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The '''New Republic Chief of State election of [[28 ABY]]''' was the last election for a [[Chief of State]] of the [[New Republic]]. It may have been the most corrupt election in the New Republic's short history.
{{Election
 
|relatedevents=[[Yuuzhan Vong War]]
 
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|name=New Republic Chief of State election of 28 ABY
 
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|date=[[28 ABY/Legends|28 ABY]]
 
|government=[[New Republic/Legends|New Republic]]
 
|electorate=[[New Republic Senate]]
 
|result=[[Cal Omas]] elected as [[Chief of State (New Republic)|Chief of State]]
 
|candidates=[[Cal Omas]]<br />{{C|[[Senator/Legends|Senator]]; [[New Alderaan/Legends|New Alderaan]]}}
 
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[[Pwoe]]<br />{{C|Senator; [[Dac]]}}
 
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[[Cola Quis]]<br />{{C|Senator; [[Ryloth/Legends|Ryloth]]}}
 
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[[Ta'laam Ranth]]<br />{{C|Senator; [[Antar 4/Legends|Antar 4]]}}
 
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[[Fyor Rodan]]<br />{{C|Senator; [[Commenor/Legends|Commenor]]}}
 
|otherkeyindividuals=*[[Lando Calrissian/Legends|Lando Calrissian]]
 
*[[Talon Karrde]]
 
}}
 
The '''New Republic Chief of State election of [[28 ABY/Legends|28 ABY]]''' was the last election for a [[Chief of State (New Republic)|Chief of State]] of the [[New Republic/Legends|New Republic]]. It may have been the most corrupt election in the New Republic's short history.
 
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
After the [[Yuuzhan Vong]]'s [[Battle of Coruscant (Yuuzhan Vong War)|Capture of Coruscant]] and the [[Suicide/Legends|suicide]]-sacrifice of Chief [[Borsk Fey'lya]], the New Republic all but disintegrated. In the initial aftermath, [[Pwoe]], the [[Quarren/Legends|Quarren]] [[Senator/Legends|Senator]] of [[Dac|Mon Calamari]], declared himself [[Chief of State (New Republic)|Chief of State]]. When the [[New Republic Senate]] convened on Mon Calamari to elect a new Chief of State, Pwoe ordered the Senate to convene on [[Kuat/Legends|Kuat]] to confirm his self-appointment. The Quarren revoked Pwoe's senatorial status and the Senate declared the office of President of the New Republic to be empty. The four major candidates in the election were Senators [[Cal Omas]] of [[New Alderaan/Legends|New Alderaan]], [[Fyor Rodan]] of [[Commenor/Legends|Commenor]], [[Cola Quis]] of [[Ryloth/Legends|Ryloth]], and [[Ta'laam Ranth]] of [[Antar 4/Legends|Antar 4]].
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After the [[Yuuzhan Vong]]'s [[First Battle of Coruscant (Yuuzhan Vong War)|Capture of Coruscant]] and the [[suicide]]-sacrifice of Chief [[Borsk Fey'lya]], the New Republic all but disintegrated. In the initial aftermath, [[Pwoe]], the [[Quarren]] [[Senator]] of [[Dac|Mon Calamari]], declared himself Chief of State. When the [[New Republic Senate]] convened on Mon Calamari to elect a new Chief, Pwoe ordered the Senate to convene on [[Kuat]] to ''confirm'' his self-appointment. The Quarren revoked Pwoe's senatorial status and the Senate declared the office of [[President of the New Republic]] to be empty. The four major candidates in the election were Senators [[Cal Omas]] of [[Alderaan]], [[Fyor Rodan]] of [[Commenor]], [[Cola Quis]] of [[Ryloth]], and [[Ta'laam Ranth]] of [[Antar 4]].
   
 
==Campaign==
 
==Campaign==
Rodan set the tone of the election. He stated that the [[Jedi/Legends|Jedi]], whom he had consistently opposed, demanded special favors from the government while the New Republic had no oversight over them. To counter this, [[Luke Skywalker/Legends|Luke Skywalker]] proposed to Omas, the pro-Jedi candidate, that a new [[Jedi Council/Legends|Jedi Council]] be formed with half its members being non-Jedi from the government. Quis and Ranth made no statements on the Jedi, but it is believed that while Ranth was not an avid supporter of the Jedi, he was not an avid opponent either.
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Rodan set the tone of the election. He stated that the [[Jedi]], whom he had consistently opposed, demanded special favors from the government while the New Republic had no oversight over them. To counter this, [[Luke Skywalker]] proposed to Omas, the pro-Jedi candidate, that a new [[Jedi Council]] be formed with half its members being non-Jedi from the government. Quis and Ranth made no statements on the Jedi, but it is believed that while Ranth was not an avid supporter of the Jedi, he was not an avid opponent either.
   
 
==Election==
 
==Election==
Unlike the definitive victories of [[Mon Mothma/Legends|Mon Mothma]], [[Leia Organa Solo]], and [[Borsk Fey'lya]], the election had several revotes. In the first round of voting, Rodan received 35% of the vote, Omas 28%, Ranth 18%, and Quis 10%. Pwoe received a total of three votes, and he declared the election illegal. Quis was convinced to drop out and support Omas after the latter promised Quis the chair of the Commerce Council. At this point, [[Lando Calrissian/Legends|Lando Calrissian]] and [[Talon Karrde]] arrived with the [[Smugglers' Alliance]], several hundred [[YVH 1]] war [[Droid/Legends|droids]], and sixteen vessels full of supplies for refugees.
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Unlike the definitive victories of [[Mon Mothma]], [[Leia Organa Solo]], and [[Borsk Fey'lya]], the election had several revotes. In the first round of voting, Rodan received 35% of the vote, Omas 28%, Ranth 18%, and Quis 10%. Pwoe received a total of three votes, and he declared the election illegal. Quis was convinced to drop out and support Omas after the latter promised Quis the chair of the Commerce Council. At this point, [[Lando Calrissian]] and [[Talon Karrde]] arrived with the [[Smugglers' Alliance]], several hundred [[YVH 1]] war [[droid]]s, and sixteen vessels full of supplies for refugees.
   
Lando and Karrde decided to "help" Omas along. They wanted to sell the droids and donate the supplies, and they decided the best way to influence the vote would be to donate the supplies to some of Rodan's more questionable supporters in exchange for their purchase of the YVHs. The Senate overwhelmingly passed an appropriations bill which included the purchase of several thousand YVH 1 droids. After that, the Senate held a second vote, where Rodan received 37%, while Omas received 35%, and Ranth 22%. The [[Gotal/Legends|Gotal]] Senator was now the king-maker that would decide the next Chief of State. It was also at this point that [[Shimrra Jamaane]], the [[Supreme Overlord]] of the [[Yuuzhan Vong]], ordered Cal Omas to be killed.
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Lando and Karrde decided to "help" Omas along. They wanted to sell the droids and donate the supplies, and they decided the best way to influence the vote would be to donate the supplies to some of Rodan's more questionable supporters in exchange for their purchase of the YVHs. The Senate overwhelmingly passed an appropriations bill which included the purchase of several thousand YVH 1 droids. After that, the Senate held a second vote, where Rodan received 37%, while Omas received 35%, and Ranth 22%. The [[Gotal]] Senator was now the king-maker that would decide the next Chief of State. It was also at this point that [[Shimrra Jamaane]], the [[Supreme Overlord]] of the [[Yuuzhan Vong]], ordered Cal Omas to be killed.
   
 
Lando and Karrde paid a few more visits to the senators they had contacted and revealed they had recorded their conversations with them. In exchange for avoiding the implication that the senators had taken bribes, Lando and Karrde asked them to vote for Omas. In the third round, Omas received 46% of the vote while Rodan dropped to 24% and Ranth dropped to 20%. Pwoe actually went up to four votes. Ranth was convinced to support Omas in exchange for the continued chair of the [[Justice Council]]. The Yuuzhan Vong then launched their assassination attempt on Omas, which was foiled by [[Mara Jade Skywalker]]. In the fourth vote, Omas received 85% of the vote, and Rodan received about 12% of the vote. Pwoe's total votes went back to three. The next day, Omas was sworn in as Chief of State of the New Republic, and signed the order to form the [[High Council (Galactic Alliance)|High Council]].
 
Lando and Karrde paid a few more visits to the senators they had contacted and revealed they had recorded their conversations with them. In exchange for avoiding the implication that the senators had taken bribes, Lando and Karrde asked them to vote for Omas. In the third round, Omas received 46% of the vote while Rodan dropped to 24% and Ranth dropped to 20%. Pwoe actually went up to four votes. Ranth was convinced to support Omas in exchange for the continued chair of the [[Justice Council]]. The Yuuzhan Vong then launched their assassination attempt on Omas, which was foiled by [[Mara Jade Skywalker]]. In the fourth vote, Omas received 85% of the vote, and Rodan received about 12% of the vote. Pwoe's total votes went back to three. The next day, Omas was sworn in as Chief of State of the New Republic, and signed the order to form the [[High Council (Galactic Alliance)|High Council]].
   
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
{{Quote|With sorrow for our countless dead, but with hope for our future. With sadness for the many who have fallen, but with confidence in the many who have taken their place... I accept the Senate's nomination to be Chief of State of the New Republic.|Cal Omas' acceptance speech|The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way}}
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{{Quote|With sorrow for our countless dead, but with hope for our future. With sadness for the many who have fallen, but with confidence in the many who have taken their place... I accept the Senate's nomination to be Chief of State of the New Republic.|Cal Omas' acceptance speech|Destiny's Way}}
That would be the final election of the New Republic. Following the decisive [[Battle of Ebaq|Battle of Ebaq 9]], Omas reorganized the remnants of the New Republic into the [[Galactic Federation of Free Alliances]]. With a new [[Galactic Alliance Common Charter|constitution]], increased checks and balances, and a new federal structure, the Galactic Alliance strove to correct many of the flaws of the previous government.
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That would be the final election of the New Republic. Following the decisive [[Battle of Ebaq 9]], Omas reorganized the remnants of the New Republic into the [[Galactic Federation of Free Alliances]]. With a new [[Galactic Alliance Common Charter|constitution]], increased checks and balances, and a new federal structure, the Galactic Alliance strove to correct many of the flaws of the previous government.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Destiny's Way]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: Ylesia]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[Ylesia (e-book)|Ylesia]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[The Unifying Force]]'' {{Mo}}
*''[[Dark Nest I: The Joiner King]]'' {{Mo}}
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*''[[The Joiner King]]'' {{Mo}}
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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*{{Databank|character|lukeskywalker|Luke Skywalker}}
 
*''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''
 
*''[[The New Essential Chronology]]''
*{{DB|character|lukeskywalker|Skywalker, Luke}}
 
   
 
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