The General Moderator, or GM, is the elected head of government for the North American League. The League's heads of state are the monarchs of the Federated Kingdoms and the Scandinavian Realm. The law originally stipulated that GMs are elected on "years ending in 2" and are inaugurated "upon the ancient New Year, in the year following", that being 25 March. The law was changed during Mr Fogg's tenure to reflect the end of the previous GM's term regardless of year. It was further changed in 1899 to elections in years ending with 0 and inaugurations the following 25 March. GMs are elected for a single ten year term. The day of the inauguration for a new GM is 25 March regardless of day of week. It is considered a national holiday, and most provinces close schools and local governments.
Should the General Moderator die or become incapacitated while in office, as has happened seven times during the NAL's history, there is a Line of Succession mandated by law.
The position of General Moderator is sometimes equated with his/her famous Oblong Office in the capital building. One of the GM's duties is to deliver a "State of the League" address before Parliament from time to time. Since the Second Great War this has generally meant three to four times per full-term of each office-holder.
The official residence of the General Moderator is Octagon House in Philadelphia. By tradition, the General Moderator takes the oath of office on the steps of the Laurier Monument.
The march composed by Alexander Reinagle to commemorate the ratification of the Covenant, Covenant March, was in short order adapted for use as the General Moderator's own march, played at various state functions when the GM enters a room, concert hall, or before speeches in Parliament or addresses to the public.
|#||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|1||Richard Bonnaire Whittington||1803||1813||No party|
|3||Martin van Lustbader||1823||1833||Loyal Republican|
|5||Constantine Joanes||1843||1853||Conservative Democrat|
|6||James Buchanan||1853||1863||Conservative Democrat|
|8||George Brinton McClellan||1873||1875||Whig|
|9||Rutherford Beauford Fogg||1875||1885||Whig|
|10||John S. D. Thompson||1885||1893||Conservative Democrat|
|(P)||Bjørn Honstadt||1893||1894||Conservative Democrat|
|12||Tomos Armstrong Kuster||1901||1911||Conservative Democrat|
|13||Sir Alfred Laurier||1911||1915||Whig|
|(P)||Andrew Jan Volstead||1915||1916||Conservative Democrat|
|(P)||Jeremiah Jennings Bryan||1916||1917||Conservative Democrat|
|14||Gwrthiern ffeil Gwilim||1917||1921||Progressive Conservative|
|15||Gwilliam Lyon MacDowell||1921||1931||Whig|
|16||Franklin Donald Rosenberg||1931||1949||Whig|
|18||Johnathan Gotlieb Penn||1949||1951||Conservative Democrat|
|19||Juanita Edith Baker-Stuart||1951||1961||Progressive Conservative|
|20||Jowcko map Jowcko||1961||1968||Progressive Conservative|
|21||Edward Moore O'Kinneide||1968||1971||Progressive Conservative|
|22||James Wainwright||1971||1980||Progressive Conservative|
|23||Ronald William Regan||1980||1981||Whig|
|24||Ben Nighthorse Campbell||1981||1991||Whig|
|25||William Josiah Clinton||1991||2001||Whig|
|26||Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.||2001||2011||Whig|
|27||Eugene Levi||2011||2021||Covenant Loyalist|
|28||Darius Vance||2021||Progressive Conservative|
- Generic GMTemplate