- "In accordance with the Bylaws of Independent Systems, a voice vote is required."
- ―Count Dooku
The powers of the Head of State was legally limited by the Bylaws of Independent Systems which vested most power the Separatist Senate in regards to state matters, with only the Head of State being officiator of congressional procedure. However during the Clone Wars, the position became an dictatorship under the guise of Count Dooku who made executive orders in regards to governmental decisions which undermined the democratic process completely and making the senate ineffective.
- "Our friends from the Trade Federation have pledged their support, and when their battle droids are combined with yours, we shall have an army greater than any in the galaxy."
- ―Count Dooku to the Separatist Council
In the wake of the Naboo Crisis, Sheev Palpatine was appointed to the position of Supreme Chancellor in the image of himself as a mild-mannered servant of the common good. Despite his true intentions, growing tensions between the Core Worlds and the Outer Rim Territories gradually increased to the point where many believed that a war was imminent. Following Dooku denouncement of the Galactic Republic, many systems rallied to Dooku and seceded from the Republic, he also began backing coups on Ryloth and meddling in the affairs of a variety of worlds including Kashyyyk, Sullust and Onderon while alienating distant worlds from the galactic political process and denied all attempts to negotiate with the Republic—igniting a Separatist Crisis as he formed the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
During the Clone Wars, as Count of Serenno, Dooku in his capacity as Head of State resided in his prestigious family palace on the planet. His private quarters was in the main tower which featured a grand window on cliff side which was made up of luxurious and lush furnishings, and were decorated with many statues and elaborate paintings.
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: On the Front Lines (First identified as head of state)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: On the Front Lines
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Heroes on Both Sides"
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis at the Heart"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Tarkin
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nightsisters"