The Gohorn Directorate is a federal authoritarian government. There are no elections in the Gohorn Directorate, the word does not even translate properly, and the government comes under the wing of the military. So whereas in the Terran Democratic Republic, the UNPPF is a part of the United Nations, in the Gohorn Directorate the government is a part of the military.
The Chief resides over the Directorate as a whole; he is the commander in chief of the military and ultimate legislator. The fanaticism of the people of the Directorate towards their system and their Chief has never led them to object to such a system, with the notable exception of the reign of Otrez, the Terran installed leader. However, in that case the fanaticism was half of the problem; it was because people were so loyal to their Chief that they did not see him deposed sooner. Any credibility hit to the position caused by Otrez was restored by Saljak with the onset of the Terran/Gohorn War. The Directorate is then divided in to regions, each one under the command of a Regent Admiral, a position higher than that or War Admiral or War General but outside the main military chain of command.