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Types of government

A president is the title usually given to a person who is head of state and rarely, head of government of a republic, a form of government in which a nation's people elects their leaders. sometimes with political powers exercised by that person. Presidents may be dictators, the head of the executive or ceremonial heads of state with little to no power, usually in parlimentary republics [a]


President is not the only given title. There might be others, such as General Secretary, Chairman, Etc. [b]

Succession and government types

A republic does not have to be democratic and democracies do not have to be republics, in some republics, the President is elected by popular vote, less commonly by indirect means, like by the legislature or an electoral college, or be dictators who hold the position for life, or until democratic means are brought to said country

In presidential republics, the President is the head of the executive and has a deputy, either a Vice President or a Deputy President less commonly, in some semi-presidential and parliamentary republics, the President is just head of state, often without an explicit deputy, either with less powers but equal at times to a premier, like in a semi-presidential republic, or be a figurehead without a deputy, in a parliamentary republic, in other parliamentary and semi-presidential republics, the President has a deputy concurrent with a separate head of government, but this occurrence is quite rare.

In some countries, especially former Union Republics of the U.S.S.R, there was a Supreme Soviet, the bicameral legislative body of a union republic and that it also elected a permanent body called the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet and it acted as the collective head of state, with its chairman of the presidium being the ceremonial head of state. This was replaced in the Soviet Union with a singular head of state in nearly all the union republics at the time, usually titled President.

List of current micronational Presidents

Note: Please add new names in alphabetical order and only if a picture is available to attach.[c]

Picture Style Name Realm(s) Term start
His Excellency/General Secretary Aidan McGrath Free Socialist State of Paloma 20 November 2019
Portrait.png His Excellency the Most Honourable Thomas Jacobs Republic of Roscamistan 11 May 2022
The Most Excellent Most Serene Republic of Richensland 27 July 2022
Mr. President Aiden Sullivan Highland Commonwealth 9 September 2022
File:Pickles Portrait June 2020.png His Eminence Benjamin Pickles Democratic Republic of Benjastan 30 December 2017
Their Excellency Catiko Republic of Slavtria 27 February 2021
Mr. President Evan Callies United Republics of Michigan 28 October 2019
Right Honourable Comrade First President Ethan Brinkman Independent Federal Republic of the Arstotzkan Union June 1 2021
File:Grant Taylor.jpg Mr. President Grant Taylor Cassan Democratic Republic October 1 2022
Isaac White Republic of Tueoedeth 17 May 2017
Juan Cisneros Republic of Aswington 2 May 2020
His Excellency Grand Admiral Doctor Kevin Baugh Republic of Molossia 3 September 1999
Official portrait of Saleh (H.), circa July 2022 Grand President Saleh H. Republic of Olov 20 June, 2021
President (formal)
Öh, du! (informal)
Svante Axelsson Republic of Thulia 1 February 2022 (speculated)
Radek Vastl Gymnasium State 3 July 2023
His Illustriousness Raphaël Olivier Social Republic of Georgienstine 26 December 2016
His Excellency Yaroslav Mar Federal Republic of Lostisland 5 April 2013
His Excellency M.B. Federal Republic of Baránok 4 April 2022
His Excellency Bennett Copp Vancover 27 Jan 2021
His Excellency the Honourable Ludwig Collins Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg 1 June 2022
Royal or President TJ Sacred Saban States 28 June 2020
Presidente de la República de Woultenland (oficial) Briam Solis República de Woultenland 26 February 2016
President of the Federation of Conewiwa and New Hanchih Eric Jing-Yong Zheng Federation of Conewiwa and New Hanchih 2022
President Filip Stanković


  1. In some countries, like South Africa, they have an executive presidency within the parliamentary system. The President of South Africa is head of state and government, but is chosen by the Parliament and must keep its confidence to remain in power, acting like a prime minister
  2. However, these titles should not be considered the same as President and should not be counted as such. An exception is the President of the People’s Republic of China from 1954 to 1982. The title was translated from Chinese as ‘Chairman’, but after it was abolished in 1975, chairman referred to the head of Chinese Communist Party. The Presidency was re-established in 1982 and was from then on translated from Chinese as President, but the Chinese way of spelling was kept
  3. No title but President should be included