Vice President of Ballinfoyleburg
|Vice President of the Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg|
|Executive branch of the Government of Ballinfoyleburg|
|Style||Madam Vice President (informal) |
The Honourable (formal)
His Excellency (diplomatic)
|Status||Deputy Head of State |
Deputy Head of Government
|Term length||1 year (renewable)|
|Inaugural holder||Ludwig Collins|
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The Vice President, officially the Vice President of the Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg (VPOTCOB), is the deputy head of state and government of Ballinfoyleburg. The Vice President is the second highest officer in the executive branch of the government of Ballinfoyleburg, only below the President of Ballinfoyleburg. The Vice President is the deputy of the President and when the president of Ballinfoyleburg is unable to perform the powers of the office of President, the Vice President will become the acting president.
When the Republic of Ballinfoyleburg was declared in Ballinfoyle on the 18 December 2021, Sean Mulryan, a friend of Ludwig Collins became the first President of Ballinfoyleburg, and Ludwig Collins became first Vice President of Ballinfoyleburg. Matthew was also given the command-in-chief of the Ballinfoyli Wehrmacht.
30 December 2021 Crisis
On 30 December 2021, Adam Flannery became temporary Dictator of Roscamistan with the powers of the Senatus Paramount Ultimatum, and expelled Ludwig Collins over the annexation of Terryland Region, Mervustan Province, by Ballinfoyleburg. The crisis ended with Ballinfoyleburg's right to exist being recognized, albeit only with Ballinfoyle as the territory of Ballinfoyleburg. A permanent diplomatic council was created to prevent any future war between the two sides.
Flight of Mulryan
On 13 January 2022, Sean Mulryan resigned from the Presidency of Ballinfoyleburg as he found it to stressful to direct the executive branch. Vice President Ludwig Collins ascended to the presidency, leaving the office of Vice President vacant.
Appointment of Jan Kotoński
Transition to the Commonwealth
On 30 May 2022, the Provisional Ruling Council disestablished the Most Honourable Republic of Ballinfoyleburg, and established the Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg. The Vice Presidency was vacated whilst the Ruling Council was in power. After the transition, Thomas Jacobs was made Vice President.
Though the Vice President’s main duty is to succeed to the Presidency in the case that the incumbent is removed for what ever reason from office, he is also the chief advisor and advocate for the President, assisting him in his executive and legislative duties.
Under the semi-presidential republic, the Vice Presidency was a weak office, holding no legislative duties and minor executive duties, as deputy head of state. The Vice-Chancellor served as the deputy head of government of the Republic.
Under the presidential republic, the Vice Presidency was at its height. The vice president, Ludwig Collins, was both de facto leader and the Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht.
List of Vice Presidents
|№||Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party
(color denotes faction)
|1||Ludwig Collins||18 December 2021||13 January 2022||26 days||Fatherland Front||Sean Mulryan|
|2||Jan Kotoński||19 February 2022||31 May 2022||101 days||Ludwig Collins|
|3||Thomas Jacobs||1 June 2022||26 July 2022||55 days||Ballinfoyleburg First||Ludwig Collins|
|4||May Collins||26 July 2022||Incumbent||1 year, 60 days||Fatherland Front|