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An Elective monarchy is a form of Monarchy that strips royalty of it's autocratic power to appoint a new Monarch and gives it to the people. A form of Democracy, Elective Monarchies are ruled by a Monarch who has been elected either by the People themselves or a representative body of the People (a Parliament or group of Aristocrats). Unlike Republican systems, it is common for elected Monarchs to serve greater terms than that of a President or other elected Head of State, with some elective monarchs ruling until death or abdication. Micronationally, elective Monarchy can be a popular system of government, combining nostalgia for Medieval nations with practical Citizen involvement.
Legitimate elective monarchies usually involve an element of hereditary accession although not the Monarch themselves. This is usually achieved by the electoral body comprising of hereditary appointments as to therefore claim that the sovereign is in fact a Monarch in relation to hereditary succession.
Micronational Electoral Monarchies
- Decracy of Yunivers-one of the few elective-monarchy micronations.
- Electoral Kingdom of Illinois-became a Republic in early 2009
- The successor to the throne of the Democratic Duchy of Francisville was elected to serve a life term.
- United Empire of POMHB - became an elective monarchy upon unification on 14 June 2009, as was the will of the man who would become its first emperor
- Kingdom of Neutralia - defunct
- Empire of Atlantium - Claims to be an Elective monarchy