Delores Gastrell

Delores Gastrell (Delores Mary Gastrell, née Calthia; 19 June 1918 - 25 May 1981) was a former Caltharusian politician and former Democratic Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia from 1975 to 1977. She served as MP for Cavenhelm for 16 years and 10 month, from 1961 until 1977. She is the second female Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia.

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Delores Gastrell
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Gastrell in 1975
16th Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia
In office
15 April 1975 – 23 December 1977
Monarch Galfridus
Preceded by Ian Crowcasa
Succeeded by Nancy Jarsdel
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
13 January 1972 – 21 December 1977
Preceded by Clayton Hinker
Succeeded by Nancy Jarsdel
Member of Parliament
for Cavenhelm
In office
18 February 1961 – 21 December 1977
Preceded by Johnathan Pike
Succeeded by Samminel Bowesca
Majority 61,691 (64%)
Personal details
Born Delores Mary Gastrell
19 June 1918
Cavenhelm, Caltharus, Great Morstaybishlia
Died 25 May 1981(1981-05-25) (aged 62)
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Frank Gastrell (m.1940-1968)
Alma mater Lambertupol University, Lambertupol

Gastrell was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis (GCM) during her premier in May 1977, and sought to find a replacement as soon as possible. Gastrell quickly came to the view that Nancy Jarsdel would be the best choice as her successor, and gave her valuable behind-the-scenes backing. She let it be known that if she recovered she would be willing to serve as a member of a Jarsdel cabinet. She had earlier favoured Luke Rurin, but changed her mind when she learned from the Morstaybishlian ambassador to Salovia, that their administration was uneasy at the prospect of Rurin as Prime Minister, and from her chief whip that Rurin, seen as a right-winger, would alienate moderate voters.