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|Prime Minister of Laeral
June 4, 2019
|General Assembly Delegate
January 8, 2003
Serving with Christian Delage (2002-2008)
Stephen Delorme (2008-Present)
|Member of the Meridoc Provincial Assembly
January 8, 1995 – October 31, 2002
|May 3, 1963
Antoluire, Meridoc, Laeral
|New Democratic Alliance (Laeral) (2017-Present)
Conservative Party (1981-2017)
|5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
|Lucas Martin, Camille Martin-Durant
|Richard Martin, Mathilde Martin
|Meridoc Provincial University
Nicolas Martin (born May 3rd, 1963) is a Laeralian politician and currently the Prime Minister of Laeral under President Liu Mei-han. He retains his seat in the General Assembly as the junior Delegate from Meridoc Province, and as leader of the New Democratic Alliance in the General Assembly. Martin was formerly a member of the Conservative Party of Laeral before defecting to the New Democratic Alliance in 2017, allegedly over ideological differences with party leadership. As Prime Minister, Martin has been seen as favoring a lower-profile leadership style than many of his predecessors.
Early Life & Education
Martin was born to Richard and Mathilde Martin, shopkeepers, in rural Meridoc province in 1963. Martin attended Meridoc Provincial University, majoring in Journalism and English, as well as becoming a member of the Conservative Party at 18.
Early Career and Meridoc Provincial Assembly
After leaving university, Martin became a journalist for several publications, including Le Pays and Aujourd'hui. In 1992, Martin became a communications adviser to Pascal Goulard, the Conservative then-Minister for Education. In 1994, Martin returned to Marnoît Township, in Meridoc, to run for the Provincial Assembly as a Conservative. Martin easily won election, becoming one of four Conservative MPAs elected from the township. In 1998, he won reelection comfortably, as the third on the Conservative list for Marnoît Township. He became an annual delegate to the Conservative National Committee beginning in 1999, a role he continued until 2015.
In 2002, while running for a third term as an MPA, he also applied to run for the Conservative nomination for the Meridoc General Assembly race. He was selected by the Meridoc Conservative Party after reports emerged of drunk driving charges dating to his opponent's young adulthood. He was elected in 2002 with 37.2% of first-choice votes, becoming the junior Delegate behind the People's Party's Christian Delage.
In the General Assembly, Martin focused on rural and agricultural issues, notably becoming an early proponent of internet expansion in rural areas.