Sec.-Gen. Katniss Everdeen courted by candidates, speculation of political future arises

Council of Nations Secretary-General Katniss Everdeen at a fundraising gala for Liberty Party candidates. Everdeen, a former two-term president of Panem, is being actively courted by candidates for her endorsement, which would effectively seal the nomination for them.

Council of Nations Secretary-General Katniss Everdeen at a fundraising gala for Liberty Party candidates. Everdeen, a former two-term president of Panem, is being actively courted by candidates for her endorsement, which would effectively seal the nomination for them.

Katniss Everdeen has been quiet, but she’s not totally out of Panem politics.

Everdeen, formerly president and now Secretary-General of the Council of Nations, is set to issue a selection of formal endorsements to assist with bringing the Liberty Party back to power. However, she’s not decided yet on exactly who she will back.

Currently, Everdeen is performing her duties as Secretary-General of the CN, an international job that requires much mediation and attention. However, this doesn’t inhibit her from crossing back over the Atlantic to keynote high-profile fundraisers for Liberty candidates. These fundraisers typically attract virtually every candidate in the vice presidential and presidential nominating contests, each seeking the upper-hand in contentious primary elections. After all, Everdeen’s approval ratings when she left office were in the mid-seventies, and now that number has risen to close to ninety-five percent. Therefore, as possibly the most popular ex-politician in Panem, an endorsement from Everdeen would be tantamount to election as a nominee.

Hence why she’s holding off on her endorsement. Everdeen has left no clues as to who she is interested in seeing go to the Capitol, though it does seem rather likely that she will endorse her husband, Senator Peeta Mellark.

As for Everdeen herself, reports from inside the CN indicate that Everdeen is losing interest in leading the organization. This could be due to the issues of managing international affairs, a contentious effort to coordinate nations in ways that a Panem president would never be required to do. She also spends much time away from her home in District 12 and seems to want children.

This has lead to much speculation. Everdeen has never been one to sit around and let others take the initiative over her in situations. The idea of Everdeen coming back to Panem and resigning from her position of Secretary-General of the CN would indicate that she has decided that she is done with public life permanently, or she has decided that she wants back into national politics. It seems unlikely at this point that Everdeen herself would jump into the fractious Liberty primary field, especially since her husband is running, but one cannot count Everdeen out should Liberty fail to select a candidate at convention or if Liberty loses again this time around.

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