The Chancellor and Chancellor election
What is the chancellors job?
The Chancellor is the head of government of Lordaeron and uses the title ***Chancellor-of-Lordaeron. The duties of the Chancellor are to receive power and claim reports from the dukes and may take any measures necessary to ensure the duchy complies with the constitution. The Chancellor may request of the Emperor that a commoner or count is promoted and that a duke or count is demoted.
The Chancellor decides foreign policy based on objectives given to him by the Emperor. He may therefore change relationship settings and may in time of war order any mod or commoner to move to a certain location and take certain actions. Failure to follow these orders may be punished with being kicked from the Empire the one refusing is a commoner and a recommendation of demotion to the Emperor if the one refusing is a mod.
To assist in carrying out foreign, the Chancellor may appoint a mod to be foreign minister who may change relationship settings based on the Chancellors instructions and a mod to be defense minister who may give orders in time of war and give out the same punishments as the Chancellor if the orders are not followed. These ministers have no special title but use their regular duke or count titles.
The Chancellor is elected by the people of Lordaeron in an election organized by the Emperor. All mods are eligible candidates for Chancellor. The Emperor must announce that an election is taking place one week before it begins, and during this time all candidates must inform the Emperor they wish to run for Chancellor. Once a week has passed, election week begins and during this time any member of Lordaeron may inform the Emperor who that member wishes to vote for. Only votes for eligible candidates are counted and any member attempting to vote more than once using multiple loses the right to vote entirely in that election. When election week is over, the candidate with the most votes becomes Chancellor as soon as a ceremony can be held in the Capital.
The Chancellor rules until he resigns or until the Emperor fires him, and the Emperor may only do so if he deems the Chancellor is incompetent or has betrayed the Empire. New Chancellor elections must be announced immediately after the Chancellor has been fired. The Emperor takes up all the duties of the Chancellor until the new Chancellor is elected.