|The Most Honourable Major General|
|Portrait of the Prime Minister Emeritus of Mervustan|
4 December 2021 - 24 December 2021
28 November 2021 - 24 December 2021
3 November 2021 - 4 December 2021
|Prime Minister||David Moore|
13 December 2021
|Commander of the Mervustan Militia||Adam Flannery|
1 December 2021 - 24 December 2021
3 November 2021 to 24 December 2021
|Prime Minister||David Moore |
3 March 2022 - 21 March 2022
|President||Andrew Brotherton |
Culann Burke (acting)
|Birth name||Dean Merritt|
|Political party||United Party of Roscamistan|
|Occupation||Author, Public office holder|
|Cabinet||First Brotherton Cabinet|
Second Brotherton Cabinet
First Merritt Provincial Cabinet
|In service||2021 -|
|Awards||Order of the Count of Purple|
The Most Honourable Major General Dean Merritt is a retired Irish-Roscami politician and active army officer who was the national Finance Secretary and the fourth Prime Minister of Mervustan, until 24 December 2021 when he resigned on health reasons. He retired from the Roscamistan Army with the rank of Major General, the third highest ranking officer in the Roscamistan Defence Forces, behind Evan O’Neill, who holds the rank of Admiral, and Andrew Brotherton, who holds the five star rank of Marshal of the Republic. He returned to active military service on 24 February 2022 in the wake of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
He previously served in the Ministry of Defence as deputy to Defence Secretary David Moore.
First Brotherton and Irwin Presidencies
Merritt became aware of Roscamistan through Andrew Brotherton. He became the Deputy Defence Secretary, serving under David Moore. Along with James Irwin and Kayden Conboy, he was a major player in the 17thMayCoup. Though he did not hold a formal high position, he was a de facto leading member of government. He was sacked and excommunicated by Andrew Brotherton upon his return to the presidency. He was out of government from late June 2021 to early November 2021.
Second Brotherton Presidency
He was invited by Andrew Brotherton to become Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan after the previous office holder, David Moore, ascended to the premiership. He accepted, and was also the first Minister of Home Affairs of Mervustan. After the resignation of Moore, Dean Merritt became the fourth Prime Minister of Mervustan. Nationally, he became Finance Secretary, succeeding Luke O’Reilly. He was to propose his first budget in January 2022, but on 24 December 2021, he retired from Roscami politics over health issues. Barry Fennel replaced him as Finance Secretary, and left the Mervustan premiership vacant. Adam Flannery eventually took over the premiership, albeit in an interim capacity. He returned to active military service on 24 February 2022 in the wake of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.
Merritt has lived his whole life in Mervue, on the outskirts of Galway City, and went to the same primary school as most of the original government ministers. He goes to the same secondary school as former President James Irwin.
Style of address
- Unknown 2008 to April 2021 - Mr Dean Merritt
- April 2021 to 25 June 2021 - The Honourable Dean Merritt, Deputy Defence Minister
- July 2021 to 3 November 2021 - Mr Dean Merritt
- 3 November 2021 to 28 November 2021 - The Honourable Dean Merritt OCP, Deputy Prime Minister of Mervustan
- 28 November 2021 to 13 December 2021 - The Honourable Finance Minister Dean Merritt, OCP, Prime Minister of Mervustan
- 13 December 2021 to 24 December 2021 - The Most Honourable Dean Merritt Prime Minister of Mervustan
- 24 December 2021 onwards - The Most Honourable Dean Merritt, Prime Minister Emeritus