Modern Day Senatorial Monarchs
While tyrannical rule has been common throughout the galaxies history, the formation of the Republic, and even the Empire, has always preferred more democratic systems of government deferring all major decisions to a Senate, elected from the populace.
However, in recent years, the so called ‘Senatorial Monarch’ has made an emergence as a quite different form of government than the name suggests. The modern scheme works as a Marquis, being an official of supposed absolute power and decision aided by a cabinet of advisers, elected by a more powerful governing body, representing a ‘Senate.’
The most common and powerful ‘Senatorial Monarch’ in the galaxy today is the government of Nal Hutta’s moon, Nar Shaddaa. Nar Shaddaa’s Marquis, currently one Calvin Darklighter, is elected by the ‘Senate’ of Nal Hutta, and placed in absolute power of Nar Shaddaa and all it’s affairs both foreign and domestic.