltens (OL, Nature Party; green, conservative, religious), nəRtəp Ltens (RL, Society/Community party; social-religious), naVaater Ltens (VL, Unity Party; conservative, populist, favours unity government system with a strong democratically elected prime minister)

Government
The national government consists of the prime minister (
Zɵ Pŋ) and the ministers. The prime minister is appointed by the Druids and subsequentely appoints the ministers of his/her cabinet. Each appointment has to be approved by parliament.

  311 - 316 316 - 321  
Prime minister Mar ob Qaat (f) Mar ob Qaat (f)  
Domestic affairs Bos ob Səək (m) Ƕɵɵk ob A (m)  
Foreign affairs Sat ob Iit (m, 311-314)
Ƕɵɵk ob A (m, 314-316)
Zoot ob Laar (f)  
Defense Fəs ob Sin (m) Fəs ob Sin (m)  
Finance Sat ob Ƿin (m) nIisi Ook (f) > Ook ob Iit (8/316)  
Economic affairs Ɵɵt ob Səək (f) ŋQaasu Or (m)  
Justice Zoot ob Ƕat (f, 311-312)
Sat ob Keg (m, 312-316)
Ɣaap ob Səək (m)  
Social affairs Paat ob Jak (m) Paat ob Jak (m)  
Employment Dyŋ ob Brf (f) nSəəha Pm (m)  
Education Gɵɵk ob Det (m) Ook ob Mɛɛk (f)  
Sciences Nom ob Veek (f) Put ob Kom (m)  
Agriculture Zot ob Til (m) nAa Ed (m)  
Natural resources Rob ob Det (m) Or ob Gys (m)  
Regional planning Ook ob Dah (f) Hol ob Laar (m)  
Traffic & Transportation Or ob Gys (m) Nom ob Lep (f)  
Communication & Media Or ob Hut (m) Dyŋ ob Syk (f)  
Housing Hol ob Laar (m) nDuuɣu As (m)  
Public health Im ob Qyp (f) Im ob Qyp (f)  
Culture & Sports Ham ob Er (m, 311-315)
Nom ob Veek (f, 315-315 acting)
Ook ob Mɛɛk (f, 315)
Rəəp ob Dah (m)  
Religious affairs Ed ob Beŋ (m) Ed ob Beŋ (m)  

 

TIMELINE
Below is a list of prime ministers of Tak (nTaah ƿɛZɵɵ Pŋ). Since all of them obviously achieved something by becoming prime minister (no matter how their policies turned out), their enhanced names are given (see the society chapter on Tak names).

Period (AP) Name Remarks
73 - 78 Sat ob Ƕrt (1st time) provisional
78 - 81 Ƿis ob Fɛl s
81 - 82 Fəs ob Al (1st time) s
82 - 82 Ook ob Keg (f) s
82 - 87 Sat ob Ƕrt (2nd time) s
87 - 90 Fəs ob Al (2nd time) s
90 - 102 Sat ob Ƕrt (3rd time) three terms
102 - 107 Fəs ob Al (3rd time) s
107 - 112 Ig ob Duuk (f) s
112 - 116 Tom ob Fook s
116 - 125 Fəs ob Qyp two terms
125 - 129 Ƿis ob Iit s
129 - 137 Sat ob Laar two terms
137 - 140 Bos ob Qyp s
140 - 141 Fəs ob Jak s
141 - 146 Mar ob Ƕat (f) two terms
146 - 149 Dot ob Gys (f) s
149 - 159 Mar ob Gys (f) two terms
159 - 160 Tom ob Ƿɵŋ s
160 - 165 Sat ob El s
165 - 169 Ral ob Veek s
169 - 172 Nom ob Syk (f) murdered
172 - 178 Yp ob Suup two terms
178 - 188 Zoot ob Ƕɛɛp (f) two terms
188 - 198 Sat ob Fook two terms
198 - 205 Ig ob Lep (f) two terms
205 - 212 Mar ob Suup (f) two terms
212 - 219 Fəs ob Til three terms
219 - 237 Diŋ ob Gys (f) five terms
237 - 242 Paat ob Ƿin s
242 - 247 Ook ob Det (f) (1st time) s
247 - 253 Qur ob Qyp two terms
253 - 260 Ook ob Det (f) (2nd time) three terms
260 - 270 Ƿis ob Jak (1st time) two terms
270 - 274 Gɵɵk ob Lep s
274 - 279 Ƿis ob Jak (2nd time) s
279 - 286 Fəs ob Ƕif three terms
286 - 290 Fəs ob Vuup s
290 - 295 Tom ob Iit s
295 - 296 Dot ob Kom (f) s
296 - 303 Fəs ob Brf (1st time) two terms
303 - 307 Ƿis ob Qaat s
307 - 308 Sat ob Til s
308 - 311 Fəs ob Brf (2nd time) first PM of independent Tak
311 - 316 Mar ob Qaat (f) two terms