Constanteüs Fairük Güenger, (Arabic: قسطنطين فاروق زنجبيل, Rangastani: Цонстантеус Фаирук Гуенгер) (b. May 3, 1925, Ugdü'Bebin, Ginjieü - d. July 12, 2010) was a Rangastani political figure, most notably the former Secretary of the Soviet Republic of Rangastan under Soviet rule until 1991, when he became the first President of Rangastan (1991-2003). He currently resides in Ginjieü, although his reputation is marred by the various complications of his presidency. He was succeeded by Yüsef Zultan Kabaühri on June 15, 2003 following a coup d'état lead by Kabaühri. He died on July 12, 2010 after suffering a heart attack, age 85.
Rise to power
Constanteüs Fairük Güenger was born in the Ugdü'Bebin district of Rangastan's capital city, Ginjieü, on May 3, 1925 to Islamic parents. During the reign of King Rangieü VI (1888-1940), Constanteüs was a prominent Rangastani revolutionary in the early 1940s, and like his fellow revolutionaries of the Rangastani People's Movement (Rangastani: Rangastiü Pevic Nüdhiric) sought to bring Rangastan into a modern political era. Lead by the RPM's leader Grigieü Francüis Abdul (b. 1890-d. 1953), Constanteüs and the other young members led a failed attack on the Shü-Fühari Square in Ginjieü on April 13, 1939, in a bid to assassinate Rangieü VI. Güenger and many of the younger members were captured, but Abdul escaped and fought against the legislative assembly, the Rangastani Royal Committee (Rangastani: Rangastiü Rahruk Commitasic) to free his fellow RPM members. Following Rangieü VI's death in 1940, Constanteüs and his comrades were released, and Abdul gathered the RPM once more in a bid to overthrow Rangieü's son and successor, Kristeükos V (1900-1959).
On the evening of June 1, 1952, after many long years of planning, the RPM struck, dealing a severe blow to the Rangiet Dynasty's morale, but failing to assassinate Kristeükos. This time Abdul was arrested with several other prominent RPM members, and tried with treason on January 4, 1953, and executed the following day. The now 28 year old Constanteüs assumed control of the RPM after Abdul's death. Following another coup d'état in 1959 that saw the death and overthrowing of Kristeükos, the RPM believed Rangastan to be under their control, but Kristeükos' son Jesün Azühir Rangieü V (1934-1993) became king, albeit the last. Rangastan was absorbed into the Soviet Union in 1964, and Jesün Azühir Rangieü ruled as figurehead monarch with no powers, while Constanteüs grew to further prominence as the first and only secretary of the Soviet Republic of Rangastan from 1965-1991.
Freedom from the Soviets and presidency
Following the dissolving of the Soviet Union in 1991, Rangastan was granted independence, and following an election Constanteüs was elected President of Rangastan, formally the President of the Republic of Rangastan. His monarch, Jesün Azühir Rangieü V was returned his powers in 1991 also, and worked tirelessly to displace Constanteüs and other former RPM members out from Rangastani politics. Constanteüs' right hand man was Kristieü Csükos (1940-), who served as Vice President of Rangastan (1991-2003). Jesün Azühir Rangieü V and his family were dispalced in 1993, when the monarchy was abolished in the Kristieü Csükos led revolts. Jesün and his family were executed in 1993 in the Shü-Fühari Square in Ginjieü. Constanteüs became President with full powers, instigating the restored Rangastani Peoples Movement as the main political party and maintained control until 2003 when he was displaced by political rival and head of the Rangastani Liberal Party (Rangastani: Rangastiü Lihbak Vijec) Yüsef Zultan Kabaühri on June 15, 2003.
In 2006, the 81 year old Constanteüs was subject to a failed bombing on his residence in Ugdü'Bebin, Ginjieü on October 18. The bombs dropped at his residence failed to detonate, and Yüsef Zultan Kabaühri and the RLP were pointed at as the main conspirators behind the assassination attempt. Constanteüs resided at his home in Ugdü'Bebin, restored after the 2006 bombings, and was generally looked down by the Rangastani populace. However many believe he was the man behind the rise of Rangastani independence, and viewed him as a hero of Rangastan. He died on July 12, 2010 after a massive heart attack, at age 85.