Originally my setting was going to be a standard hereditary monarchy, but now I feel more like designing a society closer to my own political ideals. This society would be similar to a representative democracy in that all community leaders (be they guild masters, village chiefs, provincial governors, or even the country's "ruler" figure) are popularly elected, and their main function would be coordinating activities and resolving interpersonal disputes within their respective communities. Additionally, to prevent corruption and to minimize socioeconomic inequality, the society would have no money; there would either exist a gift economy or a barter one (I am not 100% sure yet).
What would you call the ruler of a democratic country like this? "King" sounds too much like a hereditary monarch, but "President" sounds too modern for my taste.