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Hakim Nassour (Enis Berberoğlu)

Hakim Nassour in 2018.

Hakim Nassour (born 7th September 1957, Novatura, Southeast Cape Province) is a Navan politician who is the current President of Nava since 2016. He is a member of the Social Party and was previously a Senator representing Southeast Cape Province from 2008 to 2016. He is the first non-Caucasian individual to hold the office of President.

BiographyEdit

Nassour was born in Novatura to an Egyptian immigrant father and a mother whose family had lived in the Arab settlements on the east coast of Nava for many generations. He studied education and Navan history at the University of Novatura and in the mid-1990s became a professor there, teaching the two aforementioned subjects as well as about Arab culture. In his role as a professor he came into contact with local Senator Thaddeus Sawyer of the Social Party. They developed a friendship and Nassour began acting as a sort of consultant for Sawyer on matters of education theory.

In the early 2000s, Nassour joined the Social Party and became a more direct spokesperson for Sawyer and the party on education. When Sawyer decided to retire from the Senate in 2008, the Social Party nominated Nassour to be his replacement. Nassour won the open seat in Southeast Cape Province in the 2008 Senate elections and became a Senator. He soon gained prominence nationwide for his articulate left-wing views, initially mainly on the subject of education reform though Nassour later gained a broader profile. Nassour was re-elected in the 2014 Senate elections and in 2015 he decided to run for President the following year. The 2016 Social Party presidential primary was highly competitive, but Nassour managed to win the Social Party nomination. When Nassour won the nomination, there were some fears that Nassour was too left-wing to be electable in the general election, with his ethnic background also complicating matters as no non-Caucasian person had been elected President before. However, Nassour managed to defeat incumbent President Jason Gilchrist in the 2016 presidential election.

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