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The concept of a Senator in the Star Wars universe refers to a representative of a planet, system or sector within the overarching governing body of the Galactic Senate, which later transitioned into the Imperial Senate upon the rise of Emperor Palpatine. Senators were diplomatic delegates responsible for representing the interests of their constituencies, advocating for laws and policies in the best interests of their people, and participating in negotiations and debates on a galactic scale.

During the era of the Galactic Republic, senators convened in the impressive Senate Rotunda located on the ecumenopolis of Coruscant, a massive structure encompassing the Senate Chamber, Senate Office Building and other facilities. Prominent senators during this time include Bail Organa of Alderaan, Mon Mothma of Chandrila, and Jar Jar Binks of Naboo, among others.

A well-known example of a senator in Star Wars is Padmé Amidala, who served as the representative of the planet Naboo during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. As a senator, Padmé fought for democracy and diplomacy, becoming a close ally of other senators who shared her ideals. She played a significant role in The Clone Wars and was eventually involved in the early stages of the Rebel Alliance against the rule of Emperor Palpatine.

As the Galactic Republic transitioned into the Galactic Empire under Palpatine`s rule, senators found their influence slowly diminishing. Although the Imperial Senate continued to operate as the central legislative body of the galaxy, its power was increasingly overshadowed by the iron grip of the Emperor and his minions. Emperor Palpatine eventually dissolved the Imperial Senate entirely, consolidating absolute control over the galaxy and eliminating any semblance of democracy.

During the rise of the New Republic, a new generation of senators sought to restore democracy and reestablish the principles of the old Galactic Republic. With the formation of the New Republic Senate, planets and systems gained a degree of representation again, although the reconstruction process faced numerous challenges and threats from remnants of the Empire.

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