Norse Empire. He or she is elected by popular vote. The Queen and public can both nominate candidates. The Queen can only nominate one candidate. The Leader of the High Council must be nominated from the current 12 members of the High Council. Jari Eriksson is the current leader of the High Council, he is the youngest leader in the history of the High Council, at the age of only 25. He was nominated by the Queen herself, as she had known him when she went to school and they were friends. The High Councillor is also ex officio President of the Parliament.