The President of the Republic of Haven was the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Haven.
With the implementation of the DuQuesne Plan, the office was replaced by that of the Hereditary President of the People's Republic of Haven, which was itself later replaced by that of the Chairman of the Committee of Public Safety. (HH3)
After the Committee was abolished with the death of its last chairman, Oscar Saint-Just, power was transferred to a provisional government, led by longtime Aprilist Eloise Pritchart, until a new President could be elected. (HH9) Some time later, Pritchart became the first elected head of state of Haven in generations, and began to transform the republic back to the state which its founders had intended. (HH10)
Each presidential term lasted five T-years, and no President could serve for more than three terms consecutively. However, a former President could seek reelection after one term out of office. (HH14)
- Queen Elizabeth III of Manticore felt such term limits reflected pre-Prolong thinking. Many Havenites were also in favor of amending the Constitution to allow Pritchart too run for a consecutive fourth term. However, she herself was reluctant to change the Constitution or to run for office again after stepping away for a term, due to her concern for setting precedent.