@Lizzy_Ironcraft If you're still interested in the presidential system, I may be able to help.
I'm not sure anyone has a full explanation for that yet. The presidential system was recently revamped, adding in "party committees" who choose candidates from among their party's willing members. As of right now, party "membership" is determined by voting on a poll in each party's given topic. (In the past, every party's candidates were elected by the community through polls.) The only party without a "council" is the Independent Party. There aren't any distinct differences between the other three parties (Aethasian's Guild, Aethasians of Aethasia, and Kid President) yet since everyone's still deciding on their platforms. The party that I'm a member of, the Aethasian's Guild, is focusing on bringing change to the forums through decreasing spam and encouraging Community, Truth, and Creativity (among the other key values of the Resistance).
You can check out our party's platform here:
Our party topic is here:
Maybe we'll see you there someday! If not, that's fine too.
I think I said the word "party" way too many times in that summary.