President of Macarthur
The President of the Macarthur belt of Elenoy is Argo Badas. Badas was a marine who saw action in the Fourth Regional War. He was decorated for heroism twelve times which made his political opponents suggest he might actually be suicidal. But after Macarthur’s bitter loss in the war, the public was looking for someone to call a hero. He was swept into office by an unusual popular vote. The government still tried to block his accession and only when a revolution seemed imminent did the former leadership back down. He was formally inaugurated January 14, 5627.
Badas is a true-blue Marine. He has little respect for the Navy and its traditions, and feels that it’s the planetary military that makes a world powerful, not the Navy. He favors expansion of the colony at Minesota and the transfer of large numbers of MacArthur’s population there. He has made statements in the past that seem exceptionally hawkish, but at other times has seemed conciliatory.