Babou Chkaya

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Babou Chkaya
Бабу Шкая
President of the Popular Union of Occitania
Elected on office
01/10/2015, 22/11/15, 22/5/15, 22/11/16 and 22/04/17
President Himself
Predecessor Office established
General Secretary of the MBU
Elected on office
Predecessor Jorge de Antillón
Successor Still in office
Primate of the Holy Violet Church
Installed in office
President Himself
Predecessor Office established
Successor Still in office
Personal information
Born 1 August 1998 (1998-08-01) (age 19)
Hospital Nostra Senyora De Meritxell,

Escaldes-Engordany, Principality of Andorra Flag of Andorra.svg.png

Citizenship French
Political party Esquerra!
Residence Babougrad
Profession Student
Religion Violetism
Graduated from Toulouse 1 University Capitole
Military service
Allegiance OccitanArmyFlag.png Occitania Self-Defense Forces
In service 2016 - present
Rank HHMjpg.jpeg Heneral armii
Battles/wars Operation Creus
Operation Rosa

Babou Chkaya, (born 1st August 1998) is a micronationalist and the President of Occitania, a micronation based in France, who was founded by him on June 2015.

Its presidency is marked by socialist beginnings and then by a Social liberalism shift, the creation of a multi-ethnic and tolerant culture in Occitania, as well as a territorial expansion and the establishment of direct democracy.

He was re-elected three times in May 2016 (100%), November 2016 (68%) and May 2017 (76%).

Early Life

Babou Chkaya was born on the 1 August 1998, in Andorra. His mother has Ukrainian origins (his great grandfather took refuge in France during the Russian Civil War). He grew up in Toulouse, France. He lives in Sderot, Israel during two years, because his father was working in a UN program in Gaza. Babou was formed in the Toulouse 1 University Capitole.

He speaks French, Occitan, Spanish, Hebrew and Afrikaans. He is famous for his bad english-level who generate some diplomatical incidents and lack of understanding.

Babou is a convinced ecologist, when he is in Toulouse, he abandons his Official state car and uses a self-service bike.

Self-service bike in Toulouse

He loves cycling, british music like The Beatles and The Clash. His favorite musical theatre is The King and I composed by Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II.


According to the occitanian civil status, a citizen can choose the family name of one of his two parents. Babou Chkaya has chosen the name of his mother's family. His micronational name differs from his French identity papers. Babou is also his second given name.

Early career

On 7th June, 2015 he founds the Confederate States of Occitania and being president of the state twice. After the overthrow the former regime by the communist revolution, he became the new president of the new state. He also assured other positions in this micronation as Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Education and Science,Minister of International negotiations.

It actively participates in the Micronational Broadcasting Union.

Jupiterian presidency

As Emmanuel Macron or the Japanese traditions, Babou is rare in the media, on social networks and in his international appearances in order to make his speech and his image precious. He weighs his rare pronouncements carefully.


Babou Chkaya is the director and owner of a private press group, the Occitanian Media Group which includes three televisions (one in direct/live) and one newspaper.

Foreign position

During the US Elections Campaign in 2016, he supports Clinton. In the Nedlandic general election, May 2017, he has voted for Keenan Clough (Humanytarian Vanguard Party).

Titles, offices and honours

Main article: List of titles, offices and honours of Babou Chkaya

Actual offices:

On February 17, 2017, the capital city of Occitania is renamed in his tribute, as well a street in Bayarri on June 21, 2017.

Lieutenant General of the Royal Army of Cumagn.


Main article: List of presidential trips made by Babou Chkaya

Before 2017

International meetings

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