Éovart Grischun

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The Rt Hon. Senator Éovart (Eðo) Grischun

The Right Honourable Senator Éovart (Eðo) Grischun S.H. (b. 27 October 1984), is a citizen of Talossa and of the province of Vuode (since 20 February 2009). He has been involved in many aspects of Talossan life including national and provincial politics, national government and has been a contributor to Talossan culture in general. He is a former leader of the CSPP, PP, RUMP and PNP political parties, a multiple term Member of the Cosa, a multiple term Senator and has held numerous offices in various capacities including cabinet level positions.

On account of his long and distinguished tenure as a citizen, Grischun was awarded the Senatorial Medal of Honour by the Senate through the passage of 54RS02 in March 2020. He is also a recipient of the Prime Minister's Patriotic Award.

Grischun is a currently a member of the Free Democrats of Talossa, the Senator for Vuode, Minister of the Interior, Acting Minister of Stuff and Acting Distain.

Political Career

Grischun's initial entry to Talossan politics saw him joining the RUMP party during the 39th Cosa and being appointed to serve as Minister of Culture by Seneschal Ieremiac'h Ventrutx.

He then left the RUMP to join The Fair Governance Party (FGP) for the general election to the 40th Cosa, however, towards the end of the election, the FGP collapsed with all members going their separate ways. Grischun went on to join the Progressive Party.

After joining the Progressive Party, he was seated in the Cosa for the first time with two seats. He was later elected party leader in October 2010. However, the party soon fragmented due to internal differences between members. The core membership had changed from it's original line up and Grischun struggled to maintain a balance of ideals that appealed to the widening gap in party membership. In the January 2011 election, the Progressives suffered losses with seat numbers going down from 89 to 57. Grischun resigned from the party and did not serve as an MC during the 42nd Cosa.

He returned to the Cosa chamber for the 43rd Cosa in November 2011, leading the Common Sense Party (CSP). By mid-Cosa (March 2012), the Progressive Party was about to collapse having lost most of it's members. He successfully negotiated a merger between his CSP and the PP to form the Common Sense Progressive Party (CSPP). He then wrote to his old friend, Owen Edwards, asking him to return to the Kingdom (Edward's had renounced his citizenship back in 2009) to help rebuild the Progressive movement. Grischun and Edwards managed to bring the Progressive Party back to health and successfully re-cemented the ideals of progressive politics.

Grischun took a step back from politics (and Talossa in general) for the duration of 2013 when events in his personal life demanded his attention. He returned to Talossan activity in 2014 by launching a successful bid for the Vuodean Senate seat.

In February 2015, he announced his resignation from the Progressive Party to return to the RUMP Party, where his political career began six years earlier.

In April 2016, he was appointed by Seneschal Cresti_Siervicül to serve as Minister of Culture for the third time. Later that year, in the December 2016 election for the 50th Cosa, he was re-elected as Senator for Vuode. Despite his name not appearing on the ballot paper, he was returned to serve as Senator for a second term receiving an overwhelming share of the local vote.

After holding his seat in the Senate for 26 consecutive Clarks over a period of just over 3 years, he resigned in December 2017 as he could no longer afford enough time and attention to the post. He then returned to the Cosa Chamber as an MC for the RUMP party.

In 2019, RUMP was in the final stages of going defunct. During this process, The leader of the party, Alexandreu Davinescu, abruptly resigned from the party which elevated Grischun to the role of RUMP leadership (and thus to the role of Leader of the Opposition). Grischun resigned from the party prior to the final Clark of that session. Nobody else stepped forward to assume the position and the party failed to register for the next election, which made Grischun the last ever leader of the RUMP.

A couple of months later he registered a new party, the Peculiar Nationalist Party (PNP), and campaigned for the 54th Cosa on Peculiarist concepts (such as the rejection of Talossa's land claims and of the provinces as political entities) with moderate monarchist stances (such as the support for a purely ceremonial Monarch and the abolition of its veto powers). The PNP was notable for embracing the concept of civic nationalism, in which Talossan citizenship should be open to anyone who shares national values. The party won 25 seats in the Cosa and went on to become a junior partner in a coalition government with the FreeDems and AMP. Grischun was appointed to serve as Minister of the Interior for this government, where he achieved success in reforming the immigration system.

In March 2020, the Senate Seat for Vuode became vacant following Viteu_Marcianüs' appointment to serve as a Justice of the Uppermost Court. Grischun was appointed to fill this vacancy and he began a third stint as Vuode's Senator during the third Clark of the 54th Cosa. This interim term would last until the conclusion of the 54th. At the elections for the 55th Cosa, he was re-elected, unopposed, to serve again as Vuode's Senator.

During the 54th Cosa, Grischun developed a good working relationship with several members of the senior party in the governing coalition, the Free Democrats. As a result, prior to the election for the 55th Cosa, Grischun decided to fold the PNP to join with the FreeDems.

Provincial Politics (Vuode)

O Class Premiership

Grischun served as the O-Class Premier of Vuode from January 2010 (when the post was created) until April 2012 (when the post was abolished).

Constitutional Convention of 2012

In February 2012, Grischun made calls for Vuode to abandon the provincial constitution on the basis that it was failing the province. Along with fellow Vuodean citizens Sir Trotxâ Betiñéir and Viteu Marcianüs, he formed a Constitutional Convention and went on to spend the remainder of 2012 working on a new constitution which was adopted in April 2013.

Vuode Premiership

Grischun was elected to serve as Premier of Vuode in May 2013 and then again in February 2014. This second term expired in July 2014 and due to restrictions written into the provincial constitution, he was not eligible to seek a third consecutive term. A few years later, he served a third term from May to November in 2019. He was again elected to serve a fourth term as Vuode's Premier in August 2020.

Parish and Township naming project

Grischun is responsible for the naming of Vuode's Parishes and Townships. He spent many months researching the province's history before authoring a Byelaw, (The Parishes and Townships Decree), which named the Province's six Parishes and sixty-nine Townships.

Serving in the Chancery

Deputy Secretary of State

Grischun served as Deputy Secretary of State From April 2012 to December 2012 during the tenure of Secretary of State Iusti Canun. During this time he ran several Clark sessions on behalf of the Chancery as well as having responsibility over some immigration cases. He administered the first half of the July 2012 general election and also helped to certify the results at the conclusion of the election.

Extra-Talossan life

Grischun was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in October of 1984. He has one Dandelion, Avvi Grischun-Camerá and a rescued border collie named Lucy. He has a wide range of interests and pastimes. He is an avid cyclist and runner and is an outdoors enthusiast with hobbies such as hill walking, hiking, mountaineering and wild camping. He is currently self employed and working as a taxi driver in Glasgow.

Offices Held

Parliament

Preceded by
(Incumbent)
Senator for Vuode
54th Cosa (Clark 1) - (current)
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)
Preceded by
Viteu Marcianüs
Senator for Vuode (Interim)
54th Cosa (Clark 4) - 54th Cosa (Clark 6)
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)
Preceded by
Sir Trotxâ Betiñéir
Senator for Vuode
47th Cosa (Clark 1) - 51st Cosa (Clark 2)
Succeeded by
Sir Trotxâ Betiñéir
Member of Cosa 40th  41st  43rd  44th  45th     51st  52nd  53rd  54th  

Government

Preceded by
Alexandreu Regeu
Minister of the Interior
3 Dec 2019/XL - Current
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)
Preceded by
Þon Txoteu É. Davinescu
Minister of the Interior
30 Sep 2018/XXXIX - 7 April 2019/XL
Succeeded by
Txec Róibeard Nordselva
Preceded by
Miestrâ Schivâ
Minister of Culture
4 April 2016/XXXVII - 1 February 2017/XXXVIII
Succeeded by
Miestrâ Schivâ
Preceded by
(Vacant)
Minister of Culture
29 July 2009/XXX - 1 May 2010/XXXI
Succeeded by
Cjara Brainerd
Preceded by
Níc Casálmac'h
Minister of Culture
11 March 2009/XXX - 7 May 2009/XXX
Succeeded by
(Vacant)

Civil Service

Preceded by
T.M. Asmourescu
Deputy Secretary of State
30 Apr 2012/XXXIII - 12 Dec 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
M.T. Patritz da Biondeu

Provincial

Preceded by
(Vacant)
Premier of Vuode
August 2020/XLI - Current
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)
Preceded by
Chirbi Scherpa-Carriedo
Premier of Vuode
May 2019/XL - November 2019/XL
Succeeded by
Viteu Marcianüs
Preceded by
(Post Created)
Premier of Vuode
May 2013/XXXIV - July 2014/XXXV
Succeeded by
(Vacant)
Preceded by
(Post Created)
O-Class Premier of Vuode
January 2010/XXXI - April 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
(Post Abolished)

Party Politics

Member of
Political Parties
Progressive;  FGP;  TLC;  RUMP;  PNP;     FreeDems;  
Preceded by
(Post Created)
Party Leader of PNP
1 November 2019/XL - 6 May 2020/XLI
Succeeded by
(Defunct)
Preceded by
Alexandreu Davinescu
Party Leader of RUMP
26 July 2019/XL - 22 August 2019/XL
Succeeded by
(Defunct)
Preceded by
Flip Molinar
Party Leader of CSPP
15 March 2012/XXXIII - 8 July 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
Owen Edwards
Preceded by
(Post created)
Party Leader of CSP
23 April2011/XXXII - 15 March 2012/XXXIII
Succeeded by
(Continued in post at CSPP)
Preceded by
Breneir Tzaracomprada
Party Leader of PPT
15 October 2010/XXXI - 18 January 2011/XXXII
Succeeded by
Flip Molinar

Cultural Roles

Preceded by
(Post created)
Manager of the Vuodean Celtics, (TFL team)
2019 - (present)
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)
Preceded by
(Post created)
Editor, Journalist at Stil da Vida
2009 - 2012
Succeeded by
(Defunct)
Preceded by
(Post created)
Chair of Talossan Press Association
2009 - 2013
Succeeded by
Munditenens Tresplet
Preceded by
(Post created)
Chair of Talossan Animal Protection and Zoological Society
2009 - (Present)
Succeeded by
(Incumbent)