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The office of President will be open to any British citizen. Anyone who is an elector could stand for office and candidates could be drawn from the world of arts, science, commerce or any other field of endeavour.
# The President will be directly elected. The precise powers of the elected Head of State will be decided by the Constitutional Convention. Republic recommends that, besides a ceremonial role, these be limited to reserve constitutional powers. There will be provision for an impeachment procedure. The position of Prime Minister, as Head of Government, will remain.
# The President will be equal before the law (as any other citizen), and will take an oath at the inauguration ceremony to serve the people, uphold the law and protect the constitution.
# The term of office will be fixed, at five years, with a maximum of two terms to be served by an individual. Presidential elections will be held at a separate time from General Elections.
# The President will be the nominal commander-in-chief of the armed forces, although, as now, they will remain under the control of the government.
# The President will become Head of the Commonwealth only if elected to that post.
# The President will be required not to involve their extended family in the performance of their duties, and will operate from an appropriate, but not lavish, residence with a modest staff.
# The President will not be a member of the legislature, and will have no constitutional link with any religious faith.
# Officials or persons who are at present required to take oaths of allegiance to the Crown, will publicly swear an oath or make an affirmation to uphold the law.
In making these proposals, Republic recognises the fundamental changes to the British Constitution which they entail, and recommends that these be dealt with by the Constitutional Convention.
Originally posted by Eddie999
I'm not a fan of the monarchy, the idea of having a monarchy goes against my ideology. The royals are a buch of unelected spongers in my opinion.