Vice President of the Radiatian Federation
|Vice President of the|
|Style||Mister/Madam Vice President|
The Most Honourable
(As presiding officer of the Senate)
|Residence||Level 99, Executive Tower, Federation Square, Xerconia, FCT|
|Term length||Four years|
|Inaugural holder||Samuel Negasi|
|Formation||Third Radiatian Constitution|
November 20, LET 44
The Vice President of the Radiatian Federation is an office created by the Third Radiatian Constitution. The Vice President is second in the Radiatian order of precedence, and would ascend to the position of President of the Radiatian Federation upon the death, resignation or removal of the sitting President.
Along with the President, the Vice President is indirectly elected via an electoral college to a four year term.
The Vice President also serves as Chairman of the Senate, acting in a role similar to the abolished role of Chairman of the Federal Council. They preside over Senate sessions and can act as a tie-breaker in voting.
A Vice President must be eligible for the role of President. Thus, to be Vice President one must:
- Be a natural-born Radiatian citizen
- Be aged at least 40 years
- Have been resident in the Radiatian Federation for at least 14 years
- Be deemed sane and in good-standing by the Supreme Court
- Have previous experience in the federal government, whether as a Cabinet Minister, Senator, Premier, High-ranking Military Officer or a high-ranking Assemblyman
Vice Presidents are nominated at their party national convention. They are almost always selected by the Presidential candidate.
Usually a Vice Presidential candidate is selected to "balance the ticket", by being of another geographic region or of another party faction.
If the office of Vice President becomes vacant for whatever reason during a President's term, the President may nominate a new candidate which will be approved as the new Vice President by a majority vote of the Federal Parliament.
Roles and Responsibilities
Chairman of the Senate
The Vice President oversees the procedure and conduct of the Radiatian Federal Senate, acting as the Speaker.
He may appoint a Senator to act as temporary Speaker in his absence, but this is not an official or permanent role.
The Vice President may cast a tie-breaking vote in the event of a deadlock in the Senate.
In the event that the President is incapacitated in some way and unable to perform his official duties, the Vice President can become Acting President for a specific amount of time.
Alternatively, if the Supreme Court declares the President mentally or physically unfit for duty, the Federal Parliament can declare the Vice President to be the new President by a majority vote.
The Vice President automatically ascends to the Presidency is the President dies, resigns or is removed from office.
Compensation and benefits
The Vice President earns a salary of 600,000 Tsenyens per year plus expenses