BitLife President: How to become a politician

Screenshot from BitLife, showing a character making a speech on a podium

Screenshot from BitLife, showing a character making a speech on a podium

BitLife features a surprisingly deep political gameplay system. You can rise through the ranks from a local councillor to the ruler of your country—or even its dictator if you wish. In short, becoming president in BitLife is possible. However, you need to work pretty hard and meet some requirements.

In this BitLife president guide, we'll examine how to become the president of your country, climb the political ladder, and reach the pinnacle of power. This often requires making unique role-playing choices and balancing between moral good and moral evil, so choose wisely!

What is the BitLife president role?

In BitLife, the president role is the highest political job you can hold. It's the top of the political career progression ladder and comes with the highest salary, as well as an approval bar to gauge public reaction to your tenure.

Screenshot from BitLife, showing the range of political offices to run for
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Being the BitLife president functions differently from other high-society roles, like being a business owner or an actor. It doesn't come with a fame statistic, so you don't have access to activities like appearing on television or participating in a photoshoot. Instead, the focus of BitLife political roles is policy and decision-making.

How do I become BitLife president?

As with real life, becoming BitLife president is no easy feat, and it'll take until your twilight years before you can even enter yourself into the election race. That's because you'll need a vast amount of political experience behind you, or your chances of succeeding in the election will simply plummet. Here are the all steps:

  • Becoming BitLife president requires a vast amount of political experience
  • You'll need to start at lower roles and work your way up to gain influence and respect
  • Most countries don't allow you to run for president until you're between 35 and 45 years old
  • To run for BitLife president, go to the Special Occupations menu, select Political Offices, then President
  • Choose which party to run for, your policy focuses, and your campaign budget
  • Having a high approval rating in previous political roles boosts your chances
  • Make decisions during the campaign, such as how to act towards your party rival and approach scenarios during your rally
  • Choosing the correct, most logical options increases your chances of winning the election
Screenshot from BitLife, showing the presidential election policy menu
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Once you feel ready to run for BitLife president, you must partake in the election process. Head to the Special Occupations menu, select Political Offices, and then President. You can then choose which party you want to run for, what your policy focuses on throughout the campaign, and what amount of money you're willing to spend.

What can I do as BitLife president?

After all that work getting elected, you'll be pleased to know that being BitLife president comes with plenty of perks. Not only do you get the prestige of leading the country, but you also get to make significant decisions.

You can pass or veto law proposals - but be careful, as passing unpopular laws will reduce your approval rating. Equally, you can hold rallies, give speeches, or dedicate more of your time to certain policy groups to please your supporters.

Most excitingly, there is a constant range of dynamic decisions to make. For example, you could be offered a bribe to pass a certain law in exchange for a handsome sum of money. Doing so will give you this cash boost, but if exposed, it could send your political career tumbling down. You'll also get to make less impactful choices, such as deciding whether to have an affair with your aides (don't do this) or if you want to help your jurisdiction's homeless population.

These all add up, though, as when it comes to re-election, you'll want the highest approval rating possible. Running for a presidential election costs millions of dollars, so if you spend all that but then fail to get re-elected due to bad decision-making in your first term, it will have been for nought. As such, you've got to strike a balance between indulging in your more authoritarian desires and keeping your constituents happy.

What other political jobs are in BitLife?

Of course, if the presidential title is a little too overwhelming, you can hold more minor political roles instead. Most countries have a variety of school governor and local mayor roles, with unique positions sprinkled between them.

While the amount of influence and power is reduced, the gameplay functions similarly, with you making decisions on policy and people skills. It's more low-risk, as it costs less to run for election, and it is easier to be re-elected. However, it doesn't come with the undeniable prestige of being president, so you'll have to weigh up your options.

That's everything you need to know about becoming BitLife president! It's no easy feat, and it will require plenty of trial and error (and even more spare cash) until you finally win the coveted presidential election. However, having all that power is irresistibly fun - just be sure to keep your citizens happy; otherwise, it could all come crumbling down.

If you want even more BitLife guides, then you're in the right place. You'll need plenty of cash to become president, so our BitLife money tips will come in handy. If you fancy foraying into the other side of the law, then you might be interested in joining the BitLife Mafia. Elsewhere, read up on our AFK Arena tier list and Genshin Impact tier list.

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