President of Glorosia
|President of Glorosia|
|Executive Office of the President|
|Style||Mr President (informal)|
His Excellency (formal)
The Honourable (courtesy)
|Type||Head of State|
Head of Government
|Term length||2 Years|
|Inaugural holder||Colin Davies|
|Formation||28 January 2023|
|First holder||Colin Davies|
The President of Glorosia is the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Glorosia. The president directs and is the highest officer in the executive branch of government and is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
Executive power over the nation and government is vested in the president. The power includes the execution and enforcement of national law and the responsibility to appoint executive, diplomatic, regulatory, and judicial officers. Based on provisions empowering the president to appoint and receive ambassadors and conclude treaties with foreign powers, and on enact laws passed by the National Assembly, the modern presidency also has primary responsibility for conducting foreign policy. The role also includes directing the military.
The president is granted the authority to sign or veto laws enacted by the legislature. Presidents have also make use of executive orders, agency regulations, and judicial appointments to shape their domestic policy.
The president is barred from sitting in the national assembly while serving president, however they wield significant legislative abilities.
Signing and Vetoing Bills
The president's most significant legislative power is the power to sign or veto any bill passed by National Assembly. The veto cannot be overturned unless the supreme court deems the veto unconstitutional, in which instance the president would be required to sign it into law.
Setting the Agenda
The president, usually at the start of their term, sets the legislative agenda. This is typically done through a State of the Republic Address, presented to the National Assembly.
The president can be involved in crafting legislation by presenting drafted bills, suggesting, requesting, or even insisting that the legislature enact laws he believes are needed. Additionally, he or she can attempt to shape legislation during the legislative process by executive decree. The president cal also pass legislation without going to the National Assembly, by executive order.
Calling and Dissolving the Legislature
The president is authorised to dissolve the National Assembly at any time and can call snap elections or rule by executive order or by emergency powers. As well as this, the president can also call extra sittings of the assembly if the officeholder sees fit.
The president is head of the executive branch of the national government and is obliged to ensure that laws be faithfully executed.
Presidents make a large number of appointments upon taking office and throughout their tenure as president. Cabinet ministers, ambassadors, and other officers, are all appointed by the president.
Generally, a president may also remove executive officials at will.
The president also possesses the power to manage operations of the national government by issuing various types of directives, such as presidential proclamation and executive directives.
The president is required to receive Ambassadors and is also granted the exclusive authority to grant recognition to a foreign government. The President is also permissed to appoint ambassadors, and to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements between the Republic and other micronations.
One of the most important presidential executive powers is the president's role as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The president is permissed to declare war and has ultimate responsibility for the direction and disposition of the military.
The present-day operational command of the Armed Forces is delegated to the Department of Defence and is normally exercised through the minister of defence and the Chiefs of Staff all of whom are appointed by the president.
Judicial Powers and Privileges
The president is permissed to appoint all judges to the Supreme Court, including the Chief & Vice Chief Justices.
The president is also given the ability to pardon crimes as well as grant clemency.
Head of State
As head of state, the president represents the Glorosian government to the people of the nation, and represents the nation to the rest of the world.
As a national leader, the president also fulfils many less formal ceremonial duties.
Presidential traditions also involve the president's role as head of government. Outgoing presidents traditionally give advice to their successor during the presidential transition period as the outgoing president's term comes to an end.
Head of Party
The president is typically considered the de facto head of their party even if this was not the case prior to them taking on the presidency. Candidates standing for the national assembly from a political party inevitably have their electoral success intertwined with the performance of the party's presidential candidate.
Presidential candidates, if running for a party, have to gain the nomination and have the confidence from their party to stand for election.
Vacancy and Succession
In practice the vice president becomes president upon the removal from office, death, or resignation of the president provided these are met with substantial enough time left on the president's term in office. In these instances the vice president then serves as president for the remainder of the term the outgoing president was due to serve.
Declarations of Inability
In situations where the president feels that he or she is temporarily unable to discharge their duties, then they may issue a statement declaring such to the Vice President granting them presidential powers. The president can then resume their powers by issuing another declaration stating that they are fit to carry on again.
This mechanism has, so far, never been used.
The president may be removed from office by the supreme court by impeachment after a trial initiated by National Assembly vote. These votes can be motioned for if the president is suspected of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours.
The residence of the President and the first family is the Presidential Palace, located in the nation's capital city. It is sometimes known as the Executive Mannor or the Executive Mansion.
Timeline of Presidents
|1||Colin Davies||28 January 2023 - Present||Vacant||Independent|