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Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Micronations

Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Micronations (Indonesian: Ketua Asosiasi Negara Mikro se-Indonesia), is a position designated for the executive leader of Association of Indonesian Micronations (AIM). The position is rotated among full member states for 4-months term alphabetically, with its head of state usually becomes the main executive officer runs the office for their micronation.

Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Micronations
Ketua Asosiasi Negara Mikro se-Indonesia
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Incumbent
Jomblonisme

since 1 September 2020
Term length4 months
Inaugural holderArkapore
FormationMarch 2015 (De facto)
1 July 2016 (De jure)

The position originates from March 2015 after the last secretary general Tommy N. of Omahkulon, resigned and was replaced by Indokistan based on their reserve power as permanent member of the Security Council, and was designated as "acting chairman". A proposal to recognizes the precedent was accepted by member states in July 2016, with Arkapore taking office as the first official chairman.

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History

From 2011 until 2015, the only executive position of the organisation was the Secretary General, held by an individual elected among member states electorates. The custom was broken when Indokistan took office as an "acting chairman" (based on its reserve power as permanent member of the Security Council) to replace Tommy N. that resigned from his office in March 2015. Indokistani chairmanship survived until July 2016.

Shortly before Indokistani dissolution, the acting chairman convened an emergency meeting session in the General Assembly in order to transfer AIM leadership. On the meeting, the assembly decided to recognise Indokistani chairmanship precedent and agreed to shift organisation leadership from an individual to a member state. The assembly also decided to designate chairmanship succession cycle alphabetically, making future leadership election unnecessary. On 1 July 2020, Arkapore took office as the first official chairman, as the country was the first in line, starting the new leadership system of AIM.

The Chairman office runs smoothly from its establishment, as succession cycle was consistently followed. The only issue occurred on the office was on Arkaporean chairmanship that was overlapped for three full terms in 2018-2019 as member states failed to notify the country to handover the leadership. The issue was tolerated by member states as proposal to increase term limit were made, yet it was unchanged on the Charter amended in July 2019.

Ratification of the Charter in July 2019 allowed the restoration of the Secretary General title, significantly relieved the workload of the chairman as some of the duties were delegated to the secretary general. A charter amendment passed in April 2020 reduced the chairman term from 6 months to 4 months. The changes were made mainly to accommodate recent membership surge and to hasten the exhaustion of succession cycle.

Functions

According to AIM Charter amendment ratified in 2019, the Chairman has several functions, with mainly administrative tasks were relieved after restoration of the Secretary General title. Chairman of AIM presides over the General Assembly meeting sessions and to coordinate daily activities of the organisation. The Chairman also appoints Secretary General upon approval from member states on the General Assembly.

Order of seniority of member states

The Chairman title is reserved only to full member states and arranged alphabetically, with observers are excluded from the cycle. The cycle will be renewed when new full member states are admitted into AIM, yet it will only preside over the chairmanship after the previous cycle is concluded. The current cycle is expected to be exhausted in 31 December 2021, and the third chairmanship cycle will commence at 1 January 2022. The order of seniority for chairmanship of AIM as of September 2020 are as follows, with the current chairman written in bold:

  1.   Astanesia, Republic
  2.   Cutlavania, Kingship
  3.   Excellent, United Democratic Republic
  4.   Falalia, Democratic Kingdom
  5.   Halenesia, United Kingdom
  6.   Jomblonisme, Democratic Socialist Republic
  7.   Litania, Kingdom
  8.   Neuborrnia-Merientalia, Federal Republic
  9.   St. John, Republic
  10.   Sofidelonia, Confederation of the Kingdom
  11.   Yourbenia, United Republic

List

No. Portrait Micronation Term of office
~   Federal State of Indokistan
Acting Chairman
21 March 2015 1 July 2016
Immediately took power from the resigning Tommy N. based on their reserve power as permanent member of the Security Council. It was planned to be temporary as Indokistan also ordered to hold an election for the Secretary General, which was failed to took place and instead ruled for more than a year. Handed over power to Arkapore in 1 July 2016 before Indokistani dissolution in 5 July.
First Succession Cycle
1   Gerontocracy of Arkapore 1 July 2016 1 January 2017
First Chairman on the new leadership system of AIM, took over power from Indokistan in 1 July 2016. Formed the Patent Commision. Handed over power to Excellent, which was the second in line, in 1 January 2017.
2   United Democratic Republic of Excellent 1 January 2017 1 July 2017
Second in line of leadership succession, took over office in January 2017.
3   Democratic Republic of Sunda Raya 1 July 2017 1 January 2018
Third in line of leadership succession, took over office in July 2017.
4   Government of Harjakarta 1 January 2018 1 July 2018
Fourth in line of leadership succession, took over office in January 2018.
Second Succession Cycle
5   Gerontocracy of Arkapore 1 July 2018 1 July 2019
Succession looped back to the first member in line, took over office in July 2018. Accepting Democratic Kingdom of Falalia, Republic of Pejaten, and Kingdom of Litania to the association. Arkaporean failure to hand over power in time (set to be on 1 January 2019) was tolerated as member states calls for term limit increase.
6   United Democratic Republic of Excellent 1 July 2019 1 January 2020
Second in line of leadership succession, took over office in July 2019. Allowing the process to restore relations with St. John that was expelled in the end of 2011 by inviting William Timothy back as observer, at the same time also accepting newly-formed Berakistan. Initiating process to renew AIM Charter that was successfully ratified on 29 July 2019. Upholding spirit of member states after the sudden death of Tian Abdurrahman in September 2019.
7   Democratic Kingdom of Falalia 1 January 2020 1 May 2020
Third in line of leadership succession, took over office in January 2020 and reconfirmed Nabil Ihsan to serve his second term as the Secretary General. Authorised the establishment of AIM News Network in 3 March 2020. Authorised passing of resolutions to recognize AIM flag, emblem, and anthem, and also an amendment of AIM Charter in April 2020. Authorised the launching of the AIM Museum shortly before handing over chairmanship to Harjakarta in 1 May 2020.
8   Government of Harjakarta 1 May 2020 3 July 2020
Fourth in line of leadership succession, took over office in 1 May 2020. Became the first country to ascend the office on the new term period of four months. Nominated Eri Septio Priangga as Secretary General, and was accepted by the General Assembly on 2 May 2020. Vacated the seat after Tommy N. declared Harjakarta dissolved on 3 July 2020.

Position vacant (3 July 2020 - 8 July 2020)

  Aaron Penyami, Nabil Ihsan, Theodorus Diaz
Acting Chairman
8 July 2020 1 September 2020
Took office as a collective acting chairman after Harjakarta dissolution on 3 July 2020. Allowed Secretary General Eri Septio to took a more prominent position to presides over the General Assembly meeting sessions. Confirmed Astanesia and Yourbenia status as full members of the organisation on 26 July 2020.
9   Jomblonisme 1 September 2020 Incumbent
Fifth in line of leadership succession, took office on 1 September 2020 after the previous term of office provisionally held by acting chairman ended in 31 August 2020.