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First woman elected to the Romulan Senate!
_At this time we are happy to report that the polls within an electoral district in Venia have been released, the winner is Athena Aurora. This earns her the great distinction of being the first woman to be elected to ANY office in the empire's history(Including past states such as the BSF.), she is also an actress most famous for her role in the Hunger Games Franchise as Katniss Everdeen. Athena won the election on the Romulan Imperial Party ticket, she is seen as a changing force in the party and has even hinted at taking a whack of attempting to take it's leadership. The district was also considered a safe United Centrist seat but Athena managed to bring back the battle and win it with 78% to 22% a far cry from the 34% she original was polled of getting.
The election has also shown the growing approval for the RIP after some policy changes were made within it, much of this is in anticipation of a probable court decision that would call for an election on Dec. 29th and could pave the way for a Romulan Imperial party government, the third government within a few months. This court decision also shows how stable governments really are in the URE, some now even referring it as the Land of a thousand governments due to the amount of governments it has already gone through this year!
But back on topic, Athena draws her inspiration from Queen Aleksandra of Red Croatia which who she says is a model for all women. Athena's mother is from Red Croatia so it is expected she would hold some sentiments for the country. Athena is also considered part of a massive feminist wave surging through the nation where 52.6% of the populous is female...but yet hasn't until now elected one to office, weird uh?
She also helped with many charities during and after the Romulan Civil War and protested against all of it's leaders, but she has called still for the return of the Emperor on a limited power base. There is a rumor that she may be the son of Romulus as her father was never apparent in her life and her mother did know Romulus when he was a Colonel twenty years ago, which is Athena's age....another spooky mystery huh guys? But she is a citizen since she was born in the nation and her father's identity was kept secret but his nationality was proven to be Romulan or at that time Balkanian. She is currently also the youngest Senator and one of the youngest office holders in the nation!
Athena got the chairmanship of the Civil Rights committee and is the leader and only member of the Women's power caucus. already the four revors have said their dissatisfaction with her. This is seen as their possible threat on their power due to her possibly being the Heir to emperor romulus and the constitution has a provision if an heir is found...
Also we would love to thank everyone for making us the #1 subscribed newspaper in the URE! We finally toppled the Imperial Report and it's stupid state run media! So I hope our new subscriptions across the world enjoy our news!
Article by Chrisia Deronua
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Romulan Imperial party goes under Internal Changes! Also featured Istaria wanting full autonomy?
_The Romulan Imperial Party or RIP has today announced a completely overhauled platform in response to a recent court decisions setting a new election up for December 31st which could see the downfall of the current unpopular government in return for a more and more populist party, the RIP. The party decided to become Progressive Conservatives, advocating more social moderation, and have decided to become Compassionate Conservatives all the same while. The party is also showing support for a possible healthcare reform and heavily advocating the end of the patriarchy that has existed in the Empire for hundreds of years due to the distrust of females after the Revolution of 234 AD against the Rechroatian Colonial Lords to the the Romulan State being a colony of Red Croatia.
The party also managed to surprised most political analysts by electing Athena Aurora as their Leader. Many see this as chance to win over the Woman vote in order to get a majority and in order to get on the good side of a possible heir to Emperor Romulus. To add in the scare to the Revors who still see her as a threat to her power, a Rechroatian Genetics Laboratory has stated they have the genetics of Emperor Romulus and could possibly test Athena for it.
The party is also trying to push for the rest of the opposition parties to unite in order to suppress UC legislation attempting to pass the Senate for the next few days. This could put further strain on the UC who is losing popularity faster than a motorcycle racing a turtle on the high way. Pre-election polls already heavily favor the RIP who could be the choice for the more conservative Romulans out there. One of the most surprising things the UC is trying to pass is gay marriage which could be easily stopped by the opposition parties as a protest. Only time will tell though.
Next time we will talk with the Romunauts on the Phoenix Station and will talk about the next test of the Valdore Launch system! Or if we are lucky the next pope!
Article by Chrisia Deronua