Arkai of the Karnasaur Meritocratic Federation
|Paramount Leader of the Karnasaur Meritocratic Federation|
Arkai 1342–1325 BDR
|Style||His/Her Supreme Honour|
|Member of||Council of Ministers|
|Reports to||Congress of the Honourable|
|Appointer||Congress of the Honourable|
|Term length||Life tenure|
|Formation||c. 40,000 BDR|
|First holder||Ēfilerus Padalunoranīr|
|Final holder||Miaberus Yedaiga|
The Paramount Leader (Sauralian: Arkai Unoranīr) was the head of state and government of the Karnasaur Meritocratic Federation. As the chief executive of the nation, the Arkai was also the supreme commander of the Karnasaur Armed Forces. At the Federation's peak, the Arkai was unquestionably the most powerful political office in the galaxy. Established along with Arkarnas itself in c. 40,000 BDR, the Arkai was appointed by and responsible to the Congress of the Honourable, the federal institution representing the ruling castes of Karnasaur society.
Candidates for the Arkaiship were rigorously assessed for their worthiness through notoriously challenging trials and examinations. To even proceed to the preliminary shortlist was considered an achievement worthy of great respect and admiration. An Arkai once appointed was assured their continuance in office for the rest of their lives, providing they maintained honourable behaviour throughout their tenure. The Arkai was subject to regular evaluations of their work and their activities by the Congress, and could be removed from office if found guilty of committing a felony, or otherwise severely tarnishing their personal honour. The Arkai is freely given the right to resign from office, though to do so in the face of challenging times is considered a sign of weakness and dishonour. Should the Congress determine that the Arkai becomes chronically ill or otherwise unfit to serve, the Congress was also empowered to "honourably remove" them from office (i.e. without damaging their honour or their standing in society) should they refuse to resign.