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Secretary-General of the League of Secessionist States
|HHIM Claudio de Castro (REU)|
|May 1st, 2009|
|Term length||1 year|
|Inaugural holder||Robert Ben Madison (TAL)|
|Formation||November 26th, 1980 (official)|
The Secretary-General of the League of Secessionist States is the highest officer in this organization, responsible for the administration of the League and its organs.
It is duty of the Secretary-General (or Sec-Gen) to hold debates in the General Assembly; to call and preside voting ballots; to moderate the mailing list; and to judge internal conflicts between ambassadors.
The term of the Secretary-General in office is one year, and election is held among every ambassador in the General Assembly, one vote per nation.
Currently,there are elections within LoSS for the next Secretary General. Nominations close on January the 15th, 2014.
The Current Secretary-General
The 1st of May, 2009, HHIM Claudio I of the Holy Empire of Reunion, a.k.a. Claudio de Castro, became Secretary-General of LoSS being elected in a slate which had Pavel Svoboda, from Dreamland, as Undersecretary. Castro was Undersecretary for five terms.
Timeline of Secretaries-General of the LoSS
Since the founding of the League of Secessionist States, there have been seven permanent secretary-generals of the League. Here is a brief biography of the past secretary-generals, and others who have served in an official capacity as head of the LOSS:
|Picture||Name||Nation||Term start||Term end||Remarks|
|Robert Ben Madison||Kingdom of Talossa||1980||1983||Co-founder of the LoSS together with John Carl Eiffler of Thord and John Arthur Jahn of the Imperial Jahn Empire, created an alliance of micronations on November 26, 1980 that formed the precurser to the current League, to defend his thesis of the "world secession of 10,000,000 nations"|
|Nathan Freeburg||Kingdom of Talossa||1983||1996||Talossan citizen, first Sec-Gen after its period of dormancy from 1983 on. LoSS was completely dormant, until Mr. Freeburg resigned on September 1996.|
|Pedro Aguiar||Porto Claro||1996||1997||Served from October, 1996 to July, 1997, founder of Porto Claro and first micronationalist in Latin America, responsible for the resurrection of LoSS and the creation of the first independent LoSS web page|
|Lise Mendel||Port Colice||1997||1998||Served from July 1997 to early 1998, Port Colice's Ms. Mendel presided over the drafting of the League Charter which is nearly identical with the one in use today|
|David Kendall||Port Colice||1998||1999||Served in a temporary Sec-Gen position, was appointed by outgoing Secretary-General Mendel in the spring of 1998 to continue with the revival of the LoSS.|
|Thomas Leys||Port Colice||1999||2001||Elected April 1, 1999, and re-elected on March 31, 2000, third head of the LOSS from Port Colice, removed defunct members and added several new nations, as well as approved some ammendments to the Charter|
|Ras Diga Makonnen IV||Q'attera-Macusiaa||2001||2002||Pseudonym for Michael Tigineh, former Ras of Q'attera-Macusiaa, forced the League into a belligerant charachter by passing anti-pacifist statements and was charged with strong denounces of leading terrorist and spying missions on other micronations. As a motion for his removal started receiving support from member states, he resigned, two months before the end of his term.|
|Fred Church Ortiz||Democracy of Cherusken-Isonomia||2002||2002||Second best voted on the election won by Ras Diga Makonnen|
|Charles Gordon||Morovia||2002||2003||Respected diplomat from Morovia. Considered a skilled politician by his colleagues. He had full control over the General Assembly. Became inactive before the end of his term, leaving LoSS unattended.|
|Nicholas Paul Nix||Nova Scotia||2003||2007||Was Sec-Gen of LoSS for 4 consecutive terms. Previously acted in SPUM and LoM. Brought macronational debates to the General Assembly, because he believed that the organization should act like a true League of Nations, having, also, official opinions in regards to facts that would mobilize the "macronational" world. Responsible for many things that contributed to keeping the LoSS alive and running, after the desastrous term of his predecessor.|
|James E. Bentz II||Tebeakesse||2007||2009||Uptated the Charter of LoSS. Created a Comittee that executed changes to the Charter. During Mr. Bentz terms the LoSS merged with the League of Micronations (LoM), bringing more member-states to the Assembly and unifying efforts towards keeping the League fully active. Currently serves as Chief Justice of the Intermicronational Court of Justice|
|Claudio de Castro||Réunion||2009||Incumbent||Served 4 terms as LoSS Undersecretary, was elected with the main objective of bringing LoSS to all the linguistic sectors in the micronational world, as well as to prepare the new LoSS website.|