Election to the Imperial throne.
For three centuries now, that is since the Empire was restored after the seventh republic, a system was introduced for imperial election that was designed to minimize the risk of having incompetent or insane Emperors on the throne. Each new Emperor or Empress, once ascended to the throne, draws up a list of five possible successors. This list is closed to anyone, through a complex system of alphanumeric codes and linked to the recognition of DNA, dental and digital fingerprints of the ruling ruler, who is the only one who can read it and eventually modify it. On the death of the ruler the list is opened thanks to a code that allows the opening, and is activated only if a machine specifically designed for this purpose detects the cardiac and cerebral death of the Emperor. Once the list is obtained, the parliament passes through the names of the candidates, trying to find an agreement on the name of the next Emperor. Although theoretically the names are also secret for the candidates themselves and there are serious punishments for those who violate the secret often there are cronyism and parallel interests at stake, and it has already happened that a weak candidate was elected in order to allow the parliament to have free reign thanks to a weak Emperor, just as it happened that Emperors with a very clear idea of who they wanted to succeed as their successor put four other highly unlikely candidates, with the certainty of getting their way. However, until now the system has worked with few problems, and the sovereigns have always proved capable in their role, even if rarely exceptional.
This law was created to have a ruler who has at least partially the approval of the parliament, and doesn't have the worst traits that an hereditary ruler can sport.
- Decree, Royal
- Digital Recording, Various
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