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Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe. Various governments have a Chancellor who serves as some form of junior or senior minister. ... Queen Elizabeth II, is the Head of State of 16 countries including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand and the Bahamas, as well as crown colonies and overseas territories of the United Kingdom. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... The cover of the 2004 DVD widescreen release of the modified original Star Wars Trilogy. ...

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Elections and authority

The Chancellor is elected by and from the members of the Galactic Senate and serves no more than two four-year terms. The Chancellor can be deposed by a vote of no confidence at any time. The Chancellor also serves as the head of the Senate, and the Jedi Council is also nominally under the Chancellor's authority. A Senior Administrative Aide, as well as several regular Administrative Aides, works alongside the Chancellor under the Office of the Supreme Chancellor. The Vice Chair has a separate office called the Office of the Vice Chair. A Motion of No Confidence, also called Motion of Non Confidence is a parliamentary motion traditionally put before a parliament by the opposition in the hope of defeating or embarrassing a government. ... The Jedi High Council is a fictional institution from the Star Wars series of films. ...


The office was largely powerless in the last years of the Republic, similar to the Speaker of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. The Chancellorship however was still a very prestigious position, despite the loss of power, and Chancellors retained a grand office and the title of "Excellency." The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress. ... Look up Excellence, Excellency, excellency in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Palpatine's rise to Chancellor

Chancellor Finis Valorum was seen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and presided over the dispute between Naboo and the Trade Federation. He was ousted when Queen Amidala, on Senator Palpatine's urging, moved for a vote of no-confidence. Palpatine was elected to succeed him. Finis Valorum (92 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... For information on the character from The Mighty Boosh, see Naboo (character). ... The Trade Federation is a fictional organization that exists in the Star Wars universe at the time of the Galactic Republic. ... Padmé Naberrie Skywalker, also Her Royal Highness, Queen Amidala of the Naboo and later Senator Amidala of Naboo (46 - 19 BBY), is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Natalie Portman. ... Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Soon after he became Chancellor, Palpatine was faced with the threat from the Confederacy of Independent Systems, or Separatists. The Senate granted him emergency powers to deal with the Separatist threat, which Palpatine promised to return once the threat passed. He used these powers to remain in office much longer than would be normally allowed, making himself a virtual dictator. Despite a gradual erosion of freedom, Palpatine faced little opposition due to the specter of an attack by General Grievous. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Dictatorship. ... General Grievous (born Qymaen jai Sheelal) is a villain from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Toward the end of the Clone Wars, evidence surfaced that Palpatine was actually Darth Sidious, Dark Lord of the Sith. The Jedi tried to arrest him, but failed. Using the supposed threat of a Jedi coup, Palpatine declared himself Galactic Emperor, thus abolishing the office of Chancellor and ending the Republic. The initial battle of the Clone Wars: The Battle of Geonosis In the fictional Star Wars saga, the Clone Wars, (also known as the Clone War) were a series of intragalactic battles in the Star Wars galaxy that took place from 22 BBY to 19 BBY. The Clone Wars were... Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Dark Lord of the Sith is a title in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the regime established by then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic. ...


New Republic

The title was not revived by the New Republic/Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, which instead used the term Chief of State to designate the President of the Senate as head of state and government. The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Categories: Star Wars stubs | Star Wars governments ... The President of the Senate is the title often given to the presiding officer, or chairman, of a senate. ...


The Chancellorship may have been created as part of the Ruusan Reformation, as pre-Ruusan leaders of the Republic were usually styled President of the Senate. The Ruusan Reformation was a fictional event in the Star Wars universe when the Republic Measures and Standards Bureau reset the year zero to year of the Battle of Ruusan, which is 1,000 BBY by the current date system. ...


List of known Supreme Chancellors

Chancellor Kalpana is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, who was Chancellor of the Galactic Republic before Finis Valorum. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... Finis Valorum (92 BBY - 22 BBY) is a fictional character from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) reckoned at the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ...

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Supreme Chancellor - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (703 words)
Supreme Chancellor, simply known as Chancellor, was the title of the Head of State and Government as well as Senate President and Senate Chair of the Galactic Republic.
The Chancellor was elected by and from the senators and representatives of the Galactic Senate and could serve two four-year terms.
Chancellor Finis Valorum was seen during the Blockade of Naboo and presided over the dispute between Naboo and the Trade Federation.
Supreme Chancellor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (439 words)
Supreme Chancellor (usually just Chancellor) is the title of the Head of State of the Galactic Republic of the fictional Star Wars universe.
The Chancellor also serves as the head of the Senate, and the Jedi Council is also nominally under the Chancellor's authority.
Chancellor Finis Valorum was seen in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and presided over the dispute between Naboo and the Trade Federation.
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