Frank Furglar was born in the UK, not long after malta_1990 was elected as Prime Minister, spending his first month mainly two clicking, complaining and helping out on a social project called the 'SE' with coryj101. An organization which distributed food, gifts and money to the less advantaged people in the New World and which would take up most of Frank's first month in eRepublik. Frank Furglar's newspaper the 'eUK Today' generated much controversy due to articles which were:
|“ Controversial and without pictures! ”|
Early political career
At the beginning of SaraDroz's term as Prime Minister, Frank Furglar applied (and was turned down) for an UnderMinister position in the Ministry of Information and Education. This was the start of a relatively quiet spell for Frank, occasionally writing articles and working on his new job in the East Midlands regional council as financial director, it was here he got his passion for economics and serving his region. As SaraDroz's term went pear shaped, Frank wrote an article named which detailed the failures of the then current government quite simply. It was his highest voted article ever.
UK political career
At the beginning of Kumnaa's term, Frank Furglar applied for, and successfully acquired a job in the Ministry of Trade as an apprentice under wyli... A job which he worked hard at and persevered, despite the lack of work to do at that time. While the UK was being woken up from an inactive slumber, Frank Furglar was busy collecting market figures. Just before the Congress elections, Frank decided to run in his home, the East Midlands, but was to be later moved to the North East of England so that the UK Reform Party could gain another Congressman. Frank promptly won the congressional elections with a decent margin and went on to the house of commons.
Time in UK Congress
Frank Furglar was twice elected into UK Congress. Firstly, there was much discussion about PEACE related issues (Due to the collapse of ATLANTIS and the UK seemingly not able to remain neutral in any way) and Frank was one of the people, pushing for the anti-PEACE resolve to the problems. However, this caused much controversy and friction, and much dislike between the then Minister of Foreign affairs, Glorious Failure who resigned. This controversy was to be at the centre of Franks congressional career, and even despite fighting a difficult election campaign, in July 2009, Frank was re-elected into congress. During this time, Iain Keers was appointed Minister of Trade and Frank Furglar was promoted to head of UK domestic trade, a position he was to keep for two terms. Interesting fact, in July Frank won the BOBLO award for The Frank Furglar Knowledge Award for dicephering every aspect of the game in 5 minutes.
After much 'trolling' and shifts in the UK political climate, leading to accusations and hate towards somebody who was just simply trying to do their job (which caused the loss of a whole months work within the Domestic Trade department), Frank Furglar resigned from both Congress and the UK with no intention of ever returning.
South Africa early career
Frank Furglar arrived in South Africa just a few days after its liberation and under Ines Schumacher's term as interim President (later President). Quickly, he began work on projects to help the transition to the newly created Third Republic of eSouth Africa, following a failed proposal to create a Ministry of Trade (Similar to the one he had worked in for three terms in the eUK), Frank managed to eventually secure approval to create a new office... The Ministry for Information, where he would duly serve until the 6th October 2009. This Ministry and indeed, Frank's contribution to it, were important in the re-unification of the South African citizens and the improved citizen-government dialogue. Remarkable for its bi-daily articles and communication initiatives (Including eSAMF), the Ministry of Information proved to be a resounding success. This would be the first post in a string of posts for Frank Furglar, who would continue to serve (With a short break at the end of November 2009) in other cabinets of the Third republic.
Social Affairs Minister Under Steven Bosch and Enoch Root
Following election to the Congress with a surprisingly high number of votes at the September 2009 elections, Frank Furglar partnered Enoch Root in creating the Congressional Reform Bill (CRB), which was to serve as the Constitutional Document for South Africa from October 2009 to June 2010; Editing this act and reforming the legislature would be a continuous process for Furglar until his retirement in March 2010.
Frank Furglar was appointed Minister of Social Affairs in the second cabinet of President Steven Bosch, a department which had, under the last two terms, stagnated considerably. The departmental responsibilities were expansive... Ranging from Education to the eSouth African Health Service. Furglar created a series of social reforms, which he would continue throughout his first two terms in the office; These improved the activity of the Social Affairs Ministry, which had a direct impact on the population numbers. Frank Furglar had contributed to laying the foundations, through policies of contact with every new citizen and accessible education for all, of the November/December South African population boom.
One of the most crucial reforms of all was the depoliticisation of the eSouth African Health Service, which was initiated in late October, following the depoliticisation of the Central Bank (RBSA). In September 2009, the eSAHC aided merely 9 citizens; In Frank Furglar's 6 terms in office, it would aid over 1700 (Around 283 a month), which amounted to a monthly increase of around 3500% per month. The eSouth African Health Service become Frank Furglar's proudest achievement in his entire time in eRepublik.
Enoch Root re-appointed Furglar following his election as the first South African Gold Party President in November 2009. Root had carried out a series of Structural Reforms on the South African government, appointing Ryan Dagari to the newly created Ministry for Education (Which was no longer under the jurisdiction of Social Affairs). This served as a blow to Furglar's reform agenda, as combined with the depoliticisation of the eSAHC, the Ministry of Social Affairs became little more than community development. This, alongside difficulties with legislative reforms in congress, created tensions between Furglar and Root, which would lead to Frank's resignation on 15th November, 2009.
Although Frank concentrated on his Social Affairs agenda, Frank also served as Minister for Trade between September 22nd and October 6th, 2010. Following the resignation of Alby and the Appointment of Tronyx under President Root.
Following the end of Frank's Ministerial term on the 15th November, he devoted a lot of time to his pet project: The Alpha project, which was set up to continue his social affairs work in the interim period in which he didn't serve in the Ministry of Social Affairs. During this time, he heavily criticised President Root's government and his replacement in the Ministry for Social Affairs. On the 22nd, Frank decided to pursue his lifelong policy of:
|“ If there is nobody better running for the Presidency, I shall do my duty and fill the void ”|
In the belief that President Root would be running for a second term, Frank entered the race and was tipped to be the favourite for the seat. Unfortunately, Enoch Root announced that he would not run for a second term and Ines Schumacher stepped into the race instead. Ines was extremely popular and fought an excellent campaign, drawing on issues which affected South Africa and proposing a real change to the way in which the government was ran. Frank, however, fought his campaign in a very dynamic but traditional way and was soundly defeated with a respectable number of votes in the December 2009 elections. Frank was appointed in the new cabinet to the Ministry of Education.
The December Of Crisis And Intrigue
December wasn't a promising month for Furglar, the Congress elected on the 25th November formed a very difficult roadblock to legislative reform, which would later lead to a complete breakdown of the reforming process: Therefore the CRB remained a stagnant document full of loopholes, which no longer fully catered for the current situation of South Africa. This was coupled with deteriorating relationships between Furglar and the rest of the cabinet; It seemed to many that his appointment to the Ministry for Education would mark the last in his career.
However, the Ines Schumacher hacking crisis would prove to be a boon to Furglar's career. As the only member of cabinet online when it occurred, Frank managed to effectively calm fears and ensure confidence in the government. Frank acted as an advisor to Vice President Mark Morcom, asking him to declare an immediate state of emergency: A request which was denied. Despite this, Furglar and Morcom formed a friendly relationship which was to continue. Frank became popular again overnight, culminating in a substantial rise in his proportion of the vote during the December 2009 congressional elections, which would continue to rise until his retirement. Frank supported both President Schumacher and Vice President Morcom during the period of turbulence, from which South Africa recovered. However, this was widely seen as being the beginning of the end.
A Positive Start To The Year
Frank entered double figures in Ministerial terms when President Mark Morcom appointed him the head of a new, reinvigorated and departmentalised Ministry for Social Affairs after his successful election in January 2010. The MoSA had regained control of all of the areas it had in October 2009 (With the exception of the eSAHC, which Frank still ran as a political body) and began to move together as a coherent and cohesive body of staff. Things were looking up in congress, with Frank managing to push through a set of amendments to the CRB in early January (Which were ironically, to be his final legislative contribution to South Africa), allowing the document to be increasingly, but not completely comprehensive.
The Ministry of Social Affairs managed to perform very well and with the help of key figures such as SamGibz, continuing the previous policy of adaptive reform and contingent policy. For Furglar, it was otherwise, a very positive, but uneventful term in office.
A Failure In Security
Frank wanted a change from his area of specialism and was appointed to the Ministry of Security. After working since September 2009 as an on/off intelligence agent, he was seen as a sensible but unconventional choice for the office. His first acts in office were to initiate a set of transparency reforms, which although popular, were seemingly much more suited to a Ministry for Social Affairs than for a Security Ministry.
Following the bitterness of Enoch Root over Frank's attitude during the latter end of his Presidency, he tendered his resignation to Mark Morcom unless he removed Frank from the job. Morcom flatly rejected it, which culminated in the resignation of many of Enoch's key allies from government (Notably, Tronyx resigned from the Ministry for Trade). Meanwhile, Jaccil's performance as the Minister of Social Affairs was causing serious problems for South Africa: Following some antagonism, Frank challenged him and, in a vitriolic debate in cabinet, President Mark Morcom removed Jaccil from the post, replacing him temporarily with Ronell. These events seriously damaged Mark Morcom's cabinet and Frank's credibility as a serious politician. However, despite this, Frank achieved a high proportion of votes in the February congressional elections.
Frank Furglar failed to tackle the crucial issues in Security (Like flagging up potential Political Take-Overs) and is widely viewed by many to have been one of the worst Ministers to run the department in many terms. However, with hindsight, there was little he could do to prevent the Ronell political take-over, due to the admin's lack of responsiveness and the covert way in which the PTO worked. Public opinion of Furglar nosedived and three days before the end of the term, he tendered his retirement from political office in South Africa, citing exhaustion as a reason.
Retirement From Office (March 2010)
Following his announcement of immediate retirement, mulderpf was given the Ministry for Security and Frank immediately descended into a mysterious silence. Days after the PTO, there was still no responsiveness, even as GreyHunter had messaged him asking for control of the eSouth African Health Center (Which would not be formally recovered until June 2010) to take the funds for the sake of the resistance. Frank was unresponsive. This was due to a personal issue which kept him out of eRepublik and indeed, off the internet for a great period of time. The worst was assumed in South Africa, and by the time Frank returned in April, he had been accused of theft (Despite the fact that the Gold remained in the organisation, untouched, the same place it had been for 6 months before the PTO). Therefore, Frank immediately decided against returning to eRepublik, feeling that the way in which he treated was unfair after giving 12 terms of service to South Africa. Eventually Nickerball and mulderpf managed to recover the org with admins' help and the gold was placed in the care of Nickerball.
From Scandal To Statesman
So the long period of retirement began, Frank was recalled twice by parties from South Africa to act as an advisor in emergency situations, particularly during the PTO of Open Opportunity Party and was almost immediately granted two Directorates under Social Affairs, which he combined to form the Directorate for Education, Community development and Skills.'s term and continued to keep regularly informed of eRepublik and South Africa. His retirement lasted a total of one and a half years. On the 9th August, 2011 an emissary party of 7 South African citizens all approached him at different times, urging him to return to the country to assist with rapidly falling activity rates and government inefficiency. Frank returned as a member of