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A Minister is a high-ranking position that can be found both in both magical and non-magical governments such as the ones in Great Britain. In the latter case, it is often used to refer to the Minister for Magic, the head of state of the magical community there. However, it is also been used of other officials as well, such as Hector Podmore, who were a Minister and served as a British envoy at the International Confederation of Wizards.
Behind the scenes
- It is possible that Minister is the title of the Ministry of Magic's Heads of Departments, with a Minister of (area of responsibility) heading the relevant department, but are often referred to as a "Head of Department" as to avoid confusion with the most senior Minister, the Minister for Magic (overall)