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Haydez, Monteangelo
6 Zephides, Uential, Maquisador, 137

29 September 2032
Two days ago, the University of Haydez's student union announced that the strike vote had come back in overwhelming support of action with 89% of Monteangeline students voting in favour of a strike. While international students were also part of the vote, in contrast, voting was mixed with 46% in favour. Turnout for the vote was nevertheless very high following a week-long voting period conducted online. The announcement that voting would be conducted online came shortly before the vote was held after the student union determined that they would be able to take appropriate precautions to avoid tampering and protect the anonymity of students in the secret ballot.

The vote was not without controversy, however, and while the Gendarmerie maintained that they would respect the outcome of the vote, a spokesperson expressed concerns over the lack of transparency and suddenness of the process, openly suggesting that any result may be questionable and that students ought to be dissuaded from unnecessary actions that may compromise their educations. Controversy also arose from disclosure of the disparity between native and international students with student advocates denouncing the announcement due to concerns that international students might find themselves singled out and/or targetted for their votes.

Regardless of the controversy, both the Monteangeline Automotive Union and the Carelline Tea Cartel Labour swiftly made statements in support of the motion, advocating for greater participation from the youth in Monteangelo's polity. When questioned if the latter would show solidarity in the event of a strike action, spokesman Estienne Brusli stated that they had "no plans for direct action," but that they "are ready to support Monteangeline students by any means according to the situation."

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Haydez, Monteangelo
8 Notides, Uential, Maquisador, 137

11 October 2032

The first news from the Auenzelle Report was released following the first full decade since the report's conference was convened. Sources are stating that the report contains drastic recommendations that extend past the Navy with broader repercussions for the entire island. The actual conference is reportedly already behind schedule due to a lack of cohesion between the three branches of the uniformed services. General Dauid Ennes of the Gendarmerie has previously been vocal in his criticism of the way the RosCom Crisis was handled, citing the exclusion of the Gendarmerie from the operation. While it has been acknowledged that the marine infantry of the Navy had several shortcomings, the General called for additional recognition and responsibilities for the Gendarmerie, calls which apparently have gone unanswered in the Auenzelle Report.

On the other side, Estat representatives have been reticent to endorse the report allegedly due to concerns regarding an increased demand for refined uranium for use by the Navy. It is widely known that a large portion of the fleet entered into service in the 90s (1980s CE) and that these vessels performed comparatively poorly in comparison with the newer Century-line of warships despite retrofits. With concerns regarding the supply of uranium it can easily be surmised that at least an element of the report is calling for the expansion of the nuclear-powered Century-line vessels within the fleet, though this would come at the cost of current reserves which were planned to be used in the creation of a new nuclear reactor project - one that would alleviate Monteangelo's reliance on fossil fuels which not only are less popular, but cost the country approximately ₶11 billion ($10.1 billion) annually, the vast majority of which is supplied by the Octan Petroleum Company.

While it is unknown how long the conference will last, the report will likely require tripartite endorsement before it may be implemented.

 
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