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The PLANT Supreme Council is a governmental body that oversees the PLANTs and ZAFT.

Overview

The PLANT Supreme Council is the highest decision-making body in the PLANTs, with its political base in the city of Aprilius One. The members consist of one elected chief councilor from the "PLANT's Council of Sixty", each representing one of the twelve cities; the twelve members are treated equally, but a chairman is elected from them as a measure of convenience to facilitate the proceedings. The term of office for the chairman of the Supreme Council, who serves as the de facto head of state, is one year and rotates. During C.E. 71, in the First Alliance-PLANT War, the council was made up the following:[1]

Council Member Colony Representing Position Political Faction Academic Specialty
Ali Kasim Januarius City Legislative Committee Chair Moderate Microengineering
Tad Elsman Februarius City Administrative Committee Member Moderate/Neutral/Radical Biochemistry
Ezalia Joule Martius City National Defense Committee Member Radical Aerospace engineering
Siegel Clyne Aprilius City Supreme Council Chair Moderate Space Life Sciences
Yuri Amalfi Maius City National Defense Committee Member Moderate/Radical Mechanical Engineering
Louise Leitner Junius City Judicial Committee Chair Radical Agricultural Engineering
Jeremy Maxwell Quintilis City Legislative Committee Member Radical Chemistry
Orson White Sextilis City Administrative Committee Chair Neutral/Radical Particle Physics
Eileen Canaver September City Diplomatic Committee Chair Moderate Information Science
Herman Gould October City National Defense Committee Member Radical Political Science
Parnel Jesek November City Judicial Committee Member Moderate/Neutral Industrial Engineering
Patrick Zala December City National Defence Committee Chair Radical Space Navigaion and Control

History

Beginning

Formed in C.E. 53, the PLANT Supreme Council was created after completion of the 120 colonies that make up the PLANT homeland. Five years later, Patrick Zala and Siegel Clyne were elected on the council and in C.E. 63 the two became the leaders of a faction of the council which sought independence from the sponsor nations on Earth. In C.E. 68, Clyne became chairman of the council and continued to secure independence from Earth. On January 1, C.E. 70, the council was targeted by an attack of the sponsor nations, which resulted in the death of one of its members. Over the next months, the relationship between the PLANTs and the newly formed Earth Alliance deteriorated, resulting in a declaration of war from the EA.

First Alliance-PLANT War

At the beginning of the war, there was a roughly evenly split political division of the Moderate Faction (led by Siegel Clyne and Eileen Canaver) and the Radical Faction (led by Patrick Zala and Ezalia Joule). Many members of the PLANT Supreme Council were also parents of elite mobile suit pilots in ZAFT, such as Tad Elsman, Ezalia Joule, Yuri Amalfi, and Patrick Zala, whose children were under the command of Rau Le Creuset on board the newly constructed Nazca-class destroyer Vesalius.[2][3]

Siegel Clyne was later replaced by Patrick Zala as Supreme Council Chair.[4] In C.E. 71, Siegel Clyne, frustrated by the extremist actions of his successor, secretly allowed his daughter, Lacus Clyne to entrust Kira Yamato with the ZGMF-X10A Freedom.[5] The Clyne family was forced into hiding with the supposed act of treason drawn against them; Eileen Canaver was left in charge of the Moderate Faction and Patrick Zala quickly ordered the arrest of the members of the Moderate Faction and those associated with the Clyne family.[6][7] Patrick Zala was killed during the Second Battle of Jachin Due by Ray Yuki, after having shot Ray when he suggested they not fire GENESIS at the Earth.[8]

Provisional Council

Following the conclusion of the First Alliance-PLANT War, Eileen Canaver led the arrest of Ezalia Joule and the members of the Radical Faction and became the acting head of the PLANT Provisional Council, consisting of the members of the Moderate Faction.[8] This provisional council eventually negotiated a peace treaty between PLANT and the Earth Alliance which would become known as the Treaty of Junius. After the treaty became active, the provisional council was dissolved with Eileen Canaver leaving the council. Gilbert Durandal became the chairman of the new PLANT Supreme Council.

Second Alliance-PLANT War

As of C.E. 73, Eileen Canaver retired from her position as PLANT Supreme Chair and an almost entirely new PLANT Supreme Council had been elected. Besides Durandal as the new PLANT Supreme Chair, new members were Alan Clarzec, Ricardo Orff, Eduardo Lee, George Adaman, Crister Oberge, Neu Kazaefsky, and Takao Schreiber.[9][10] Returning members consisted of Ali Kasim of Januarius City, Louise Leitner of Junius City, Orson White of Sextilis City, and Parnell Jesek of November City.

In C.E. 74, after the death of Durandal and the end of the second war, Lacus Clyne became chairwoman of the PLANT Supreme Council.[11][12]

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Cosmic Era Nations and Factions
Earth Alliance
Atlantic Federation | Eurasian Federation | Republic of East Asia | South Africa Union | United States of South America | OMNI Enforcer | Blue Cosmos/Logos | Phantom Pain
PLANT
PLANT Supreme Council | ZAFT | African Community | Oceania Union
Neutral Entities
Equatorial Union | Kingdom of Scandinavia | Orb Union | Three Ships Alliance/Clyne Faction | Terminal | DSSD | Mars Colony
Non-Governmental Organizations
Actaeon Industries | Adukurf Mechano-Industries | Fujiyama Company | Junk Guild | Serpent Tail | Morgenroete | Librarian Works
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