First Lady of Brunant was an informal title for the wife of the President of Brunant.
Role of the First Lady Edit
The position of the First Lady is not an elected one, carries no official duties, and receives no salary. Nonetheless, first ladies have held a highly visible position in Brunant. The role of the First Lady has evolved over the centuries. She is, first and foremost, the hostess of the Presidential Residence. She organizes and attends official ceremonies and functions of state either along with, or in place of, the president.
Over the course of the 20th century it became increasingly common for first ladies to select specific causes to promote, usually ones that are not politically divisive. It has also become quite common for the First Lady to hire a staff to support these activities.
The position became effectively defunct in 2014 following the abolition of the office of the President.
List of First Ladies of Brunant Edit
There have been 22 first ladies in Brunant and one first husband (and future president). Jan Van Draak and Johan Meier were not married, and Silvia Van Damme's husband was killed some time before her entry in politics. There are five former first ladies which are still alive; Marina Houtman is the oldest at 86.