Several radio stations have reported that a statement has been issued by former Costa Soneblan monarch Edwardo Sancho emanating from his current residence in Portugal. The statement reads as follows:
"Due to the current political crisis caused by the inability of the republican politicians to form a coherent government and rule the people in the form to which they are accustomed I have once again taken upon myself the burden of servicing the nation and will immediately make arrangements to return to Costa Soneblo and assume responsibilities of leadership of the government. I hereby pronounce a new age of stability and prosperity for our beloved country."
As historians of Costa Soneblo are aware Sancho was forced to resign and leave the country after the democratic protests and strikes of 1930. His decision to leave the country was further influenced by the public release of evidence of intensive royal corruption and embezzlement of funds from the state treasury as well as the publication of several high profile articles evidencing a history of mental illness in the person of the king himself and the existence, names and stations of several of the kings mistresses.
It is hard to anticipate the impact the statement will have on the current parliament or on the population. It is clear that the Sancho enjoys very little support amongst many elements of the population which as a whole was largely in favor of his removal from power.
Meanwhile.......................... As the international community monitors the situation in Yugoslavia representatives of the Costela mining concern announce the probable existence of large oil and mineral deposits in the Costa Soneblan Northern region. With the Costa SoneblanParliament in a state of flux following the resignation of king Sancho it is unclear what the impact of the discovery will be. The international community watches and many hope this will be the start of a new era of prosperity and peace for Costa Soneblo.