Chancellor Valorum: The chair recognizes the senator from the sovereign system of Naboo.
Senator Palpatine: Supreme Chancellor, delegates of the senate, a tragedy has occurred... which started right here with the taxation of trade routes... and has now engulfed our entire planet... in the oppression of the Trade Federation.
Senator Dod: This is outrageous! I object to the senator's statements!
Chancellor Valorum: The chair does not recognize the senator from the Trade Federation at this time.
Senator Palpatine: To state our allegations, I present Queen Amidala, recently elected ruler of the Naboo, who speaks on our behalf.
Queen Amidala: Honourable representatives of the Republic, I come to you under the gravest of circumstances. The Naboo system has been invaded by the droid armies of the Trade -- [interrupted by Senator Dod]
Senator Dod: I object! There is no proof! This is incredible. We recommend a commission be sent to Naboo to ascertain the truth.
Senator Teem: The Congress of Malastare concurs with the honourable delegate from the Trade Federation. A commission must be appointed.
Chancellor Valorum: The point -- [interrupted by the bureaucrat]
Bureaucrat: Excuse me, Chancellor. [whispers to Chancellor Valorum]
Senator Palpatine: [Whispers to Queen Amidala] Enter the bureaucrat. The true rulers of the Republic, and on the payroll of the Trade Federation, I might add. This is where Chancellor Valorum's strength will disappear.
Chancellor Valorum: The point is conceded. Will you defer your motion to allow a commission to explore the validity of your accusations?
Queen Amidala: I will not defer. I've come before you to resolve this attack on our sovereignty now. I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee! If this body is not capable of action, I suggest new leadership is needed. I move for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum's leadership!
Senators: [Chanting] Vote now, vote now...!
Senator Palpatine: Now they will elect a new Chancellor, a strong Chancellor, one who will not let our tragedy continue.
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