2018 Presidential Election

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  1. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Monday, 22 April 2019

    Former German Chancellor Rudolf Ehrhart Dies

    Former Chancellor of Germany Rudolf Ehrhart, who led Germany from 2005 to 2015, has died at the age of 74 in Berlin. Ehrhart had been battling prostate cancer for the past four years, and had been in hospice since late March.

    The first former East German to become chancellor in the reunified Germany, Ehrhart was born in Stettin (now Szczecin) 22 March 1945, just a month before the city fell to the Red Army at the end of the Second World War. After the postwar settlement gave his birth city to Poland, he and his family were among the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Germans who moved or were expelled into East Germany by Soviet occupying authorities. Ehrhart would grow up in the town of Templin 90 km (56 miles) north of East Berlin, and became an engineer. For the first part of his adult life, Ehrhart remained steadily apolitical, only becoming politically active with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ehrhart joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and won a seat in the Bundestag in the 1990 election, the first free elections in a united Germany since the Weimar Republic, then joined the cabinet of Chancellor Wilhelm Schneider.

    After the CDU and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) lost power to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) led by Heinrich Weisman, Ehrhart rose to the top level of the CDU hierarchy. Following Schneider's death in 2000 and his successor CDU leader Irwin Hochstetter's retirement following involvement in a campaign finance scandal, Ehrhart became CDU leader and, after the SDP-Green coalition fell apart in 2005, won the 2005 federal election to become chancellor in a grand coalition with the SPD.

    Ehrhart's time as German chancellor coincided with the Great Recession and ensuing troubles in the European Union after several countries nearly defaulted on their sovereign debt obligations. Widely considered the de facto leader of the European Union during his chancellorship (a role taken up by French President Giselle Trenier after his retirement), Ehrhart was instrumental in preventing member-states like Greece and Italy from defaulting on their debts and in continuing to support the United States in its peacekeeping role in Kazakhstan. He was seriously injured in the 2011 Syrian attack on Jerusalem, but returned to his full-time duties after nearly a month of recuperation. After winning a third straight election, Ehrhart announced his retirement in early 2015 after his cancer diagnosis. He was succeeded as both CDU leader and chancellor by Franz Beck, who would lose the 2016 snap federal election to current chancellor Alex Baumann.

    Baumann praised his predecessor as a "great statesman", and "master diplomat", while French President Trenier said she will miss "my dear friend Rudolf". A spokesman for the Ehrhart family say that a public service will be held on Thursday, 25 April. Several current and former national leaders, including Baumann, Trenier, Prime Minister Richard Samuels, American Vice President Jack Hunter, and Weisman and Beck (the two living former chancellors) are expected to attend.

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    Ehrhart in his last public appearance, 2018 (photo by Bruno Ganz)

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    OOC: Just a recap of the Chancellors of Germany:

    Chancellors of Germany (West Germany until 1990)
    1974-1982: Helmut Schmidt (SPD)
    1982-1994: Wilhelm Schneider (CDU)
    1994-2005: Heinrich Weisman (SPD)
    2005-2015: Rudolf Ehrhart (CDU)
    2015-2016: Franz Beck (CDU)
    2016-0000: Alex Baumann (SDP)
     
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  2. WestWingNut Well-Known Member

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    Can someone please do a West Wing opening with Sam's White House?
     
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  3. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

    Sparks fly in Oregon 4th district debate

    The debate between the two candidates in the hotly contested special election in Oregon's 4th congressional district saw few punches pulled on either side. Former lieutenant governor Callum Hinchcliffe (D) and activist Cody Zucker (R) met for their debate at 7:00 PM Pacific Time in the one debate before the April 30th vote to fill the seat left vacant by now-White House Chief of Staff Will Bailey. While the debate started relatively convivial, the tenor soon changed as the candidates were asked to discuss their stances on hot-button national issues like federal spending, investments in "green" energy and President Seaborn's proposed infrastructure plan.

    The two men largely agreed on the need for increased investments in renewable energy, but wildly differed on federal spending and infrastructure; Hinchcliffe came out in favor of both, while Zucker called the president's budget "fiscally disastrous" and rejected the White House's assertions that it would end up saving the federal government money in the long term. "The time for a massive investment in infrastructure was twenty years ago, not now," Zucker argued. "If we need to deficit-spend, it should be for something that is as serious and multi-faceted as climate change, not our aging interstates."

    On the issue of experience, the two got personal. Hinchcliffe said that Zucker, age 26, was too inexperienced and focused on "niche issues" such as children's rights to be an effective representative. "While I do appreciate your sincerely-held beliefs and your work on behalf of children," Hinchcliffe told Zucker after bringing up Zucker's work as a children's rights advocate. "It seems to me like a rather peculiar phase, and that this campaign is just the next thing."

    "Making sure children in Oregon have legal protections and rights shouldn't be considered a 'phase', Mr. Hinchcliffe." Zucker replied. "What I call a phase is the four years the governor you served under [Paul Chang, who lost his bid for re-election in 2015 to current governor Walter Collins] embarrassed this state and turned the Oregon Democrats into a shadow of what they once were."

    Zucker's final pitch to voters was similar in tone—saying he was not a "career politician", but someone who wanted "new ideas, new energy and new people" in Washington and who stands by his beliefs "regardless of whether they poll well or whether some consultant thinks they play well with the base." Hinchcliffe, in contrast, highlighted his experience as lieutenant governor and his previous stint in the state legislature working with various organizations and actors to help push through legislation that aimed at helping veterans, increasing healthcare access for rural Oregonians and encouraging tourism. He asked voters to "choose someone with a proven record of getting results" and who had dedicated his career to public service.

    While obviously both campaigns proclaimed their candidate the victor, third-party observers largely ruled the debate a tie. Susan Dagby of the Portland Tribune's reaction was indicative of the general reaction: she said that Zucker outperformed Hinchcliffe but not enough to meet the high standards he set for himself with his crushing performance in the Republican primary debate.

    The latest poll by NBS had both candidates at 44 percent, with 12 percent of voters undecided.
     
  4. Marky Bunny Well-Known Member

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    Wednesday April 24th 2019

    President Seaborn's first state visit to the UK set for June 3rd

    US President Sam Seaborn will make a three-day state visit to the UK from June 3rd to June 5th Buckingham Palace has announced today.

    The President and First Lady Lauren Parker-Seaborn will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark seventy five years since the D-Day landings. He will also have official talks with Prime-Minister Richard Samuels at Downing Street.

    The White House said the upcoming trip would reaffirm the "steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom". In reply a spokesman from Downing Street said June's state visit was an "opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead".

    Representatives of other countries invited to the Portsmouth event on June 5th include those from Canada, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Greece, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.Portsmouth was one of the key embarkation points for many of the landing craft on D-Day, when, during World War Two, Allied forces invaded Nazi-occupied France marking the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler's domination of Europe.

    The June gathering on Southsea Common will involve live performances, military displays and tributes to the Allied troops who fought in Normandy, including at least eleven Royal Navy vessels in the Solent and a flypast of twenty six RAF aircraft.

    After leaving the UK, President Seaborn and his wife will travel to France for a series of D-Day anniversary events on June 6th itself.
     
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  5. WestWingNut Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully it goes better than the one in real life.
     
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  6. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Here's the infobox for the latest Ukrainian presidential election:

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    Cast (previously established)
    Vera Farmiga as Anastasia "Nastia" Konanov
    Boris McGiver as Valentin Sobolevksy

    The administrative district/oblast results are obviously based on the OTL 2019 election, with the results in regions occupied by Russia or in a warzone IOTL calculated based on a universal swing from the 2010 presidential election (the last election before the annexation of Crimea)
     
  7. WestWingNut Well-Known Member

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    In the U.K, 10 Downing Street employs a house cat that's tasked with killing rodents call the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet office. Can the WW universe have a Chief Mouser at Number 10?
     
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  8. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    The Chief Mouser position predates the main POD, so of course there are (and have been) Chief Mousers ITTL.
     
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    Should the Chief Mouser in this timeline be the same cat as the one in real life (Larry), or someone else?
     
  10. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    The Gregg Institute on Foreign Relations
    National Leaders: New Zealand


    John LANGLEY (1942-2005)
    Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989
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    Langley was swept into power as a result of dissatisfaction with the National government, and owing to the fiscal situation he inherited, deviated sharply from his Labour predecessors. Under him and his immediate successor, Labour embraced free-market positions on several issues, causing the Fourth Labour government's economic policies to be described as "Rogernomics" after Minister of Finance Roger Scott. Langley's term in office saw the floating of the New Zealand dollar, slashing of both state spending and top tax rates and removing industry subsidies. Under his leadership, New Zealand formally removed the last vestiges of British colonial rule from the government with the Constitution Act of 1986, decriminalized male homosexuality, and made Maori a co-official language of New Zealand and, made the nation as a whole a nuclear-free zone. This brought him into conflict with the United States under D. Wire Newman and resulted in New Zealand's partial suspension from the ANZUS alliance.

    Langley would resign in 1989 amidst the fracturing of Labour's coalition, retiring from politics in the ensuing 1990 election.

    Dave PECKHAM (1951-2015)
    Prime Minister from 1989 to 1990
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    The man picked by the Labour Party to succeed Langley, Peckham had previously served in his predecessor's cabinet as Minister of Justice. One of the youngest prime ministers in New Zealand's history, Peckham's term was brief, mostly preoccupied with attempting to heal the split between Labourites supportive of the Fourth Labour Government's economic policies and traditional Labour supporters who favored a more social democratic system. Peckham did not succeed, and lost the 1990 election in a landslide to the Nationals in the worst performance up to that point since the party won the 1935 election. He remained Labour leader until he resigned following the 1993 elections and was eventually appointed to be New Zealand's ambassador to the United States from 2010 until his death in 2015.

    Dame Kate BAYNES (born 1943)
    Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997
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    Kate Baynes made history as the first woman to become prime minister of New Zealand following her party's defeat of the governing Labourites in 1990. Although campaigning against "Rogernomics", the new government was forced to bail out the Bank of New Zealand shortly after taking office and as a result, largely continued the fiscal policies of their immediate predecessors. Baynes presided over New Zealand at the end of the Cold War and saw the creation of the New Zealand honors system to replace the British one previously used in 1996. Most notably, her tenure saw the switch from the traditional first-past-the-post (FPTP) method of electing members of Parliament to mixed-member proportional representation (MMP) in 1993 after a nationwide referendum came back in favor of MMP. The 1993 election, the last held under FPTP, marks the last time one party has won a majority of seats in Parliament.

    The Nationals were forced to go into coalition and confidence and supply agreements with right-wing splinter parties created in anticipation of the switch to MMP in 1996. Following that election, she made a coalition agreement with the New Zealand First Party, which had opposed the spending cuts made by both her and the previous Labour government. Disgruntlement by members of her caucus at the power given to New Zealand First MPs saw her lose the confidence of her party's leadership and she resigned in 1997. She was made a Dame of the Order of New Zealand and ambassador to the United States in 1998, retiring in 2002.

    Harry McIVER (born 1945)
    Prime Minister from 1997 to 1999
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    McIver was elected to lead the National Party after Baynes' resignation and oversaw the disintegration of the alliance with New Zealand First in 1998. After New Zealand First withdrew from the coalition, he formed a coalition with two parties, formed by dissident New Zealand First MPs, to remain in power through the remainder of the 45th Parliament. McIver's tenure was relatively uneventful compared to his predecessor, with his most notable achievements were lowering the drinking age from 20 to 18 and becoming the first prime minister to attend a gay pride parade (the 1999 Hero Parade in Auckland). He failed to win a term of his own in 1999, with Labour becoming the largest party and forming a left-wing coalition government. McIver remained National leader until being toppled in 2001 and retired from Parliament in 2002.

    Graham WEST (born 1944)
    Prime Minister from 1999 to 2008
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    The left-wing coalition that won the 1999 elections brought West to power, the first of three such elections he would win. The first post-Rogernomics Labour prime minister, West oversaw the creation of several new programs, including the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, a sovereign wealth fund for pensions to those aged 65 and older, and public, interest-free student loans. His government also increased the minimum wage five percent annually, introduced 14-week parental leave, and legalized civil unions for same-sex couples in 2004. The Fifth Labour government also saw New Zealand become signatory to several free trade deals, including becoming the first developed nation to sign such an agreement with the People's Republic of China in 2008. West's tenure also saw New Zealand troops deployed to East Timor and Kazakhstan in 2006, with the latter mostly acting as logistical support for American forces.

    Voter fatigue and the beginning of the Great Recession resulted in Labour's loss in the 2008 election, and West's retirement from politics. In 2011, he served as a member of the three-man Provisional Governing Council of the Holy City of Jerusalem alongside former South African president Frederick Hymans and former British prime minister Ricky Meyer, becoming the first (and so far only) native New Zealander to be a head of state. Unlike his colleagues, West survived the Syrian attack on the inauguration ceremony of President Ben Sawahili in December of that year.

    Kevin TE HARE (born 1960)
    Prime Minister from 2008 to 2017
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    Kevin Te Hare's election marked a major milestone for New Zealand, as he became the first Maori and first non-white person to serve as prime minister in the country's history. Taking power in confidence and supply agreements with the libertarian ACT Party and (from 2011) the centrist United Future Party, Te Hare's government saw a rightwards shift economically. Under his premiership, tax rates were cut while the goods and sales tax (GST) was raised to help offset the economic downturn he had inherited. Socially, the Fifth National Government saw the restoration of titular honors, including knighthoods and damehoods, that had been abolished by Labour in 2000, the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013, and an unsuccessful push by the prime minister to change the country's flag that was defeated at a referendum. Despite pressure from some in his party, Te Hare did not commit New Zealand combat troops to support the "ABC" (American-Britain-China) intervention in Qumar during the 2016 crisis and subsequent occupation, instead sending humanitarian aid to the Qumari people.

    The 2017 election saw the Nationals remain the largest party, but their existing coalition fell below the necessary 61 seats to form a government, with their United Future partners not winning a single seat. Te Hare and the Nationals attempted to sign a coalition agreement with New Zealand First, but the populist, nationalist party instead formed one with Labour, ending the Fifth National Government. Te Hare briefly continued on as National leader before retiring in 2018 and resigning from Parliament.

    Kylie BROWNLEE (born 1977)
    Prime Minister from 2017 onward
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    Incumbent prime minister Kylie Brownlee came to power in 2017 as a result of a coalition agreement with New Zealand First, supplemented by a confidence and supply agreement with the Green Party. She leads the first government in New Zealand not to include the party with the most seats (Nationals) and only the second elected head of government (after former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto) to give birth while in office, taking maternity leave after her daughter's birth in December 2018 (NZ First leader Sterling Pollard served as acting prime minister, becoming the person not from either National or Labour to lead the country since 1935). The Sixth Labour Government intends to halve child poverty in New Zealand by 2027, decriminalize abortion, and has scheduled a referendum on the legalization of recreational cannabis to coincide with the next general election in 2020.

    Current polling for the next election (scheduled for 2020) has Brownlee trouncing National leader Dan Phipps by nearly 40 percent in "preferred prime minister" polls, although Labour maintains only a small lead over the Nationals in party polling.

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    Cast
    Jonathan Hardy as John Langley (new character)
    Jon Gadsby as Dave Peckham (new character)
    Lisa Harrow as Dame Kate Baynes (new character)
    David McPhail as Harry McIver (new character)
    John Rhys-Davies as Graham West
    Temuera Morrison as Kevin Te Hare
    Melanie Lynskey as Kylie Brownlee
     
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    Liked learning about all of New Zealand's Prime Ministers. Good job. Thanks
     
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    Collins; Zucker come out in support of CRA

    Eugene, Oregon- During a joint rally held between Cody Zucker and Governor Walter Collins, both man came out in favor of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Considering the history of both men, this move does not come as much of a surprise, considering Zucker's work with Oregon's LGBT youth and Collins having written the Oregon Marriage Equality Act that legalized same-sex marriage in Oregon. However, much like with other moderate Republicans, there was the question of whether or not both would duck the issue in favor of political expediency. However, both men took the time yesterday to give their full-throated support of the bill.

    "It's time to use what we have learned here in Oregon to teach the rest of the Country. It's time to show them that love and compassion will always triumph over hatred and bigotry. It's time we show them that States' Rights is no justification for discrimination. Send me to Congress, and I'll vote Yes!"- Cody Zucker.

    "Marriage Equality is long overdue in this great land of ours. that's why we need to send people like Cody Zucker to Washington to get the job done."- Walter Collins.

    With Zucker locked in a tight battle with former Lieutenant Governor Callum Hinchcliffe leading up to next Tuesday's special election, this could be the push he needs to get him over the line. Governor Collins meanwhile, faces an unknown future, but will in all likelihood be squaring off against Portland Mayor Mitch DiSarro in November's general election.

    The Special Election for Oregon's 4th District is next Tuesday, April 30th.

    The Democratic Gubernatorial Primary is June 11th.
     
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    Gubernatorial Races headed for rematches as GOP's Cleacy and Hodder-Shaw unopposed as May 7th Primary draws near

    With this year's Gubernatorial Races now in full swing, the general election already looks to be taking shape in Mississippi and Vermont as the GOP frontrunners are unopposed less than two weeks before their respective primaries. In Vermont, State Secretary of Commerce & Community Development Patrick Cleacy looks to likely to take on Governor Janet Lorton who is running for her 5th term in office. If Governor Lorton is re-elected, she would become the longest-serving governor in Modern United States History, short only to former Vice President George Clinton who was Governor of New York for 21 years from 1777-1795 and 1801-1804. Given the political makeup of Vermont, Governor Lorton is expected to easily win a 5th term in office.

    Meanwhile, in Mississippi, former Governor Katie Hodder-Shaw is headed for a re-match with the man who defeated her 4 years ago, Governor Alan Fisk. However, unlike Vermont, pundits are predicting that the Mississippi Gubernatorial race could become one of the nastiest in history, with several controversial groups already running adds against Governor Fisk. the most of prominent among these groups being the United Daughter of the Confederacy, who have filed more than 100 lawsuits against the Governor following his 2016 executive order that removed dozens of Confederate statues and monuments from public grounds, including all 4 that been erected by the UDC in Mississippi. Even though Hodder-Shaw is unopposed in the GOP primary, many pundits expect her to have an uphill climb ahead of her to topple Alan Fisk.
     
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    OOC: Infobox set of the remaining actors who portrayed James Bond who haven't been in an infobox yet:

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    Cast (previously established)
    Sean Connery as Jack McDonald
    Pierce Brosnan as Brendan McGann
    Daniel Craig as John Barrow

    • McDonald's biography was done here.
    • Brosnan just happened to be pictured recently looking like Gerry Adams (who McGann is clearly based off of), so that's the picture I used. I had him take over as Sinn Féin leader after Adams was assassinated in 1984 (IOTL Adams was shot and nearly killed by loyalist paramilitaries in an attempt that was foiled by the British Army and Royal Ulster Constabulary; here, he dies and McGann takes over).

      His cluster of leadership positions and offices were all previously established, except for his Dáil Éireann constituency (just gave him the constituency Adams IOTL went to). His successor in his SF leadership roles are new creations, since they weren't named.
    • Barrow was listed as head of MI6 in 2015, so he must have started in 2014 given the trend since 1989 IOTL of MI6 chiefs serving for five years (but that's not to say that Barrow won't be in charge after reaching the five-year mark in November). Most of his biography is based off of current OTL MI6 head Alex Younger, hence him being a soldier before joining MI6.
     
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    Barrow, John Barrow.
     
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    Is that a Vesper Lynd reference I spot?

    I'd also like to note as the person who created John Barrow, that I have literally only just spotted that he shares the same initials as James Bond.

    That was coincidence I promise
     
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    Monday April 29th 2019


    European Parliament voting intention:

    CON: 30%
    NPP: 28%
    LAB: 22%
    LIB DEM: 5%
    SOC ALL: 4%
    GREEN: 4%
    LEAVEUNOW: 2%
    Others:5%


    via @YouGov, 23 - 27 Apr
     
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    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    Emperor Akihito Abdication Ceremony to begin soon.

    In Tokyo, The abdication ceremony -- the "Taiirei-Seiden-no-gi" --will be held in the State Room in the Imperial Palace. It will be the first of its kind in over two hundred years. This is the first abdication in Japan since Emperor Kōkaku in 1817.

    At 5:00 p.m., Emperor Akihito will enter behind senior officials of the Imperial Household Agency.

    Chamberlains will follow... carrying the Imperial Regalia, a sacred sword, and jewel. They're proof of enthronement. The State and Privy Seals will also be brought in.

    Other members of the Imperial family -- including Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, Prince and Princess Akishino -- will also enter.

    Then, the chamberlains will place the Imperial Regalia and the seals on stands.

    Next, Prime Minister Ayeka Juchiro will deliver an address on behalf of the Japanese people.

    Emperor Akihito will then speak to the people for the last time in his current role.

    The ceremony is scheduled to last about 10 minutes.

    Around 300 people are expected to attend. They include the Prime Minister, the heads of both chambers of the Diet, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and local government leaders.

    The Emperor is abdicating due to his health. Which in recent years had taken a turn for the worse. He made the early indications of wanting to retire in 2010 to his advisors and leaked his abdication intent in 2016 to the public before pleading to the public in 2016 to the nation. In 2017 the Diet voted to allow the Emperor to abdicate.

    Many World Leaders and Ambassadors are preparing for sending well wishes to the new Emperor and the start of the Reiwa era.

    The country of Japan will be on a ten day holiday due to the abdication. Emperor Naruhito will be enthroned officially in October.
     
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    The plans for the abdication of Akihito are largely unchanged from OTL.
     
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    OOC: With the changeover in the occupancy of the last remaining imperial throne, I thought it was time to update the list of Japanese PMs in the Heisei Era done way back in the original thread.

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    Yoshikazu Yasuhiko as Hideki Onozuka
    Rentarō Mikuni as Kazuo Yagami
    Kōji Yakusho as Kozo Fuyutsuki
    Takeshi Kitano as Ichigo Hikibi
    Hideaki Anno as Gendō Robokungi
    Sonny Chiba as Kaoru Yasone
    Jun Kunimura as Oso Takabi
    Ken Watabe as Arata Kanzaki
    Kimiko Yo as Ayeka Jūchirō

    • The biggest change is that two prime ministers (Robokungi and Jūchirō) have macrons in their names now, and the kanji for Kanzaki and Jūchirō is different than in the infoboxes I posted earlier. Part of that is due to the fact that, realistically, vowel length (which a macron indicates in Japanese) would be marked on a Wikipedia page (notice how the current OTL PM of Japan is referred to as "Shinzō Abe", not "Shinzo Abe") and also correcting the kanji mistakes I made when I made the infobox (considering I don't speak Japanese and "Juchiro" appears to be an extremely rare Japanese given name, not surname, I had to get creative to find a way to create a name in kanji that approximates "Juchiro"—the kanji in the box actually is the one for the given name "Jūshirō", but let's just say that the PM and her husband's family pronounce it with a "ch" instead of "sh" as a way of explaining the variation in romanization).
    • The first four PMs are all OTL, which is why they aren't included on the cast listing.
    • Aside from Kanzaki, Jūchirō and the four OTL PMs, the district each PM represented while in office is my own choice, mostly based upon where the actors who played that particular PM was from or grew up.
     
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