Bežra Išdašt Tovrenar

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Her Excellency
Bežra Išdašt Tovrenar
54th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tavaris
In office
11 April 1987 – 16 December 1990
Preceded byTevi Randrar Ventova
Succeeded byElešai Tarelda Ektovan
Leader of the Opposition
In office
22 November 1985 – 11 April 1987
52nd Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tavaris
In office
17 January 1981 – 22 November 1985
Preceded byŠtova Narai Kontorek
Succeeded byTevi Randrar Ventova
Delegate of Line Išdašt to the Diet
In office
15 May 1975 – 12 June 1993
Preceded byMovra Išdašt Žakamet
Succeeded byTindra Išdašt Molevri
Personal details
Born
Bežra Oren Keženi

12 June 1923
Lansai, Tavaris
Died12 June 1993
Nuvrenon, Tavaris
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Residence300 King Davras Avenue, Nuvrenon, Tavaris
Alma materUniversity of Zinia,
Olara, Tavaris


Bežra Išdašt Tovrenar (born Bežra Oren Keženi; 12 June 1932—12 June 1993) was the 52nd and 54th Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tavaris, serving as the leader of the Social Democratic Party (the predecessor organization of the current Socialist Party for Democracy) in two non-consecutive terms: first from 1981 until 1985, and then after losing a snap election, regaining her old seat after forcing out the Prime Minister who had forced Bežra out: Tevi Randrar Ventova of the Liberal Party, whose 9% average approval rating in 1985 continues to hold the record of lowest ever recorded for a Tavari Prime Minister. In contrast, Išdašt Tovrenar ranks consistently as one of the most popular historic Tavari Prime Ministers, and her approval rating was as high as 71% in the fall of 1983. Currently serving Prime Minister Žarís Nevran Alandar has cited her as one of her "primary role models" in politics despite her differing political affiliation.

Bežra Išdašt Tovrenar was part of the Pink Revolution, a global trend of center-left, female leaders being elected and serving during the 1980s. She had first been elected as Delegate of Line Išdašt in 1975 and quickly became popular for her fiery speeches during Diet sessions. In the 1981 election, the Social Democratic Party had been a "minor party" (having fewer than 50 Delegates) for 15 years and were not generally considered as a significant player in the election, with the Liberals, Greens, and DNP having been dominant throughout the 1970s. Bežra challenged then-Party Leader Ovi Nokona Vanat for his position because she believed the party needed to take "bold action." She received the support of the majority of party members nationwide, under the SDP's system of choosing a leader through a vote of all registered members, a mechanism only introduced the previous year. This unique way of getting the leadership earned her attention in the news media that she took advantage of to make the SDP's case.

After a decade of center-right governance under the DNP and Liberals—with leftists long frustrated by the more centrist Green Party that regularly earned third party status—Bežra Išdašt Tovrenar was swept into power with SDP earning more than 52% of the national vote, an all-time record for the party and an increase of more than thirty percentage points from the previous election. While the Liberals campaigned on their massive tax cuts believing their position was unassailable, Išdašt Tovrenar cited a report from the Nuvrenon News indicating that all 50 CEOs of the country's largest corporations were registered members of the Liberal Party and claimed that the cuts had been "cuts for the Liberal's business buddies and at the expense of our healthcare." She was known for campaigning from elderly care homes to decry a Liberal budget cut that had slashed national healthcare system payments to elderly care providers by half, which left families to pick up the rest of the tab. Išdašt Tovrenar ran on proposing that the Liberal tax changes be not only reversed, but for the top income rax rate increased to 67% for earners bringing home more than ŋ4,500,000/year. Her favored slogan was "We'll Take Our Money Back, Plus Interest!"