A Congressman is an individual who has been elected and inducted into the Federal Congress in Olympus Village on Mars. The term is used to refer to both male and female members of Federal Congress. Congressmen represent a particular constituency, generally multiple star systems.
Congressmen are elected for an eight year term by the citizens of the Federation, with a "vote of no confidence" after four years. If the vote of no confidence succeeds then a new election takes place and the member of congress can be replaced or re-elected. Congressmen are barred from serving multiple consecutive terms. A congressman can become President immediately after their term.
They can also hold other office such as chairing committees. They're not allowed to have corporate interests that conflict with their political roles.
Anyone can stand for election. They do not need to be backed by a political party or minor faction, but it helps. Corporations generally do push (and fund) their chosen candidates or parties (eg Hudson), as do other special interest groups.
List of known Congressmen Edit
|Felicia Winters||Rhea||Shadow President for the Liberal Party|
Acting Federal President (formerly)
Secretary of State (formerly)
|George Fallside||Mars||Non-executive director for Core Dynamics|
|Isolde Rochester||Shadow Vice President for the Liberal Party|
|Jefferson||Secretary of State for Finance|
|Edgar Santiago||Shadow Vice President for the Liberal Party|
|Ethan Naylor||Siren||Federal Vice President|
|Tyrell Biggs||Mars||Federal President|
|Zachary Hudson||Nanomam||Federal President|
Shadow President for the Republican Party (formerly)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Governments and politics in Elite Dangerous by Michael Brookes
- ↑ Galactic Superpowers - Story - Elite Dangerous
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Federation Continues Debate on War - 19 AUG 3301
- ↑ GalNet: Federal Crackdown in Banki and BD+03 2338
- ↑ Freelance Report: Presidential Fleet Upgrade Questioned - 01 MAR 3302
- ↑ GalNet Archive: 30 DEC 3300 – Sanna in Bid to Leave Federation
- ↑ GalNet Archive: 26 SEP 3300 – Eranin and Rebel Peace Talks Fail - War Declared!
- ↑ GalNet: Congressman's Criminal Ties Exposed