Recurrent Themes – Politicians
I decided to not include monarchs in this group. Instead, these are people who have been elected to office.
Currently, they are all male, although that was not my intention, to only have elected male rulers. A lot of this skew can be explained by the fact that most of the politicians showcased herein are Daranaeans.
In canon, Jonathan is eventually elected to the presidency of the United Federation of Planets. I have not shown that, but I have shown him as a representative in Flight of the Bluebird, and as a retired former president in both Bread and A Hazy Shade.
Arnis, the Alpha of Daranaea, is disgraced and sent to prison for murder at the end of Take Back the Night, proving that even he is not above the law.
One of the pieces of the plot of Flight of the Bluebird is the elections for Alpha, as Acreon is retiring. Boestus is the conservatives’ standard bearer.
At the end of Reversal, Chawev is hauled off to jail (I seem to incarcerate my leaders a lot), for the crime of poisoning Yipran with potassium.
This Beta Council representative is elected in a special election after Arnis is disgraced at the end of Take Back the Night.
In the elections for Alpha in Flight of the Bluebird, Vidam represents the liberals on Daranaea, and is known to the electorate as the man who, during Debate, first brought to a vote the issue of granting the vote to Prime Wives (he lost, by an overwhelming amount).
I need to write some female (and nongendered) politicians and political leaders, I think!
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