[center][img]http://10000islands.net/gallery/gallery-images/AP1EXEC.png[/img][/center] On Monday, April 3rd 2021, Chief Executive [nation]Markanite[/nation] of 10000 Islands announced his decision to resign from his position, and pass the torch to [nation]Hakketomat[/nation]. Hakketomat is a well-known figure in the region, having served as Executive Officer in TITO, Senior Senator, and Registrar-General, among other positions. Although we are sad to see Markanite go, he has made an excellent choice for his successor and XKI is excited to welcome Hakketomat into the position of Chief Executive. The following is the statement of resignation and conferral from Markanite: [box]On the 17th February 2019, I was given one of the greatest honours in 10000 Islands and was asked by [nation]Woonsocket[/nation] to serve as Chief Executive. I have loved serving in this role over the last two years but now I think it is time that I pass on the role to another. 2. The Chief Executive authority of 10000 Islands shall be vested in the Founder Nation, the United States of Grub. The Chief Executive shall hold Office for life, and shall be responsible for the conferral of the Chief Executive's authority to a successor of the Chief Executive's sole choosing. So, as per Article 2 of the XKI Constitution, I am naming [nation]hakketomat[/nation] to be the next Chief Executive of the 10000 Islands. The transition will begin today with this announcement and I will work with to bring them up to speed on all the duties of the Chief Executive over the next few weeks. I will update everyone upon completion of the transition. The first thing we will work on is administering the elections which begin tomorrow as normal. I'd like to thank you all for your support, help and guidance whilst I navigated the challenges of the role. I hope that I have done you all proud. Being Chief Executive is not easy, and I know I've made some mistakes however I also hope I've done some good and helped the region. 10000 Islands has an extensive and amazing history, we have endured the test of time and will continue to thrive under the new Chief Executive. I look forward to watching how the region evolves over the next few months and years. It has been an honour and a privilege. Thank you all. Long live the 10000 Islands! Long live TITO! Long live [nation]hakketomat[/nation]! [nation]Mark[/nation][/box] As the transition process begins we wish Hakketomat the best of luck and express the deepest gratitude to Markanite for his dedication and service to the region.