The Prime Minister, as leader of the Council of Ministers, was the top official on Barrayar and within the interstellar Barrayaran Imperium except for the Emperor himself. In particular, the Prime Minister was the only person other than the Emperor who was considered to be above the chief of ImpSec.
The Prime Minister's duties included budget wrangling with the Council of Ministers.
Prime Ministers of Barrayar
- Count Vortala served as Prime Minister during at least some of Emperor Ezar's reign and all of Aral Vorkosigan's Regency.
- Aral Vorkosigan served as Prime Minister for about 13 or 14 years beginning at the end of his Regency.
- Racozy served after Aral Vorkosigan retired; he was identified as "Minister Racozy" on at least one occasion.