|Executive Branch of the Universal Triumvirate|
|Major Executive||Lancelot Rice (Progressive)|
|Minor Executive||None ([[ ]])|
|Party Distribution||2 Cosmopolitan, 5 Progressive, 2 Libertarian, 1 Union,1 Establishment|
|Composure||Thirteen elite individuals, the Executives, each maintaining a particular aspect or section of responsibility.|
|Purpose||To serve as the intellectual, elite, leadership branch of the Triumvirate, pass laws, and initiate amendments.|
|Established||January 27th, 2010|
|Significant Documents||The Constitution, Procedural Rules of the Executive Branch|
|Election Method||A two-thirds vote of the Executives|
|Removal Method||Simple majority vote of the Executives|
|Term||Life, unless removed|
Perhaps the most fascinating and influential of all the devices created by Zerouh, it has stood the longest, been the strongest, and is the most well known of all other pieces of the Triumvirate. The Executive Branch, also called the EB, the Elegant Blue (a term used by Zerouh to secretly refer to the Executive Branch in his writings), Branch of Intelligence, or the leadership branch, is one of the most cunning products ever devised in the Triumvirate and one that has never failed to be recognized for its successes and failures. Article two of the Constitution (as well as several other articles) describes the Executive Branch and its powers, and the Procedural Rules of the Executive Branch define the processes and parliamentary procedure of the branch.
Zerouh designed the Executive Branch with careful thought but even after it was created many small adjustments and amendments to the Constitution have been added as more and more is learned about why and how the Executive Branch works. Back when the Triumvirate was first formed, Zerouh had a concept of a perfect government: one created and operating entirely on Intelligence. After all, logic and intelligence can't be wrong, and the more intellectual and knowledgeable one is, the better they can lead, work, and perform in society.
The Executive Branch is composed of thirteen Executives, each pertaining to a specific area of expertise (excluding the Senators). There is one to manage the diplomacy in the Triumvirate, one to manage government finances, and even one to prosecute criminals and give legal advice. Each position is different and the people chosen to serve in them are elected to be experts in their certain area they need to be proficient in which allows for a wide range of views and a way for all matters in the Triumvirate to be addressed or heard about by at least one of them. There are also positions, known as the Senators (currently two) which are elected by the public via general election each Trimester and do not have a specific expertise, they are a purely political and representative position. The most significant person in the Executive Branch is the Major Executive, who is elected by the Executive Branch every trimester to manage the Executive Branch and serve as the closest thing to a "President" of the Triumvirate.
The Executive Branch reserves a number of critical powers, each essential to its role as the central branch in the Triumvirate. However, these powers are not unlimited and both the Administrative Branch and the Judicial Branch have considerable power in designating what the Executive Branch can and cannot do.
Passing Legislation is one of the most important powers of the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch also serves as the primary legislative branch in the Triumvirate and, as such, passes and amends the laws in the Triumvirate with the consent of the Administrative Branch.
Election of other Executives, nomination of Justices, and the election of people under the Executive Branch such as department workers is a critical job of the Executive Branch. It allows the Executive Branch to expand the Triumvirate and implant experts into top positions.
Amendment has been one of the prime powers of the Executive Branch since the creation of the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch must start the amendment process and approve an amendment by a two-thirds vote in favor.
Mandates are a tool the Executive Branch can use to force Executives, Departments, or any under the Executive Branch to perform tasks and meet a designated mission. A famous example of this was the pardoning of prior Major Executive Ryan Bleitze.
Pardoning those convicted of crimes in court is a function the Executive Branch can use. They cannot declare someone innocent when they have been found guilty of a crime but can take away the sentence.
Enforcement and Security are two of the most important duties of the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch, primarily the two positions of the Major Executive and the Head of Intelligence are responsible for defending the Triumvirate and the people of the Triumvirate from any threat. The Executive Branch via primarily the Chief Attorney and Head of Intelligence also enforces the law of the Triumvirate.