EBG Interviews Amanda Guantemalez (closed, ATTN Laquasa)
Tanaka: Good evening, and I'm Mitsuki Tanaka, for EBG News. Tonight, we have a quite unique opportunity to interview Amanda Guantemalez, the Liberal Democrats' candidate for the leadership of Laquasa Isle. [turns to Guantemalez] It's a pleasure.
Amanda: Thank you. And it's a pleasure to be here.
Tanaka: Well, the first thing our viewers would like to know is what you, as a Liberal Democrat, support? What do you intend to do in Laquasa?
Amanda: We support liberal ideals. We are a left-wing party. We are also somewhat leftist. We intend to provide proper care to our citizens. As for what I'll do as President, I plan on rebuilding the country. The schools need much more funding, there's people hungry on some city's streets, and first and foremost, I will grant the populace the freedoms they deserve, Abortion, Gay Marriage, and basic rights as those. The military is rather low on my list.
Tanaka: Why do you feel that the Liberal Democrats will win in the next Laquasan general election? After all, history shows that your nation is very conservative, unless the recent combat has changed that.
Amanda: People feel the need for change. The nation under conservative rule was destroyed. People were unhappy. Naturally one hopes that Laquasans wish to ensure what happened with Jaredcohenia never happens again.
Tanaka: Very true, which leads me to my next question. What are you going to do about the Coalition nations if you assume control of Laquasa?
Amanda: Hopefully we can peacefully agree on a date for occupational forces to leave very soon. They were decently kind to civillians and helped rebuild, and hopefully we can come out of this without harboring too many grudges.
Tanaka: Now, Ms. Guantemalez, I must ask - what are the Laquasan people's views regarding the occupational forces?
Amanda: Well, it varies. People in Chellian zones are fairly happy, though they're nervous about their intentions. In Aesonic territory, people tend to treat the soldiers as a part of life. They'd prefer them not be there, but don't attempt to oust them nonetheless. Now, Jaredcohenian land is where problems erupt. Citizens tend to throw things at soldiers. I think everyone would be much better off if we all complied. The more you listen, the shorter they're there.
Tanaka: Despite some problems with the occupation force, would you be comfortable with a long-term occupation of Laquasa? Assuming, of course, that there was a functioning, thriving Laquasan government.
Amanda: No. The key to maximum happiness in a state is complete independence. This means economical, governmental, and military independence. I'm fine with rebuilding efforts in small numbers, but I wish to see a totally free Laquasa soon.
Tanaka: I see. Where do you see Laquasa in the next ten to twenty years?
Amanda: I see Laquasa as a very economically and militarily powerful nation- some would call for an emerging major power. I aim for a totally free state, with liberty and justice for everyone. I think that if the LDP takes the Presidency, within that time we can eliminate homelessness, terrorism, and other plagues to our nation.
Tanaka: Well, I'm afraid we are running out of time for this interview, unfortunately. Is there anything you'd like to say to our viewers before the end of this programme?
Amanda: Well, I hope that the Laqian people will make the right choice. I'd also like to thank EBG for staging this interview. It's been wonderful coming to Eurasia.
Tanaka: Thanks once again - this was a marvellously unique opportunity for our viewers. [turns towards camera] This has been Mitsuki Tanaka, for the Eurasian Broadcasting Group.