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Loyalist Committee
General information
Founder(s)

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

Member(s)
Locations

Coruscant

Historical information
Formed from

Galactic Senate

Founding

22 BBY

Dissolution

c. 19 BBY

Other information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Galactic Republic

"I turn to some of the most trusted, skilled and intelligent minds that the Republic has to offer. This is the team that will help me forge a peaceful end to the current dispute."
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine[src]

The Loyalist Committee was created within the Galactic Senate in 22 BBY, shortly before the Battle of Geonosis. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine formed the Committee as an advisory body to himself to handle the Separatist crisis, cleanse the Senate of corruption (especially Separatist sympathies), and promote loyalty to the Galactic Republic. The original membership comprised 10 Senators:

The committee was often a target of criticism prior to the Battle of Geonosis, with claims of being a "Shadow government" and an attempt by Palpatine to prevent the passing of the Military Creation Act. The Committee itself was split between pro-military and pro-diplomacy. Prior to the Battle of Geonosis, Havriso Looruya was exposed as having Separatist ties by Onaconda Farr (Savareen sector), who replaced him on the Committee; also, upon the assassination of Aks Moe, Moe was replaced by Ask Aak (Malastare).

In the wake of the Battle of Duro, both Onaconda Farr and Ronet Coorr were forced to step down in disgrace, and Lexi Dio was assassinated and replaced on the Committee by Malé-Dee (Uyter).

The membership of the Committee changed during the Clone Wars, and included such Senators as Mon Mothma (Bormea sector), Fema Baab (Bajic sector), Bana Breemu (Humbarine sector), Chi Eekway Papanoida (Wroona), Giddean Danu (Kuat sector), Nee Alavar (Kanz sector), Terr Taneel (Senex sector), Silya Shessaun (Thesme sector), and Fang Zar (Sern sector).

Interestingly, most members of the Loyalist Committee were vocal opponents of Palpatine's reformations, suggesting the Committee may really have been a means for Palpatine to keep an eye on potential enemies. The Committee found itself increasingly at odds with the Chancellor's increasing executive powers, and often had trouble gaining an audience with him. Many of the Committee members were amongst the Delegation of 2000, with Amidala as their spokesman, seeking to persuade the Chancellor to surrender his emergency powers and return power to the Senate: the Delegation especially opposed the creation of the office of Moff, which effectively stripped the Senate of real power.

When the Clone Wars ended and the New Order was declared, at least two of the Loyalist Committee members, Organa and Mothma, went on to become leaders of the Alliance to Restore the Republic.

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