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Following the arrest of Felice Pastene, the leader of Partito Repubblicano di Limonaia which is Limonaia's third largest political party, an emergency party meeting was held appointing Luigi Salmoiraghi as its new leader, effective immediately. Salmoiraghi, is a prominent critic of Pastene's more "direct" way of opposing the monarchy and is therefore more likely to pursue a more diplomatic approach to achieve his party's goals. The arrest of Pastene is likely what "proved" to the leadership of PRL that Salmoiraghi's more gentle approach could benefit the party, although this will only be proven with time.

When interviewed Salmoiraghi said that while sad to see his predecessor go in such a fashion, he is happy to have been selected by his party, and hopes to be worthy of the trust put in him by his fellow party members. When it comes to the future of the party he said that while shook up by this event the party is doing fine, and has also seen a rise in the latest polls from 14% to 17% which he hopes will last or even improve in the coming local elections in 2019.

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Tonight Grand Duke Vittorio Emanuele VI of Limonaia passed away in the Ducal Palace. The Duke's health has in the past year been under constant debate, and we now have reports confirming that his cause of death was lung cancer, caused by his smoking habits. A period of National Mourning has been declared by the government lasting thirty days, by the end of which the coronation of Hereditary Grand Duchess Margherita Desiderata is to take place.

Not all are sad to see the Duke's passing though. In several major Limonaian cities, celebrations and even riots have taken place early this morning with the local police attempting to control the situation. Prime Minister Antonio Guiverdi comments: "This blatant display of disrespect for the monarchy and the Grand Duke is truly a sad sight to see. No matter your opinions on him, he is dead now, please do your best to respect who he was, and make place for his replacement"

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Bomb Threat at Prime Minister's residence

Early this morning an anonymous call warned Limone Police about a possible bomb in the residence of Prime Minister Guiliano Saleri. The PM was swiftly evacuated and has temporarily been relocated to a secure location, while police search the residence. So far no bomb has been found and police suspect it to be a false threat, and efforts to track down the caller are currently underway.
This isn't the first time threats have been made on the PM since he entered office last september, but recently problems with security have increased drastically, which has led to an until now unforeseen amount of personnel deployed to protect the PM.

Police stopped a would be shooter last week as Saleri entered parliament, the man arrested being a member of Lega Sovrana which has sparked an ongoing investigation in the party's leadership which has so far been inconclusive. Lega Sovrana, Limonaia's second largest party after the election in september is currently the leading party in the opposition to the Centre-Left coalition.

Restoration of D.Smg Impavida

D.Smg Impavida, a submarine that was recently recovered after being underwater for around seventy years in relatively nice condition will now be restored before being placed in the Sermerio Maritime Museum. If the restoration is successful visitors will be able to walk in the old submarine which will be placed in a dry dock. The Impavida served the Limonaian navy from 1938 to 1948 when it was sunk close to Anaca, and will give visitors a view of the conditions the crew had to go through in that era. The Duchess is personally funding the restoration, which is set to be complete in 2-3 years.

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D.Smg Impavida in 1941

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