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BREAKING NEWS: Vice President Lukiz Raikan Address the Federation

Posted on Tue Jul 14th, 2020 @ 9:41pm by President Lukiz Raikan

Episode: Dark Days Lay Ahead
Location: Palais De La Concorde
Timeline: Day 2 at 0300

FEDERATION NEWS SERVICE EMERGENCY BROADCAST

Citizens of the United Federation of Planets,

I address you tonight not as your Vice President, not as an elected leader in society, but as a citizen of the United Federation of Planets.

In the last few hours, there have been countless rumours regarding the increased presence of Starfleet Security in the city of Paris, and specifically around the Palais de la Concorde. While it has been necessary to take some time to establish the facts of the ongoing situation, it is only right that I now share with you some news of the most tragic kind.

Today was supposed to be a day of new beginnings, a day of celebration, a day of change. Today, President Iden Morr was sworn in as your President, the first Bajoran to assume the high office and a woman elected on a manifest of change and progression not seen in years. It is my sad duty to confirm that at approximately 1935 local time, President Iden Morr was gravely injured in what can only be described as a heinous and deliberate attack during a celebratory dinner inside the Palais de la Concorde. Starfleet Security were immediately drafted in to secure the area, and the Palais, whilst some of the very best physicians from Starfleet Medical attended to our President. Alas, at a little before twenty hundred hours, President Iden was pronounced dead.

As per the constitution of the United Federation of Planets, and upon the advice of senior members of the Administration, I invoked Article One of the 25th amendment and was sworn in as the new President of the United Federation of Planets.

Today, we are faced with the very gravest of challenges. An attack on the Federation capitol, on the President herself, has the potential to signal a new threat to our great union. I have placed all Federal and Starfleet agencies on high alert and immediate investigations have begun. We are at our highest state of alert since the Dominion War and we will stay at that level until I am satisfied that any threat to the Federation has been abated.

This news is tragic for all right across the Federation, but none more so than the people of Bajor. To you, I swear that I will not rest until we have justice for your kin. But, as we come together to mourn our loss, I am reminded of the words of President Jaresh-Inyo after the outbreak of the Dominion War; 'Whether it be our combined thirst for excellence, and knowledge; every step up the ladder of science; every adventurous reach into space; all of our combined modern technologies and imaginations; even the wars that we've fought provide us with the tools to get us through the very darkest of times. Through all of the chaos that is our history; through all of the wrongs and the discord; through all of the pain and suffering; through all of our times, there is one thing that has nourished our souls, and elevated our many species above their origins, and that is our courage.'

Our courage will be severely tested in the days and weeks to come. As I assume the Presidency, I assure you all that I will stick to the path laid out by President Iden and put in motion the manifesto and agenda items that we were elected on. In the meantime, I plead with everyone, from Bajor to Zakdorn, to stand together and face whatever challenges may come our way.

May we all, citizens across the Federation, see these events through. Best wishes, and good luck to you.

 

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