The Cabinet of the Faroe Islands (Faroese: Føroya Landsstýri) has been the chief executive body and the government of the Faroe Islands since the islands became self-governing in 1948. The cabinet is led by the Prime Minister (løgmaður). There are around 7 members of the Cabinet, known as "Ministers" (landsstýrismaður or landsstýriskvinna), all of whom are also heads of specific government ministries. The ministers are appointed by the Prime Minister. The Faroese government currently consists of seven ministers including the Prime Minister.