This refers to the Black Star Confederacy
President was the title given to the Head of State/Government of the Black Star Confederacy.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Officially, the President was the President of the Senate and civilian Commander-in-Chief of the Confederate Defence Force. The position was referred to by a number of titles: "President" by the media, "Chief of State" by government offices, and multiple variations based on translations from Basic. When addressing the Chief of State, they were usually referred to as President, as in President Orvarrin. The President acted as Chief Councilor of the Confederate Advisory Council.
A President was elected by a "fifty percent plus one" majority vote of the Confederate Senate. If the President was incapacitated, incommunicado, or dead, the chairman of the Ministry Council selected an acting Chief of State from among the following: any former Chief of State, the current Prime Minister, or any former Prime Minister. This person would then act as an interim President until the proper President returned or the Senate could elect a new President.
The President could be recalled by a majority vote of the Senate on presentation of a petition of no-confidence by a majority of the Advisory Council, or by a quarter of the primary members of the Senate. The election of a President could be blocked by the Advisory Council on a unanimous vote. In practice, the power of the Advisory Council to void an election and initiate the recall of a sitting President meant any candidate proposed by or approved by the Advisory Council was likely to be elected by the Senate. The Advisory Council consisted of the chairmen of the Senate councils and the President of the Senate. The President had the power to select any member of the Advisory Council to conduct the business of the Senate in their absence from that body.
The Confederate Presidents did not have enforced term limits.