President of Roscamistan

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President of the Republic of Roscamistan
Uachtarán an Poblacht na Roscaoinistan  (Irish)
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Flag of the President of Roscamistan
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Coat of Arms of Roscamistan
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Incumbent
Andrew Brotherton

since 11 May 2022
Executive branch of the Government of Roscamistan
StyleMr President (informal)
His Excellency The Most Honourable (formal)
StatusHead of State
Head of Government
Commander in Chief
Member ofCabinet
Council of State
Defence Staff
NominatorSelf or by party approval
AppointerDirect election
Term length1 year (renewable)
Inaugural holderAndrew Brotherton
SuccessionVice President
DeputyVice President

The President, officially the President of the Republic of Roscamistan or the President of the Republic, is the head of state and government of Roscamistan and the Commander-in-Chief of the Roscamistan Defence Forces. The President is the highest officer in the executive branch of Government. The President is also advised by the Cabinet, though the final say in all decisions rests with him.

History

First Brotherton presidency

The office was established on 18 February 2021, and is the oldest office of the Republic to still be around.

Andrew Brotherton, Commander of the Liberation Front became the first President, with his friend Culann Burke as the first Vice President. The original independence constitution stated

the Head of State shall be titled President and shall be concurrently the head of government as well Commander in Chief of the Military.

As the months went by, President Brotherton got more people involved in Roscamistan and annexed more territory to the nation, establishing the Provinces of Mervustan, Galway city and Lochrey. Mervustan was given a devolved administration with James Irwin as first Prime Minister or commonly referred as Premier.

In the beginning of May 2021, James Irwin became the first Chief of the Defence Staff of the Roscamistan Defence Forces, using this to his advantage in the 17thMayCoup, in which James Irwin was frustrated by Andrew Brotherton not obeying the Independence Constitution section on autonomous provinces, and used this as leverage to remove Andrew Brotherton from power. He succeeded in doing such, making Kayden Conboy his Vice President, replacing Culann Burke, who was and still is also a friend of Conboy. The transfer of power also ended the hiatus of the Roscami war of independence.

Irwin presidency

When James Irwin took power, he gave Brotherton only a minor role in Government, as the Minister of Internal Polish Affairs, and consolidated his power in both national and Mervustan governments.

Brotherton however wanted the presidency back, so he began what is now known as the Struggle against the Irwin regime, in which he planned to do a coup d’état against President Irwin and install himself as Provisional President until order can be restored. However during this time, Irwin was preparing for war as he wasn’t going to give up his power easily. Neither was Kayden Conboy, who himself was eyeing the Presidency if anything were to happen to Irwin.

In early June 2021, Brotherton gained enough influence to be appointed First Vice President, relegating Conboy to Second Vice President, the first position Conboy never regained. In Mid June 2021, a week before the planned counter coup, Irwin sacked Andrew Brotherton as First Vice President, enraging the latter, and set the plan into motion. On 23 June 2021, James Irwin transferred the powers and office of President to Andrew Brotherton, disregarding the line of succession with Conboy first in the line of succession, soon after this Andrew Brotherton sacked Conboy in what is the climax of what is know known as the 2021 resignation of Captain James Irwin.

Second Brotherton presidency

The second Brotherton presidency began on 23 June 2021 properly when Culann Burke was appointed Vice President again. On 25 June 2021, he and the sixth class (year sixs in United Kingdom) pupils has their final day in primary school, a moment of happiness and sadness, and the summer holidays came after that.

In July 2021, Andrew Brotherton invited Evan Irwin to become the second Prime Minister of Mervustan. Evan accepted and became Prime Minister of the Province, though Evan Irwin was not as powerful as his brother and predecessor, James Irwin. This led to the first and one of only two political dynasties in Roscamistan.

Over the summer, Connemara province was expanded and made autonomous, the Aran Islands were annexed to Roscamistan as an autonomous province, Katherine Keadivich became second Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luke O’Reilly became Finance Minister, others joined as well, Northern Province was established, Ennis was annexed as an autonomous province and the Mountains of Clare were ceded to Ireland, Adam Flannery joined Roscami politics.

After the summer, Roscamistan and South Atillaterra formed the Atillaterra-Roscami Confederation, with Andrew Brotherton as Confederate President, with President Mike of South Atillaterra as the Confederate Vice President on 1 September 2021. The Confederation dissolved when Andrew Brotherton allowed the Republic of Hamptonshire and the State of Green Rock join. South Atillaterra was enemies with Hamptonshire, and Roscamistan became friendly with Hamptonshire. Brotherton founded the Roscami Colonial Empire, comprised of overseas territories and former constituent republics of the Confederation, with himself as Supreme Ruler, not wanting to be titled Emperor.

At the same time, Adam Flannery acquired more positions, becoming Leader of the Roscamistan Freedom Party and Paramount Leader, First Secretary of State, Defence Secretary and Governor of Mervustan, on 21 October 2021, Flannery resigned from his positions, returning 8 days later, gaining his former roles but the First Secretary of State position but gained the portfolio of Foreign Affairs. On 3 November 2021, Evan Irwin was sacked as Prime Minister of Mervustan, and Deputy PM David Moore became Prime Minister of Mervustan in his place, in mid November 2021, Dean Merritt became the new Deputy Prime Minister. The Royal region of Roscam, an autonomous entity of Greater Roscam, was dissolved, and majority of the cabinet was sacked, leaving only a few ministers left. Culann Burke also resigned from the office of Vice President, leaving it vacant and Brotherton in the search for a new deputy, which he found in Adam Flannery on 22 November 2021.

In December 2021, Andrew Brotherton announced he would not be running for President in the 2022 Roscamistan presidential election, leaving the Presidency to anyone who won it. It was speculated that the fifth Vice President, Adam Flannery was most likely win the Presidency.

Flannery won the election by a majority and became President-elect. The inauguration plans for late February were abandoned in late January when Flannery told Andrew Brotherton that he was going to be in Poland during the election, and the inauguration was slated for late March.

On 17 March 2022, it was announced by the Cabinet Office that First Secretary of State Culann Burke was to be made Acting President on 19 March 2022 due to Adam Flannery’s inauguration being rescheduled for another undecided day.

Powers

The President is the sole person in the republic formally vested with the executive power. He also signs off on all proposed legislation that conforms with the constitution, and can veto any legislation he wants (all vetoes can be overridden with a 2/3 majority of the Chamber of Representatives). He can delegate some of his authority to the Vice President or the First Secretary of State if needed.

Vice President

The Vice President is normally the person who ran with the winning presidential candidate as running mate. The Vice President is the second highest national office in Roscamistan. The Vice President is also the President of the Senate but will normally delegate the responsibilities to the Deputy President of the Senate when the Vice President is not in the chair of the Senate.

Election

The President is one of a group of directly elected national offices, including the Vice President of Roscamistan and the major ministers. The President is elected by absolute majority, meaning a candidate must get more than 50% of the vote to win. If there is no clear winner in the first round, a run off will be held excluding the person who got in past the previous round.

The winner of the election gains the title of ‘President-elect’ until he is inaugurated. The inauguration takes place a few days after the winner has been declared.

All presidential candidates have a running mate. If the candidate wins the election, the running mate becomes the ‘Vice President-elect’. If the President-elect dies or resigns from that position, the Vice President-elect becomes the President-elect, and appoints someone to be the new Vice President-elect.

Acting President

If a President is unable to execute his powers as normal, an acting president is appointed in his place to execute his powers until the President can again. The Vice President of Roscamistan would assume the office of Acting President when the President is incapacitated. In the event of an inauguration being missed, where both the new/incumbent President and the new/incumbent Vice President would need to swear the office to assume the office, the First Secretary of State would become Acting President. In the case the First Secretary of State himself is unable to, the cabinet shall convene to appoint an Acting President amongst themselves. The Chief Justice can also be made an Acting President, with the title of Chief Officer administering the Government.

List of presidents

  Denotes acting President
No. Picture Name Political Party Term begin Term end
1 Brotherton Portrait Summer.jpeg Andrew Brotherton
(3 February 2008 – present)
Freedom Party 18 February 2021 18 May 2021
2 Portrait of James Irwin.png James Irwin
(unknown 2008 - present)
Independent 18 May 2021 23 June 2021
3 Brotherton Portrait Summer.jpeg Andrew Brotherton
(3 February 2008 – present)
UPR 23 June 2021 19 March 2022
(*) VP Culann.jpg Culann Burke
(27 March 2008 - present)
Independent 19 March 2022 26 March 2022
(*) Jan Kotonski in 2022.jpeg Jan Kotonski
(1 January 2009 - present)
United Party 26 March 2022 8 April 2022
4 Adam Flannery .jpg Adam Flannery
(15 August 2008 - present)
United Party 8 April 2022 11 May 2022
5 Brotherton Portrait Summer.jpeg Andrew Brotherton
(3 February 2008 - present)
United Party 11 May 2022 present

List of Presidents-in-exile

During the period from 18 May 2021 to 23 June 2021, Andrew Brotherton declared himself the rightful President, and established a de facto government in exile in Greater Roscam. Brotherton served as the first and only President-in-exile from 18 May 2021 to 23 June 2021.

No. Picture Name Political Party Term begin Term end
1 Andrew Brotherton on a bus.jpg Andrew Brotherton
(3 February 2008 – present)
Freedom Party 18 May 2021 23 June 2021
Post abolished (23 June 2021 to present)