Zachary Hudson

Incumbent President Zachary Hudson

The President of the Federation is the elected head of state and head of government of the Federation. The abbreviated term is Federal President. The incumbent President is Zachary Hudson.

The Federal President is elected for a single term of eight years by the citizens of the Federation.[1] After an election, the president-elect is sworn into office as the President during the Federation Presidential Inauguration.[2] Four years into that term, a Vote of Confidence by the people is automatically held. If the incumbent President wins the vote, then he or she is allowed to complete the term. If they lose the vote, then a new presidential election is held and the incumbent President can be potentially replaced. Presidents cannot serve multiple consecutive terms.[3][4]

Usually, in the event that a President is no longer able to serve, the Vice President, who the President selects and appoints, takes over as Acting President. Such as on 26 May 3301, President Jasmina Halsey and Vice President Ethan Naylor went missing in the Starship One incident. Secretary of State Felicia Winters became the Acting President.[5][6] Following a Vote of No Confidence, the missing Jasmina Halsey lost the presidential title and Zachary Hudson became the next President of the Federation.[7]

The leader of the opposition political party is called the Shadow President.

Residence Edit

The White House in Olympus Village on Mars is the official place of residence for the President of the Federation.[8] It has various facilities and staff that are available to the president. Press conferences and public statements are made there and it's used for formal dining, diplomatic reception, social events etc.

Travel Edit

Starship One is the official designation of the personal vessel of the President of the Federation. Two Narwhal Liner luxury passenger vessels were used by the Federation in the capacity of Starship One. After a Starship One Narwhal was lost with former President Jasmina Halsey, the Narwhal Liners were replaced by two modified Farragut Battle Cruisers to meet the safety needs of President Zachary Hudson. They assumed the mantle of Starship One.[9] These ships serve as long distance travel for the president. The first vessel is the primary ship and the second a backup.

Protection Edit

The Presidential Protection Detail are responsible for protecting the safety of the sitting President and the first family (spouse and any of their children). The Vice President of the Federation also has a protection detail.

Eligibility Edit

Any adult Federal Citizen can participate in a Presidential election.[10][11] A person who meets these requirements is disqualified if he or she was already elected president once. They do not need to be backed by a political party or minor faction, but it helps. Usually corporations and special interest groups push and fund their chosen candidates. A Congressman can and often does become President immediately after a term as a Congressman.[3]

Executive Powers Edit

The President of the Federation is the head of the executive branch of the federal government and is constitutionally obligated to take care that federal laws are faithfully executed. Aside from administrative and juridical powers, one of the most important powers is the President's role as the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the Federation when called into the actual service of the Federation.[12] Senior advisors in the Federal Navy advise the President on military matters.[13]

List of Known Presidents Edit

The complete list of Presidents is too numerous to mention here, so only those who made a name for themselves in intergalactic affairs are listed.[14]

Name Term Notes
Sadiq Kessler 2599 - 2607 [14]
Isaac Gellan 2862 - 2866 Disgraced, lost Vote of No Confidence[14]
Olaf Smith 2866 - 2874 [14]
Jeremy Tann 2874 - 2882 [14]
Verity Campbell 2956 - 2960 Lost Vote of No Confidence[14]
Ulrich Vale 2968 - 2976 [14]
Grant Keller 2976 - 2984 [14]
Tyrell Biggs 3008 - 3016 [14]
Varian Scott 3140's [15]
Loric Trander 3184 - 3192 [14]
Eugene Cooper 3260 - 3264 Unpopular, lost Vote of No Confidence[14]
Antonia Madison 3264 - 3272 [14]
Jasmina Halsey 3300 - 3301 Disappeared, lost Vote of No Confidence on June 2, 3301
Zachary Hudson June 2, 3301 - Present Incumbent President[16]

List of Known Vice Presidents Edit

Name Term Notes
Nigel Smeaton 3300 - January 12, 3301 Died in an apparent swimming pool accident at his home on Mars. Data packages alleged that he was murdered.[17][18]
Ethan Naylor February 20, 3301 - May 26, 3301 First Vice President from a frontier world, Siren.[19] Perished aboard Jasmina Halsey's Starship One.
Brad Mitchell June 11, 3301 - Present Incumbent Vice President. Successful businessman, former President of Sales at Reyan BPS before getting into politics.[20]


  1. Galactic Superpowers - Story - Elite Dangerous
  2. Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation
  3. 3.0 3.1 Governments and politics in Elite Dangerous by Michael Brookes
  4. Tourist Beacon 0180 Congressional Streamlining
  5. Galnet - President Misses Meeting
  6. Galnet - Federal State of Emergency: Winters Declared Acting President
  7. Galnet - Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation
  8. Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Respond to Discovery
  9. Galnet News - Galactic News: Presidential Vessel Retired
  10. Galactic Superpowers - Story - Elite Dangerous
  11. The Federation Sourcebook, EDRPG
  12. Hudson Attacks President’s History - 30 MAR 3301
  13. Hudson Takes Tour of Brightlight Facilities in Hors - 07 APR 3301
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0201, Sol system
  15. Elite Encounters RPG
  16. Zachary Hudson Becomes the New President of the Federation
  17. Galnet - Federal Vice President Dies in Swimming Accident
  18. Antares Incident Links to VP’s Death?
  19. Galnet - New VP Appointed
  20. Galnet - Who is Brad Mitchell? The New Federal VP!