Riannar Karmer

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Riannar Karmer
Karmer's parliamentary portrait, 2021
25th Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia
In office
23 September 2021 – 12 July 2022
Preceded byFranklin Barvata
Succeeded byFranklin Barvata
First Secretary of State
In office
27 February 2019 – 23 September 2021
Prime MinisterFranklin Barvata
Preceded byDinnick Home
Succeeded byOsbourne Saudaran
Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
12 June 2002 – 9 August 2004
Prime MinisterVerlhanz Rothgerus
Preceded byGhenner Kestis
Succeeded byMichelle Hurm-Ghablaza
MP for Wurser, Bursil
Assumed office
2 April 1991
Preceded byMolly Candenter
Personal details
Riannar Damien Karmer

(1947-05-30) 30 May 1947 (age 77)
Bellheaven Hospital, Sani Bursil, Staynes
Political partyProgress Party
ResidenceWurser, Bursil

Riannar Karmer (born 30 May 1947) is a former Staynish politician and convicted sex offender, who served as the 25th Prime Minister of Great Morstaybishlia between September 2021 and July 2022. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) of Wurser, Bursil between 1991 and 2022; where he went on to serve as First Secretary from 2019 to 2021 and Chancellor from 2002 to 2004. He is the most senior politician to be convincted as a result of the Nicki Jenkins report.

Karmer was born in Bursil to but raised in Alksearia, where he studied economics at the University of Becharis before finishing at Gulbearne University, Sani Bursil. In the late 1960s he found work as a deckhand on merchant ships. He was enlisted into military service during the Auroran Imperial War where his service as a deckhand continued on ammunition ship MBS Mount Coppermile. After the war, Karmer was among millions of unemployed people, here he participated in a series of massive post-war Progress strikes. In 1977 he became a shop assistant. In 1979 he joined the Progress Party where he was later elected to Kirkwall Council. He became the Communication & Campaigns Officer for the Wurser, Bursil constituency. When MP Molly Candenter announced she would not run again in 1991, Karmer became the Progress nominee and was then elected; he has defended his seat eight times.

In parliament, Karmer was typically known as an obedient backbench MP, only disobeying the Progress Whip once in the 1994. He was an open critic against the then Prime Minister Robert Delari and his actions in the Meremaa Civil War. He became a strong activist for de-colonialism from the onset of war, a stance he has continued unto his premiership. He served in the shadow cabinet for Defence, Work and Pensions and then Education between 1995 and 1998. When Verlhanz Rothgerus became prime minister, Karmer became the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer until his exit during the State of Morstaybishlia crisis.

Karmer fell out as a household name through the 2010s, until he became politically close to Franklin Barvata in 2017 when he became Progress leader and Leader of the Opposition. Karmer was Shadow Chancellor until the 2019 general election where he was appointed as First Secretary of State. During Barvata's premiership, Karmer took on certain matters of devolution, de-colonialism, Salisar and post-war management, though he is not credited with significant changes apart from his Ten Step Plan for Economic Improvement in Salisar.

In August 2021, Franklin Barvata was critically injured in the Lantern Tower bombing. Karmer became acting prime minister in his absence. Karmer contested his leadership to become Progress leader after it was seen that Barvata would not return for a long time. After defeating Kimbet Ghansolawen he automatically became prime minister. Karmer began his premiership with a coalition with the Democratic Party led by Osbourne Saudaran. He said the new ministry would commit to a 1981 promise for an independence referendum in the Marislian region by bringing a referendum bill to parliament in October 2021, a promise that has gone unfulfilled after decades of civil unrest in the region. Marislia voted for independence, and not long after the Nicki Jenkins report was released, accusing Karmer of multiple sex offences, to which he was later convicted.

Early life

As a boy, Karmer spent his life between the MBE and Alksearia. He attended both Granger Hill Primary School from age 5 to 9, frequently visiting family relations in Becharis and took his final year of primary education at Saint Estelle Primary School, Becharis. He studied at Becharis College and later economics in Becharis University before transferring to Gulbearne University in Sani Bursil during his final year.

According to him, he was a paperboy at seven years old.