President of Earth

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President of Earth
Richard Nixon's Head.jpg
LocationWashington D.C.
Organisation typePresidency
First appearance"When Aliens Attack" (1ACV12)
Episode

President of Earth is the title held by the leader of the Earth government. The President is usually selected through elections held throughout Earth.

Overview

At some point the Earth united under a planetary government. This government and its flag seem to be modelled after those of the USA, which may imply the country seized control of the planet. The President of Earth is the planet's head of state, with elections being held at regular intervals or following a president's death, as in the case of the late President McNeal. Presidents may be any species, model of robot or cyborg as long as they receive enough votes, but they must be of Earthican citizenship (born on Earth). As of late 3000, the current president is Richard Nixon's head.

History

Earth has had numerous presidents, both humans, robots and aliens. After President McNeal was killed by Omicronians in an attack in year 3000, an election was held, which Richard Nixon's head won.

Nixon held the title until the Third Omicronian Invasion of Earth in 3010, in which he forfeited and Omicronian leader Lrrr gained office. While the Omicronians later left Earth, Nixon has since not been seen as the president in an episode (nor have anyone else). According to a comment by David X. Cohen in an interview, however, it's probably safe to assume Nixon regained office.[1]

Nixon was challenged in another election in 3012, with his biggest opponent being Senator Chris Travers (7ACV03). While Travers' campaign intially faltered, Leela helped him reinvigorate it and he eventually won the election. Nixon's loss, however, caused him to fade away. In the timeline where Nixon won, cheap alien labor was eliminated and Earth's economy collapsed. Working class humans were eliminated by Nixon to make Soylent Majority, and robots were left with all jobs. When a robot uprising occured, the last remnants of humanity hid underground. Travers was sent back in time to run against Nixon. With Nixon's loss, the robot uprising never occurred and Travers was never sent back in time. All traces of Travers from the election eventually disappeared and Nixon won the election.

Presidents

Former US presidents, without a suitable new body, are ineligible to be president.

Candidates

Candidates for 3000 elections
Candidates for 3012 elections

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