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The Bajoran Provisional Government was the government of the Bajoran people, established on Bajor following the withdrawal of Cardassian occupational forces in 2369. It succeeded the Bajoran Occupational Government.

Structure Edit

The chief executive of the Provisional Government was known as the First Minister, who was elected every six years. (DS9: "Shakaar")

There were a number of Ministers who served in the Provisional Government and were known collectively over the duration of the government as the Ministers' Court, Bajoran Council, Board of Ministers, Chamber of Ministers and Council of Ministers. (DS9: "Past Prologue", "Dramatis Personae", "The Homecoming", "The Alternate", "Rapture", "In the Cards")

One high-ranking minister was the Minister of State. (DS9: "Duet")

Relationship with religious leaders Edit

The secular Provisional Government shared its authority with the leaders of the Bajoran religion. The Vedek Assembly held much influence, with prominent Vedeks often engaging in political matters, such as negotiating treaties. (DS9: "Life Support")

The Kai, spiritual leader of Bajor, exercised a great deal of political influence over the Provisional Government. Disputes between the Kai and the First Minister of the government, while rare, could be extremely divisive. While it was not forbidden for the Kai to serve as First Minister, such concentration of power was discouraged. The Kai was permitted to engage in foreign policy, including negotiating and signing treaties on behalf of Bajor, in consultation with the secular authorities. (DS9: "Emissary", "The Collaborator", "Life Support", "Shakaar", "Rapture", "In the Cards")

The Emissary, Benjamin Sisko, also had significant clout in the Provisional Government. Ministers sought his advice on political programs and schemes. Any measures endorsed by the Emissary were likely to pass the Council of Ministers. (DS9: "Shattered Mirror", "Call to Arms")

Agencies and institutes Edit

The Provisional Government maintained a number of executive agencies that assisted in the administration of its affairs. It also oversaw several institutes for science and the arts. These included:

History Edit

See main article: Bajoran history - Independent Bajor

Military Edit

The Bajoran Militia was the military arm of the Bajoran Provisional Government, originally made up of many former resistance fighters from the Occupation of Bajor.

Although ostensibly under the control of the Provisional Government, some members of the organization, such as General Krim, supported the Alliance of Global Unity's unsuccessful coup attempt in 2370. After the Circle's attempt was defeated, Krim and the Militia confirmed their allegiance to the Provisional Government. (DS9: "The Circle", "The Siege")

Economy Edit

The main currency unit on Bajor was the lita. (DS9: "Necessary Evil")

People Edit

The following individuals were members or agents of the Provisional Government:

First Ministers
Ministers
Liaison officers to the Federation
Bajoran Milita

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