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Franco began under the guidance of a few select members of the USA community. He was directed to the chat by his old friend Justinious McWalburgson III and then began his learning experience from users such as Dishmcds, Esoom, Daphne Lilac, and Benn Dover. In his first days, he was eager to take any challenge the President at the time, Dishmcds, threw at him. He took the role of United States Foreign Recruitment Center Director in the end of May, and then took the role of Foreign Economic Advisor in June. During this time, Franco grew as a politician and gained valuable experience for later in life.
The Middle Ground
In Dishmcds' second term as President of the United States of America, Franco assumed to his first role of true importance: Chief of staff. As Chief of Staff (herein coined as 'COS') Franco was, in essence, Dishmcds' right hand man. All government agencies, such as the Citizen Expansion Program, led by Took Lowind, and the National Gifting Program, led by Pearlswine, reported to him. Franco passed these reports on to the President and, together, they analyzed them and chose the best route of action for the United States of America. This is a time in which Franco revolutionized the USA chat by switching from a flash chat to the Rizon.net network, in such making it accessible to all IRC clients. It is the same chat used today and boasts itself as one of the most active in all of eRepublik, with users from countries all over the map. This also proved to be when Franco started to voice his opinions on all sorts of government matters, which set him up for his next role in politics...
The Party Presidency
On July 10th, 2008, Franco clinched the Party Presidency of the eRepublikans for Change . At the time, Dishmcds had decided to step down and other influential members had decided to go with him. Franco was left between a rock and a hard place in which he had to promote stability but also change the foundation of what Dishmcds had left. With old and influential members gone, a new era of RfC was brought forth. RfC increased it's membership and held steady in Congress, despite challenges from the newly rising United States Workers Party, a new party based on a community and friendship based leadership. Unfortunately, Franco had to resign after only one term due to real life matters which have still not been made public. There are murmurs, however, that Franco was eying a return to the USA political scene in the coming months.
The Vice Presidency
In addition to his RfC Presidency, Franco ran with soon to be President-elect Archibald in the August 2008 General Elections . The two campaigned vehemently and Franco secured the endorsement of the USWP, which, when combined with his own RfC and Archibald's Democrats, proved to be an insurmountable lead. The two went in to office with a victory over challenger Justinious McWalburgson III. The term was criticized by the public, but those with knowledge of eRepublik praised the pair for their term which promoted stability after the leaving of Dishmcds and also increased the US Treasury by 200% , one of the main goals of the administration, seeing as that was lacking when they took office. They also entered into the ATLANTIS treaty , which promotes stability for themselves and others in addition to protection if needed.
In the September GE's, Archibald and Franco decided not to run again, citing their common goal to take some time off from politics. Franco had aspirations to become a mercenary in Romania, which he did for a few days. Archibald cited more work load and real life commitments, and thus resigned his Party Presidency seat. Franco was still active in the USA chat and was still seen in the media. He's seen as cocky and arrogant, mainly because he chose to voice his opinion at all times and never backed down. He's been criticized for "not accepting criticism" but responded with "Why should anyone ever back down and accept defeat"?
The Vice Presidency.. Take two
Franco ran with Daphne Lilac in the October GE's. With Daphne as potentially the first female President of the United States and Franco was coming off of back to back terms as Vice President and Chief Advisor , the two looked to be headed towards the White House. However, the two were defeated by the USWP and Roby_Petric. Lilac became enraged and quit thereafter, which she had admitted to Franco earlier she would do if she lost. Franco then became the Vice President to Roby Petric shortly thereafter, as he did not run with a candidate.
Roby Petric promptly resigned when v1 started, due to his displeasure with the game mechanics. Under Section IV.2 of the United States Constitution, Franco assumed the Presidency with the title Acting President . He served a half term, beginning October 15th until November 5th, when he did not run for re-election. Franco did very few things during his administration, because he knew the country was fragile and thus needed stability more than anything. He laid the groundwork for the next Presidency to go through without hiccups.
While in the middle of a term as Secretary General of ATLANTIS, Franco suddenly disappeared. Rumors are he was assassinated by the powers that be at PEACE, but others say real life got the best of him and he was forced to resign, ending his reign over America.
|7th President of the United States of America
October 12, 2008 - November, 2008
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