Galaxy 5 trading card by Randy Martinez, depicting the coronation of the newly elected Queen Amidala of Naboo.

“I wouldn’t want to put Padmé through this [election] only to see her lose, Palpatine.”

Palpatine beamed [at Padmé’s father]. “I will work with you to see that that doesn’t happen … Faced with Padmé as competition, perhaps Veruna will see the light and abdicate.”

Darth Plagueis by James Luceno