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General Secretary of Sovaland

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General Secretary
Sovaland Party Emblem.png
Incumbent General Secretary Lionel Spencer
Incumbent
Lionel Spencer

since 17 October 2004
Style
TypeHead of state
Head of government
AbbreviationGSS
Member ofCabinet
Reports toCongress of Sovaland
SeatSovaland City
AppointerCongress of Sovaland or via succession from chairman
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Sovaland
Formation13 June 1951; 71 years ago (1951-06-13)
First holderHarrison Quartz
DeputyChairman
Salary$450,000 annually
Websitewww.gssovaland.gov.sa

The General Secretary of Sovaland (GSS) is the head of state and government of the People's Republic of Sovaland. The general secretary directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the Sovish Armed Forces. Since 1951, the General Secretary has been the leader of Sovaland.

The current general secretary is Lionel Spencer who was appointed by the Congress of Sovaland after his predecessor James Chamberlain was ousted from office after he was caught in a scandal. In all, there have been 6 General Secretaries over the course of 71 years not including Lionel Spencer, making him the 7th general secretary to take office. As of 16 January 2023, the position is being substituted by Chairman Montegomery Young after a failed assassination attempt on Spencer.[1]

Overview

Powers and position

List of General Secretaries

No. Portrait Name
(birth–death)
Took office Left office Length of tenure Note
1 Harrison Quartz
(1885–1959)
13 June 1951 28 December 1959 8 years and 198 days Ordered the construction of Sovaland City; died in office.
2 Frank Whites
(1899–1983)
29 December 1959 2 July 1966 6 years and 185 days Voted out of office by the Congress.
3 Edgar Mason-Smith
(1895–1967)
2 July 1966 5 October 1967 1 year and 95 days Shortest reigning general secretary; died of a stroke.
4 Trevor Rendall
(1909–1993)
5 October 1967 21 August 1983 15 years and 320 days -
5 Catherine Flandres
(1923–2011)
21 August 1983 9 September 1995 12 years and 19 days Only female general secretary.
6 James Chamberlain
(Born 1947)
9 September 1995 17 October 2004 9 years and 38 days Voted out after the Chamberlain Scandal.
7 Lionel Spencer.png Lionel Spencer
(Born 1973)
17 October 2004 Incumbent 18 years and 165 days Longest reigning general secretary.


References

  1. Fischer, Henry (14 January 2023) "General Secretary shot" People's Gazette. Retrieved 15 January 2023.