- PresidentVote A
- King, MonarchVote B
- ChancellorVote C
- Emperor, Imperator, TsarVote D
- Prime MinisterVote E
- Grand Duke, Sovereign PrinceVote F
- Sultan, Caliph, Emir, SheikhVote G
This might confuse some people here but we actually don't have "a" ruler in Switzerland. Instead, we have a group of 7 people who together make up the executive branch. They all have the status of the president in America or the chancellor in Germany. Furthermore, these 7 people are from different parties. The system in which they are assembled is called Zauberformel/formule magique/formula magica in Switzerland (in English: "magic formula"). The magic formula is an unwritten rule that is not part of the constitution or any law but it is still adhered to for reasons of political stability. It says that the largest three parties each get to put two of their people into this executive committee, while the fourth largest party gets to add one person (smaller parties can't be part of the executive branch). Together, this group of 7 people is called Bundesrat/Conseil Fédéral/Consiglio Federale/Cussegl Federal or in English Federal Council.
Each member in this Federal Council has to be nominated by their own party and subsequently has to be voted into the Federal Council by all the members of parliament. There is no temporal limitation for how long you can stay in this position (so, some of our members of the federal council have been in there for almost 20 years), however, you have to face regular re-election in parliament, where the members of parliament can refuse to vote for you and thus kick you out again if you don't do a good job.
The same system is also established on a local and regional level. So for example we don't have mayors of a district but instead we have a council of 7 people, composed of different party affiliations, to make up the local executive branch.
The idea behind this system is that together, you make better decisions than on your own. You have other people from different parties to disagree with you and you're forced to make compromises. This ensures that in the end, you've got a result that everyone in the country can accept and where everyone feels part of the political process (something that is particularly important since we've got a direct democracy in Switzerland). Also, this system prevents an accumulation of power in one single person and therefore makes political corruption less likely.
We got a king (imposed by Germany, Britain and France in 1815, when they 'created Belgium' after the Waterloo defeat of Napoleon.
First it was the Dutch king but Belgian Roman Catholics revolted and in 1830 we 'received' a German one.
In Spain we have both a President and a King. The President "rules" the country, since the King barely has any power, but he's still there, wasting people's money.
In the U. S. it's "C. E. O."
Emperor. Our current my dethrone before long, in favour of his son, though.
Being British we have a monarch and a prime minister. So... I don't know which option 😁
In my country its Presidente and the country im in, is Taoiseach.
Bitch ass Congress.
President, I think it's the same in most parts of the world.
Prime Minister is the man here. Our president don't have a lot of power.
King Tommen Baratheon
Just a boring president.
PM. We have a king but he has no power.
Matt from Canada.
The title of the ruler of my country is citizen. We have a president but he does not rule, he presides, hence his name.
I'm in America, and I'd say "asshole"
Our head of government is a Prime Minister. He's not a "ruler" though. He's just the leader of the governing political party. Our head of state is the Queen of England and she is represented by the Governor General. The GG formally dissolves Parliament, calls elections and sanctions various aspects of the electoral process.
The answer to whether the Queen or the Prime Minister runs our country changes depending on who you talk to in England :P
We have the president in the US.
non existent xD
Here in the USA we have Presidents.
The President but is like a rubber stamp most of the decision are taken by the council of ministers and prime minister with the help of bureaucrats.
Asshole... uh I mean President.
USA and somalia both are called Presidents. before colonialism, we had sultans.
King (actually Queen)
President, simple and inefficient.