Born on the planet Naboo, the child of an influential family, Sheev Palpatine has served for years as his homeworld's ambassador. In the wake of a political crisis involving the Trade Federation's blockade of Naboo, he is elected Supreme Chancellor by the Galactic Senate, replacing a failed Finis Valorum. Queen Amidala is one of many well-respected voices that speaks in support of this seemingly benevolent galactic leader.
Notes and references
- The Senate - toppsapps.com (2015-03-11)