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September 18th, First Meeting

First, we had elections

Presidential Elections:

The Ambassador of the United States of America nominated himself - 3 votes

The Ambassador of Russia nominated himself, winning the election with 9 votes

President Term: 1

Senator Elections:

The Ambassador of the United States of America nominated himself - 5 votes

The Ambassador of Australia nominated herself - 13 votes, becoming a senator.

The Ambassador of Ethiopia nominated himself - 6 votes, becoming a senator.

The Ambassador of Turkey nominated himself - 11 votes, becoming a senator.

Senate Term: 0

Historie Committee:

The Ambassador of Australia nominated herself, becoming a part of the Committee.

The Ambassador of Japan was nominated, becoming a part of the Committee.

The conflict between Ethiopian authorities and Tigray rebels has been raging for 10 months, resulting in famine and killing a significant amount of people. The conflict started when Ethiopia's prime minister sent the military to overthrow the government of Tigray. In recent weeks, the government of Ethiopia has cut off supplies to regions where over 2 million people live. Something must be done to prevent the starvation of all these people. This problem will cost Ethiopia 25 RP.

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake happened in the Acapulco region of Mexico last week. The large tremor caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. Fortunately, the loss of life was to a minimum. However, cleanup is in progress and it won’t be cheap. This problem will cost Mexico 15 RP.

Protests are breaking out in Turkey because of the refugees from Afghanistan. As the Taliban swept into power, many Afghans fled their homes fearing the rule of the militant-Islamic group. The people of Turkey have been expressing their anger at millions of Syrian, Iraqi, and other refugees being given asylum in their country for quite some time now. This problem will cost Turkey 25 RP.

Research shows that at least 25% of children under 5 years old in South Africa are undernourished and are at a developmental disadvantage compared to other kids their age. The study tells how this problem could lead to added crime and addiction in the future, and points to systemic problems in the food system, and recommends an overhaul to help fix the problem. Reforms are expensive. This problem will cost South Africa 20 RP.

South Africa with Random Event #22, result pending (next meeting).

Iran with Random Event #19, result pending (next meeting).

Russia with Random Event #4, result pending (next meeting).