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President of the United Republic of Tiangong
总统天宮联合共和国
天国連合共和国の大統領
천국의 연합 공화국 대통령
Seal of the President of the United Republic of Tiangong (Celestial Ascendance)
Asami Saito
Incumbent
Asami Saito

since 1 Februari 2012
Style Her/His Excellency (diplomatically)
Madam/Mr. President (official)
Abbreviation POTURT
Residence Palace of the Republic, Republic City
Appointer People of the United Republic, by direct election
Term length 4 years, renewable indefinitely
Inaugural holder Sakura Yangcheng
Formation 1802
Salary €1,000,000 (year)
The President of the United Republic of Tiangong (POTURT) is the elected head of state and head of government of the United Republic of Tiangong. The President is the leader of the executive branch of the federal government, and the Supreme Commander of the United Republic Armed Forces. The current President is Asami Saito, who was elected in 2012, and reelected for a second term in 2016.

The President of the United Republic is considered one of the world's most powerful people, leading the United Republic, one of the world's leading superpowers. As the leader of the nation with the second most expensive military, the largest nuclear arsenal and the second largest economy in the world, the President is usually ranked first or second in the Caifu 100, a yearly published list of the world's most powerful people.

The President of the United Republic is directly elected by the people of the United Republic for a four-year term. No term limits are currently in use, and the President can run for as many consecutive terms as they wish. The current President is Asami Saito, who was elected to the position in 2012. The last Presidential election took place on 18 December, 2016; where incumbent President Asami Saito was reelected.

Eligibility

Article III, Section 2, Clause 4 of the United Republic Constitution sets the following qualifications for holding the presidency:

  • be a citizen of the United Republic of Tiangong
  • be at least twenty years old
  • be a resident of the United Republic of Tiangong for at least 10 years
  • not be a convicted criminal

Powers and duties

The Constitution descibes the President firstly as a servant of the people and secondly as a leader. The President serves to carry out the interests of the people as their representative.</span> As the representative of the people, the President usually represents the United Republic at International conferences and meetings. 

Powers

The President of the United Republic has the power to:

  • Declare a state of emergency
  • Propose laws
  • Veto laws that are not approved by at least two thirds of the Senate
  • Deport people from the nation
  • Fire any government official except Senators and the Vice-President
  • Pardon any person (must be approved by at least half of the Senate)

Judicial powers

The President has the power to appoint federal judges and appoint new members of the Supreme Court. The President is not immune to prosecution and may be charged with crimes. In extreme cases, the President themselves may preside over a court case as the judge.

Ceremonial roles

The President, along with their spouse, usually welcomes foreign leaders and dignitaries to the Palace of the Republic. The President is also a celebrity and their life is usually well-covered by the media and news agencies.

Presidential anthem

The Presidential anthem is the official music often accompanying the President. It is also sometimes used as an unofficial anthem of the entire nation.

United Republic presidential anthem

Selection

The President is elected directly by eligible voters, which are citizens of the United Republic who are at least 18 years old. Though no degree is required, the President is usually a person who has a degree in law or politics.

Campaigns and nomination

Any eligible person can run for president and may be elected to the office, even write-in candidates may theoretically win the election. In practise however, several candidates are nominated or nominate themselves and thereafter campaign for the office of President.

Candidates are sometimes independent, though usually are members of political parties. Presidential candidates are quite young in comparison to other nations, as the United Republic is less ageist than most nations. The majority of the candidates are usually between 35 and 50 years old, though candidates in their 20's are occasionally seen. Kuvirs Laghima remains the youngest elected President to date, as well as the youngest democratically elected leader in world history, at age 24.

Oath

At the official inauguration of the President, he or she is constitutionally required to take an oath. While palming the Constitution, they recite the following oath:

“I, (name), do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully serve the people of the United Republic in the Office of President of the United Republic of Tiangong, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the people and the nation of the United Republic of Tiangong.”
~ The Oath

A person is not allowed to take the Oath with any book other than the Constitution. A person is also not allowed to mention any deities or other supernatural entities while taking the oath, as this violates the secular nature of the office. The President is usually inaugurated by the High Justice.

Tenure and term limits

The term of office for the president is defined as four years. No term limits are currently defined by the constitution, this allows any person to run for an unlimited times for the office of President.

Removal from office

The President may be removed from office by the Senate, this is called an impeachment. In order to succesfully remove the President from office, a two-thirds majority is required. The Senate may vote to remove the President if he or she:

  • has commited a grave crime
  • has commited treason
  • is permanently unable to perform their duties due to e.g. illness or handicap
  • is acting against the interest of the people and nation

The House of Representatives may also initiate a vote of impeachment, even without a reason stated in the abive section, if supported by at least 33.33% (1/3) of the voting members, the Senate votes on it, and if that vote fails a referendum is held whether to impeach the president or not.

Acting presidents

If a president is removed from office, the vice-president becomes the acting president. However, they cannot remain in office for longer than 2 monts. An emergency election must be held within 2 months. The vice-president may run for president, however.

Spouse

The spouse of the President is often called the First Lady or First Gentleman, though this is not an official title.

List of Presidents

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office;
Electoral mandates
Political Party
1 Sakura Yangcheng Sakura Yangcheng
(1762–1847)
3 January 1802 1 Februari 1819 None (-1816)
Democratic (1810-1816)
1802a, 1806a, 1810, 1814
First President of the United Republic of Tiangong, leader of the United Forces during the Tiangong revolution and won the war against China
2 Sangiyin Bayar (photoshopped to old style) Baatar Sangjai
1 Februari 1819 1 Februari 1827 Democratic
1818, 1822
First Mongolian President
3 Deed8a cbda259500c04db98a837cdf87ed9439~mv2 (photoshopped with background and to old style) Kazuya Tsujimoto 1 Februari 1827 1 Februari 1835 Liberal
1826, 1830
10 Itō Hirobumi Sejin Lee 1 Februari 1885 1 Februari 1897 None
1884, 1896
21 Sorgaghtani Bolormaa Sorghaghtani Bolormaa 1 Februari 1981 5 September 1989 Liberal
1818, 1822
Died in office
22 KuviraLaghima Kuvira Laghima 5 December 1989  16 March 1990 None
1989
Youngest president ever elected
- Senna Zenglai Senna Zenglai 1 January 2001 1 Februari 2001 None
1818, 1822
Acting president
23 Sandra Ascalon Sandra Ascalon 1 Februari 2001 1 Februari 2009 The Democrats (2001-2009)
2001, 2004
24 Wang Shaojing Wang Shaojing 1 Februari 2009 1 Februari 2013 Utopian (2009-2013)
The Democrats (2013)
2008
25 Asami Saito Asami Saito
(1985-)
1 Februari 2013 present None (2013-2016)
Ascension (2016-present)
2012, 2016
Current president

Notes

a: Sakura Yangcheng was not elected by popular vote in 1802 and 1806 due to the ongoing war, she was instead elected by acclamation by the leaders of the United Congress