The Union Republic of Ottzello has a democratic federal government. Unlike the Unified Nation of Ottzello, its leading government officials are entirely sentient lifeforms, from biological beings to self-aware robots, as opposed to artificial intelligences that make decisions. The government uses a presidential system and a parliamentary system, but grants a large amount of autonomy to local and state governments.
Most of the elected positions are held by members of several political parties within the Union Republic, which represent the interests of its various species and lifeforms within it.
The government is led by the elected President of Ottzello with a cabinet that handles much of the decision making. Below this is the Union Republic Senate, comprising 200 members, who are federal representatives from states around Ottzello. Individual states, regions, star systems, and planets each have an elected governor. Both their representatives, and certain decisions put to the people as a referendum, are voted on electronically by citizens using nanomachines.
Formerly, the Union Republic was led by the council of supreme Leaders, a remnant of the old Unified Nation of Ottzello, though it was disbanded early on. Since then, many former Leaders, including Tuolog and Zr'Ahgloth, have gone on to have important positions within the Republic's political parties.
Major political parties
- Post-Scarcity Party - A party that believes in ending the capitalist system. Has proven unpopular due to its reduction of social mobility.
- Ottzelloan Nationalists - A party that believes in ending reliance on andasium exports and keeping to itself. Unpopular, both due to the massive increase in taxes that would result, and a lack of Ottzelloan nationalist sentiment.
- Environmental Party - A party believing in a strong increase of environmental protection laws. Unpopular outside of a few Ioketa, as most already vote SDP and URO's technology is mostly environmentally friendly already.
- Inalton Front - A party that believes in Inalton supremacy. Dubbed as an extremist party with a very low percentage of the vote, with no senators or governors ever elected.