Candidate Background: Sean Khan

Sean Khan was born Sean Simran Joseph Khan on May 14th, 1965 in West Valley Township. His family immigrated to Slokais in 1945 from Andhrapur after the country was occupied by the Daryan Empire. The Khan family then applied for the Farmers and Fishers Grant from the Ministry of Rural Development. They were granted 100 acres of land in Arbol Bajo, West Valley Township. As the oldest child, Khan spent much of his childhood helping his family grow rice on his farm. After graduating from high school, Khan attended Graywood College, a small public college in Silverado Province. After graduating with a pre-law degree, he then attended Howard Prince-Gonzalez University for a law degree. 

Khan got his political start in 1994, when he ran for West Valley Township Head, running with the Left Party, he benefited from the well-established political machine in Silverado winning with 58% of the vote. In 1996, Khan changed his party affiliation to Green, which at the time had no MPs in the entire country. Khan won on a party list in the 1996 Election, becoming the first Green Party MP and the first Andrhapauran-Slokasian since 1947. Khan gained nationwide recognition for his proposed nationwide high-speed rail and expansion of social programs. After the 1999 Newland Land Scandal were 12 Left Party MPs were arrested in connection with a fraudulent land deal, Sean Khan declared himself as a candidate for the 2000 Presidential Election, as the economy collapsed, Khan proposed welfare reforms and populist change. In the 2000 Election, Khan gained the support of many Left Party voters leading to his slim victory over Brooke Weasly. 

During his first term in office, Khan created the National High-Speed Rail Program (NHSRP), and the Ministry of Evomential Protection (MEP) during the first four years, unemployment reached a low of 2.2% and the economy largely rebounded. After his re-election in 2004, Khan dealt with a number of new issues, a new generation of pro-independence activists in Kaijan eventually led to the Second Kaijan War where Khan’s failure to respond quickly led to a greater insurgency, by 2007, Khan reached a new low in polling numbers with only 28% approving of his administration, the Conservatives and Center Party built new momentum, this led to Khan retiring from politics after his 2008 loss. 

Khan returned in 2018, winning on a party list, he then rebuilt much of his appeal leading to him joining a unity ticket with Jospeh Chavez in the 2020 Election. As VP, Khan has largely pushed foreign policy programs and encouraged rural re-development programs. Khan has created an electoral coalition, of rural farmers and laborers as well as liberal voters in suburban areas. In International Policy, Khan is calm-headed and a good negotiator compared to the go-getting nature of Joseph Chavez and Brooke Weasley. In a religious nation, Khan is an outlier for his non-religious nature, although Khan has said he is a Protestant.

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