Gankakuchō

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Chancellor of the Kojolese Republic
Kojo Jōbun-Myeru so Gankakuchō
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Incumbent
Madelaén Sáku

since 3 April 2015
Member ofThe Kojolese Government
Residenceprivate
SeatGankakuchō so Hyosilwe, Pyingshum
NominatorJōbunhakke
AppointerJōbunhakke on the basis of the latest national election
Term length4 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Republic of Kojo
Formation29 May 1834, reformed 3 September 1939
Salary390,000 Z/month

The Gankakuchō (Chancellor) is the head of the Kojolese government and defines the guidelines of inner and foreign policy. He or she works in the Gankakuchō so Hyosilwe (Chancellery) in Pyingshum. The Chancellor appoints the rest of the government, namely the ministers, by formally suggesting them to the President, who then has to appoint them. The Chancellor is traditionally the most influential single person in the state, despite being ranked only 3rd in formal protocol.

Current incumbent

The current Chancellor of the Kojolese Republic is 49 year-old Madelaén Sáku (born 12.01.1968), leader of the MDK and elected by the current social-democratic/liberal coalition. She is the second woman to hold this office after Ushira Tsungmaéi (RK) in 2004-2008 and the first one not born a Kojolese citizen; her parents immigrated from Khaiwoon in 1973 when she was 5 years old. While her father was a Khaiwoonese citizen, her mother was originally from Gobrassanya. Coincidentally Sáku's grandmother on her mother's side was a Kojolese migrant to Gobras City in the 1930's, but her mother had surrendered her Kojolese citizenship before Sáku's birth and Sáku never learned to speak Kojolese before entering Kojolese Kindergarten. Already two years after the move however, when she entered primary school at the age of 7 (one year later than usually), the teachers there noted her "comprehensive lexicon" and "diligence".

Sáku grew up in Mómasul south of Kippa, where her parents had moved for her father to work in the booming local manufacturing industry. Her mother earned extra money by giving tutoring lessons in Ingerish at afternoon schools or in private settings. During the 2015 election campaign the RK tried to capitalise on rumours that back in Sáku's youth her mother had engaged in black labour, however the strategy backfired and RK lost several percentage points in most major polls. After attending primary school, middle school and Shōminagara she went to Kippa to study political and social sciences. It was during that time that she experienced the drastic decline in the region's manufacturing industry and the repeated unemployment of her father that made her engage in several political organisations and, at the age of 20, join the MDK. During her Bachelor studies in Kippa she was leader of several local party associations, but when she went to Pyingshum for her Master studies she stopped playing an active role in her party's leadership.

After finishing her Master thesis at the age of 26 in 1994 she went back to Kippa and worked for several programmes dedicated to political education. In 1997 she started her career in municipal politics, becoming member of the city council. She run for election to the national parliament in Kippa in 2004 but didn't win her district nor got in via the MDK's party list. When she run again in 2008 in her home town Mómasul she won the majority of votes in her district and became a member of the Jōbunhakke. During the following two legislatures she quickly rose to power in the MDK, and was elected party leader and front runner for the upcoming election in 2014.

Sáku is married with her second husband since 2001. She has one son from her first marriage in 1994, which was divorced in 1998.