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|post = Chair
 
|post = Chair
|body = the Quorum of Delegates
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|body = the Grand Unified Micronational
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|insignia = Newtonvonuberquie 1.jpg
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|style = Mr./M./Mme. Chair<br>Esteemed Chair<br>His/Her/Zer Excellency<ref>This an informal style, used only on occasion, often by parties outside of the Grand Unified Micronational.</ref>
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|style = Mr./M./Mme. Chair<br>Esteemed Chair<br>His/Her Excellency<ref>This an informal style, used only on occasion, often by parties outside of the Grand Unified Micronational.</ref>
|incumbent = [[Bradley of Dullahan]]
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|incumbent = [[Newton von Uberquie]]
|incumbentsince = 13 March 2014
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|incumbentsince = 1 July 2020
|termlength = 3 months
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|termlength = Six months
 
|formation = 15 February 2009
 
|formation = 15 February 2009
 
|inaugural = [[Kalvin Koolidge]]
 
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|succession = ''Election''
 
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The '''Chairman of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]]''', officially the '''Chair of the Quorum of Delegates''', is the executive leader and chief administrative officer of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]]. Akin to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Chairperson is the most senior of the three recognised leaders of the GUM, with the office taking precedence over all other political appointments and positions in the organisation. The Chair exercises a wide range of powers within the organisation, though they have little direct control over member states and their representatives, with the vast majority of their powers being technical and administrative. The Chair is the presiding officer of the Quorum of Delegates, serving as a ''de facto'' speaker for that chamber, and exercising many of the powers usually vested in the speaker of a legislative chamber. The Chair nominates a [[Vice-Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational|Vice-Chair]] to assist and deputise for them where necessary.
The '''Chairman of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]]''', officially the '''Chair of the Quorum of Delegates''', is the executive leader and chief administrative officer of the [[Grand Unified Micronational]]. Akin to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Chairperson is the most senior of the three recognised leaders of the GUM, with the office taking precedence over all other political appointments and positions in the organisation. The Chair exercises a wide range of powers within the organisation, though they have little direct control over member states and their representatives, with the vast majority of their powers being technical and administrative. The Chair is the presiding officer of the Quorum of Delegates, serving as a ''de facto'' speaker for that chamber, and exercising many of the powers usually vested in the speaker of a legislative chamber.
 
  
 
==Creation==
 
==Creation==
  
The post of Chairman was first formally established on [[2009#February|15 February]] [[2009]], over a month since the founding of the Grand Unified Micronational. In his capacity as the founder of the institution, [[Jacob Tierney]] had been acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the GUM, presiding over meetings of what would become known as the Quorum on an informal basis. As the institution began to grow and expand, it soon became apparent that it required a clearly defined leader and administrative chief. As such, it was decided that the organisation would be headed by a Chairperson, who would be elected quarterly alongside councils. [[Kalvin Koolidge]] became the first Chairman of the GUM on 15 February, serving until [[2009#April|12 April]], being succeeded by [[Robert Lethler]]. With the implementation of the GUM Constitution later that month, the posting officially became known as the Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational. The role of the Chair remains to this date largely defined by Koolidge and Lethler, in addition to the Constitution.
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The post of Chairman was first formally established on [[2009#February|15 February]] [[2009]], over a month since the founding of the Grand Unified Micronational. In his capacity as the founder of the institution, [[Jacob Tierney]] had been acting as the ''de facto'' leader of the GUM, presiding over meetings of what would become known as the Quorum on an informal basis. As the institution began to grow and expand, it soon became apparent that it required a clearly defined leader and administrative chief. As such, it was decided that the organisation would be headed by a Chairman, who would be elected quarterly alongside councils. [[Kalvin Koolidge]] became the first Chairman of the GUM on 15 February, serving until [[2009#April|12 April]], being succeeded by [[Robert Lethler]]. With the implementation of the GUM Constitution later that month, the posting officially became known as the Chair, the role of which remains largely defined by the roles played by Koolidge and Lethler in those first few months in the history of the GUM.
  
 
==Election==
 
==Election==
  
Since the establishment of the post in February 2009, the Chair has been elected on a quarterly basis by a ballot of all members of the Grand Unified Micronational who have voting rights (with the exception of the period of inactivity which the organisation suffered between September 2010 and August 2011). The results of such elections are always announced on the 11th of December, March, June and September (January, April, July and October before the reforms of James von Puchow), with the transfer of power taking place at midnight on the 12th/13th - under no ordinary circumstances may the term of a Chair be lengthened nor shortened. Once they have served two consecutive terms in office, an incumbent Chair becomes ineligible for re-election and must stand down, often in favour of a successor. A Chair who has reached their term-limit can stand again for election after a break of one or more terms. To date, no candidate has ever secured two consecutive terms in office.
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The Chair serves for a period of six months, although prior to the adoption of the current charter in June 2016, the Chair served for a term of only three months. The Chair is elected by all full members in a ballot held online, with one vote allotted to each member state.
 
 
Towards the end of their term, the Chair establishes a period in which nominations for election are opened - by convention, nominations must be voluntary, though there is no rule that prevents a member state from nominating a candidate from another nation. In order to be eligible to stand in the election, a candidate must fulfil a set of strict criteria: they must be a Delegate to the Quorum; they must have the permission of their government; they must be representing a full member state and they must not be simultaneously standing for election as Supreme Judge. As such, though it is theoretically a matter of member states voting according to their own national interests, the election of the Chair is usually decided by Delegates to the Quorum as individuals on the basis of personality. Usually, only perceived "political heavyweights" or so-called "elder statesmen" will seek election to the office.
 
 
 
Nominations open two weeks before the 12th, with voting opening one week prior to the last day of the quarterly term. The election itself occurs under a system of first-past-the-post in which each member state has a single vote which it casts in favour of a specific candiate - the candidate who wins a plurality (more votes than their closest rival) is declared the victor. In the event that two or more candidates should tie for the leadership, an emergency run-off ballot is held to decide on the new Chair. Subsequently, it is traditional for the outgoing Chair - if they were not re-elected - to meet with the incoming Chair for a formal transfer of power at or around midnight on the 12th. When a new Chair presides over their first Quorum, it is customary for members to make every effort to attend and pay their respects to the new head of the organisation.
 
 
 
Upon standing down from their office, former Chairpersons traditionally return to the Quorum as normal Delegates. However, upon standing down, all former Chairs are officially elevated to the Official Diplomatic Staff of the Grand Unified Micronational, becoming advisers and ''de facto'' civil servants to the administration of the day. They do not, however, become legal experts on the GUM or its Constitution - this privilege is reserved exclusively for former Supreme Judges.
 
 
 
==Political independence==
 
 
 
In the interests of fairness, the Chair of the Quorum is expected to be largely politically independent in order to ensure they demonstrate no bias in the exercise of their powers. For this reason, candidates for the Chairpersonship during an election are usually experienced diplomats who have made a name for themselves and earned the trust and respect of the Quorum as a whole, even though any Delegate has the theoretical right to stand. Though they continue to represent their nation to the GUM, Chairpersons are expected to put the interests of the institution before that of their own nation. In debates at Quorum the Chair usually speaks to represent their personal and professional opinion, rather than that of their nation, though they may note - and clearly distinguish - both opinions. Often, the Chair will usually be the last member of the Quorum to cast their vote on a specific issue, in order to ensure that they are not allowing their politics or national allegiance to influence other members.
 
  
==Powers of the Chair==
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==List of GUM Chairmen==
By all accounts, the first responsibility of the Chair is to provide direction to the general work of the institution and to serve as an independent mediator between member states. To this end, the Chair enjoys a wide range of powers and rights, though almost any of their decisions can be overruled by a simple majority vote in the Quorum of Delegates. Together, the collective range of powers enjoyed by the holder of the office are referred to being exercised at the ''Chairperson's prerogative''.
 
 
 
===Members===
 
 
 
Perhaps the most important range of powers the Chair has access to are those over the general membership. The Chair is responsible for supervising member states and their representatives to the institution. Whenever a micronation applies to become a GUM member state, the Chair and the Chair alone decides whether or not their application will go forward for voting and - if it does - what kind of membership will be voted on, though this power is subject to extensive conventional limitations. Furthermore, the Chair has the power to unilaterally suspend member states from the GUM, though they must report this decision to the Quorum and it can be easily over-turned through a Quorum vote or judicial ruling.
 
 
 
===Presiding officer===
 
 
 
As the unofficial speaker of the Quorum of Delegates, many of the Chair's functions and powers relate to the Quorum itself. The Chair, along with their deputy, is entirely responsible for supervising the work of the Quorum.
 
 
 
Prior to each weekly meeting of the Quorum, the Chair of the day is responsible for setting an agenda for items to be discussed and voted on, which is typically based off of discussions with and requests by member states. The Chair has freedom to decide what issues will be discussed and in what order they shall be discussed, though every member has the right to raise a point not included on the agenda towards the end of each session. There are conventions that dictate how an agenda should be outlined and how issues should be prioritised, but the final decision ultimately rests with the Chair of the day. In addition to the agenda, the Chair is responsible for receiving and tracking absence notice from members. One of the Chair's most important functions is to set the actual venue and time of Quorum sessions.
 
 
 
During Quorum sessions themselves, it is the responsibility of the Chair to preside over the meeting for its full duration - though the rules of the chamber are relatively relaxed in comparison to those of a national legislative organ, the Chair is nonetheless a vital part of Quorum meetings. They are given the task of mediating debates between delegates, ensuring all participants are adhering to the rules of the chamber and showing one another the proper respect - the Chair has the ultimate power to terminate a debate prematurely and advance the agenda if they see a pressing need to do so. Though they do not require their permission to speak, Delegates can nonetheless be ordered to stand silent if the Chair commands they do so, and the Chair has the right to give the floor to a Delegate who wishes to make an uninterrupted statement. When the Chairperson is speaking at length themselves, Delegates are expected to observe respectful silence.
 
 
 
Furthermore, Delegates are entirely at the mercy of the Chair when it comes to their status as representatives of their nation. If a specific Delegate should prove to be a persistent rule-breaker or otherwise become an intolerable nuisance to their fellow members, the Chair has the full power to strip them of their status and expel them from the Quorum. In such a case, it is the responsibility of the nation who dispatched the Delegate to find a suitable replacement.
 
 
 
When a matter that has been debated comes to a vote, the Chair is responsible for receiving and counting the ballots of individual member states. They announce the matter being voted on, allocates time for votes to be received and ultimately declares the outcome of a vote once the voting time has expired. Only the Chair may receive private ballots, though they can be ordered to present these to the Supreme Judge in order to prevent any potential fraud. The same general rules apply to GUM elections.
 
 
 
===Representative===
 
 
 
As the highest recognised leader of the Grand Unified Micronational, it cannot be doubted that one of the Chair's most important functions is to serve as its high representative. The Chair promotes the public image of the GUM and is responsible for representing it in bi- and multilateral discussions. Chairpersons since the foundation of the GUM have been actively involved in the processes of conflict mitigation and intermicronational mediation, frequently leading diplomatic teams in peace talks. The Chair meets regularly with heads of state and government from across the MicroWiki community, in addition to leaders and representatives of other institutions. They have a great deal of freedom to decide how the GUM will respond to and tackle a specific international or diplomatic crisis or issue.
 
 
 
==List of GUM Chairpersons==
 
  
 
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|rowspan=2|[[Kalvin Koolidge]]<br /><small>[[Republic of Petorio]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Kalvin Koolidge]]<br /><small>[[Republic of Petorio]]</small>
 
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|rowspan=2|[[File:Commerusia.png|80px]]
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|rowspan=2|[[Robert Lethler]]<br /><small>[[Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Robert Lethler]]<br /><small>[[Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]</small>
 
|[[Kalvin Koolidge]] <br><small>(from 31 May)
 
|[[Kalvin Koolidge]] <br><small>(from 31 May)
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|rowspan=2|[[Jamie Sutherland]]<br /><small>[[Democratic Duchy of Francisville]]</small>
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|rowspan=2|[[James Stewart]]<br /><small>[[Democratic Duchy of Francisville]]</small>
 
|[[Alexander Reinhardt]] <br><small>(until 27 September)<small>
 
|[[Alexander Reinhardt]] <br><small>(until 27 September)<small>
 
|13 July 2009
 
|13 July 2009
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|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Moderate|Moderate]]</small>
 
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Moderate|Moderate]]</small>
 
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Served a full 92 day term. Similarly to the previous Chairman, Sutherland saw a multitude of conflicts occur during his term and aided their mediation. Also oversaw the introduction of Spanish as an official language of the GUM.</small>
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Served a full 92 day term. Stewart mediated through a number of conflicts including the [[New Euro-Erusian War]] and the [[Rhodesian War]]. The latter resulted in the decline of the [[United Micronations (2008)]] and the subsequent hegemony of the GUM over the MicroWiki community. Also oversaw the introduction of Spanish as an official language of the GUM.</small>
 
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|rowspan=2|[[Robert Lethler]]<br /><small>[[Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Robert Lethler]]<br /><small>[[Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]</small>
 
|[[Wilhelm of New Europe|Wilhelm von Hartmann]]
 
|[[Wilhelm of New Europe|Wilhelm von Hartmann]]
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|rowspan=2|''[[Wilhelm of New Europe|Wilhelm von Hartmann]]''<br /><small>[[Empire of New Europe]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Wilhelm of New Europe|Wilhelm von Hartmann]]''<br /><small>[[Empire of New Europe]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|''None''
 
|''None''
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|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Renasia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Renasia]]</small>
|[[Ben Lawson]] (until Feb)<br>[[Alexander Reinhardt]] (from Feb)
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|[[Ben Lawson]] <small>(until Feb)</small><br>[[Alexander Reinhardt]] <small>(from Feb)</small>
 
|13 January 2010
 
|13 January 2010
 
|13 April 2010
 
|13 April 2010
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|rowspan=2|[[Robert Lethler]]<br /><small>[[Erusia|Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Robert Lethler]]<br /><small>[[Erusia|Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]</small>
 
|[[James von Puchow]]
 
|[[James von Puchow]]
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|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Erusian National Communist Party]]
 
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Erusian National Communist Party]]
 
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>First Chairman to successfully secure a third term, held for 103 days; holds the record for being the longest-serving Chairman. By the end of this term he had served 265 days in office. Term was extended as a consequence of the withdrawal of the only candidate from the election in July 2010.</small>
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>First Chairman to successfully secure a third term, held for 103 days. By the end of this term he had served 265 days in office. Led a caretaker administration from 13 July to 25 July as a consequence of the withdrawal of the only candidate from the election in July 2010.</small>
 
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|rowspan=2|[[Will Sörgel]]<br /><small>[[Sandus|Democratic People's Republic of Sandus]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Will Sörgel]]<br /><small>[[Sandus|Democratic People's Republic of Sandus]]</small>
 
|[[James von Puchow]]
 
|[[James von Puchow]]
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|rowspan=2|''[[James von Puchow]]''<br /><small>[[Landashir|Antarctic Community Of Landashir]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|rowspan=2|''[[James von Puchow]]''<br /><small>[[Landashir|Antarctic Community Of Landashir]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|''None''
 
|''None''
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Second Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman, due to the resignation of Will Sörgel. Presided over the GUM when both its influence and levels of activity were rapidly declining. Entered into failed negotiations with the OAM regarding a proposed merger, and attempted to initiate a reform of the organisation, the only aspects of which that were actually implemented were bringing back the election schedule by - and therefore reducing his own term by - one month, and removing the last chances for the organisation to return to activity in the short term by dissolving the Councils. Announced that he had "dissolved" the organisation on 20 September 2010.</small>
 
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Second Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman, due to the resignation of Will Sörgel. Presided over the GUM when both its influence and levels of activity were rapidly declining. Entered into failed negotiations with the OAM regarding a proposed merger, and attempted to initiate a reform of the organisation, the only aspects of which that were actually implemented were bringing back the election schedule by - and therefore reducing his own term by - one month, and removing the last chances for the organisation to return to activity in the short term by dissolving the Councils. Announced that he had "dissolved" the organisation on 20 September 2010.</small>
 
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! colspan="9"|Vacant from 13 September 2010 to 14 August 2011
|rowspan=2|N/A
 
|rowspan=2|N/A
 
|N/A
 
|13 September 2010
 
|14 August 2011
 
|N/A
 
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>No Chair was in office during this time, as the Grand Unified Micronational entered a long period of inactivity. Although von Puchow had not had the legal authority to do so, most of the community accepted his "dissolution" of the GUM, with ineffective challenges to the legality of his declaration being initially raised in early 2011.</small>
 
 
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|rowspan=2|[[File:2011Summit_Jacob.jpg|80px]]
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|rowspan=2|''[[Jacob Tierney]]''<br /><small>[[Renasia]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Jacob Tierney]]''<br /><small>[[Renasia]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
|[[Will Sörgel]]
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|[[Will Sörgel]] (Acting)
 
|14 August 2011
 
|14 August 2011
 
|13 September 2011
 
|13 September 2011
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|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Renasia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Renasia]]</small>
 
|[[Will Sörgel]]
 
|[[Will Sörgel]]
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|rowspan=2|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small>
 
|[[Sebastian Linden]] <small>(until 18 Dec)</small><br>[[Lucas Campos]] <small>(from 18 Dec)</small>
 
|[[Sebastian Linden]] <small>(until 18 Dec)</small><br>[[Lucas Campos]] <small>(from 18 Dec)</small>
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|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Theodorist Party of Austenasia]]
 
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Theodorist Party of Austenasia]]
 
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>The first Chairperson to appoint their Vice-Chair directly (albeit with approval from the Quorum) rather than have them elected. Successfully implemented a reform of the Constitution by codifying conventions and removing needless bureacratic or defunct features. Oversaw the restoration of activity of the Advancement Council, the creation of a micronational human rights treaty, the establishment of the GUM Lounge and the status of observers, and a further large growth in the organisation's membership. Served a full 91 day term.</small>
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>The first Chairman to appoint his Vice-Chair directly (albeit with approval from the Quorum) rather than have them elected. Successfully implemented a reform of the Constitution by codifying conventions and removing needless bureacratic or defunct features. Oversaw the restoration of activity of the Advancement Council, the creation of a micronational human rights treaty, the establishment of the GUM Lounge and the status of observers, and a further large growth in the organisation's membership. Served a full 91 day term.</small>
 
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|rowspan=2|[[File:Foto2.jpg|80px]]
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|rowspan=2|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small>
|[[Will Sörgel]]<br><small>(from 14 March)</small>
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|[[Will Sörgel]]<br><small>(from 14 Mar)</small>
 
|13 March 2012
 
|13 March 2012
 
|22 April 2012
 
|22 April 2012
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|rowspan=2|''[[Will Sörgel]]''<br /><small>[[Sandus|State of Sandus]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Will Sörgel]]''<br /><small>[[Sandus|State of Sandus]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar]] <br><small>(from 25 April)</small>
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|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar]] (Acting) <br><small>(from 25 Apr)</small>
 
|22 April 2012
 
|22 April 2012
 
|13 June 2012
 
|13 June 2012
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!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''11'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''11'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:JonathanMay12.jpg|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:JonathanMay12.jpg|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small>
|[[Jacob Tierney]] <br><small>(from 17 June)</small>
+
|[[Jacob Tierney]] <br><small>(from 17 Jun)</small>
 
|13 June 2012
 
|13 June 2012
 
|13 September 2012
 
|13 September 2012
 
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Theodorist Party of Austenasia]]
 
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Theodorist Party of Austenasia]]
 
|-
 
|-
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Re-elected to a second term as Chairperson. Restored permanent observer status and oversaw a regulation of the Official Diplomatic Staff. Chaired the first physically held in-person Quorum session on 15 July 2012 in London, and chaired and helped to organise the [[24 Hour Quorum]] held a month later which raised over £80 for various charities. Held office during the creation of an application form for non-members.</small>
+
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Re-elected to a second term as Chairman. Restored permanent observer status and oversaw a regulation of the Official Diplomatic Staff. Chaired the first physically held in-person Quorum session on 15 July 2012 in London, and chaired and helped to organise the [[24 Hour Quorum (2012)|24 Hour Quorum]] held a month later which raised over £80 for various charities. Held office during the creation of an application form for non-members.</small>
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#525252;"| <font color=white>'''12'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#525252;"| <font color=white>'''12'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:Jacob2012.jpg|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:Jacob2012.jpg|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Free State of Renasia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Free State of Renasia]]</small>
|[[Yaroslav Mar]]<br><small>(from 16 September)</small>
+
|[[Yaroslav Mar]]<br><small>(from 16 Sep)</small>
 
|13 September 2012
 
|13 September 2012
 
|13 December 2012
 
|13 December 2012
 
|bgcolor=#BDBDBD|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Moderate|Moderate]]</small>
 
|bgcolor=#BDBDBD|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Moderate|Moderate]]</small>
 
|-
 
|-
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>The first (and only other) Chairman to be elected to a third term since Robert Lethler, beating his record to become the longest serving Chairman. Changed Quorum meetings from weekly to fortnightly.</small>
+
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>The first Chairman to be elected to a third term since Robert Lethler. Changed Quorum meetings from weekly to fortnightly.</small>
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''13'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''13'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:Yaroslav Mar.jpg|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:Yaroslav MarOld.jpg|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Yaroslav Mar]]<br /><small>[[Republic of Lostisland]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Yaroslav Mar]]<br /><small>[[Republic of Lostisland]]</small>
|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br><small>(from 16 December)</small>
+
|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br><small>(from 16 Dec)</small>
 
|13 December 2012
 
|13 December 2012
 
|19 January 2013
 
|19 January 2013
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|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''&ndash;'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''&ndash;'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:BradleyPope.jpg|50px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:BradleyPope.jpg|110px]]
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Bradley of Dullahan]]''<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Bradley of Dullahan]]''<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|''None''
 
|''None''
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|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''&ndash;'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''&ndash;'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:JonathanSep12.jpg|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:JonathanSep12.jpg|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]]''<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 
|rowspan=2|''[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]]''<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
|[[Tom Turner]]<br><small>(from 20 January)</small>
+
|[[Tom Turner]] (Acting)<br><small>(from 20 Jan)</small>
 
|19 January 2013
 
|19 January 2013
 
|13 March 2013
 
|13 March 2013
 
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Theodorist Party of Austenasia]]
 
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Theodorist Party of Austenasia]]
 
|-
 
|-
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Became Acting Chairperson after the resignation of Yaroslav Mar and Bradley of Dullahan. Oversaw the restoration of the organisation after the [[2012-13 GUM leadership scandal]], with many members who had left rejoining.</small>
+
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Became Acting Chairman (as Supreme Judge; the only time the holder of said office has ever had to assume the Chair due to the resignation of both the Chair and Vice-Chair) after the resignation of Yaroslav Mar and Bradley of Dullahan. Oversaw the restoration of the organisation after the [[2012-13 GUM leadership scandal]], with many members who had left rejoining.</small>
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''14'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''14'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:Richard Cunningham Suit.png|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:Richard Cunningham Suit.png|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Richard Cunningham]]<br /><small>[[Burnham|Dominion of Burnham]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Richard Cunningham]]<br /><small>[[Burnham|Dominion of Burnham]]</small>
|[[Leon Simpson]] <br><small>(from 17 March)</small>
+
|[[Leon Simpson]] <br><small>(from 17 Mar)</small>
 
|13 March 2013
 
|13 March 2013
 
|13 June 2013
 
|13 June 2013
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|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#525252;"| <font color=white>'''15'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#525252;"| <font color=white>'''15'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:Jacob2012.jpg|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:Jacob2012.jpg|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Free State of Renasia]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Jacob Tierney]]<br /><small>[[Free State of Renasia]]</small>
|[[Will Sörgel]] <br><small>(from 30 June)</small>
+
|[[Will Sörgel]] <br><small>(from 30 Jun)</small>
 
|13 June 2013
 
|13 June 2013
 
|13 September 2013
 
|13 September 2013
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|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''16'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''16'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:Quentinwyvern2013.jpg|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:Quentinwyvern2013.jpg|120px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Quentin I of Wyvern|Quentin I]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Quentin I of Wyvern|Quentin I]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small>
|[[Kuri Kabanov]]<br><small>(from 15 September)</small>
+
|[[Kuri Kabanov]]<br><small>(from 15 Sep)</small>
 
|13 September 2013
 
|13 September 2013
 
|13 December 2013
 
|13 December 2013
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|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Served over a period of general inactivity in the GUM, the zenith of which the organisation reached when it failed to properly organise the December 2013 elections. Oversaw the abolition of the membership cap. The first chairman to represent and originate from the same country as [[Bradley of Dullahan|a former Chairman]].</small>
 
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Served over a period of general inactivity in the GUM, the zenith of which the organisation reached when it failed to properly organise the December 2013 elections. Oversaw the abolition of the membership cap. The first chairman to represent and originate from the same country as [[Bradley of Dullahan|a former Chairman]].</small>
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
!rowspan=2 style="background:#525252;"| <font color=white>'''17'''
+
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''17'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:HMCiprian.png|80px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:HMCiprian.png|120px]]
|rowspan=2|[[Ciprian]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Juclandia]]</small>
+
|rowspan=2|[[Ciprian of Juclandia|Ciprian I]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Juclandia]]</small>
|[[Adam Belcher|Adam I]]<br><small>(from 15 December)</small>
+
|[[Adam Belcher|Adam I]]<br><small>(from 15 Dec)</small>
 
|13 December 2013
 
|13 December 2013
 
|13 March 2014
 
|13 March 2014
|bgcolor=#BDBDBD|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Political radicalism|Radical]]</small>
+
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Political radicalism|Radical]]</small>
 
|-
 
|-
 
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Oversaw the expulsion and demotion of several inactive member states. Moved part of the duties of the Quorum to a new venue, the forum. Re-founded the Press Secretariat for the GUM to serve as its PR office. Brought back the weekly Quorum meetings. Oversaw the opening of a Constituent Assembly and the successful abolition of the Constitution and ratification of a Charter for the GUM, which involved a structural reform of the organisation, by abolishing the Advancement and Security Councils, the abolition of all past GUM legislation, more powers for the Vice Chair, and different systems for approving or expelling member states, as well as other provisions.</small>
 
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Oversaw the expulsion and demotion of several inactive member states. Moved part of the duties of the Quorum to a new venue, the forum. Re-founded the Press Secretariat for the GUM to serve as its PR office. Brought back the weekly Quorum meetings. Oversaw the opening of a Constituent Assembly and the successful abolition of the Constitution and ratification of a Charter for the GUM, which involved a structural reform of the organisation, by abolishing the Advancement and Security Councils, the abolition of all past GUM legislation, more powers for the Vice Chair, and different systems for approving or expelling member states, as well as other provisions.</small>
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''18'''
 
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''18'''
|rowspan=2|[[File:BradleyPope.jpg|50px]]
+
|rowspan=2|[[File:BradleyPope.jpg|110px]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small><br>
 
|rowspan=2|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small><br>
|[[Arthur Lobão]]<br><small>(from 16 March)</small>
+
|[[Arthur Lobão]]<br><small>(from 16 Mar)</small>
 
|13 March 2014
 
|13 March 2014
 +
|13 June 2014
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Wyvernian Liberal Party]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Oversaw the creation of the Advisory Staff, an organ made to advise the Chair, and later its abolition. Created the GUM Staff, an organ made up of all GUM officials, and created the GUM Peacekeeper Award, to be given to promoters of peace. Attempted to promote dialogue between the administrations of [[MicroWiki]] and [[MicroWikia]].</small>
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''19'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:HRH The Grand Duke Joseph.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy|Joseph Kennedy]]<br /><small>[[Ashukov Federation]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Arthur Lobão]]
 +
|13 June 2014
 +
|13 September 2014
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[National Party of Ashukovo]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Elected after having served a full term as Chairman of the Justice Commission. Oversaw the establishment of two committees, the Committee for the Drafting of a New Charter and the Mock Trial Committee. Oversaw GUM acquisition of the news.micronation.org service. Oversaw the establishment of the GUM Library, and the creation of a wiki to serve as its hub. However, the Staff seldom met and Quorum was often postponed due to personal issues.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#E0B000;"| <font color=white>'''20'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:Adamcropped.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Adam Belcher|Adam I]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Adammia]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Fionnbarra Ó Cathail]]<br><small>(from 14 Sep)</small>
 +
|13 September 2014
 +
|13 December 2014
 +
|bgcolor=#F0E080|[[Liberal Party (Adammia)|Liberal Party of Adammia]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Oversaw an overhaul of the organisation's internal administration, bringing many records up to date. Oversaw the creation of Junior Secretaries to assist the elected Secretaries, the creation of a directory of delegates, and the expulsion of three inactive member states.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''21'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:Pride 2.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[HIM Taeglan I Nihilus|Taeglan I Nihilus]]<br /><small>[[Reylan Imperial Triumvirate]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Newton von Uberquie]]<br><small>(from 21 Dec)</small>
 +
|13 December 2014
 +
|1 April 2015
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Monarchism|Monarchist]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Presided over rapidly declining activity in the GUM. Led a caretaker administration from 13 March to 1 April 2015 following the failure of regularly scheduled elections.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#E0B000;"| <font color=white>'''22'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:EmperorOfAdammia2015.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Adam Belcher|Adam I]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Adammia]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Joseph Kennedy]]<br><small>(until 14 Jun)</small>
 +
|1 April 2015
 +
|30 July 2015
 +
|bgcolor=#F0E080|[[Liberal Party (Adammia)|Liberal Party of Adammia]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Led the Extraordinary Constituent Quorum which on 14 June 2015 transitioned the GUM from an international organisation of micronations into an association of micronationalists, leaving behind only the GUM Lounge.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''23'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:ICJA2015.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Fionnbarra Ó Cathail]] (Acting)<br><small>(from 26 Apr)</small>
 +
|30 July 2015
 +
|25 June 2016
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Monarchism|Monarchist]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Elected under the provisions put in place for the GUM as an association based in the Lounge. Broke the record of Jacob Tierney for the longest time served as Chairman on 27 January 2016 (4 January if time as Acting Chairman is counted). Led the process of transitioning the GUM back into a functioning intergovernmental organisation, chairing Quorums in the Lounge to draft a new Charter, which was adopted on 4 June, triggering elections. </small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''24'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:123coa.png|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Fionnbarra Ó Cathail]]<br /><small>[[Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]]
 +
|25 June 2016
 +
|10 September 2016
 +
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Conradh Daonlathais]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>The first Chairman to be elected under the 2016 Charter. Oversaw a growth in membership and the consolidation of the newly revived organisation. Resigned halfway through his term upon the impending dissolution of his micronation.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''&ndash;'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:ICJA2017.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|''[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]]''<br /><small>[[Empire of Austenasia]]</small><br>''Acting Chairman''
 +
|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]
 +
|10 September 2016
 +
|25 December 2016
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Monarchism|Monarchist]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Became Acting Chair for a second time upon the resignation of the Chair. Oversaw the restarting of the [[Diplomabear World Tour]] under GUM supervision, amendments to the Charter, and a growth in membership.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''25'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:Adam Mar 16.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Adam I of Überstadt|Adam I]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Überstadt]]</small>
 +
|Thomas M. <small>(until 11 Mar)</small><br>[[Henry Clémens]] <small>(from 11 Mar)</small>
 +
|25 December 2016
 +
|28 March 2017
 +
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Socialism|Socialist]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Oversaw judicial reform, the establishing of the SCRIL, and another amendment to the charter. Resigned due to other commitments infringing on his available time.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''&ndash;'''
 +
|rowspan=4|[[File:Ezra1.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=4|[[Henry Clémens]]<br /><small>[[Essian Commonwealth]]</small>
 +
|[[Newton von Uberquie]]<br><small>(from 2 Apr)</small>
 +
|28 March 2017
 +
|25 June 2017
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Classical liberalism|Liberal]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Became Acting Chair upon the resignation of the Chair. Organised a [[24 Hour Quorum (2017)|second 24 Hour Quorum]], saw the publication of the first GUM International Exhibitions, and the reorganisation of several inactive Secretaries into Secretariats. Appointed the first Associate Justices and expelled several inactive member states. Re-created a GUM email address and oversaw the creation of the GUM portal.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''26'''
 +
|[[Newton von Uberquie]] <small>(until 24 Sep)</small><br>[[Tarik Kârjasary]] <small>(from 24 Sep)</small>
 +
|25 June 2017
 +
|25 December 2017
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Classical liberalism|Liberal]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Elected Chairman unopposed; only the second Chairman to be elected as such immediately after holding the position of Acting Chair (after Tierney in September 2011). Passed an amendment creating the office of Speaker pro tempore, though later in his term repealed that same amendment. Saw the first Quarterly Statistical Report published. Oversaw the creation of an improved GUM News website. Attempted to combat growing inactivity in both the GUM and the MicroWiki community as a whole. Oversaw the loss and removal of multiple inactive member states and was responsible for several leadership reshuffles. Dissolved the SCRIL. At the end of his term instituted an amendment loosening Quorum into a monthly affair, moving most discussion and activity to the Lounge. The first Chairman to serve a full six month term under the 2016 Charter.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#C61318;"| <font color=white>'''27'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:Adam Mar 16.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Adam I of Überstadt|Adam I]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Überstadt]]</small>
 +
|[[Tarik Kârjasary]] <small>(until 14 Jan)</small><br>Max I <small>(from 14 Jan)</small>
 +
|25 December 2017
 +
|7 July 2018
 +
|bgcolor=#FFAEA5|[[Independent]]<br><small>Considered [[w:Socialism|Socialist]]</small>
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Previous Chairman. Served slightly over six months in office due to a delayed start of the election process.</small>
 +
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=4 style="background:#E0B000;"| <font color=white>'''28'''
 +
|rowspan=4|[[File:EmperorOfAdammiaSep2018Cropped.jpg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=4|[[Adam Belcher|Adam I]]<br /><small>[[Empire of Adammia]]</small><br>
 +
|Max I
 +
|7 July 2018
 +
|31 December 2018
 +
|bgcolor=#F0E080|[[Liberal-Moderate Party|Liberal-Moderate Party of Adammia]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Elected to a third term. Took personal responsibility for many executive functions rather than appointing secretaries. Oversaw the adoption of the [[Wrythe Convention]]. Renovated the GUM news site and added a new membership application form. Oversaw the transition of the GUM from Skype to Discord and an associated increase in membership.</small>
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
|Max I
 +
|1 January 2019
 +
|30 June 2019
 +
|bgcolor=#F0E080|[[Liberal-Moderate Party|Liberal-Moderate Party of Adammia]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small> Elected to a fourth term, and the only Chair to date to have won two consecutive elections. Organised and oversaw the third [[24 Hour Quorum (2019)|24 Hour Quorum]] and the [[2019 GUM Birmingham Summit]].</small>
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''29'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:BradleyPope.jpg|110px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Bradley of Dullahan]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Wyvern]]</small><br>
 +
|Max I <small>(until 7 Jul)</small><br>[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]] <small>(from 7 Jul)</small>
 +
|1 July 2019
 +
|31 December 2019
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Wyvernian Liberal Party]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Elected to a third term. Vice-Chair Jonathan I served as Vice-Chair with emergency powers from 27 November to 2 December due to the Duke of Dullahan having problems with internet connectivity for a week. Oversaw the increase in powers of the Chair to make executive proclamations outside the Quorum, appoint Ad-interim staff members and suspend staff members for inactivity or misconduct. Proposed the creation of the Secretariat for Micronational Development and the Micronational Development Awards. Oversaw the end of the Greater Community Project and the start of the GUM Outreach project with the aim of making the GUM the bridge between communities. proposed the creation of the Advisory Council, an honorary position for former Chairs who had contributed alot to the GUM. Increased the frequency Quorums were held from once a month to once every two weeks. Changed the names of the Outreach Officer and Events Officer to Diplomacy Secretary and Events Secretary respectively, to make sure all names of the functions within the Staff had the same style.</small>
 +
|- bgcolor=#EEEEEE
 +
!rowspan=2 style="background:#223AA8;"| <font color=white>'''30'''
 +
|rowspan=2|[[File:KTIOfficial2020.jpeg|120px]]
 +
|rowspan=2|[[Thomas I of Hrafnarfjall|Thomas I]]<br /><small>[[Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall]]</small><br>
 +
|[[Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia|Jonathan I]] <small>(until 11 Jan)</small><br>[[Lord Matthew of Essexia|Matthew of Essexia]] <small>(from 11 Jan)</small>
 +
|1 January 2020
 +
|30 June 2020
 +
|bgcolor=#6495ED|[[Independent]]
 +
|-
 +
|colspan="4" align=left| <small>Organised the fourth [[24 Hour Quorum (2020)|24 Hour Quorum]]. Despite serving through several scandals and the death of Diplomacy & Recruitment Secretary [[Nicholas Randouler]], oversaw continued growth of the organisation to a record 40 full member states.</small>
 +
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Latest revision as of 15:12, 30 July 2020

Chair of the Grand Unified Micronational
Newtonvonuberquie 1.jpg
Incumbent
Newton von Uberquie

since 1 July 2020
StyleMr./M./Mme. Chair
Esteemed Chair
His/Her Excellency[1]
AppointerQuorum of Delegates
Term lengthSix months
Inaugural holderKalvin Koolidge
Formation15 February 2009
SuccessionElection

The Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational, officially the Chair of the Quorum of Delegates, is the executive leader and chief administrative officer of the Grand Unified Micronational. Akin to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Chairperson is the most senior of the three recognised leaders of the GUM, with the office taking precedence over all other political appointments and positions in the organisation. The Chair exercises a wide range of powers within the organisation, though they have little direct control over member states and their representatives, with the vast majority of their powers being technical and administrative. The Chair is the presiding officer of the Quorum of Delegates, serving as a de facto speaker for that chamber, and exercising many of the powers usually vested in the speaker of a legislative chamber. The Chair nominates a Vice-Chair to assist and deputise for them where necessary.

Creation

The post of Chairman was first formally established on 15 February 2009, over a month since the founding of the Grand Unified Micronational. In his capacity as the founder of the institution, Jacob Tierney had been acting as the de facto leader of the GUM, presiding over meetings of what would become known as the Quorum on an informal basis. As the institution began to grow and expand, it soon became apparent that it required a clearly defined leader and administrative chief. As such, it was decided that the organisation would be headed by a Chairman, who would be elected quarterly alongside councils. Kalvin Koolidge became the first Chairman of the GUM on 15 February, serving until 12 April, being succeeded by Robert Lethler. With the implementation of the GUM Constitution later that month, the posting officially became known as the Chair, the role of which remains largely defined by the roles played by Koolidge and Lethler in those first few months in the history of the GUM.

Election

The Chair serves for a period of six months, although prior to the adoption of the current charter in June 2016, the Chair served for a term of only three months. The Chair is elected by all full members in a ballot held online, with one vote allotted to each member state.

List of GUM Chairmen

# Portrait Name
Origin (nation)
Vice-Chair Term of office Political affiliation
1 Kalvin koolidge.png Kalvin Koolidge
Republic of Petorio
N/A 15 February 2009 13 April 2009 Independent
Considered Moderate
One of the original members of the Grand Unified Micronational. During his term a judicial branch was created for the organization, a constitution was written, the Altanian War began, the Meissner-Antifan War was ended with peacekeeping efforts by the GUM Security Council and the Grand Empire of Fuzzel was dissolved. Played a major role in the creation of future conventions still used by the GUM today. The Camurian War began during his term and ended towards the end of Robert Lethler's term.
2 Commerusia.png Robert Lethler
Democratic People's Republic of Erusia
Kalvin Koolidge
(from 31 May)
13 April 2009 13 July 2009 Erusian National Communist Party
Previously served briefly as the first de facto Supreme Judge of the GUM. Wrote the original version of the constitution, which was adopted during his term. Introduced a new voting system, the creation of a Vice-Chair, attempts to reform the Advancement and Security Councils and a greater emphasis on the core ideals of the GUM. Several intermicronational conflicts involving the GUM happened during this term. Had served 91 days at the end of his term.
3 Js1.png James Stewart
Democratic Duchy of Francisville
Alexander Reinhardt
(until 27 September)
13 July 2009 13 October 2009 Independent
Considered Moderate
Served a full 92 day term. Stewart mediated through a number of conflicts including the New Euro-Erusian War and the Rhodesian War. The latter resulted in the decline of the United Micronations (2008) and the subsequent hegemony of the GUM over the MicroWiki community. Also oversaw the introduction of Spanish as an official language of the GUM.
4 Commerusia.png Robert Lethler
Democratic People's Republic of Erusia
Wilhelm von Hartmann 13 October 2009 22 December 2009 Erusian National Communist Party
First Chairman to successfully secure a second term; resigned his powers on 22 December and vested them in the Vice-Chair. By the end of this term had served 71 days.
Wilhelm I in 2009.png Wilhelm von Hartmann
Empire of New Europe
Acting Chairman
None 22 December 2009 13 January 2010 Independent
Considered Conservative
First Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman. All powers and duties of the Chair fell to Wilhelm von Hartmann, who served 22 days as Acting Chair.
5 Photo-0074b.png Jacob Tierney
Renasia
Ben Lawson (until Feb)
Alexander Reinhardt (from Feb)
13 January 2010 13 April 2010 Independent
Considered Moderate
Founder of the GUM. He spent his term largely inactive due to personal reasons. Alexander Reinhardt served as "Vice-Chairman with emergency powers" during the majority of his term, but did not officially assume the role of Acting Chair. Served 90 days.
6 Commerusia.png Robert Lethler
Democratic People's Republic of Erusia
James von Puchow 13 April 2010 25 July 2010 Erusian National Communist Party
First Chairman to successfully secure a third term, held for 103 days. By the end of this term he had served 265 days in office. Led a caretaker administration from 13 July to 25 July as a consequence of the withdrawal of the only candidate from the election in July 2010.
7 Sandus 003.jpg Will Sörgel
Democratic People's Republic of Sandus
James von Puchow 25 July 2010 28 July 2010 Citizens' Communist Party of Sandus
The Grand Unified Micronational's only elected Chairman to step down from his position before the first Quorum of his term. As a consequence, James von Puchow, Vice-Chairman, was given the position of Acting Chair of the GUM for the remainder of M. Sörgel's term.
JamesOld.jpg James von Puchow
Antarctic Community Of Landashir
Acting Chairman
None 28 July 2010 13 September 2010 Independent
Considered Progressive
Second Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman, due to the resignation of Will Sörgel. Presided over the GUM when both its influence and levels of activity were rapidly declining. Entered into failed negotiations with the OAM regarding a proposed merger, and attempted to initiate a reform of the organisation, the only aspects of which that were actually implemented were bringing back the election schedule by - and therefore reducing his own term by - one month, and removing the last chances for the organisation to return to activity in the short term by dissolving the Councils. Announced that he had "dissolved" the organisation on 20 September 2010.
Vacant from 13 September 2010 to 14 August 2011
2011Summit Jacob.jpg Jacob Tierney
Renasia
Acting Chairman
Will Sörgel (Acting) 14 August 2011 13 September 2011 Independent
Considered Moderate
Informed various "former" member states that the GUM was de jure merely dormant, gathered together a Quorum and was elected Acting Chair. Led the effort to bring the organisation back from inactivity, and arranged for constitutional elections to take place a month after the "re-birth" of the GUM. Held office during the Yablokogate Scandal.
8 Jacob Tierney
Renasia
Will Sörgel 13 September 2011 13 December 2011 Independent
Considered Moderate
The first constitutionally elected Chairman in over a year, and the first Chairman to be elected as such immediately after holding the position of Acting Chair. Oversaw the restoration of activity of the Security Council, the restoration of weekly national reports, and a large growth in the organisation’s membership. Served a full 91 day term.
9 JonathanDec11.png Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar
Empire of Austenasia
Sebastian Linden (until 18 Dec)
Lucas Campos (from 18 Dec)
13 December 2011 13 March 2012 Theodorist Party of Austenasia
The first Chairman to appoint his Vice-Chair directly (albeit with approval from the Quorum) rather than have them elected. Successfully implemented a reform of the Constitution by codifying conventions and removing needless bureacratic or defunct features. Oversaw the restoration of activity of the Advancement Council, the creation of a micronational human rights treaty, the establishment of the GUM Lounge and the status of observers, and a further large growth in the organisation's membership. Served a full 91 day term.
10 Foto2.jpg Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Will Sörgel
(from 14 Mar)
13 March 2012 22 April 2012 Wyvernian Liberal Party
Oversaw the de facto abolition of permanent observer status and encouraged several projects of the Advancement Council. Created the offices of Secretaries of the Advancement and Security Council. The first Chair to be made to resign through a vote of no confidence, after being accused by a majority of member states of incompetence and a lack of knowledge on the Constitution, conventions, workings and proceedings of the organisation.
Secession 010.JPG Will Sörgel
State of Sandus
Acting Chairman
Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar (Acting)
(from 25 Apr)
22 April 2012 13 June 2012 Citizens' Communist Party of Sandus
The third Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman, due to the vote of no confidence passed against the Duke of Dullahan. Oversaw a large growth in membership.
11 JonathanMay12.jpg Jonathan Nobilissimus Caesar
Empire of Austenasia
Jacob Tierney
(from 17 Jun)
13 June 2012 13 September 2012 Theodorist Party of Austenasia
Re-elected to a second term as Chairman. Restored permanent observer status and oversaw a regulation of the Official Diplomatic Staff. Chaired the first physically held in-person Quorum session on 15 July 2012 in London, and chaired and helped to organise the 24 Hour Quorum held a month later which raised over £80 for various charities. Held office during the creation of an application form for non-members.
12 Jacob2012.jpg Jacob Tierney
Free State of Renasia
Yaroslav Mar
(from 16 Sep)
13 September 2012 13 December 2012 Independent
Considered Moderate
The first Chairman to be elected to a third term since Robert Lethler. Changed Quorum meetings from weekly to fortnightly.
13 Yaroslav MarOld.jpg Yaroslav Mar
Republic of Lostisland
Bradley of Dullahan
(from 16 Dec)
13 December 2012 19 January 2013 Lostislandic National Congress
Oversaw the creation of the GUM Post. Resigned as a result of controversy arising from accusations he plotted to remove political opponents from the GUM with the complicity of the Vice-Chair and the Secretary of the Security Council.
BradleyPope.jpg Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Acting Chairman
None 19 January 2013 19 January 2013 Wyvernian Liberal Party
Became de jure Acting Chairman upon the resignation of Yaroslav Mar as Mar's Vice-Chair, but resigned after 46 minutes in office, the shortest term in GUM history.
JonathanSep12.jpg Jonathan I
Empire of Austenasia
Acting Chairman
Tom Turner (Acting)
(from 20 Jan)
19 January 2013 13 March 2013 Theodorist Party of Austenasia
Became Acting Chairman (as Supreme Judge; the only time the holder of said office has ever had to assume the Chair due to the resignation of both the Chair and Vice-Chair) after the resignation of Yaroslav Mar and Bradley of Dullahan. Oversaw the restoration of the organisation after the 2012-13 GUM leadership scandal, with many members who had left rejoining.
14 Richard Cunningham Suit.png Richard Cunningham
Dominion of Burnham
Leon Simpson
(from 17 Mar)
13 March 2013 13 June 2013 Independent
Considered Theodorist
Suspended the Security Council on the grounds of inactivity and vulnerability to corruption. Oversaw the creation of a new GUM website, membership application form and official Chair e-mail address. Also increased the quota of provisional member slots from five to ten.
15 Jacob2012.jpg Jacob Tierney
Free State of Renasia
Will Sörgel
(from 30 Jun)
13 June 2013 13 September 2013 Independent
Considered Moderate
Elected to a record fourth term. Presided over a period of declining activity, acknowledging himself at the end of his term to have been a "placeholder and peace-keeper".
16 Quentinwyvern2013.jpg Quentin I
Kingdom of Wyvern
Kuri Kabanov
(from 15 Sep)
13 September 2013 13 December 2013 People's Party of Wyvern
Served over a period of general inactivity in the GUM, the zenith of which the organisation reached when it failed to properly organise the December 2013 elections. Oversaw the abolition of the membership cap. The first chairman to represent and originate from the same country as a former Chairman.
17 HMCiprian.png Ciprian I
Kingdom of Juclandia
Adam I
(from 15 Dec)
13 December 2013 13 March 2014 Independent
Considered Radical
Oversaw the expulsion and demotion of several inactive member states. Moved part of the duties of the Quorum to a new venue, the forum. Re-founded the Press Secretariat for the GUM to serve as its PR office. Brought back the weekly Quorum meetings. Oversaw the opening of a Constituent Assembly and the successful abolition of the Constitution and ratification of a Charter for the GUM, which involved a structural reform of the organisation, by abolishing the Advancement and Security Councils, the abolition of all past GUM legislation, more powers for the Vice Chair, and different systems for approving or expelling member states, as well as other provisions.
18 BradleyPope.jpg Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Arthur Lobão
(from 16 Mar)
13 March 2014 13 June 2014 Wyvernian Liberal Party
Oversaw the creation of the Advisory Staff, an organ made to advise the Chair, and later its abolition. Created the GUM Staff, an organ made up of all GUM officials, and created the GUM Peacekeeper Award, to be given to promoters of peace. Attempted to promote dialogue between the administrations of MicroWiki and MicroWikia.
19 HRH The Grand Duke Joseph.jpg Joseph Kennedy
Ashukov Federation
Arthur Lobão 13 June 2014 13 September 2014 National Party of Ashukovo
Elected after having served a full term as Chairman of the Justice Commission. Oversaw the establishment of two committees, the Committee for the Drafting of a New Charter and the Mock Trial Committee. Oversaw GUM acquisition of the news.micronation.org service. Oversaw the establishment of the GUM Library, and the creation of a wiki to serve as its hub. However, the Staff seldom met and Quorum was often postponed due to personal issues.
20 Adamcropped.jpg Adam I
Empire of Adammia
Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
(from 14 Sep)
13 September 2014 13 December 2014 Liberal Party of Adammia
Oversaw an overhaul of the organisation's internal administration, bringing many records up to date. Oversaw the creation of Junior Secretaries to assist the elected Secretaries, the creation of a directory of delegates, and the expulsion of three inactive member states.
21 Pride 2.jpg Taeglan I Nihilus
Reylan Imperial Triumvirate
Newton von Uberquie
(from 21 Dec)
13 December 2014 1 April 2015 Independent
Considered Monarchist
Presided over rapidly declining activity in the GUM. Led a caretaker administration from 13 March to 1 April 2015 following the failure of regularly scheduled elections.
22 EmperorOfAdammia2015.jpg Adam I
Empire of Adammia
Joseph Kennedy
(until 14 Jun)
1 April 2015 30 July 2015 Liberal Party of Adammia
Led the Extraordinary Constituent Quorum which on 14 June 2015 transitioned the GUM from an international organisation of micronations into an association of micronationalists, leaving behind only the GUM Lounge.
23 ICJA2015.jpg Jonathan I
Empire of Austenasia
Fionnbarra Ó Cathail (Acting)
(from 26 Apr)
30 July 2015 25 June 2016 Independent
Considered Monarchist
Elected under the provisions put in place for the GUM as an association based in the Lounge. Broke the record of Jacob Tierney for the longest time served as Chairman on 27 January 2016 (4 January if time as Acting Chairman is counted). Led the process of transitioning the GUM back into a functioning intergovernmental organisation, chairing Quorums in the Lounge to draft a new Charter, which was adopted on 4 June, triggering elections.
24 123coa.png Fionnbarra Ó Cathail
Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata
Jonathan I 25 June 2016 10 September 2016 Conradh Daonlathais
The first Chairman to be elected under the 2016 Charter. Oversaw a growth in membership and the consolidation of the newly revived organisation. Resigned halfway through his term upon the impending dissolution of his micronation.
ICJA2017.jpg Jonathan I
Empire of Austenasia
Acting Chairman
Bradley of Dullahan 10 September 2016 25 December 2016 Independent
Considered Monarchist
Became Acting Chair for a second time upon the resignation of the Chair. Oversaw the restarting of the Diplomabear World Tour under GUM supervision, amendments to the Charter, and a growth in membership.
25 Adam Mar 16.jpg Adam I
Kingdom of Überstadt
Thomas M. (until 11 Mar)
Henry Clémens (from 11 Mar)
25 December 2016 28 March 2017 Independent
Considered Socialist
Oversaw judicial reform, the establishing of the SCRIL, and another amendment to the charter. Resigned due to other commitments infringing on his available time.
Ezra1.jpg Henry Clémens
Essian Commonwealth
Newton von Uberquie
(from 2 Apr)
28 March 2017 25 June 2017 Independent
Considered Liberal
Became Acting Chair upon the resignation of the Chair. Organised a second 24 Hour Quorum, saw the publication of the first GUM International Exhibitions, and the reorganisation of several inactive Secretaries into Secretariats. Appointed the first Associate Justices and expelled several inactive member states. Re-created a GUM email address and oversaw the creation of the GUM portal.
26 Newton von Uberquie (until 24 Sep)
Tarik Kârjasary (from 24 Sep)
25 June 2017 25 December 2017 Independent
Considered Liberal
Elected Chairman unopposed; only the second Chairman to be elected as such immediately after holding the position of Acting Chair (after Tierney in September 2011). Passed an amendment creating the office of Speaker pro tempore, though later in his term repealed that same amendment. Saw the first Quarterly Statistical Report published. Oversaw the creation of an improved GUM News website. Attempted to combat growing inactivity in both the GUM and the MicroWiki community as a whole. Oversaw the loss and removal of multiple inactive member states and was responsible for several leadership reshuffles. Dissolved the SCRIL. At the end of his term instituted an amendment loosening Quorum into a monthly affair, moving most discussion and activity to the Lounge. The first Chairman to serve a full six month term under the 2016 Charter.
27 Adam Mar 16.jpg Adam I
Kingdom of Überstadt
Tarik Kârjasary (until 14 Jan)
Max I (from 14 Jan)
25 December 2017 7 July 2018 Independent
Considered Socialist
Previous Chairman. Served slightly over six months in office due to a delayed start of the election process.
28 EmperorOfAdammiaSep2018Cropped.jpg Adam I
Empire of Adammia
Max I 7 July 2018 31 December 2018 Liberal-Moderate Party of Adammia
Elected to a third term. Took personal responsibility for many executive functions rather than appointing secretaries. Oversaw the adoption of the Wrythe Convention. Renovated the GUM news site and added a new membership application form. Oversaw the transition of the GUM from Skype to Discord and an associated increase in membership.
Max I 1 January 2019 30 June 2019 Liberal-Moderate Party of Adammia
Elected to a fourth term, and the only Chair to date to have won two consecutive elections. Organised and oversaw the third 24 Hour Quorum and the 2019 GUM Birmingham Summit.
29 BradleyPope.jpg Bradley of Dullahan
Kingdom of Wyvern
Max I (until 7 Jul)
Jonathan I (from 7 Jul)
1 July 2019 31 December 2019 Wyvernian Liberal Party
Elected to a third term. Vice-Chair Jonathan I served as Vice-Chair with emergency powers from 27 November to 2 December due to the Duke of Dullahan having problems with internet connectivity for a week. Oversaw the increase in powers of the Chair to make executive proclamations outside the Quorum, appoint Ad-interim staff members and suspend staff members for inactivity or misconduct. Proposed the creation of the Secretariat for Micronational Development and the Micronational Development Awards. Oversaw the end of the Greater Community Project and the start of the GUM Outreach project with the aim of making the GUM the bridge between communities. proposed the creation of the Advisory Council, an honorary position for former Chairs who had contributed alot to the GUM. Increased the frequency Quorums were held from once a month to once every two weeks. Changed the names of the Outreach Officer and Events Officer to Diplomacy Secretary and Events Secretary respectively, to make sure all names of the functions within the Staff had the same style.
30 KTIOfficial2020.jpeg Thomas I
Kingdom of Hrafnarfjall
Jonathan I (until 11 Jan)
Matthew of Essexia (from 11 Jan)
1 January 2020 30 June 2020 Independent
Organised the fourth 24 Hour Quorum. Despite serving through several scandals and the death of Diplomacy & Recruitment Secretary Nicholas Randouler, oversaw continued growth of the organisation to a record 40 full member states.
31 Newtonvonuberquie 1.jpg Newton von Uberquie
Uber-Essian Union
Matthew of Essexia 1 July 2020 Incumbent Emo Rights Party
Newly elected Chairman.

References

  1. This an informal style, used only on occasion, often by parties outside of the Grand Unified Micronational.