Richard ab Ioan
|Richard ab Ioan|
|Full name||Richard ab Ioan|
|Hair color and style||Brown|
|Father||Ioan ab Richard|
|Mother||Carolina de Maer|
|Date of birth||1641|
|Place of birth||Pentyre, Calbion|
|Allegiance(s)||Realist Faction (1670 - to date)|
|Occupation||Leader of the Opposition|
A staunch traditionalist, ab Ioan was chosen the leader of the Realist faction in 1687, and started out with strong opposition against the Nationalist faction, which had been troubled by internal division. In the 1688 elections, the Realist faction won in a landslide, and the first undisputed Realist government since 1651 was formed. Richard ab Ioan promised a return to traditional values, an end to liberalism and internationalism, an isolationist foreign policy and an extension of the rights for the non-Calbain population.
Ab Ioan reversed his course on isolationism with the policy of Agoriad, which opened relations with non-aligned nations on Micras. At the same time, his government supported Anti-Raspur movements across Micras, notably the Republican forces in the Second Elwynnese Civil War. The first ab Ioan government came to an end following the dismissal of Evyn Drakeford and the Ynysig Movement from the High Council. The Realist faction became again the largest in the 1693 elections, but lost an overall majority. With support from the United Workers Alliance, the Realist government could continue and ab Ioan remained Governor-General.
The Realist faction lost dramatically in the 1696 snap elections, called after the Calbain involvement in the detonation of nuclear weapons during the civil conflict in Elwynn. Nationalist Cadwaladr Bevan-Hall succeeded ab Ioan as Governor-General.
|Governor-General of Calbion
1688 – 1696