Nicolas Martin

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Nicolas Martin
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Prime Minister of Laeral
Assuming office
June 4, 2019
PresidentLiu Mei-han
SucceedingTanvi Misra
General Assembly Delegate
Assumed office
January 8, 2003
Serving with Christian Delage (2002-2008)
Stephen Delorme (2008-Present)
ConstituencyMeridoc Province
Member of the Meridoc Provincial Assembly
In office
January 8, 1995 – October 31, 2002
ConstituencyMarnoît Township
Personal details
Born (1963-05-03) May 3, 1963 (age 60)
Antoluire, Meridoc, Laeral
Political partyNew Democratic Alliance (Laeral) (2017-Present)
Conservative Party (1981-2017)
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
SpouseMarie-Anne Martin
ChildrenLucas Martin, Camille Martin-Durant
Parent(s)Richard Martin, Mathilde Martin
Alma materMeridoc Provincial University
OccupationPolitician, Journalist

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.

General Assembly

In the General Assembly, Martin focused on rural and agricultural issues, notably becoming an early proponent of internet expansion in rural areas.

Prime Minister of Laeral

Family & Personal Life