Misc: Methods of Selection of Chief Executive by Realm
Aside from being divided into five distinct government structures, the realms also differ in how their chief executives are selected. The most common method is by a direct vote by the people, which is the selection method employed by 14 of the realms (almost all of these being Governates). 12 realms have hereditary chief executives, these being the four Grand Duchies and eight of the twelve Counties. 9 realms select their chief executive by way of their legislature, including the four native realms who select their 'High Chief' typically by way of their legislative bodies composed of lower-ranked chiefs. The least common form of selection is by way of an electoral college of some kind, and this method is employed by three realms.