|Countess of the Most Preferable|
Earldom of the Island
The Right Honourable|
|Residence||Seaside Castle, An Bhá nan Éirith Ghréine|
|Term length||From ascension until resignation or death.|
|Formation||Since Time Immemorial|
The Countess of the Most Preferable Earldom of the Island of Rockall, officially titled The Right Honourable the Countess of the Most Preferable Earldom of the Island of Rockall, by Grace of the Day and Night, Washed by the Sea, Guardian of the Rain, etc. etc. etc., is the official leader of the nation of Rockall in the Seafaring Confederation. She is the executive head of state and signs motions into law. She is also directly responsible for the Marquesses above her.
A countess is elected for life or until she resigns.
Since November 13, 1978, the Earl of Rockall was Ionn NicRóinnig, who died on August 20, 2016 after almost 38 years in office. He was succeeded by Eliana do'n Ghuibhainne on November 24 of the same year.
The Countess of Rockall is elected by a Court of Electors, consisting of 94 representatives who elect the next Earl or Countess. The composition of the Court is as follows:
- 3 electors per viscountcy, for a total of 15;
- 2 electors per university, for a total of 20;
- 1 elector for every major group of islands, for a total of 4;
- 5 electors for Rockallians residing abroad;
- 50 electors on a nationwide ballot.
A three-fifths majority is needed for a Countess to be elected.
A candidate for Earl or Countess needs to fulfil the following criteria:
- be at least 35 years of age;
- be without a criminal record;
- possess a doctorate in any particular field;
- be, at the moment of candidateship, employed by a university.
Full title in official languages
- Rockallian: An Onórach An Iarla na nFhéarrach Iarlateachd nan Oilín Ruicheall, o Chairde de Lá 's Oíche, néighei seug an Mór, Caomhneurr nan Báiste, etc. etc. etc.
- Fernolian: An Anréidheias Irli nIrliticht Fírric nEoil Rúichill
- Astrallic: An Oneairich Iorl nan Iorlteachd Feaoinnic nan Oileun Rucall
- Modern Astrallic: Yn Yniarich Iorly nyn Iortycht Ffînyc nyn Ûliyn Rwcyl