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===Government structure and Employment===
 
===Government structure and Employment===
 
The Ministry's employees appear to be a largely unelected body, but the post of Minister itself is stated to be an elected position.<ref name="OOP7">[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]], Ch. 7</ref> Who has the power to elect or dismiss ministers is never explained. Nevertheless, both the Minister and the Ministry as a whole are seen to be highly sensitive to (and reliant on) wizard public opinion, which they attempt to influence via the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'', the wizarding newspaper.<ref name="OOP7">[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]], Ch. 7</ref> Employment with the Ministry can be obtained directly upon completion of a wizarding education,<ref name="GOF">[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]</ref> though different offices require different levels of education and sometimes specific exam results.
 
The Ministry's employees appear to be a largely unelected body, but the post of Minister itself is stated to be an elected position.<ref name="OOP7">[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]], Ch. 7</ref> Who has the power to elect or dismiss ministers is never explained. Nevertheless, both the Minister and the Ministry as a whole are seen to be highly sensitive to (and reliant on) wizard public opinion, which they attempt to influence via the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'', the wizarding newspaper.<ref name="OOP7">[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]], Ch. 7</ref> Employment with the Ministry can be obtained directly upon completion of a wizarding education,<ref name="GOF">[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]</ref> though different offices require different levels of education and sometimes specific exam results.
 
===Ministers for Magic (to complete)===
 
{{Main|Minister for Magic}}
 
The following is a list of known Ministers for Magic and their tenures in office:
 
*[[Eldritch Diggory]] (?—?)
 
*[[Lorcan McLaird]] (?—?)
 
*[[Dugald McPhail]] (?—?)
 
*[[Unctuous Osbert]] (late [[18th century|1700s]])
 
*[[Artemisia Lufkin]] ([[1790s|1798]]—[[1810s|1811]])
 
*[[Grogan Stump]] ([[1810s|1811]]—[[1810s|1819]])
 
*[[Evangeline Orpington]] (1849—1855)
 
*[[Faris Spavin]] ([[1860s|1865]]—[[1900s|1903]])
 
*[[Ottaline Gambol]] (c. [[1930s|1936]])
 
*[[Nobby Leach]] ([[1962]]—[[1968]])
 
*[[Millicent Bagnold]] ([[1980]]—[[1990]])
 
*[[Cornelius Fudge]] ([[1990]]—[[1 July]], [[1996]])
 
*[[Rufus Scrimgeour]] ([[1 July]], [[1996]]—[[1 August]], [[1997]])
 
*[[Pius Thicknesse]] ([[1 August]], [[1997]]—[[2 May]], [[1998]]) {{C|under the influence of [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] by means of the [[Imperius Curse]]; Minister ''de facto''}}
 
*[[Kingsley Shacklebolt]] ([[2 May]], [[1998]]—?)
 
 
The current Minister, Kingsley Shacklebolt, replaced Voldemort's puppet, Pius Thicknesse, who had been placed under the Imperius Curse and put in power after Voldemort killed Scrimgeour, who had replaced Fudge.
 
 
[[Albus Dumbledore]] was offered the job of Minister and refused it at least four times. In his latter days at Hogwarts, [[Tom Riddle]] was widely predicted to become Minister due to his intelligence, magical talent, and ability to forge alliances with the people around him, and to gather followers to serve his interests. Riddle, however, refused all offers of assistance to find work at the Ministry.
 
   
 
===Important Personnel===
 
===Important Personnel===

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