(1) The highest official is the prime minister, and the president is a figurehead with no real power.(2) This would be a strong answer to the Queen as sovereign figurehead , but could also result in a political president.(3) If we are to have a figurehead as the leader of the nation, let it be the people's choice via the ballot box and not someone's birthright.(4) The national sports council has long suffered from this problem as its head is looked upon as more of a figurehead than a leader well-versed and interested in sports.(5) If the argument is that the sovereign is largely a figurehead with little real possibility of doing harm, then let's pick one of our own.(6) But who can be sure that having your political figurehead at the 45-minute presentation is a vote-winner?(7) In the past, the defense minister was only a figurehead without any authority over the chief of the general staff.(8) The alternative is to look upon the monarch as a mere figurehead , a focal point for tradition, pomp and ritual on the great occasions of state.(9) He says that powerful conservative interests want him punished because he's a figurehead for defiance of authority.(10) Very few institutions change their chief figurehead every year.(11) She reached the anchored ship and recognized the figurehead upon its prow.(12) For instance, the figurehead was changed to an allegorical figure that evoked the ship's new name.(13) The political leadership will become a figurehead at best and anarchy will rule.(14) Built with the best materials, to the highest standard, her clipper ship bow and figurehead are still intact.(15) The ship was monstrous, and her figurehead suited her perfectly.(16) As she arrived at the bow, her eyes were drawn upwards along the prow, to where an ancient figurehead stood watch.