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Old 07-19-2021, 01:15 PM   #721
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Nr. 4 is the way Malaysia handles it.
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Old 07-20-2021, 02:43 PM   #722
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Imagine a tight federation like the USA, which we'll use as an example. Imagine if, instead of being either directly elected or chosen by the Electoral College, the U.S. President was one of the State Governors, who are elected conventionally in their States. This official continues as Governor, he is simultaneously U.S. President and Governor of State of X.
The key problem with this is the one it shares with all schemes in which one person holds multiple offices - either one or both offices need to be substantially less than full time, or one of them gets shorted. It works fine for a ceremonial presidency, but for something like the US where governors and presidents are working executives who are already so overloaded they have to entrust decisions they probably should be involved in to their staffs already, it's probably not a great idea.
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Old 07-20-2021, 02:58 PM   #723
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We could try rotating which polity supplies the governor. Though that could make for some interestingly cyclical politics.

Some nations have been formed of a union between various states, but a single large and important one dominates its politics: you could use that for the single governor model. Examples include England, Holland, and Bohemia.

That can start looking like an empire situation though, with the core polity controlling the others.
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Old 07-21-2021, 04:39 AM   #724
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Governor whose state did best by some criteria becomes President for the next term. So they don't hold both offices at the same time but you usually know a year or so ahead of time who will be the next President.
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