President of Quetana

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President of Quetana
Emilia Medeiros 2021.jpg
Incumbent
Emília Medeiros

since November 6th, 2021

The president of the Quetanan Republic is the executive head of state of Quetana. The powers, functions and duties of prior presidential offices, and their relation with the prime minister and cabinets have over time differed with the various Quetanan constitutions. The president serves a five-year term and can be reelected. The current president is Emília Medeiros, who won the 2021 Quetana general election and succeeded António Brafeo, who had been in office for an extended term since 14 January 2016.

Powers

The president is the nominal commander-in-chief of the Quetanan Armed Forces and occupies the first place in the country's order of precedence. The presidency is vested with considerable powers on paper, and is the active chief executive of the nation's politics. However, in legislative practice presidents are a largely ceremonial role; the Prime Minister of Quetana is the active legislative executive of the government. The President leads the Cabinet (the Executive) and, in addition, the President tends to lead a major political party and generally commands a majority in the National Assembly.

Election

According to Article 32 the Constitution, the president is elected for a five-year term by the Parliament in a special session at least a month before the incumbent's term expires. Typically, political parties vote for their leader in accordance with the seats won in the national election. The most recent election was the 2021 Quetana general election, in which Emília Medeiros and the Socialist Party were elected.

Oath of Office

Before taking office, the president must recite an oath in front of the Parliament according to the Article 33, paragraph 2 of the Constitution:

"I swear in the name of the Holy, Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity to safeguard the Constitution and the laws, to ensure their faithful observance, to defend the national independence and territorial integrity of the Country, to protect the rights and liberties of the Quetanan people and to serve the general interest and the progress of the Qoati People."

List of Presidents

Presidents of Quetana

No. Portrait Name
(Years in office)
Term of office Notes
1 Bundesarchiv Bild 102-09414, Primo de Rivera.jpg Ovidio Silveira
(1911-1916)
14 January
1911
14 January
1916
1 Manuel Gondra 1920.jpg Nicolau Silvestre
(1916-1921)
14 January
1916
14 January
1921
1 Manuel Franco.jpg Ramiro Leitão
(1921-1926)
14 January
1921
14 January
1926
1 LUIS RIART.jpg Diogo Queiros
(1926-1931)
14 January
1926
14 January
1931
1 Rafael Franco.jpg Bento Rebelo
(1931-1936)
14 January
1931
14 January
1936
1 Morinigo py.jpg Anselmo Saldanha
(1936-1946)
14 January
1936
14 January
1946
1 General Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes, Presidente de Portugal.tif Rufino Soares
(1946-1956)
14 January
1946
14 January
1956
1 60px Clemente Saldanha
(1956-1961)
14 January
1956
14 January
1961
1 Ramalho Eanes, North Portico, 1983.jpg Deodato Siqueira
(1961-1963)
14 January
1961
5 December
1963
Assassinated on 5 December, 1963
1 Galo Plaza Lasso.jpg Valter Carneiro
(1963-1966)
5 December
1963
14 January
1966
1 Arosemena - Kennedy (cropped).jpg Julio Barboza
(1966-1971)
14 January
1966
14 January
1971
1 Felipe González recibe al presidente de la Diputación General de Aragón (cropped).jpg Leopoldo Rosa
(1971-1976)
14 January
1971
14 January
1976
1 Alejandro Rodríguez de Valcárcel 1975.jpg Vasco Roque
(1976-1981)
14 January
1976
14 January
1981
1 Òscar Ribas Reig, prime minister.jpg Arsenio Fontes
(1981-1991)
14 January
1981
14 January
1991
1 (Rodrigo Borja) Felipe González junto al presidente de Ecuador. Pool Moncloa. 12 de septiembre de 1989 (cropped).jpeg Felipinho Lima
(1991-1996)
14 January
1991
14 January
1996
1 Fabian Alarcon.jpg Lucas Seabra
(1996-2000)
14 January
1996
6 April
2000
Resigned following corruption investigation
1 Aníbal Cavaco Silva (cropped).jpg Vasco Gonsalves
(2000-2001)
6 April
2000
14 January
2001
Assumed office from resigned-President Seabra
1 DRA. ROSALIA ARTEAGA (25654658468) (cropped).jpg Jessica Castro
(2001-2006)
14 January
2001
14 January
2006
First female President of Quetana
1 Jaime Gama (Brasilia 2008).jpg Óscar Cavaco
(2006-2011)
14 January
2006
14 January
2011
1 Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Visita de Estado ao México 2017-07-17.png Nuno Lumeo
(2011-2016)
14 January
2011
14 January
2016
1 José Manuel Barroso, Chairman Goldman Sachs International; Former President, European Commission (41211248205) (cropped).jpg António Brafeo
(2016-present)
14 January
2016
6 November
2021
1 Emilia Medeiros 2021.jpg Emília Medeiros
(2016-present)
6 November
2021
Incumbent

Official residence

Security and transport

The personal protection of the President and former Presidents is the responsibility of Protection Command within the National Police Service. The fleet of Presidential Cars provide the President with a number of security features, as well as transport, and are driven by officers from this unit. Air transport for the President is provided by a variety of military and civilian operators.

Precedence, privileges and form of address

Retirement Honors