Raphaël Olivier

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The Honorable

Raphaël Patrice Olivier

Olivier Portrait.png
Official portrait, 2020
1st President of Georgienstine
Assumed office
26 December 2016
Vice PresidentVacant
(2016-2017)
Alexandre Olivier
(2017-2020)
Raiponce Delaniche
(2020-present)
Preceded byOffice established
1st and 3rd King of Syldavia
In office
26 October 2020 – 28 April 2021
Preceded byAlexandre I
Succeeded byVincent I
In office
17 June 2020 – 25 June 2020
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAlexandre Olivier
1st Prime Minister of Concordia
Assumed office
3 January 2021
MonarchAlexandre I
Preceded byOffice established
Leader of the Opposition of West River
Assumed office
24 October 2020
DeputyAlexandre Olivier
Preceded byOffice established
1st Deputy Prime Minister of Rhodesia
Assumed office
18 September 2020
Prime MinisterTom Mark
Preceded byOffice established
Member of the Riveri National Assembly
from Logastan
Assumed office
24 October 2020
Serving with Logan Jack
Preceded byMulti-member district
Personal details
Born20 September 2007 (2007-09-20) (age 13)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CitizenshipFlag of Arthurian Empire.svg Arthurian Empire
Augustan
Benjastan
Bonumland
Brienia
Bryantia
Canada
Cycoldia
Georgienstine
Griffasus
St.Pat Salt.png Rhodesia
West River
NationalityCanadian
Political partyGeorgienstine First
National Party (West River)
Patrioto
National Party (Rhodesia)
RelationsAlexandre Olivier (brother)
Nickname(s)Raph
Rafa

Raphaël Patrice Olivier Miller (born 20 September 2007) is a micronational politician, political commentator, diplomat and public speaker. He is the leader of Georgienstine First, the National Party (West River) and Patrioto (Benjastan. He has also served as President of Georgienstine since December 2016 and has had Ariel Delaniche as his vice-president since July 2020.

He has also served as the 1st and 3rd King of Syldavia, as the 1st Prime Minister of Concordia since January 2020, as the 1st Deputy Prime Minister of Rhodesia since September 2020, as the Leader of the Opposition of West River since October 2020 and as a member of the Chamber of Deputies of Benjastan since May 2020.

Outside of micronationalism, Olivier is a campaign volunteer for the Conservative Party of Canada and plans to campaign for the party during the Next Canadian federal election. Olivier's political positions have been described as right-wing populist, social conservative and national conservative.

Early life

Raphaël Olivier was born on September 20th, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Micronational political career

Georgienstine

Olivier founded Principe, known today as Georgienstine, on 26 December 2020 with the help of his father, Sébastien. Olivier had created the nation as according to him, he had always wished to "lead a country". The nation had two heads of state, a president and a Supreme leader. Olivier invented a currency and established an armed forces. He was unanimously elected president under the newly formed big tent New Democratic Party. He appointed his brother, Alexandre Olivier as vice president, days after the election. Following the election, Principe became largely inactive.

In early 2018, Olivier found documents from Principe and put some of his friends in important positions of power. The nation was renamed Coronia by a unanimous vote. Sébastien had resigned as Supreme Leader days prior to the abolition of the duchy. Olivier was made prime minister by the House of Commons and appointed Christopher Studios, a friend from Alaska to the post of Governor-General. An election was called and Olivier's Conservative Party was defeated by Studio's Republican Party. Olivier conceded the election later that night.

Studio was inaugurated as prime minister two weeks later and immediately held a referendum on keeping the office of the governor-general, an office that Olivier now held. The referendum's results showed that 60% of citizens had voted to abolish the office and this was done immediately after the results had been released. Studio then dissolved the House of Commons and declared himself Emperor of Coronia.

On April 24, 2018, the day of Studio's online coronation, governor Harry Me of the state of Dawn seceded from the union to join the newly formed Federation of Coronia led by Olivier. On April 25, 2018, the governor of Rose Aidan Clifford and the governor of Lagon Isabelle Miller announced that their states had seceded from the union to join the federation. On April 26, 2018, Alexandre Olivier, the governor of Concordia who had remained neutral during the conflict did the same. The same day, the empire announced that it was planning an invasion of Concordia, however, this never happened. On April 27, 2018, the state of Wirt was annexed by the federation and a siege had been launched on the state of Celestia. After it had been announced that the Royal Palace had been taken by Federation forces, Studio surrendered and renounced his citizenship. That same day, Olivier was declared President by the newly formed National Assembly.

Olivier was elected president as a candidate for the National Union on 10 June 2018. He defeated Perceval Gallois of the far-right Faithful Party and Vice-President Alexandre Olivier of the libertarian Libertas Party. Raphaël chose Alexandre as his vice president once again after the election. The election was largely overshadowed by a general election won by the Libertas Party.

In August 2018, the states of Near-Coronia, New Coronia, the North Eastern Territories, King's Land, Duplessis, New Celestia and New Concordia were accepted into the union.

On 10 July 2019, elections were held for the Senate and National Assembly. For the National Assembly, Action Coronia, who was formerly known as Libertas, won 36.4% of the vote, the Harry Party won 18.2%, the Monarchist Party won 13.6% and the seven other parties won 4.5% of the vote. Action Coronia's leader, Alexandre Olivier claimed to have won more than 50% of the vote before voting had closed. He resigned as prime minister and was succeeded by Speaker Perceval Gallois. On 24 July 2019, Alexandre rebecame prime minister following a coup d'état led by Raphaël.

In January 2020, Coronia was renamed Ossetia following a unanimous vote by the Zemsky Sobor. Days later, it became an absolute monarchy. On 17 June 2020, Ossetia was renamed Syldavia. Olivier was made Tsar and Logan White was made Tsarevich and acting Prime Minister.

On June 25, 2020, Syldavia was renamed Georgienstine and became a democratic republic. Olivier formed the Nationalist Party. On 18 July 2020, Olivier was re-elected president for a third term defeating Labour Party nominee, Benjamin Pickles. This was the first election with Ariel Delaniche as his running mate. On 25 September 2020, the Nationalist Party was renamed Georgienstine First. On 1 December 2020, an amendment to the constitution abolishing presidential term limits was passed in the National Congress, with 10 congresspeople voting in favour, 2 voting against and 4 abstaining. On 19 February 2021, Olivier made himself the nominee for Secretary of Energy. He has not been confirmed by the National Congress.

On 4 December 2020, Olivier announced that he would run for a fourth term. On 30 January 2021, following a selection process, it was announced that Secretary of State Jimmy Foddle would be Olivier's running mate. On 10 March 2021, it was announced that a second selection process would be held as many had complained that the first one had been too short. On 26 March 2021, former Speaker of the National Congress Tom Mark was made Olivier's running mate.

Benjastan

Olivier was first elected to the People's National Congress of Benjastan in May 2020 under the Shooters’ Fishers’ and Farmers’ Party. He joined into a coalition with the Workers' Party of Benjastan after having refused to join one led by the Benjastanian Democratic Union.

During his time as a congressman, Olivier showed strong bipartisan support for the government and endorsed Benjamin Pickles for re-election. Pickles was re-elected defeating Crispin Speakman and Molly Pickles. It is believed that Olivier's endorsement was crucial for avoiding a second round. On 11 September 2020, he replaced Gus Rósínśtí as Secretary of State. Following the July 2020 Benjastanian Congressional Election, Olivier resigned as Secretary of State to become the Minority Leader.

Olivier led the campaign against the reforms presented by President Benjamin Pickles during 2020 Benjastanian Democratic Referendum. After the release of the results, Olivier delivered a speech saying stating that he would "continue the fight". The same day, Aidan Clifford resigned as a congressman, he was replaced by Addison Dillon. On 1 September 2020, Pickles signed Executive Order #9 revoking the reforms.

Olivier's party, Patrioto came in third during the September 2020 Benjastanian Congressional Election. However, due to the Reason Party deciding to caucus with the Party for Socialism and Liberty, Olivier remained as Minority Leader. After the election, Olivier said he was considering a presidential run in 2022. Due to low polling numbers for potential Reason Party candidates, Olivier has been considered as incumbent president Pickles’ most important opponent.

Benjastan held a referendum on 4 February 2021 to create a non-partisan consensus government. Olivier supported these reforms and the reforms passed. On 4 April 2021, a multi-party system was reintroduced following a referendum. On 11 April 2021, Patrioto won 2 seats.

West River

On 10 October 2020, Olivier became a citizen of the West River Confederation. He endorsed Benjamin Pickles for president during the 2020 Riveri presidential election and was appointed Interim-Secretary of the Environment on 18 October 2020. The same day, he founded the National Party.

During the 2020 Riveri National Assembly election, Olivier was elected as a Member of the Riveri National Assembly from Logastan and his party elected one more member from Picklesine. On 22 November 2020, Olivier was confirmed as Secretary of the Enviornement. During the February 2021 Riveri National Assembly election, Olivier was re-elected in Logastan and his party held their 2 seats despite winning a smaller percentage of the vote than in the last election.

Rhodesia

Olivier is the incumbent Deputy Prime Minister of Rhodesia and is the first one to ever serve in this role. He is also a member of the House of Lords, a First Minister, the Prime Minister's Press Secretary and a Judge. He is often credited for getting the National Party to merge into the Conservative Party.

Activity in intermicronational organisations

When Georgienstine was named Coronia, Olivier was confirmed as Secretary of Defense in the League of Micronations. He was appointed as a member of the Intermicronational Court in the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation and he also founded the Micronational Red Cross an organ of the confederation. On 6 August 2020, he was elected chief justice of the Reformed Intermicronational Confederation with 73.7% of the vote, becoming the first leader of a non-founder state to be in a position of power.

Politics

Raphaël Olivier identifies as a national conservative and a social conservative. He is affiliated with the Conservative Party of Canada and the Coalition Avenir Québec. Olivier has announced his intention to canvass for the Conservative Party during the Next Canadian federal election.

Personal Life

Olivier resides in Castel with his parents and his brother Alexandre. Olivier is practicing Catholic. He was in self-isolation two times during the COVID-19 pandemic

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