Secretary-General of the League of Secessionist States

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Segretary-General of the League of Secessionist States
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HHIM Claudio de Castro (REU)
May 1st, 2009
Residence Saint-Denis, Réunion
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
Secgen madison.gif 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"
Secgen freeburg.gif 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.
Secgen aguiar.gif 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
Secgen mendel.gif 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
Secgen kendall.gif 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.
Secgen leys.gif 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
Secgen rasdiga.gif 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.
Secgen church.gif Fred Church Ortiz Democracy of Cherusken-Isonomia 2002 2002 Second best voted on the election won by Ras Diga Makonnen
Secgen gordon.jpg 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.
Secgen paulnix.jpg 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.
Secgen bentz.jpg 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
Secgen castro.jpg 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.