President of Russia
|President of Russia|
Federal Emblem of Russia
Logo of the Office of President
Executive branch of the Russian Government|
Executive Office of the President
(diplomatic, outside Russia)
|Appointer||Citizens of Russia|
During good behavior,|
|Constituting instrument||Russian Federal Constitution|
|Formation||25 December 1104|
|Deputy||President of the Senate|
|Salary||₪ 95,000 annually (1701-)|
The President of Russia (Russian: Президент России), officially the President of the Russian Democratic Federative Republic (Russian: Президент Российской Демократической Федеративной Республики), informally the Federation President or the President of the Federation (Russian: Президент Федерации), is the Federal head of state and head of government of the Russian Democratic Federative Republic.
The Manner of choosing Russia's president is unique to the RDFR, in which there is no set Term, per se, but the President is held to account to the electorate of the Federation via quadrennial retention election: Every four Years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, the electorate in each of the 64 federated republics of Russia are asked if the incumbent should serve another four Years; if a Majority of them in a Majority of the Republics vote in the Affirmative, the incumbent serves another four Years, at which point the electorate is asked again if he should continue to serve as their President; but if they vote in the negative, that is they think new leadership is needed, an election for a new President takes place the following Year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March (the outgoing incumbent may not be among the candidates for the Office of President), with the new President taking the presidential Oath of Office at noon on the twenty-second of October of the same Year, at which point he officially becomes President of the RDFR, and the outgoing incumbent returns to being a private citizen. However, the Russian President is not elected by popular vote, but by an electoral college, whereby the electorate cast their vote in their capacity as sixty-four separate sovereign Republics, and the vote of each Republic is weighted according to population (the more populous the Republic, the more electoral votes it has); and the actual number of votes allocated to each Republic is conterminous to the total number of Senators and Delegates to which that Republic may be entitled in the Federal Parliament.