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Suyu Llaqta World Service

Postby jamescfm » Wed May 03, 2017 9:12 pm

Suyu Llaqta World Service is an international news and media broadcaster. It carries stories from a variety of local media sources in the Republic of Suyu Llaqta, the most popular include:
-Llaqta Public Broadcasting Corporation; Suyu Llaqta's largest state-funded and state-run media organisation, operating in print, television and radio
-Radio Suyu Llaqta; an non-profit radio channel hosting current affairs news and discussions
-Llaqta Weekly News; Suyu Llaqta's largest independent newspaper organisation, noted for its apolitical reports
-Suyu Llaqta Today; a prominent newspaper tabloid newspaper, famed for its eccentric and sensationalist coverage
-The Daily Worker; a newspaper operated by a left wing student organisation
-Sunday Echo; a largely independent newspaper
This is by no means an authoritative list, though, and the World Service endeavours to provide a varied and extensive selection of publications.
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Llaqta Weekly News
Representatives to Vote on Extending Franchise

13th June 4205

Following decades of protest and campaigning, the numerous civil rights movements attempting to secure universal franchise have achieved a significant victory. During a session of the Council of Representatives last week, the Chief Councillor announced that debate and voting on the opposition's 'Representing the People (Voting Rights)' bill would take place on the 29th June. Although there is no guarantee the bill will become law, campaigners had been facing extreme difficulties due to the personal opposition of former Chief Councillor Chimalli Desch who refused to schedule a debate on the legislation on sixteen occasions across the last four years. Desch's sudden death at the beginning of the month was, rather cynically, a cause for celebration for some. His replacement is Pidru Francke. Francke- chosen by the National People's Party councillors- is perceived to be far less draconian than his predecessor, who had been steadfast in his opposition to expanding minority rights.

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Chief Councillor Francke confirms that voting will take place on major voting reforms

If successful, the legislation would represent a substantial change in the nation's political system. In addition to allowing all women over thirty to vote without the written permission of their husbands, a stipulation which has been made worse by the limited number of marriage licenses issued in recent years, it would overturn a ban on Klikut people voting. Although the NPP have not yet announced how they will whip their councillors, President Kuzco Schubert was elected on a platform which was broadly supportive of extending the franchise as a way to control increasingly violent demonstrations by civil liberties groups. If his party were to perform such a clear U-turn with less than eighteen months until elections, they would be in extremely difficult political territory.

The National People's Party have governed uninterrupted since the establishment of the third republic over one-hundred-and-fifty-years ago but opinion polling suggests their support is at a record low. Tempestuous economic conditions across Terra have hit Suyu Llaqta particularly hard. Last month, the police force went on strike for the first time in a history when inflation left their pay packets worthless within a matter of days; the resultant looting further decimated the livelihoods of shopkeepers in particular. On the matter of franchise, the NPP must now strike a balance between ensuring the demands of protesters are met and loosing their tight grip on power. It is well publicised that those groups who would be permitted to participate under the reforms are the most likely to vote against the incumbent regime.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Worker's Party, who hold just eighteen of the ninety-five council districts, are in the ascendancy. Their left-wing economic policies, including the nationalisation of the Green Triangle emerald mines, have become perpetually more popular as the nation as a whole becomes poorer while their staunch support of universal franchise is, needless to say, well received among those groups who are currently excluded. It would require something like a miracle in order for them to secure a Council-majority, given that the district boundaries are drawn by the government. Nevertheless, they may be more successful in winning the Presidency. The National People's Party are unpopular yet their leader President Schubert is even more so. His controversial comments that colonisation was 'beneficial for our land' have incited widespread fury, particularly among the Istapali population- who were often brutalised by their colonial rulers.
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The Daily Worker
Trade Unionist Lulling to Contest Presidency

25th November 4205

With a year still to go until voting begins in the Presidential election, the Democratic Worker's Party has already announced that Coatl Lulling, the leader of the National Union of Transport Workers (NUTW), will be their candidate. Incumbent President Kuzco Schubert has not yet confirmed whether he will seek re-election as the National People's Party's candidate. Although he has only served one term, Schubert's approval ratings do not read well for the NPP. Many citizens believe he is to blame for the high unemployment and inflation rates, brought on by the Dalibor financial crisis. Under his leadership, there have been no attempts to expand social security despite widespread reports that poverty is rife across the country. Lulling, on the other hand, has repeatedly shown his commitment to improving workers rights and eradicating inequality. During his time in charge of the NUTW, he successfully negotiated a deal with the National Railway Network which guaranteed a pay rise in line with inflation for all workers.

In addition, Lulling has been at the forefront of the campaign for voting rights reform. In June, the Council of Representatives narrowly approved legislation which has doubled the size of the enfranchised population. The Representing the People (Voting Rights) Act was passed by a single vote when the governing NPP granted their councillors a free vote on the matter; it lifted a ban on Klikut voters and guaranteed all women over the age of thirty the franchise. Previously, written permission was required from a husband. On the date of the Council decision, it was reported that one DWP Councillor had to travel over a hundred miles from a hospital in his district where he was due to undergo a hip replacement operation in order to ensure the legislation was successful.

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Coatl Lulling leads a protest march against discriminatory voting laws

In spite of the victory, there are still many obstacles which could overshadow the reforms. The last set of Council elections were dominated by reports of foul play on the part of the government. Many polling stations were attacked and forced to close in areas where the opposition expected to receive significant support and the Minister of the Interior announced that voters would require official identification to cast a ballot. The Democratic Worker's Party decried this as an attempt to prevent the poorest in society from taking part in the democratic process. Presently, passports require explicit foreign office authorisation and ID cards can cost as much as a month's wages for some.

Lulling spoke extensively to a meeting of the Trades Union Federation about his upcoming campaign and hinted at the kind of proposals we can expect to see in his manifesto. Further civil rights reform, including lowering the voting age from twenty-one to seventeen and allowing Klikut tribes to own the land they inhabit, were a key feature however he touched on numerous policy areas. Unsurprisingly, the DWP commitment to nationalising 'the three industrial pillars' of emerald mining, textile manufacturing and coffee farming was restated and a free-to-access healthcare service was promised. Like many of the opposition's programmes, these are generally popular but this is typically among those groups who have traditionally lacked influence. Hopefully, the most recent reforms will tip the balance of power away from the autocratic administration.
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Government in Civil War Over Schubert's Candidacy

2nd May 4206

This morning, Suyu Llaqta Today can exclusively reveal the details of a vicious row at the core of the governing National People's Party over the upcoming Presidential elections. At the NPP's headquarters in the capital Kallki, a heated argument broke out between Chief Councillor Pidru Francke and Yolyamanipilli Koda, the Chief Officer to the President- the most senior office within the executive branch other than the President himself. Koda is one of President Kuzco Schubert's closest advisers and the two rose through the party side-by-side. According to one source, who was present during the meeting at which the dispute occurred, Koda and Francke had to be physically separated to prevent the matter escalating further.

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Yolyamanipilli Koda is at the centre of a dispute tearing the government in two

Exact details are sketchy at the current time but the source of the two powerful figure's disagreement is believed to be whether or not President Schubert should seek a second term in office. As his most important ally, Koda has repeatedly said that he should be entitled to run once again in November. However, Francke and other members of the Council of Representatives are terrified at the thought of such an unpopular President standing as the NPP candidate and privately believe he should step aside. Recent changes to voting laws have significantly dented the party's lead over the opposition in opinion polling and the ongoing economic hardship is intrinsically linked to Schubert's tenure.

Primary elections are due to be held next week to determine the National People's Party's Presidential candidate however no other official has yet come forward to rival President Schubert. It was Chief Councillor Francke's admission in the national press last week that he would be unlikely to support the President that provided the catalyst for the current infighting. Koda viewed this as complete betrayal and took to the media to fight back, calling Francke's remarks 'cowardly and self-harming'. He then reportedly held a meeting with key supporters in the Council of Representatives to evaluate whether it would be feasible to initiate a 'soft coup' to replace him. When confronted about this in a meeting between the cabinet and the President's team, Koda is said to have exploded with fury.

Overall, the revelations present an image of a political party in complete disarray. Already at a massive disadvantage due to momumental demographic shifts and an economy in tatters, the National People's Party have created an even more colossal challenge for their Presidential nominee, regardless of who that may be. In stark contrast, the opposition Democratic Workers Party confirmed their candidate, Coatl Lulling, six months ago and have been campaigning since the beginning of the year on a platform of eliminating corruption, rebuilding the country's infrastructure and rallying against poverty. If the current trends continue, they could finally become the first party to defeat the NPP in a Presidential election under the third republic and inflict a humiliating defeat on a regime which has immense power over its electorate.
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Postby jamescfm » Sat May 06, 2017 1:19 pm

Radio Suyu Llaqta
Schubert vs. Lulling- Presidential Election Coverage Live

7th November 4206; 21:00
Ollin Tada:
Ladies and gents, that is it: nine o'clock and polling stations are closing as I speak. Simultaneously, the forty-eight hour prohibition on media coverage of electioneering reaches an end, meaning I can report- for the first time- on the result of today's Presidential election. Several months ago, Radio Suyu Llaqta commissioned an exclusive exit poll with the MRI Group and over the course of today, they have spoken to more than ten thousand voters across the country- particularly in those so-called 'bellwether' areas. On the basis of their findings, we believe that the result of this election will be a narrow but historic victory for Coatl Lulling of the Democratic Worker's Party. At present, we predict that Lulling will receive around fifty-three percent of votes, with Kuzco Schubert of the National People's Party polling about forty-four percent. Stay with us throughout the night as the results come in, as we speak to political analysts, voters and hopefully the candidates themselves.


7th November 4206; 21:09
Ollin Tada:
Right, I'm now delighted to be able welcome our first guest of the evening to the show. He's just arrived from across the city at the Llaqta School of Economics where he is a Professor of Political Science, specialising in voting behaviour. Pashaun Fersen, what do you make of these exit polls? Do they reflect the educated view on the way the election would go?

Pashaun Fersen: Certainly so. In the run-up to voting, Mr. Lulling was the consistent front runner over the incumbent President. His reputation as a hard-working and principled politician proved a stark contrast to the characterisation of Schubert as somebody who was bought by foreign corporations and elected as a result of state intrusion into the democratic process. Nonetheless, that doesn't take away from the enormous upset that the DWP have inflicted, within the historical context. A common refrain from Lulling was the fact that the National People's Party had won every Presidential election for over a century and a half; they pitched this as an opportunity for change at last and it seems they've been successful.

Ollin Tada: What about the impact of the Representing the People Act, legislation which drastically altered the demographic make-up of the electorate? Do we know how effective it was and whether it was implemented properly?

Pashaun Fersen: With regard to the voting process, we're getting a mixed picture so far. On the face of it, the government seems to have recognised that they couldn't possibly hope to impose some of the contrived measures which they have in the past; there was no ID requirement this time round and greater police presence helped to ensure that militant NPP supporters could not terrorise voters in the DWP strongholds. Nevertheless, reports have surfaced, anecdotal though they may be, that many Klikut voters up north had a difficult time in gaining access to a ballot paper. It seems the trouble was in relation to their communities not being recognised as settlements by the state; this meant they had to travel long distances to reach a polling station.

Ollin Tada: Have we seen any response from the government yet?

Pashaun Fersen: Not yet, Schubert will likely wait until the result is a certainty before he makes a public appearance. His critics, the Chief Councillor for example, may be more willing to comment, given that they appear to have been vindicated about his ability to secure re-election.


7th November 4206; 21:44
Ollin Tada:
We're expecting the first results to be announced within the next hour or so, in the meantime, we've got former Minister for Voting and Elections Catl Outman on the telephone to explain in further detail what the procedure is for counting and declaring the results. Good evening Mr. Outman, the Presidential election is a straight first-past-the-post vote so where do the districts factor in to the equation?

Catl Outman: Evening Ollin, thanks for speaking to me. As you identified, there is no district voting in Presidential elections; voters simply cast their ballots and the total for each candidate is added up. However to make this process quicker and to help break down the results, ballot boxes are counted at specialised counting stations in the district capital. Although the districts are intended to be roughly the same size, this isn't possible for a number of reasons. As a result, we expect that the smaller, urban districts, where there are fewer voters and where the distance that boxes must travel is considerably shorter, will declare their results much earlier in the night.

Ollin Tada: Okay and what about the so-called 'bellwether' districts- areas where we expect the result to be a strong indicator of the national trend?

Catl Outman: Bellwether districts are often difficult because it is likely that the vote will be particularly tight in those places, meaning that extra precautions have to be taken to ensure the ballots are counted correctly. Consequently, they are often reported later than the rest of the country and this means that early in the evening, the results can be unrepresentative of the final outcome. Exit polls tend to be far more accurate indicators until at least the early hours of the next day.

Ollin Tada: You've given me the perfect segue, Mr Outman, because the exit polls present a crippling defeat for your colleague President Schubert. How does the National People's Party recover from this result?

Catl Outman: Nothing is certain at this stage. We'll wait and see what happens for now.


7th November 4206; 22:50
Ollin Tada:
I'll have to cut you off there I'm afraid because I believe we can now cross directly to the Icnoyo North district, where the first declarations are being made.

Xoco Den:--ting officer for Icnoyo North do hereby declare that the results for the presidential election 4206 were as follows. Chinpukilla Ccora- Party for the Environment: 20,856; Acalan Huama- Popular Llaqta Front: 89,425; Coatl Lulling- Democratic Worker's Party: 6,587,319; Ilhuitl Paucarchuco- Union for a Social Republic: 3,240; Kuzco Schubert- National People's Party: 2,814,446. There were 2,401 ballot papers rejec--

Ollin Tada: Lulling winning Icnoyo North, the first district to declare in this election, by a substantial margin. Pashaun, we expected a victory for the DWP here- an area with one of the largest ethnic minority populations in the country- did we expect a victory that emphatic?

Pashaun Fersen: I don't think we did, Ollin. Like you say, the result here was never in doubt but to accumulate nearly 70% of the votes is impressive. It will, undoubtedly, be balanced out by regions where Schubert wins large majorities, but I do wonder whether we could be in for a result which is not quite as tight as earlier reports would lead us to think.


8th November 4206; 00:04
Ollin Tada:
We'll take the opportunity of a short break in declarations to briefly speak to Minister of Business and Labour Oqllo Cuya, a prominent ally of the President in the Council of Representatives. Mr Cuya, pleasure to have you. We've had more than a third of districts declared and the President is trailing by about five million votes: you're finished here, aren't you? It's time to admit defeat.

Oqllo Cuya: I disagree, Ollin, and I think that's a rather cynical view. There are still plenty of areas where we can make up that lost ground, as was mentioned earlier on your programme. Throughout the campaign, I spoke to thousands of voters who vehemently back the President and his platform; based on those conversations, I think a DWP landslide is unlikely. Either way, we have plenty of results still to report and it would be foolish for anyone to jump to a conclusion at the present time.

Ollin Tada: If the President is unsuccessful tonight, you and your allies must take much of the blame, mustn't you? His unpopularity was repeatedly pointed out yet you insisted he was the right man for the job.

Oqllo Cuya: Let's not dive into hypothetical questions. The National People's Party held a primary election and President Schubert was chosen, without a challenge, as our candidate. He clearly retained his authority within the party and I hope he'll be back in office for a second, even better, term.


8th November 4206; 01:37
Ollin Tada:
It now seems that Coatl Lulling will be the first of the two major candidates to appear publicly since the polls shut, as he is moments away from speaking to a group of committed supporters at a rally in the capital. His victory is not a certainty at this point but it would require something like a miracle for him to be defeated. Here he is now.

Coatl Lulling:--u for joining me here as we celebrate what is destined to be the best night in the Democratic Worker's Party's history. Across the country, we have seen people who have been denied the right to vote, or who have felt the process was useless, finding their voices and having their say. Yesterday's election looks set to be the largest democratic exercise ever recorded in Suyu Llaqta; that is something we have to be proud of. At the moment, we can't tell for sure who has won but if the current indicators are to be believed, President Schubert may be packing his bags in a few short hours.


8th November 4206; 02:55
Ollin Tada:
We're hearing reports that Schubert could be on the brink of making his first appearance of the evening. We've already heard from several of his camp, all of whom denied that the result was confirmed. If Schubert does decide to break his cover, it may well be the case that he is admitting defeat. I'll ensure that we keep you up to date on that story as it develops. Meanwhile, I have Kumya Mallma- Chairman of the DWP in the studio. Ms. Mallma, what is the mood within your party at the moment?

Kumya Mallma: Cautiously hopeful. We know we are getting closer to a triumph by the minute but obviously, we cannot take that for granted. In addition, success in this election is just a means to an end; we want to fundamentally transform this nation for the benefit of its people. Our economy is rigged in favour of foreign interests and our democracy is deeply, deeply flawed, those things require our full attention. We cannot spend too much time thinking about celebration because we've got work to do!

Ollin Tada: Indeed, you have. I can tell you that Orccachi, earmarked as a district Schubert needed to win if he was to be re-elected, has just declared for Lulling. The President only managed forty percent of the vote, his opponent reaching close to fifty-three. We have now received declarations from more than three-quarters of districts.

Pashaun Fersen: I think that's game over for Schubert. Oraccachi is generally regarded as a conservative region and he represented the district as a Councillor for eight years. If he can't win there, where can he win?


8th November 4206; 04:12
Ollin Tada:
I'm going to interrupt because I am now able to issue an historic declaration. With only five districts yet to declare, Coatl Lulling has been elected as the next President of the Republic of Suyu Llaqta. Presently, he sits on fifty-six percent of the vote compared to his rival Kuzco Schubert's forty percent however it is mathematically impossible for the latter to overtake him. For the first time ever, the President of the Third Republic will not be a member of the National People's Party. We are still waiting to hear from the President, despite rumours over an hour ago that he was due to make a public appearance soon.


8th November 4206; 06:44
Pashaun Fersen:
The Chief Councillor Pidru Francke will definitely be somewhat pleased by these results. Strange though it may seem, his legislature holds much of the power in the country and the new President will have to reach compromises if he wants any of his measures passed. It gives Francke the chance to deflect the blame for policy failures away from the Council. On top of that, his instinct in doubting Schubert's credentials has been clearly justified. Simply put, Schubert was far less popular than his opponent and voters did not trust him. Voting reform played a part but I dare say that Lulling would've have won this election anyway. Take these statistics with a pinch of salt but we believe turnout among Klikuts, the group who were enfranchised for the first time in this election, could be as low as fifty-five percent.

Ollin Tada: Interesting. Now, the President has emerged outside his residence and is speaking to the nation: we think he will concede defeat at this point.

Kuzco Schubert: Citizens of Suyu Llaqta, I am speaking to you as your President to confirm that I recognise the result of yesterday's election. On the largest vote in our history, I was defeated by Coatl Lulling: there can be no disputing or ignoring that fact. I wish to congratulate Mr. Lulling on his fantastically hard-fought campaign and wish him good luck in his quest to make our country a better place to live. Tomorrow morning, I will chair a regular meeting of the cabinet. Before the end of that meeting, as is traditional after an election, I will hand over the chairing of the cabinet to Mr Lulling who will assume the office of President of the Third Republic at that point. At this time, I have nothing further to add. Thank you and good morning.
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Llaqta Weekly News
President Detained and Provisional Government In Place

9th December 4216

In an unnerving development, it has emerged that Coatl Lulling, the President of the Republic, has been taken into police custody overnight. Speaking outside the Executive Mansion, the President's official residence, the Director General of the Suyu Llaqta Police Force Mayua Huancahuari announced the President would be questioned over accusations that he has taken bribes and cooperated with foreign corporations. Huancahuari explained that Lulling's arrest meant he would no longer be able to serve in his role and that a provisional executive would take charge of the nation until elections could be held to replace him.

Lulling was comfortably re-elected for a third term in office last month on a promise to implement sweeping economic reforms which had, until now, been obstructed. Since his first election in 4206, Lulling has attempted to nationalise a number of strategic industries however all legislation drafted by the President must be approved by the Council of Representatives, dominated by the National Peoples Party. Consequently, he has only been able successful in establishing a publicly owned rail network. More than a dozen pieces of legislation which would have seized the assets of the Eldert Maring Resources Group, who operate the nation's three largest emerald mines, had been rejected. In his most recent campaign, Lulling vowed that his first act in office would be to use a Presidential decree to push the legislation through: the first time the power has been used in a century.

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Sumailli Paucar has been placed in charge of the nation, though officials say this is temporary

Already crowds have gathered to call for the President's release, decrying the arrest as a coup against the democratically elected government. Chief of the Armed Forces Sumailli Paucar, who has been appointed as the 'Commander of the National Government', reassured citizens that a peaceful and democratic solution would be reached as soon as possible. When he was asked why the police and armed forces had opted not to allow the Chief Officer to the President to replace Lulling but instead implemented their own administration, he claimed that they could not be certain that the President's staff had not also been involved in criminal activities.

Chief Councillor Pidru Francke has been given the role of Coordinator of Law and Internal Security and has ordered police officers to increase their presence on the streets to combat the threat of rioting or protest. In a speech shortly after the new government was appointed, Francke said that Huancahuari had taken the right decision in arresting the President, saying it highlighted that nobody was 'above the rule of law in Suyu Llaqta, that all individuals will be held responsible for their actions'. Later this evening, he will chair an emergency meeting of the Council of Representatives when it is expected he will announce that the legislature will be have its powers suspended until the crisis is over and stability has been restored.
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Workers Continue Struggle For Democracy

30th March 4217

Over three months since President Coatl Lulling was detained and a provisional government implemented, the citizens of Suyu Llaqta remain without an elected government. Last December, Lulling was arrested by the Director General of the Police Force and the Chief of the Armed Forces Sumailli Paucar was designated to lead a transitional government. Despite repeated promises that they would hold elections as soon as possible, it seems as though the key players in the administration have sought to consolidate their power. As well as the dissolution of the executive branch, the Council of Representatives has also seen its power suspended, eliminating any opportunity for scrutiny of the regime's actions and policies.

Across the country, citizens are beginning to take matters into their own hands. The Democratic Worker's Party, who the President represented, issued a statement in the past week saying that Paucar's government was illegitimate and that citizens should not have to obey its rulings. In rural parts of the country, violent clashes have been reported between civilians and police officers. Law enforcement had moved onto coffee growing land after it emerged that farmers were being armed in order to provoke a rebellion; the harsh treatment reported by many of those farmers has succeeded in turning the public mood against the government.

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Pidru Francke was placed in charge of maintaining law and order

Pidru Francke, Coordinator of Law and Internal Security, has promised a complete crackdown on violent crime and that he would be prepared to draft in the armed forces if it was required in order to restore the rule of law. In reality, this has meant the implementation of a nine o'clock curfew and a ban on large crowds in public places. Additionally, the electoral reform legislation passed in recent decades has been reversed as Francke claimed it 'posed a threat to the peace and stability of our republic' in spite of the fact that he oversaw much of its implementation when he was Chief Councillor.

With the continued repression of the public's voice, it surely won't be long before the government has to deal with a full-scale workers revolt. The National People's Party's policy of maintaining power and influence at all costs has shown their opposition to the democratic process and undermines any previous claims that the third republic was not an autocratic regime.
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Llaqta Public Broadcasting Corporation
Fourth Republic Declared As Terrorists Threaten Democracy

15th October 4217

Commander Sumailli Paucar, leader of the National Government, gave a defiant and powerful statement outside the Executive Mansion this evening in which he announced the creation of a 'fourth republic' following the arrest of criminal President Coatl Lulling and a subsequent violent uprising by his supporters. Lulling was found guilty of treason and handed a life sentence last week after he was found to have taken extensive bribes from a number of foreign governments and corporate agents during his time in office. In response, Commander Paucar has vowed to eliminate all political corruption before holding elections in order to ensure that the nation is given a proper choice of candidates rather than the 'sleazy political operators' who have held the office in recent decades.

In his address, the Commander explained that a new constitution would be implemented to secure peace and democracy for all Llaqta citizens. Under its provisions, Paucar will accept a new role as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission; the remaining members of the Commission will be handed specific briefs in order to secure prosperity for the nation. The constitution will be ratified by the Council of Representatives which will then be replaced by a more efficient and effective 'Legislative Council'. The first elections for this new body will be held within the next decade.

In the meantime, Paucar and his provisional team have turned their focus to quelling the treacherous revolts orchestrated by foreign forces. Terrorists, supported by the Democratic Worker's Party, have seized control of one of the nation's largest emerald mines in Ecigues in the north of the country. Commander Paucar left no doubt about his regime's response to the attempt to destabilise the republic, saying that 'any individuals who seek to undermine the legitimate authority of the state will be punished to the fullest extent of the law'. Special forces have been deployed to the area and are said to be making good progress despite difficult geographical conditions.

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Ecigues; the nation's two other major mines (stars) and largest cities (dots) are also shown

In an attempt to distance themselves from the DWP and disgraced President Lulling, the rebels have adopted a new name: the Republican Liberation League. The Coordinator of War and International Relations has made clear that he believes the group are being supported, both politically and financially, by 'the powerful Communist forces which manipulate foreign affairs' and has called on peace-loving nations to send aid to the government to demonstrate their commitment to stability and the rule of law. Domestic support for the militants is thought to be lacking and it is reported that miners have refused to cooperate to prevent them from benefiting from the sale of emeralds.
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Foreign Imperialists Arrive to Support Government

1st March 4218

As the Republican Liberation League- supported by the workers, farmers and miners of Suyu Llaqta- continue to gain ground on the military regime, pictures emerged today of the State Affairs Commission meeting with members of the Kongelig Landethær, the Kazulian Royal Army. Newly appointed War and International Relations Commissioner Isaak Meindl has negotiated a deal with Terra's most notorious interventionist power which will see an unknown number of 'military advisers' arriving in Suyu Llaqta to support the government's agenda. Kazulia is a nation which is known for it's anti-socialist positions, most recently successfully blocking a deal which would have allowed the Majatran Revolutionary Socialist Federation to improve the capability of their armed forces.

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Commissioner Meindl has authorised brutal crackdowns on rebel forces

Led by Chairman Sumailli Paucar, the government has pursued a campaign of violent suppression against revolutionary forces in the Northern parts of the republic. After the illegal detainment and sentencing of democratically elected President Coatl Lulling, the armed forces and police force implemented their own regime in Niederung. Though they initially promised that elections would be help as soon as possible, eighteen months on this has not materialised. Paucar has now established a new constitution which grants him almost exclusive power.

The Republican Liberation League has led the resistance against Paucar's administration. In spite of government propaganda claiming the opposite, the armed forces have so far failed to push the revolutionaries back. Many local residents, who experienced institutional poverty and discrimination under previous governments, are sympathetic to their cause and have offered to support the rebels with food and shelter. The Republican Liberation League now controls most of the territory surrounding the Ecigues mine, where the revolt began. In addition, strikes have been called in the country's largest emerald mine in Triquez causing the Mariani Investment Group, an Istalian firm involved in the mine's operation, to call on the government to crack down on workers.

Recently, reports emerged that forces working alongside both the RLL and the Democratic Worker's Party had unsuccessfully attempted to break Coatl Lulling out of the maximum security prison he is being held in. According to the revolutionary leadership, Lulling is still the legitimate and internationally recognised head of state in Suyu Llaqta and they have called on nations across Terra to eliminate diplomatic communications with the military regime as a sign of solidarity. It isn't yet clear whether the international community will stand up for the Llaqta people or whether they will support Paucar's military regime.
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Re: Suyu Llaqta World Service

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Llaqta Weekly News
Socialists Blamed As Two Hundred Killed In Downed Aircraft

30th June 4219

The State Affairs Commission has blamed the insurrectionist Republican Liberation League after an aircraft from the Federal Republic of Kalopia-Wantuni was shot down over territory they control in the north of the country. The flight was heading to the Kingdom of Kazulia, leading to speculation that it was targeted in response to the perceived support of the government by the Kazulian armed forces. Although discussions took place between the two administrations, it isn't clear what the basis of those deliberations were. General Isaak Meindl, Commissioner for War and International Relations, has promised a firm and direct response to what he labelled a 'barbaric and appalling attack against innocent civilians' and called upon Kazulia to support this.

Over two hundred people, primarily tourists, are reported to have been killed in the crash with most hailing from Kalopia-Wantuni, Kazulia and Istalia. As a result of the attack, questions have been raised about how the Republican Liberation League have gained access to the array of arms which have enabled them to seize vast swathes of territory in the mining communities of northern Suyu Llaqta. In recent months, the left-wing rebel group has achieved a number of gains both militarily and politically. Throughout the spring, they succeeded in securing road links to the border with Istapali. Although they have condemned the actions of the RLL, senior officials in the Llaqta government have accused Istapali of taking a relaxed approach to the insurgents.

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The Chairman of the State Affairs Commission during a difficult meeting with the President of Istapali

Additionally, the conflict has attracted interest from even further afield. The Majatran Revolutionary Socialist Federation is widely speculated to be supporting the revolutionaries, taking advantage of a vital opportunity to secure partners on the international stage. Meanwhile, individuals from across Terra have been receptive to the idealistic message of the socialists, who have pitched the conflict as a struggle against fascism. In reality, the most recent attack shows a far less glamorous side of the Republican Liberation League, one which they will not want to be broadcast globally.

Nonetheless, the military regime headed by General Sumailli Paucar has bounced back in recent weeks. For the first time since the arrest of Coatl Lulling which prompted the current crises, elections were held last week. Citizens voted for members of a 'Legislative Council' which was created under a new constitution, declared by General Paucar two years ago. Despite an exceptionally high turnout, especially considering the highly unstable nature of the country at present, all three hundred councillors were elected on a 'United Democratic-NPP' ticket. Supported by both the National People's Party and the military leadership, in many places these were the only candidates standing due to the ban on the Democratic Worker's Party implemented by the Internal Security Commissioner.
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