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Carl Preston was the 3rd President of the UCAS and the 49th President of the Union, holding office from 20 January 2041 to 20 January 2049. He won the 2040 Presidential Election following the example of the Vincenzo-Washington winning bipartite ticket of 2036.
Preston's first mandate was marked by the international ratification in 2042 of the Business Recognition Accords. It is likely the Corporate Court wouldn't have proposed the accords without the certainty that leading economy, Japan and UCAS, would ratify them.
His reelection in the 2044 Presidential Election was not compromised, and might actually have been helped, by the scandal involving CIA clandestine activities to undermines the Sioux and Pueblo. Electors hostile to the NAN viewed favorably the action, other welcomed Preston's decision to fire DCI William Sessions III, replacing him by General Steven Coe Bowling. Preston's second term had tense periods in relations with the Sioux.