The Solarian Empire is the absolute ruler and Head of State of the Solarian Empire. The Emperor reigns with absolute power for life. The current Emperor is Emperor Hasley I.
Powers and Duties
The Solarian Emperor's power and authority is mainly derived from those of the President of the United Federation of Planets and the additional rights, responsibilities, and powers bestowed upon that office by the Federation Council during the Federation-Romulan Wars. It also derives from the Council itself. The Emperor is the ultimate head of the Solarian Council of Ministers, and was at one time, at least nominally or symbolically, advised by the Imperial Senate.
The Emperor is the head of state, the head of government, and the commander-in-chief of the Empire, and has absolute authority over the Imperial Military, the bureaucracy, and the entire Empire itself. The Emperor has sole power to appoint, dismiss, approve, and supervise the regional governors. The Emperor organizes and declares the budget, economy, taxes, and trade, before it's dissolution ordered the Imperial Senate into session, dismissed it from meeting at will, declared it's agenda, and proposed, rejected, and initiated all Senatorial bills. The Emperor also controls, supervises, and can disband the Courts and has the final say in major judicial cases and manners. The Emperor can execute, imprison, exile, banish, or confiscate anyone or anything. The Emperor can also issue executive orders, decrees, and proclamations with the legal force of law in the Empire, even more powerful then those issued by the Senate (before it's dissolution). The Emperor supervises, controls, appoints, and dismisses all officials in the government, and creates, disbands, supervises, and administers the major governmental administrations, agencies, commissions, and boards.
The current Emperor is Hasley I, who also established the Empire. He has established a Line of Sucession so that his descedants, in order of seniority, inherit his throne when he is dead. This Line has been added as a series of amendments to the Constitution of the Solarian Empire.