In Chawosaurian Politics, the Leader of the Opposition is basically the person who leads the (most of the time) popular and (sometimes) partisan opposition against the Supreme Leader of the Empire of Chawosauria. Also known as the Opposition Leader, the only powers the Opposition Leader has is recruiting candidates, and sometimes parties to defeat the Supreme Leader's party. The Supreme Leader is "the Supreme Leader of the Majority" and the contrast between a Supreme Leader and an Opposition Leader is that the Supreme Leader has overwhelming power to govern the country, while the Opposition Leader has far less power except to recruit candidates and parties to try and defeat the Supreme Leader's ruling party. The Leader of the Opposition run for the Monarchy against the Supreme Leader the Opposition Leader is resisting.
The Opposition Leader is elected by popular vote in an Opposition Leadership Election. Like the Supreme Leader, there are no term length nor term limits for the Opposition Leader.
List of Leaders of the Opposition Edit
|Leader of the Opposition||Election||Tenure||Supreme Leader|
|Took Position||Left Position|
|1||Malcolm Lyons MacKenzie Wilson||1900||January 1, 1900||December 31, 1909||Emperor Santiago|
|2||Jonathan Sidney MacCarthy||1909||January 1, 1910||December 31, 1945|
|3||Timothy Max Roosevelt||1946||January 1, 1946||December 31, 1975|
|4||Jonathan Dragan Bismarck XVII||appointed||January 1, 1976||December 31, 1979||Timothy Max Roosevelt|
|5||George Windsor||1979||January 1, 1980||Timothy's death|
|December 31, 2015||Antonio Kingston|
|Joseph M. Lopez|
|6||Abooksigun Eluwilussit||appointed||January 1, 2016||March 18, 2016||Samantha Wawetseka|
|7||Timothy Max Roosevelt II||2018||March 18, 2016||Incumbent||Abooksigun Eluwilussit|
|Malina Lusa Parker|
|Degotoga K. Atagulkalu|
|Ekewaka M. Kalawai'a|
The next Leader of the Opposition will take office by January 1, 2020.
Role of the Leader of the Opposition Edit
Powers and Duties Edit
The Leader of the Opposition doesn't have political power, but the power to select candidates and parties to run against the ruling party, and present these candidates to the public, the duty of the opposition leader is to campaign for these candidates and promote their candidacies. Another power the opposition leader has is to register people to vote for a midterm election.
Political Office Edit
The Leader of the Opposition is free to run for any office he or she pleases, but the requirement is that the leader of the opposition must be the leader of the party or multi-partisan coalition he or she affiliates with, that is either a majority party or a minority party, if the party or coalition wins the majority, the leader of the opposition must be Speaker of the Palace, unless nominated by the Supreme Leader, shall be Prime Minister.
Running for the Monarchy Edit
Running for the Monarchy against the Supreme Leader he or she opposes is optional, if the opposition leader runs, there cannot be a primary under Chawosaurian law.
The term "leader of the opposition" was originated from the British version of a leader of the opposition. Under British political standards, the Leader of the Opposition is the leader of the largest minority party, while under Chawosaurian standards, the leader of the opposition is the prominent leader of the opposition regardless of the size of his or her party. The first leader of the opposition was Wilhelm Kaiser Balewicz.