Anna Kinnama

Anna Kinnama
Anna Kinnamos Leadership Photo.jpg
Senate Minority Leader
In office
4 May 2016 – 21 April 2017
MonarchJason VI Augustus
Constantine XX
ConsulAlexander Pompilius
Preceded byIsaakios Kinnamos
Succeeded byFelix Procilius
Leader of the Imbrosian Voters Union
In office
4 May 2016 – 15 February 2018
ChairmanIsaakios Kinnamos
Leon Dalassenos
Preceded byIsaakios Kinnamos
Succeeded byLeon Dalassenos
Progressive Party Spokesperson for Housing and Local Government
Assumed office
16 June 2018
LeaderFlavia Lepera
ShadowingJohn Daedalus
Preceded byG. Balventius Sura
Senator
Assumed office
16 June 2018
In office
12 March 2014 – 21 April 2017
Personal details
Born
Anna Kinnama Maria Eudocia

(1990-05-19) 19 May 1990 (age 29)
Martis, Castellum ab Alba, Latium
CitizenshipLatin
Political partyProgressive
Other political
affiliations
Imbrosian Voters (pre-2018)
RelationsIsaakios Kinnamos (father)
Constantine Anistius, Duke of Lugdunum (uncle)
Alma materGalata College, Haenna

Anna Kinnama (Anna Kinnama Maria Eudocia; b. 19 May 1990) is a Latin politician of Imbrosian descent and Latin Senator.

Kinnama was the leader of Together for Imbros from 2016 until 2018, succeeding her father, Isaakios Kinnamos. Kinnama lost a leadership election in 2018, and joined the Progressive Party. She has served as Progressive Party Spokesperson for Housing and Local Government since joining. She was first elected to public office after her victorious election to Senate in the 2014 election for the Chalcis constituency. She was the youngest sitting senator from 2014 to 2017.

Family and education

Anna Kinnama was born in May 1990 at the Sancta Maria Hospital in the Martis district of Castellum to then Senator Isasskios Kinnamos and Lady Andrea Anistia. She has one older brother, Maurice. Her uncle is Constantine Anistius, 17th Duke of Lugdunum. Through her mother, she is a distant relative of the Imperial House of Claudius, and many other Latin noble families. Her parents met during her father's tenure as Mayor of Olipsio She has three siblings, an older brother Maurice from her mother's marriage to Kinnamos and two older sisters, Paulina and Silvia, from her mother's previous marriage to Thomas Poppaeus, 10th Viscount of Turonum.

Her father previously served in the Senate from 1986 until his retirement in 2010, previously serving as Count of the Imperial Treasury from 2008 to 2010. He was granted a life peerage by the Emperor upon his retirement.

Education

Kinnama split time in her early educational years between Castellum and her family's home in Olipsio, though she began her schooling by attending St. Cyril Academy in Olipsio. She later attended secondary school through the St. Michael Preparatory private school system in metropolitan Castellum. After finishing secondary school, she enrolled in Galata College, Haenna where she studied Classical History and Ancient Hellenic. While attending university, she became a member of the Young Progressives, the main student organization of the Progressive Party.

During one of her first interviews after joining the Senate in 2014, she stated that her decision to join a youth political movement came down to either the Progressives or Together for Imbros party, which her father was the leader of at the time. Kinnama held a number of significant internships during her time at Galata. Between her first and second years she worked as a student intern in then Consul Constantine Otacilius's office; between her second and third years, as a researching intern at the UIV headquarters in Heraclea; and between her third and forth years she worked as campaign manager for a local city council election in Heraclea. Following her graduation, she began working as a researcher for Future Imbros, an ethnic Imbrosian think tank.

Political Career

Kinnama had decided to stand for election to the Senate for the 2014 general election, when she was added to the Imbrosian Voters Union party list. Kinnama became one of 22 UIV senators, and was a member of the Alliance of the Regions. She failed to retain her seat in the 2017 election, but rejoined the Senate following the resignation of Progressive Senator Flavius Valerianus.

Party leadership

In April 2016, Kinnama's father and then party leader, Isaakios Kinnamos passed away hours after speaking at a rally for devolution in Aigio. After two weeks of mourning, UIV party officials announced a leadership election. Kinnama was the first to declare her candidacy, and was elected leader in May after running unopposed.

Kinnama after joining the Progressive Party in February 2018.

Kinnama continued many of her father's policies, including calls for more powers to local governments and devolved sub-national governments. Kinnama used the 2017 general election as a platform for pushing the issue of devolution and federalism. UIV, and the party's alliance, under Kinnama failed to reach the required 5% threshold and did not obtain any seats. Kinnama then worked to push for devolution from outside of the Senate, holding rallies in major cities. The rallies eventually prompted debate in the Senate, and comments from Emperor Constantine XX, and two referendums focused on Imbrosian and Gelonian devolution. While Kinnama was critical of both bills as not going far enough, she was a key figure in the Yes campaign. The Imbros referendum passed.

By 2018, rumors began to surface that Kinnama lost the confidence of a majority of UIV senators and party administration. Leon Dalassenos announced that he felt the rumors necessitated a leadership election, and eventually Kinnama agreed to begin plans for a leadership election. The 2018 leadership election saw Kinnama face off against Dalassenos, and ultimately lose after only receiving 42% of the vote. The following day, she announced that she was leaving Together for Imbros and joined the Progressive Party.

Progressive Party

After joining the Progressive Party, party leader Flavia Lepera appointed Kinnama as Progressive Party Spokesperson for Housing and Local Government, shadowing John Daedalus of United Latium. She rejoined the Senate after the resignation of Flavius Valerianus on 16 June 2018.

Personal Life

Due to her familial relations, Kinnama is noted to have attended numerous balls and other royal or noble events. She maintains a close friendship with Lady Constantia Volumnia; Leo Anistius, Count of Chalcis and her other cousins, who are children of The Duke of i; and even The Lady Uria. She has previously been romantically linked to Prince Leo of Ghant, even traveling as his guest to the wedding of Nathan IV of Ghant and Sophia of Dakmoor in February 2014.

Honors, decorations and arms

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Ancestry