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An Elective monarchy is a form of Monarchy that strips royalty of it's autocratic power to appoint a new Monarch and gives it to the people. A form of Democracy, Elective Monarchies are ruled by a Monarch who has been elected either by the People themselves or a representative body of the People (a Parliament or group of Aristocrats). Unlike Republican systems, it is common for elected Monarchs to serve greater terms than that of a President or other elected Head of State, with some elective monarchs ruling until death or abdication. Micronationally, elective Monarchy can be a popular system of government, combining nostalgia for Medieval nations with practical Citizen involvement.
Legitimate elective monarchies usually involve an element of hereditary accession although not the Monarch themselves. This is usually achieved by the electoral body comprising of hereditary appointments as to therefore claim that the sovereign is in fact a Monarch in relation to hereditary succession.
The Emperor is elected, but has the absolute power over the state/Country.
Micronational example: Grand Duchy of Rabenberg
Elective monarchies in micronations
- Cheskgariyan-Litvanian Commonwealth; the King of Cheskgariya is an elected office, for which any citizen of the republic can be a candidate.
- Atlantium: the Emperor is elected.
- Rabenberg: the Grand Duke is elected.
- Empire of Pavlov: the Emperor is elected from amongst the descendants (incl. adopted) of HIM Emperor Alexander IV.
- Sabia and Verona: the King of the Valtirians is elected through universal suffrage from among the eligible candidates in the Book of Electors.
- Vilthia: the Sovereign is elected by the members of the College of the Noble Families.
- Austin Island: the monarch of austin island is elected by universal suffrage in a Two Round System. starting in 2023 the elections will use the austin island primary system
- Matthewopia: the monarch is elected once they die or resign.
- Vishwamitra: the Rashtradhyaksh is elected by the Conference of Rulers for a period of five years.
- Princia: the prince is elected by means of a monthly royal election.
Defunct or former electoral monarchies:
- Kingdom of Drastharaya: the King was elected among ruling monarchs of Drastharayan constituent states - Arkapore, Omahkulon, and Nauli. The office was abolished after the collapse of Drastharaya in March 2015.
- Democratic Duchy of Francisville: the Grand Duke was intended to be elected through universal suffrage, although the only Grand Duke to ever serve, James I, was not elected, and the office was later abolished when the Federal Republic of Francisville was proclaimed.
- Electoral Kingdom of Illinois (defunct): the dual Kings were elected monarchs; the Kingdom later became the Social Republic of Illinois.
- Archduchy of Pinang: the Archduke was elected through universal suffrage. The office was abolished when the Second Republic was proclaimed.
- Republic of Guanua: A Republic in which the monarch is absolute, advised and voted by the Electoral College when they die or abdicate.
- Grand Republic of Cycoldia: the Summi Imperatoria was elected out of the heirs to the throne (As named in the line of succession named by the monarch before death). This later was changed via the consent of the General Assembly and support from the Summi Imperatoria in the Succession Act of 2022.
- Aerican Empire: The Emperor is elected.