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Senators Padmé Amidala and Bail Organa, during the rise of the Galactic Empire.

Senators were individuals who represented the many planets of the galaxy in the Senate of the Galactic Republic.[6] Many senators supported and cheered Palpatine's proclamation that turned the Republic into the Galactic Empire at the end of the Clone Wars.[7] The senators then became members of the Imperial Senate.[2]

Fourteen years into Imperial Senate's existence, the power of the senators had grown weaker as the Emperor's planetary governors and Moffs exercised more responsibility over their planets and systems.[8] A few years later, the Imperial Senate was disbanded by the Emperor.[2]

Shortly after the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance achieved their goal and restored the Republic in the form of the New Republic. As one of its first acts in the long process of bringing back democracy to the galaxy, the Republic restored the Galactic Senate.[5]

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  1. Aftermath (p. 56: "...months earlier, after the battle over Endor had concluded." / p. 357: "'...you've been here for the last month, in a coma.'")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  4. 4.0 4.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Supply Lines"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Aftermath
  6. 6.0 6.1 Encyclopedia-Logo Galactic Senate in the Encyclopedia (link now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  7. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  8. Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
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