In a system originally based on that of the United States at the time of Nava's independence in 1827, the President is indirectly elected: the citizens vote for electors pledged to a certain candidate to represent their province in the Electoral College, and these electors then vote to elect the President, with a simple majority of Electoral College votes (not public votes) required for a candidate to become President. If no candidate has a majority of Electoral College votes the election moves to Congress: first the House of Representatives and then if needed the Senate vote to elect a candidate, with again a simple majority of votes being required.
The President's deputy is the Vice President, who takes over the office if the President is incapacitated or removed from office. Unlike ministers and underministers, the President and Vice President are not allowed to hold legislative positions at the same time as their executive offices.
List of PresidentsEdit
Note: this list is incomplete.
|Portrait||Name (Birth–Death)||Term in Office||Political Party||Province||Elections||Cabinet|
|Adam Mortensen||1972–1976||Liberal||Bay West||1972||Link|
| Pamela Ross|
| Alison Schneider|
|1996–2000||Social||Midland of South West||1996||Link|
| Joseph Harrick|
| James Chandler|
|2004–2012||Social||Southwest Cape Province|| 2004|
| Jason Gilchrist|
| Hakim Nassour|
|2016–present||Social||Southeast Cape Province||2016||Link|