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Qamada City, MediaCorp News - In a public address to the nation, Supreme Leader Julius Palmer assessed the Tennessee situation. "Our sovereignty over East Tennessee have been challenged by our neighbor in the United Republics of Dixie. Not only does this blatently ignores the irrefutable fact the East Tennessean people played a direct role in the formation of Qamadan in the first place, but directly contravenes Qamadani sovereignty over one of its states. Their ex post facto claim, coupled with their lack of faith in our institutions and their stated willingness to hold a referendum of their own in East Tennessee, despite the fact that we held a legitimate referendum in which the people overwhelmingly affirmed their desire to become Qamadani citizens, is nothing short of an outright insult against the Qamadani people and Government. Compounding this insult is their rhetoric about choice, never mind their implications that our citizens in East Tennessee had no choice. They speak of choice, yet they are willing to disregard the choices our East Tennessean citizens made in their exercise of self-determination if they can help it. Although I have sent Foreign Secretary Simon McBride to meet with their Government, I would like to make this clear: East Tennessee is an indivisible part of the Nation of Qamadan, and will continue to be so. We will not undermine the rights and sovereignty of our citizens for the sake of irredentist claims, nor will we sacrifice our citizens to a foreign government for the sake of "choice." Our citizens in East Tennessee chose to become Qamadani citizens of their free will and through our institutions, and it will be through their free will and our institutions that they may cease to be Qamadani citizens, not through foreign institutions or machinations. If the Dixie Government cannot accept that, that is their problem."
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Knoxville, MediaCorp News - East Tennessee Governor Will Haslam spoke about the ongoing Tennessee situation, and referred to the recent speech by the Supreme Leader. "The present situation concerning East Tennessee, indeed the entirety of Tennessee, is highly concerning, not only for the people of East Tennessee but for Qamadan as a whole," he stated in an opening statement. "The contestation of East Tennessee's status by the United Republics of Dixie, while raising the issue of self-determination and free choice, nevertheless have the potential to create conflict where none existed. We cannot deny the fact that all peoples have the right to self-determination, to determine which polity they wish to partake, but we also cannot deny the fact the population in eastern Tennessee exercised such self-determination to form the Nation of Qamadan and join it. I can confirm that there was, indeed, a nationwide referendum in which East Tennesseans participated in, and an overwhelming percent voted in favor. The people of East Tennessee are proud to call themselves Qamadani citizens, and I enjoin the Government of Dixie to recognize this fact."
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I do not believe your elections were fair. The elections results were too high to be realistic. There are many minority groups which do not support Qamadan who would not vote in favor of such a referendum. I believe it is in the best interest for Qamadan to withdraw or we will be forced to withdraw any trade agreements, past, present, and future.With Greece's new mineral wealth deposits, it is unwise to miss out on such a trade possibility.  

 

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I do not believe your elections were fair. The elections results were too high to be realistic. There are many minority groups which do not support Qamadan who would not vote in favor of such a referendum. I believe it is in the best interest for Qamadan to withdraw or we will be forced to withdraw any trade agreements, past, present, and future.With Greece's new mineral wealth deposits, it is unwise to miss out on such a trade possibility.  

 

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- Arthur Bellisario Jr., Editor-in-Chief of the Qamadan Quarterly
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Qamada City, MediaCorp News - The first legislative elections in Qamadan's history were held. Prior to Election Day, four political parties (the National Party, Liberal-Conservative Party, the World Party, and the Labor Party) conducted a series of campaigns across the five states of the Qamadani union. The National Party, led by party founder and leader Stephen Michaels, is a right-wing nationalist party dedicated to social conservatism, fiscally nationalist policies, and pro-American foreign policy. The Liberal-Conservative Party, headed by William Burgundy, is a center-right party that promotes a conservative social policy, a fiscally centrist policy, and an isolationist foreign policy. In turn, the World Party, led by Allison Munn, is a centrist pro-democracy party dedicated to social progressivism, a liberal fiscal policy, and an interventionist foreign policy. Lastly, the Labor Party is a center-left policy that emphasizes social progressive policies (especially in regards to organized labor), a progressive fiscal policy, and an interventionist foreign policy. Once polls were closed and votes electronically tallied, it was publicly announced that the National Party received 52 percent of seats (242 out of 465 seats) in the Chamber of Representatives, followed by 32 percent (149 seats) for the Liberal-Conservative Party, 12 percent (56 seats) for the World Party, and 4 percent for the Labor Party (18 seats). The state legislatures will appoint Senators (up to ten total) in accordance to the Basic Law. The 1st National Assembly of the Nation of Qamadan will convene on the third of January.
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Qamada City, MediaCorp News: Following private discussions with state governors, reevaluations of geopolitical interests, and assessments of regional defense capabilities, it was decided that the Qamadani National Army (QNA) were to withdraw its troops and personnel from New York State, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, and Maryland within three months. Their defenses would be provided by for state militias, National Guard units, and local police units. Virginia was to remain a protectorate; 20,000 troops would be stationed there. In the meanwhile, following the recent collapse of the Dixie Republic, the remainder of Tennessee and Alabama were declared a protectorate of Qamadan, and 20,000 troops would be accordingly deployed there to restore order and stability, and were to be rotated in due time with the troops that were stationed in the north. However, the Office of the Foreign Secretary made it clear in its announcement to the international community that the retraction of the protectorate from most of the Eastern Seaboard did not indicate the abandonment of Qamadan's interests or obligations there: should the state governors request assistance, whether against a hostile foreign power or against a domestic emergency, Qamadan will provide it. In the meanwhile, Bermuda will remain an overseas territory of Qamadan, and part of the troops and personnel that were to be withdrawn from the northern states would be redeployed to Bermuda.
 

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Qamada City, MediaCorp News: By a special administrative decree, the titles of the Supreme Leader and Grand Vizier were officially changed to the Potentate and Steward, respectively, and will be reflected as such in official government documents and communiqués. The reasoning was that the titles, Supreme Leader and Grand Vizier, were provisional in nature and thus had to be altered to reflect the permanent nature of the Qamadani government following the legislative elections. The official titles of secretaries and other members of the National Council will remain unchanged.

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