i have some suggestions for next era. i might not be too liked after siding with PSI, but o well.
option 1: each player is given a choice at tick 50 of the 5 or however many leaders, and they rate them in order of who they want most to who they want least
option 2: captains. each captain choose a player out of the pool of players at tick 50 one by one until each team has like 50 members. the rest are thrown randomly into teams based on power
the ability to have leader votes. like, a minister could start a vote for 24 hours and every player would get a thing where they choose who they want as leader, including the current leader. that would make it so that inactives wouldn't have a voice, since only the votes that were put in would be counted currently even if every active player voted for a different leader, the leadership would remain the same becuase the inactives outweight the actives since everyone starts with a vote for the current leader. or make it so that after the teams are assembled everyone has 0 votes and players choose who they want and whoever has most votes is the leader.
if anyone has any other suggestions, please post below