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Subject: President's assassination and offices of the new Prez. rss

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Simone Ferrari
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The old President is killed while trying to hide his Pesos in the Bank.

A new election is held and another player is elected.
What happens to the offices which were held by the New President?
The German rules state that they are controlled by the Old (dead) President's cousin.
So what of the following is true?
a) they are considered out of the game until the next reassignation and the New President cannot use his cousin to control one of them.
b) The offices are considered as given to the Old President family so the New President can use his cousin to control one of them.
 
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DocOne wrote:
The old President is killed while trying to hide his Pesos in the Bank.

A new election is held and another player is elected.
What happens to the offices which were held by the New President?
The German rules state that they are controlled by the Old (dead) President's cousin.
So what of the following is true?
a) they are considered out of the game until the next reassignation and the New President cannot use his cousin to control one of them.
b) The offices are considered as given to the Old President family so the New President can use his cousin to control one of them.


As soon as the president is dead you have to elect the new one and s/he reassigns portfolios
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Simone Ferrari
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SamNzed wrote:

As soon as the president is dead you have to elect the new one and s/he reassigns portfolios

No, sorry. The only time the President can reassign Offices is the 2nd Phase of the Turn.
The Pegasus rules are clear and the rule was also present in the 1985 edition.
 
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Doug Kewley
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Fortunately, we play the original first edition where no such clarity exists. In fact, we just played a six-player game last Thursday. We allowed new Presidents to immediately reassign offices. In the words of el Presidente. "Procedure, we don't need no stinking procedure."
 
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John Atsalis
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I'm playing with the 1985 West End edition, and the rules appear to be silent on this one.

We had a situation where the President was assassinated (as well as one other player). A new President was elected. Due to the assassination, there is a coup excuse.

Per my reading of the rules, new portfolios cannot be handed out at any other point in the turn besides the cabinet assignment phase (Sec. 15).

Should a player decide to launch a coup against the new President, what happens to the position(s) the new President held prior to his election? I would assume his position (or one of them, if he has two) is fair game for the "Brother-in-Law." But he can't continue to control both (if he had two). He also could choose the position of another player that died that turn.

Thoughts?
 
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