The President of the Terran Republic is the leader of the Terran Republics executive branch. The president also serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the military, and as the head of state. The President is also responsible for setting foreign policy, is the chief ambassador to other worlds and can appoint diplomatic envoys to represent Earth policy in it's foreign embassy's. The President's term of office is five years, with elections taking place in november. In the event that the President is incapacitated or killed the Vice President takes over and is sworn in for the remainder of the current term, after which the former Vice President must stand for re-election.