President Farr Wins Election
WWN- Whoville – West Who voters have overwhelming re-elected President William Farr to a fourth term in office as leader of the nation. The Election Department reports that 72% of registered citizens had cast their vote for Farr. “I believe the citizens of West Who are very satisfied with the job I have been doing for the nation”, said Farr after learning of the results. Charlie Mora was elected for the second time as mayor of Whoville, the capital city. Also re-elected was John Farr as Vice President and Kathy Bowman, Malik Hammad, Ron Hall as senators. Senior West Who government leaders serve one year terms in office. This is Farr’s fourth time to win the national elections.
Foreign Minister Completes Asian Diplomatic Trip
Foreign Minister Michael Farr complete a three nation diplomatic outreach in Asia. The Foreign Minister officially traveled to India, Nepal, and Thailand to build Republic of West Who relations. This was the first time the Foreign Minister has traveled to Nepal and India representing the government. “West Who is serious about increasing its global reach. We believe micronations have much to offer in foreign relations. While it is unlikely that the countries I visited will recognize West Who anytime soon, we view each visit as a small step forward,” said Farr.
President Appoints Chris Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
President Farr today announced at a press conference that he is appointing Justice Chris Roberts to a three year term as Chief Justice of the West Who Supreme Court. The three year term of Thomas Gallager, the current Chief Justice, has expired. “I want to thank Justice Gallager for his service on the high court. His work has benefited the people of West Who” said the President. Gallager will remain on the court as a justice. The President said he was looking forward to working with the new Chief Justice and felt Roberts has much to offer our nation.
Chief Justice Chris Roberts
Vice President Visits Salt Flats in USA
Vice President John Farr and Senator Neiderer visited the Salt Flats in Utah, USA on a scientific mission for the West Who Academy of Science. The Vice President did a taste test at the Salt Flats. He reached down chipped off some of the mineral sodium chloride (NaCl) more commonly known as salt. After performing the test the Vice President said, ” yes that tastes just like salt”. The famous Bonneville Salt Flats are located in the western Utah. It is perfectly flat and has a thick crust of salty soil. It looks like a frozen lake bed covered with snow. No vegetation grows in that area. The Vice President and Senator were the first West Who officials to visit the salt flat.
President Honored With Foreign Award
West Who President William Farr was awarded the Order of the Silver Lion by the Principality of Aigues-Mortes, located in Southern France. Baroness Barbara of Bieniak Betz of Aigues-Mortes said the President was being honored as a micronational leader. “I am pleased to be honored with the award. We value our relations with the Principality” said the President. A government spokesperson said Baroness Barbara had contacted the Foreign Ministry about the international award. President Farr was the first West Who leader so honored.