Ekewaka Mikala Kalawai'a (b. January 31, 1950) (also known as Emperor Kalawai'a, by his initials as EMK, or Edward Michael anglicized from Ekewaka Mikala) is the incumbent Supreme Leader of the Empire of Chawosauria upon the death of Degotoga K. Atagulkalu on March 3, 2019.
Ekewaka M. Kalawai'a is the first Pacific Islander (although born on the mainland United States, as well as the first Polynesian in Chawosaurian History to become Chawosaurian Supreme Leader, and the first Supreme Leader since Timothy Max Roosevelt to have been born in the West Coast of the Contiguous United States, the first Supreme Leader since Malina Lusa Parker to have been born in the West Coast of the United States.
Emperor Kalawai'a is deemed a political risk for the Incumbent Capitalists in the 2018-2019 Government over his occupation as a career politician, DKA's death gave the vulnerable Capitalist Incumbents an opportunity grab for a sympathetic election in the 2019 elections over the competitive Communist Party, but was diminished by the Capitalists themselves upon the selection of a career politician in an anti-career-politician era in Chawosaurian History.
On March 4, 2019, he began his orientation as Emperor, organizing for his staff, his cabinet, and governing day begins on April 1, 2019, for the Supreme Leader.
In the aftermath of the Death of Degotoga K. Atagulkalu, Emperor Kalawai'a saw Chawosauria's economy collapsed with the Stock Market Crash of 2019, and the escalation of the Recession of 2018-2019, Emperor Kalawai'a on March 16, 2019, ordered a joint session of the Palace to ask the Chawopolis Palace a stimulus package and the passage of legislation, he signed the unpopular Nobility Act of 2019, and he signed a resolution to subsidize Chawosaurian farmers to protect them from the economic ruin caused by the Tariffs Act of 2018. It is unclear rather or not Kalawai'a will run for reelection in 2019.
Early Life (1950-1969) Edit
Ekewaka Mikala Kalawai'a was born on January 31, 1950, in Seattle, Washington (state), USA, to Kolinaisi Kalani Kalawai'a, and Kalama Kalea Kennedy. Ekewaka Kalawai'a's father was a World War II veteran for the Pacific War and Ekewaka lived in Seattle, but moved several times (which was Ekewaka's favorite time because he loves traveling), Ekewaka and his family moved to Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Anchorage, and around the Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia. Ekewaka moved to Vancouver and went to college to the University of British Columbia in 1968, and in 1969, he married Melissa Anna Wallace, and in 1970, he had twins, Ekewaka Mikala Kalawai'a II, and Kakalina Kalena Kalawai'a.