Lan Xuân Hường
|Lan Xuân Hường|
|Lan in 1997|
|8th President-General of the People's Republic of Namor|
20 April 1990 – 20 April 2000
|Vice President||Kaitlyn Kan|
|Preceded by||Chen Chanin|
|Succeeded by||Kaitlyn Kan|
|Chair of the Democratic Socialist Party|
7 January 1995 – 1 January 2000
|Preceded by||Vang Ze|
|Succeeded by||Kaitlyn Kan|
|President of the Namorese Central Council|
10 April 1985 – 20 April 1990
|Deputy of the Namorese Central Council|
10 April 1970 – 20 April 1990
|Born|| July 15, 1935 (age 83)|
Thu Quay, Tuhao, Namor
|Political party||Democratic Socialists|
|Spouse(s)||Fu Shu (m. 1967)|
|Alma mater||Hai Nang University|
Lan Xuân Hường (Namorese: Лан Цунхонг tr. Lan Tsunhong; Ventzi: 兰春红; born July 15, 1935) is a Namorese politician of Tuhaoese origin who served as President-General of the People's Republic of Namor (PRN) from 1990 to 2000. She is the first woman, non-Kannei Namorese, and non-Liberationist to hold that office.
Born in Thu Quay, Tuhao, Lan practiced masut during her childhood, even though the sport was considered traditional and discouraged during the Green Fever. She made her debut performance at the 1953 National Games, when masut was introduced for the first time since the Games' founding, and became the first female champion of the event — an accomplishment that earned her national fame. She continued to participate in the 1957 and 1961 Games, winning medals in both, before retiring from the sport to focus on her education. She graduated from Hai Nang University with a degree in law.
Lan reemerged as a pro-democracy activist during the Plum Blossom Revolution in 1965, when she famously tackled Dinh Công, the Liberationist President of Tuhao, as he was delivering a speech calling on citizens to support President-General Kong Jo. Lan was charged with threatening a regional head of state and sentenced to three years in prison. Following her release, Lan joined the Democratic Socialist Party and ran for Central Council in 1970, becoming a deputy for the 25th Legislative District. In 1985, she was elected President of the Central Council. Five years later, Lan was nominated the Democratic Socialist presidential nominee and ran against incumbent President-General Chen Chanin. The election resulted in a landslide victory for Lan, ending 65 years of Liberationist rule over Namor.
Under Lan, Namor underwent a policy of deliberationization — public places named after Liberationist leaders were renamed, Liberationist memorials were either dismantled or stripped of government-funded maintenance, and the Jenyikan Commission was set up to investigate human rights abuses from 1925 onwards. Lan also pushed for the introduction of the Common Medical Care System (CMCS), which was intended to expand healthcare coverage in rural areas, and the abolition of the death penalty for most crimes. On foreign policy, Namor under the Lan administration normalized relations with Luziyca and signed a mutual defense agreement with Ainin, one of several precursors to the Central Ocean Basin Alliance (Cenba). In 1991, Lan ended martial law in Txotai, which voted to become an autonomous republic in a referendum. However, all hopes of reconciliation between the Namorese government and Otekian separatists ended in the aftermath of the June 28, 1992 attacks, when Lan ordered a mass crackdown on separatism nationwide.
Lan stepped down in 2000 after serving two terms in office and was succeeded by Vice President-General Kaitlyn Kan, who won the presidential election that same year. She returned to Thu Quay, Tuhao, where she became a masut coach and has written multiple books about Namor's democratization.