First President of the Arstotzkan Union

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First President of the Arstotzkan Union
Incumbent
General of the Armed Forces Ethan Brinkman

since 1 June 2021
Office of the Presidency
StyleComrade President (informal)
Comrade First President (diplomatic)
AbbreviationFirstPOTAU
Member ofExecutive Committee
Politburo of the SDPPAU
Arstotzkan Federal Congress
House of Representatives
People's Armed Forces of the Arstotzkan Union
Residence1 Union Dr, Gollandiya Capitol Territory, Eastern Arstotzkan State, Arstotzkan Union
Term lengthFor life
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Arstotzkan Union
PrecursorPresident of the Arstotzkan Union
First holderEthan Brinkman
DeputyVice President of the Arstotzkan Union

The First President of the Arstotzkan Union (FirstPOTAU) is the head of state and co-head of government in the Arstotzkan Union. The First President has the oversight of the Executive Branch, Legislative and the Judicial Branch of the Arstotzkan Federal Government. The First President is the General of the People's Armed Forces of the Arstotzkan Union and has full control of the PAFAU.

The First President is not the supreme ruler of the state, he is in co-governance with the Second President of the Arstotzkan Union originally under the Coalition Agreement between President Ethan Brinkman and Peter Gedye in March 2020, but this was amended to the Constitution of the Arstotzkan Union on 22 May 2021 stating:

No one man shall hold supreme power over the Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union and thus, a Twin - Presidential system shall remain in the Office of the Presidency. This Article shall enforce that the Office of the Presidency shall remain the Supreme Office of the Arstotzkan Federal Government and shall hold all power over the Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union.

— Section 4, Article 9, Constitution of the Arstotzkan Union

Although the First President is in co-governance with the Second President, he is regarded as the most powerful man in the Arstotzkan Union. Many democracy analysts in the Arstotzkan Union have concluded that the First President only uses the Second President as a means to make it look like there is some form of checks and balances in the Office of the Presidency. With many concluding that without the Second President's control the First President would become an absolute dictator, with comparisons made between the First President and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Similar democracy and government analyst's have also made the conclusion that the First President is the most un-democratic position in the Micronational world. The Arstotzkan Federal Government including the Second and Vice Presidents have fought back against these assumptions claiming that the use of a tri-leadership executive office is the strongest point in democracy and the inclusion of their roles as not being above or below that of the First President makes the Arstotzkan Union one of the strongest socialist republics in the world.

History

The first First President was Ethan Brinkman. On 2 May 2020, Ethan established the office of the First President of the Arstotzkan Union. Originally the First President would be temporary under the Brinkman - Gedye Administration, however this was changed when the Constitution was updated in May 2021, and the Office became permanent.

From 2 May 2020 to February 4, 2021, Ethan Brinkman was the First President, with Peter Gedye as Second President. However during the Arstotzkan - Confederate War, Ethan announced his temporary resignation due to his actions at the start of the war that helped in starting it. Following this, and for the first time in Arstotzkan history, Ethan Brinkman became the Prime Minister (now State Governor) of Sostoyaniye and Zion Ormsby became the First Pesident.

Under, what is known as, the Ormsby - Gedye Administration, Zion helped to continue the Federalisation of the Arstotzkan Union, which led to the creation of the House of Representatives of the Arstotzkan Union and the Arstotzkan Federal Congress.

On 1 June 2021 as a part of the agreement with the former incumbent First President, Ethan Brinkman returned as the First President and also as the Kommondant of the PAFAU (AUNDF at the time). Since then, Ethan Brinkman has remained the incumbent First President.

First Presidents

The following is a list of the First Presidents of the Arstotzkan Union

Portrait Name Term Party Deputy
Took Office Left Office Duration
First President of the Arstotzkan Union
Ethan Brinkman

(born 2004)

1 May 2020 4 February 2021 279 days Socialist Party
of the Arstotzkan Union
Zion Orsmby
(Vice President)
Zion Ormsby
(born 2004)
4 February 2021 1 June 2021 117 days Socialist Party
of the Arstotzkan Union
Tyler Brazier
(Vice President)
Ethan Brinkman

(born 2004)

1 June 2021 Incumbent 3 years, 15 days Socialist Party
of the Arstotzkan Union
Zion Ormsby
(Vice President 2021 - 2023)
Wesley von Dookington
(Vice President 2023 - Present)

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Powers and Positions

Powers

The First President as the head of state and General of the People's Armed Forces of the Arstotzkan Union has many roles, some of which are legally implemented by the Constitution and some of which derive from the First Presidents positions. The First Presidents powers, roles and responsibilities include:

Positions

The First President also has a lot of positions these give the First President a majority of his powers. These are:

Oath

Main article: Oath of Allegiance (Arstotzkan Union)

The First President, to become such, must place his/her right hand over a official religious text of their choice, commonly this has been the Holy Bible. They must then state the following:

I [Name] solemnly swear to take up the position as a Supreme Member of the Office of the Presidency of the Arstotzkan Union. It shall be my duty to protect the Constitution and the citizens of the Arstotzkan Union through any means that shall continue peace, as well as defend all peoples and our allies to last for generations. So help me god may I be guided to Defend, Protect and Govern to the best of my ability.

Acting First Presidents

On 5 January 2021, First President Ethan Brinkman became Acting First President after announcing his resignation following his involvement in starting the first Arstotzkan - Confederate War. The following is a list of all the Acting First Presidents

No. Name Picture Term Party
1 Ethan Brinkman 6 January 2021 - 4 February 2021

(29 Days)

Arstotzkan Social Liberal Democratic Party
2 Peter Geyde N/A 22 March 2022 - 29 March 2022

(7 Days)

Communist League of the Arstotzkan Union