Founder of the Social Liberal Union

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Founder of the
Social Liberal Union
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Seal of the Founder
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Incumbent
Ainland

since 2 January 2011
Member ofAdministration
Term lengthIndefinite term
Formation2 January 2011
(8 years ago)
 (2011-01-02)

The Founder of the Social Liberal Union (generally referred to as just the Founder) is an office that came into existence upon the founding of the Social Liberal Union by Ainland on 2 January 2011, and who has held the office since then. The office eventually became a constitutional office under the First Constitution of the Social Liberal Union, and has been retained legally by all subsequent Constitutions. The Founder is theoretically the most powerful position in the region, since they hold office indefinitely and there is no mechanism to remove them of their extensive in-game powers involuntarily; however, in practice the Founder is bound by regional law, since the Open Parliament reserves the right to form a new Social Liberal Union successor region without the Founder, should they become oppressive.

Constitutionally, the Founder has few powers, which are mainly outlined in Article 4 of the Constitution, and charges the Founder with the duty to act as the "ultimate guarantor of the Constitution and the sovereignty of the Open Parliament." The Founder also serves various informal ceremonial duties, in addition to their unique blend of executive, legislative, and judicial powers. The Founder is an ex officio member of the Administration, and is privy to Cabinet discussions. The Founder can be elected or appointed to any regional offices in their own right, with the exception of World Assembly Delegate.

Express constitutional powers and responsibilities of the Founder include:

  • Exercising executive in-game powers of the Delegate, the Ministers, and other regional officers, at the request of the respective officer, or when authorized by law
  • Appointing in-game regional officers
  • Ejecting and banning foreign invaders or sleeper agents during a state of emergency under Article 3, Section 12 of the Constitution, subject to executive and judicial review
  • Serving as the trustee of the forum administrator account
  • Temporarily revoking the executive authority of the delegacy if requested by the Delegate-elect until they are able gain enough endorsements to take office
  • Presiding over the Court of Justice in cases where the Chancellor has a conflict of interest