(UUNN HQ) Without any fuss, fanfare — or even so much as a press release, Commander H.A. Nelson was reappointed by The Directorate for another four-year term as Hyperial Station Governor.
Nelson was a surprise selection as governor in 111 because he is Quantar by birth. His long rise through the ranks in the HSS proved his loyalty, and he was made a citizen of Hyperial in 108.
(Barnard, Hyperial) Hyperial has announced that Dr. Elin Araad received 395 of the 400 votes from The Directorate, to win a second term as Mayor of Barnard. The race generated some news when the relatively-unknown Berl Rismore announced his candidacy and ran an unconventional campaign.
Rismore was not available for comment on the final results of the election.
(UUNN HQ) An anonymous poll conducted by UUNN show Berl Rismore, the unexpected challenger in the race for Mayor of Barnard, could garner at least 28% of the votes from his colleagues in The Directorate. The position of Mayor of Barnard, like all other major offices in Hyperial, is elected exclusively by the 400-members of The Directorate.
When Rismore initially announced his candidacy, the general opinion was that he would get a single-digit percentage of the vote at best. The incumbent Mayor, Dr. Elin Araad, has yet to do any public campaigning for her re-election, and was probably not expecting the need to do so.
Berl Rismore, the son of long-time Directorate member Eldrid Rismore, has run a very non-traditional campaign, taking his message beyond The Directorate and even beyond the Hyperial public — into very open, very public forums.
by Thane Carios
(Barnard, Hypsos) After leaving a meeting of The Directorate, Dr. Viggio Ragne, the Special Representative for the President, today called Quantar a terrorist state. “It is really no surprise,” said Ragne. “This has been a long-standing pattern of behavior for Quantar. They have consistently supported terrorist attacks on our people. Rewarding criminals, terrorists and murderers is an atrocity. We can only hope that the more principled factions will see this for what it is and take appropriate action.”
Hyperial has cut off the few communication channels it has with Quantar and has changed its official political status with Quantar to “War.”