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The debates in Kamidye had recently ended and it had seemed as though it had went well. After a short fundraiser within the capital, Yembe and his campaign were already eager to continue where they had left off previously. Plans were made to arrive in Fèrosso by the end of the week with strong hopes of visiting many of the border states in Samgola.

Though the trip was short, Yembe had already been exhausted. Both the debates and fundraising taking a toll on the elderly gentlemen. It had seemed as though they would have to move much of their scheduling back until next week, this to Mr. Songè wasn’t an issue. Donations had recently been running low and the campaign contributions were still slowly coming in, there was little point in doing anything until then.




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Two candidates had already begun to speak of regulations and restriction upon the aviation industry, Mr. Mahol even declaring the necessity to nationalize. The extreme reactions and the hard feelings towards aviation companies is unsurprising to Yembe, but he believed they were rash and irresponsible. “I disagree strongly with my fellow candidates, regulations and especially nationalization are irresponsible, irreversible, and hasty decisions based off a knee jerk reaction to a miniscule number of air related accidents. What my fellow candidates fail to realize is that these aviation companies are capable of self regulating themselves without government intervention. Naturally, customers who desire safer modes of transportation will choose safer options thus creating a market demand in the aviation industry to do so. Eventually planes will become safer, simply because the market demands that they are made safer. Why waste taxes on the inevitable? It’s both a foolish and pointless endeavour. So when you ask me how I’ll handle passenger safety in going forward with my presidency, the most sensible and rational choice is to allow the market to handle it.”
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Yembe had eagerly taken the stage, “As I stated earlier, the best method to increase productivity in Samgola would simply to remove regulations and allow for a free and open market. There are many untapped resources within Samgola that are simply waiting to be both mined and drilled, all while bringing new jobs to the poor and middle class. Anyone who denies this reality is simply trying to keep the citizens of Samgola impoverished. A free market benefits everyone, whether they are poor, middle class, or wealthy. By restricting and regulating our market, like Mr.Mahol desires, would deny our nation the opportunity to claim its rightful place on the world stage. Our nation doesn’t have a future as a hermit state, isolated and hidden away from its neighbors. Let us show the world our glory, and bring about a strong economy, new jobs, and the opportunity for Samgolans to work.”
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“Ah, so fighting for what you believe in is what makes man of value to you? Truly then you must respect those of the People Front more than any Samgolan in this crowd, the women, children, sickly, weak. The millions who could never fight personally on the battlefield. Don’t worry however my fellow Samgolan, just because my fellow Candidate dismisses your self worth, doesn’t mean you are of no value. You are just as important as the soldier, general, or politician, because you are Samgolan. I will fight for more than just the rights of the armed soldier, I will also fight for the rights of the poor and wealthy, the hungry and fed, the weak and the strong. I care not for whether or not you served this country on the battlefield, but if you serve this country as a citizen. Now Mr. Mahol, let us end this charade and allow the moderator to continue before we make a show of such an important debate.” Yembe had finally step back from the stage, allowing for the debate to move forward.
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“You can’t speak up against injustice, when those in power hold the barrel of a gun to your head. The fact that you say otherwise is both the most ignorant and outlandish statement I’ve ever heard from a fellow Samgolan in the nearly thirty years I’ve remained politically active. If you are to insult your elders then feel free, you will only make a mockery of yourself and flaunt your ignorance. However, to insult my voters, those who support me? That is unacceptable. Let me ask you once again Mr. Mahol, do you honestly believe that Mr. Rubusana’s government was anything but a sham democracy? If it wasn’t, then why are we here with a new constitution, new elections, and new leadership? Where is President Rubusana’s administration? Dead and gone, as it should be. My fellow Samgolan’s know that now is the time to move forward and forget the past. Embrace a strong democracy, under an intelligent leadership, for the betterment of their fellow brothers and sisters of Samgola.”
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“Clearly you do stand on a side Mr. Mahol, had you not then those images of your saluting next to a Soviet general would have never surfaced. Are you to truly lie to yourself and say that you stand for Samgolan democracy, when you proudly support a regime that eliminated it completely? Please, have some respect for the fellow citizens of Samgola and don’t lie to them so directly.” He then took a pause, taking a small sip from his drink. “And if you have an issue with my age, then tell me Mr. Mahol how is it that my party has remained competitive? Though you have lost confidence in my wisdom, millions of other Samgolans still look to me for both leadership and support.”
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Noticing the slight chuckle coming from Mr. Mahol after he and Mr. Bassong gave their piece forced Yembe to speak up once again, “Cracking under the pressure already, Mr. Mahol? Or do you find discussing politics funny? These issues that affect real people, citizens whom you claim to protect.” Replying coolly. “Also you speak of American infiltration and subversion, yet you had met with a soviet general under President Rubusana’s regime. It seems more and more likely that it is you who is the puppet of long dead Soviet Union, grasping to mute and pointless talking points that have been irrelevant since the end of the Cold War. Ironic too, that you take arms against communism. Tell me Mr. Mahol, are you a capitalist or communist? You seem to hate the beacon of freedom and democracy and yet scorn the left wing. Where is it that you stand, because at the moment it seems that you stand nowhere. Simply attacking for the sake of attacking. Is this the best that Samgolan Dawn has to offer? Childish and empty insults on live television. It makes me sick that your party has fooled the citizens of our nation into supporting your heinous leadership.”
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Yembe had remained calm under the accusation laid before him by the former general. Whose tone was both abrasive and rude. “Indeed America doesn’t have a perfect system, but that doesn’t mean we are to dismiss what works. A free market has allowed them to increase their power and influence exponentially, something that is necessary to replicate in order for Samgola to survive. We’ve already remained under the iron grasp of the puppet president Mr. Rubusana, who I might remind that you served under directly, whose crimes almost as severe as the People’s Front. If you wish to look towards corruption, then reevaluate the man you once served and still praise. Flaunting your status as a general under a warmonger and who lead thousands of young men to die. I may support our military, but you are a jingoistic murderer and a madman. This is made clear enough by your foolish and irresponsible plan to reintegrate rapists and killers into our military.”
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Yembe allowed his fellow candidate a moment to speak. Issues on the war had been a fresh wound, yet this man had come into our nation acting as though he himself had experienced the horrors of the civil war. “It’s obvious that our nation has struggled over the past couple of decades, our democracy slowly rotting away into a shambling corpse long forgotten. This is something that must change. I have already stated one of the most important issues I wish to tackle during this presidency, corruption. The very nature of our problems, we can’t have a functioning society when those in charge refuse to help the citizens they are to serve. How can you ensure that your fellow Samgolan can drink clean water when the men in charge don’t supply it to them? How can you ensure that your fellow Samgolan can drive on functioning roads when the men in charge don’t pay for them? How can you ensure your fellow Samgolan can live happily when the men in charge refuse to work for them? These are our issues. Clamping down on the corruption of our government should always take precedence, because our society will not function so long as members of our government are off of self-interest.”

“Secondly,” Yembe continued, “to boost the economy and encourage growth within Samgola we must maintain the free market. Allowing foreign investors to build on our lands will spur natural and profitable growth within our markets. Removing arbitrary restrictions, collaborating with our neighbors, giving small business the opportunity to compete, all will ultimately lead to a massive spur in growth. Our nation’s economy will become both stronger and healthier when our government encourages free market activities. Something unseen and unheard of in Samgola in nearly two decades.”




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Yembe stood quietly awaiting for his question within the debate, until eventually his turn came along. A young man named Mahmoud Farra approached the microphone and began to speak. “You have promise on multiple occasions to fight and oppose corruption in your campaign. What laws would you implement, charge or remove to decrease corruption if you and your party won a majority in the National Assembly?”

Mr. Songè paused for a brief moment, cleared his throat and said “Excellent question, my campaign against corruption is essential to the survival of our democracy. First, I would establish a bipartisan publically funded agency with goals of both decreasing and arresting individuals found within the political system engaging in activities such as bribery, embezzlement, and other forms of malicious government mismanagement. It is the duty of the nations public servants to serve that public, not to take advantage of its citizens. Secondly, I will work to increase the salaries of our state workers to discourage the necessity to rely upon bribery or other forms of illegal activity to make a living wage. I know that the introduction of both a anti-corruption agency and increasing the salaries of public servants will bring about a great amount of positive change in Samgola. Thank you.”
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