Alfred Herbert Page
|The Most Honorable and Reverend|
Alfred Herbert Page
|Prime Minister of the Nationalist Gold Union|
Assumed office |
23 February 2019
|Monarch||Paul Philip IV|
|Executive of the Union Government|
Fourth Government Presidency
5 January 2019 – 23 February 2019
|Monarch||Paul Philip IV|
|Preceded by||Arthur Hecker|
(as Prime Minister; Government Presidency abolished)
|Born|| 24 July 1949|
Vancouver City, Alorn
|Citizenship||Nationalist Gold Union|
|Political party||Christian Right|
|Occupation||Catholic priest, Prime Minister|
|Allegiance||Nationalist Gold Union|
|Years of service||1967–1969|
Alfred Herbert Page (born 24 July 1949) has been the Prime Minister of the Nationalist Gold Union since 2019. He is also a party-list Senator and was previously the Union Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs under the First, Second, and Third Government Presidencies. He is a Roman Catholic priest, being ordained in 1975. Page is also the leader of the Christian Right and politically identifies as a nationalist Christian conservative.
Page was born in Vancouver City, Alorn to a Alornian father and a mother from the Nationalist Gold Union. After his family migrated the Nationalist Gold Union, Page became a citizen and graduated from the St. Simeon University in Caspia. He entered the Senate in 2013 as a Senator for the Christian Right on the party list, never actually serving a specific constituency. After Arthur Hecker's coup, Page served in the government as Union Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs. In 2018, Page became the leader of the Christian Right and in 2019, he became Executive and later Prime Minister of the Nationalist Gold Union.
During his tenure as the head of government, Alfred Herbert Page abolished the system of Government Presidency and consolidated the power of "head of government" to the office of Prime Minister. In addition to the aforementioned change, Page also abolished the Union Council after a referendum, making the national legislature unicameral. He has supported socially conservative policies, and has been an outspoken opponent of direct military intervention. Despite his opposition to interventionism, the Nationalist Gold Union took control of the Faroe Islands and Südwestafrika during his term.
Page has come under fire for his bombastic comments during his campaign, although he is known for making compromises with his political opponents (such as Leonard Roberts). He is considered a strongman by several political scholars. Additionally, Page has received praise for streamlining democracy in the Nationalist Gold Union and promoting stability and peace, especially after an unstable era.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Early career
- 3 Political career
- 4 Domestic policy
- 5 Foreign policy
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Awards and honors
Early life and education
Alfred Herbert Page was born on 24 July 1949 to John Henry Page and Marie Jean-Baptiste in Vancouver City, Alorn. John Henry Page was a well-off Alornian lawyer and Marie Jean-Baptiste was an NGU citizen, living in Alorn and hailing from Port Laurentia. Page was an only child, and his family moved to Boston when he was three years old. He attended Boston Primary Academy and later the Saint Michael Catholic School.
Page is a citizen of the Nationalist Gold Union jus sanguinis. When he became a legal adult in 1967, he renounced his Alornian citizenship and was conscripted into the Nationalist Gold Union National Defense. He served in the National Guard for two years before leaving the armed forces and moving to Caspia.
In Caspia, he attended the St. Simeon University pursuing theological studies. After finishing his studies in 1975, he became an ordained Catholic priest.
Union Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs (2015–2018)
Christian Right scandal and ascension to party leadership
Executive of the Union Government (2019–2019)
Three-Point Charter and referendum
Prime Minister (2019–)
Page is a self-described supporter of State Christianity and anti-secularist. His social policies could broadly be described as socially conservative and traditionalist. Although many of his policies (such as cutting sentences for non-violent prisoners) were denounced by some Christian Right members of the "reactionary wing" of the party, Page is considered a part of the aforementioned reactionary faction.
Page supported constitutional reform in the Nationalist Gold Union, and campaigned on abolishing some of the institutions put in place by Arthur Hecker. After the 2019 constitutional referendum, Page was described by The Boston Globe as a "reactionary reformist" for abolishing the Government Presidency and Union Council.
Page is supportive of industrialist and capitalist policies.
Deviating from previous immigration policy in the Nationalist Gold Union, Page accepted several thousands of Hui Chinese refugees into the country, mostly settling them in San Francisco. Despite his support for State Christianity (and the namesake of his party), Page and his administration have said that the Muslim Hui refugees are "great friends of the Christian people of our country."
Awards and honors