Commission Nominations, September 2016


  • Moderator

    In light of recent Constitutional amendments, and an extended Commission duration, Commission XXI will now formally be coming to a close. Thus, we shall start the nomination process for the next commission. Only candidates interested in the role of Premier Commissioner should fill out the form below. The candidate for Premier Commissioner should also provide the required information for their Internal and Foreign Affairs candidates.

    As is traditional, I shall quote the words of our Returning Officer back in January 2011, who opened these nominations thus:

    "These elections are supposed to give our member-states fair representation in this region - if candidates cannot take it upon themselves to be active, then I in particular, question their ability and willingness to take part in a body who must be active, accountable and able. I do not wish to threaten nor scare, but I want, for once, our European Commission to consist of Commissioners who are active and who play a part in the region both on and off this forum."

    Interested premiership candidate should fill out all information below for themselves and their running mates:

    Candidate for the Office of the Premier Commissioner
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    Candidate for the Office of Internal Affairs
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    Candidate for the Office of Foreign Affairs
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    Nominations open NOW and close at 20.30 GMT on the 18th of September 2016.



  • Candidate for the Office of Premier Commissioner

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    Candidate Name: Eilidh Whiteford

    Home Nation: Icholasen

    Incumbent? (Y/N): No

    Eurogroup Affiliation: EPA

    Biography:

    Early Life: Eilidh Whiteford (née Hansen) was born in the Communist State of the Union of Socialist Nicoleizian Republics, in 1969. Her family owned an onion farm, which, since it was collectivised, produced 30% of the onions on the island of Icholasen. However, often it was bleak. Several accusations that the Hansen family were Kulaks, and were making selfish gains emerged. When in truth, the Hansen Onion Farm was the most worker-friendly onion farm in the whole USNR. During the economic slump due to the quasi-Cold War with the Capitalist Federal Republic of Icholasen in 1990, Eilidh took up the fight against Communism. She attended peaceful rallies, the largest of these was in her hometown of Saint Florence. Eventually, the USNR collapsed under its own weight, and Icholasen was reunified and the monarchy was restored. Being 21 when the USNR fell, Eilidh elected to go to the University of Saint Pierre to study Politics and Economics, where she marvelled at how different the Federal Republic had been. She took very quickly to economics, since she had been trusted to count the onions, work out how much fertiliser was needed for the fields, and was given the task of dealing with the Communist Party Official who came to take their onions at the end of each quarter. After graduating Saint Pierre with a First, she took to work - moving to the bustling capital of Saint Regina. Working in several different positions in the financial district, she took to work quickly as a secretary, and later a personal assistant.

    Political Life: In 2000, she became a Senator for the Portland Nationalist Party, still reeling from the separatist nature of her youth for two election cycles. This was rare, since the PNP rarely got more than 10 seats, so a feat it was that she should be able to stay on for two cycles.Her campaigning led to the re-establishment of the Portland identity, after the country had been split for several decades. She also worked to improve the image of her Constituency, Saint Florence Central, which had been given a bad rep as a "Grey City" with only industry. It is now enjoyed as a cultural centre, with an art gallery and a theatre. However, in 2008 she took a break to become a mother. She raised her twin son and daughter, Hayden and Natalie and was a housewife until in June 2014. She rejected her separatist tendencies, and joined the Party of June as an international researcher. She ran for the Premiership in 2015 and subsequently won. In a particularly vicious Election, she remained cool and collected. Her Premiership was defined by the freedom of choice she gave the people of Europe in what the reforms would be, and constitutional change was passed in her term in office. Since her Premiership, she has been working with the Party of June, and despite its losses in the General Election, she remains a popular figure. Many polled said they would've liked Eilidh as Royal Premier by over 10% more than Hulun Schmocks the current Royal Premier. Additionally, she recently took on the job of European Councillor for Icholasen.


    Candidate for the Office of Internal Affairs


    Candidate Name: Anja Emerett

    Home Nation: Inquista

    Incumbent? (Y/N): Yes

    Eurogroup Affiliation: EPA

    Biography: Anja was born in Saint Dominico, where she attended St. Mary's Girls' School and graduated magna cum laude from Central Mediterranean University with a combined BA in Sociology and Public Policy. Anja then soon joined the civil service, becoming an Immigration Officer at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Inquista. Anja immediately became noted for her hard-working and tireless nature, and steadily rose up the ranks, eventually becoming a Board Director. Anja became quite known for her work at the Immigration and Refugee Board, and was subsequently recruited by Chad Donwick to join his party in the upcoming 2012 Inquistan election, and she was successfully elected to office, becoming the Bishop of Cliffcoast-West. Under the administration of Archbishop Donwick, Anja was made the Minister of Immigration - a position she kept following his assassination and the ascension of Archbishop Craticus. Anja is credited with playing a key role in keeping the Christian League together despite their fractures, and she is also credited with persuading her friend, then Ambassador to Halsberg, Edward Firoux, to become the Councillor of Inquista to the European Union. As Minister of Immigration, Anya oversaw the implementation of Inquista's first immigration and refugee policy since Inquistan unification, and she would also then handle the crisis that would ensue following Inquistan intervention in the Western Sahara. Anya received immense criticism for implementing measures that heavily increased immigration and allowed many Sahrawi refugees to come to Inquista.

    Despite being under great public pressure, and very often sparring with Archbishop Craticus himself, Anya remained stalwart in her beliefs, which resulted her in being sacked in her ministerial position in 2014. Despite becoming a backbencher, Anya continued to have a loud voice, and criticised Craticus for his policies that poorly treated refugees and foreign workers. Anya did not look for re-election in 2015, and instead served quietly as a consultant at the Inquistan Foreign Policy Research Institute.

    In March 2016, Anja announced her candidacy for the European Commission, hoping to gain the the Office for Foreign Affairs. Despite this, Emerett was launched to the position of Premier Commissioner. Emerett placed emphasis on revitalising the EU’s institutions and of fostering a sense of dialogue in the EU. Anja began her tenure by bringing the Office of Defence and Peacekeeping up-to-date, and normalised the security of Europolis following the abduction of Councillors Bareham and Pickles. More notably however, Anja managed to hold a successful discussion on potential reforms to the EU’s Commission – a topic which has often produced wide disagreement and a pile of failed legislation. The discussion ultimately led to a successful implementation of wide-reaching Constitutional reforms.


    Candidate for the Office of Foreign Affairs


    Candidate Name: Lord Eric Hitchens

    Home Nation: Inimcius

    Incumbent? (Y/N): Yes

    Eurogroup Affiliation: Independent

    Biography: Eric Hitchens is a figure not unknown in European politics, having gained fame after serving nearly two full terms as the first Inimician Premier Commissioner. He replaced Ben Reiher after his untimely demise and placed focus on an active Commission - a subject more in the spotlight than ever. Hitchens was well-educated in his home city of Telum, Inimicus's capital, where he graduated with a 2:1 in Political Sciences in the late 70s. Entering Parliament in the 80s, he remained quiet during the Inimician Revolution of 2011, preferring setting up his own business to fighting a civil war. After the Empire was formed, Hitchens became a close adviser to His Imperial Majesty Emperor William, continuing to serve under Hugh when William was assassinated. He entered the Commission in 2014, but was despite his coming second in the elections bombarded to the Premiership. He was re-elected in March 2015, and when he finished his term he was appointed to the Inimician House of Nobles by Emperor Artabanos, formally making him a Lord.

    In the April Commission by-election, Lord Hitchens was once again elected to the Commission, this time to the Office for Foreign Affairs. As Foreign Affairs Commissioner, Hitchens revitalised the EU’s foreign policy, where he made substantial strides in replacing old and forgotten relationships with other regions with new and promising ones.



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    Candidate for the Office of Premier Commissioner

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    Candidate Name: Marc Grenouille
    Home Nation: Miraco
    Incumbent? (Y/N): N
    Eurogroup Affiliation: None
    Biography: Born in 1968 in the city of Lille, Marc Grenouille is an independent candidate with hopes of becoming Europe's latest premier. He moved to Mertz at the age of 18 to study Political Science and Public Affairs at the Sorbonne University where he graduated with honours; he later continued to attain his graduate degree from the University de Mertz in 1990. He later began work for the Socialist Party of Miraco where he was eventually elected leader and consequently Prime Minister. Recently he has resigned from his office following intentions to run for the premiership which he believes will allow him to rebuild the institution of the European Commission.

    Candidate for the Office of Internal Affairs

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    Candidate name: Josephine-Charlotte de Riviere
    Home Nation: Rosebourg
    Incumbent? (Y/N): N
    Eurogroup Affiliation: None
    Biography: TBA

    Candidate for the Office of Foreign Affairs

    Candidate name: Apostol Tsrvenovski
    Home Nation: Pravoslaviya
    Incumbent? (Y/N): N
    Eurogroup Affiliation: None
    Biography:

    Apostol Tsrvenovski was born in 1965 in Tsetinye, in what was then the People’s Republic of Torlakia. He studied chemistry at Tsetinye State Polytechnic Institute, graduating in 1987 and achieving his PhD in 1990. A member of the Young Communists as a teenager, he joined the nationalist People’s Congress Party (PKP) after democratisation in 1992, and served as an MP between 1997 and 2001. He served as an officer for patriotic forces in the civil war of 2001, a war which killed much of the PKP’s leadership, and returned to become the party’s leader later that year. He led the PKP to its first election victory in 2002 and became Prime Minister, serving in that role for the following fourteen years. In that time he has kept the peace amidst serious ethnic tensions, made the PKP the country’s dominant centre-right party in a democratic system, rebuilt much of the country and the state apparatus after the civil war, brought back the Pravoslaviyan monarchy, and spearheaded the country’s accession to the EU.


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