The head of the political system is not a person, but a machine. In 4987 the city underwent a terrible famine, followed by the beginnings of a civil war after serious mistakes in resource allocation. These troubles were without precedent in the history of Omikron, and they could have been avoided had strategic decisions been made by a competent and unified authority.
This is why, when in 4922 the Aljira revolt put an end to the reign of Boldo the Mazean, it was decided that a computer would henceforth reign over human destinies. Sensors and cameras would be its eyes and ears, they would permit it to have the information necessary to make proper decisions in the city's interest. Humans would only be able to act upon those dealings involving daily life and decision of justice.
Nothing bad can happen as long as Ix is running.