Governor of Kalifornia
Arnald Schwarzengruber was elected Governor of Kalifornia in a bizarre recall election with over a hundred candidates. Schwarzengruber, a former bodybuilder and actor, was the most famous candidate and won with about 68% of the vote. The election itself was a peculiarity on a world that does not typically have direct elections, but the Governor’s position was purely as a figurehead when this was arranged.
Schwarzengruber took office on December 30, 5626 and stated his intent to assume full executive power from the Bureaucracy that he said had become unresponsive to the people’s will. Other branches of the government objected but it quickly became clear that he had control of the military and overwhelming popular support.
After consolidating power, he discussed further his intent to annex Boston, provided the people of Boston agree in a referendum to be held later this year. He assured other leaders that he would maintain peaceful relations with all other powers, provided they do not interfere in Kalifornia’s interests.