Emily Richards is the Prime Minister and thus the head of government of the Martian Congressional Republic. Because of her premier position within the Martian government, she is one of the most powerful human figures to date. In terms of her political adeptness and acumen, she is considered considered nearly on the same level as Avasarala, the Secretary-General of the UN.
Following a vote of no confidence over Prime Minister Smith's leadership, Richards assumed party leadership and thus leadership of the MCR. While the exact date remains unknown, her ascension to power occurred in the vicinity of the launching of the Consolidated Fleet to retake Ceres Station amidst the Interplanetary War.
Conference on Medina Station Edit
Richards attended the Medina Conference, where the fate of the Sol system and its colonies was discussed. She was in favor of a Transport Union, which was later officially approved.