An elevated view of the Romulan Continuing Committee in 2375

A level view of the Romulan Continuing Committee

The Continuing Committee was one of the highest governing bodies of the Romulan Star Empire. Headed by the Praetor, the Committee comprised members of the Romulan Senate as well as other high-ranking officials. Usually the chairman of the Tal Shiar serves on the Committee, although this is not always the case (the Praetor is the only member who is guaranteed a seat on the Committee - all others must compete to be allowed in).

One of the Committee's duties was the confirmation of a new praetor. The Committee also served as a court when criminal charges were brought against members of the Senate.

In 2375, Senator Cretak and Chairman Koval were both vying for an open seat on the Committee. Koval was given the seat after a Section 31 plot eliminated Cretak from consideration. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")

The Continuing Committee had a role in negotiating the treaty between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire regarding The Artifact. (PIC: "The Impossible Box")

It was left unclear exactly what relation the Continuing Committee had to the Romulan Senate. The Committee seemed to be a smaller body than the Senate (seen in Star Trek Nemesis), so perhaps it was a more powerful, executive-type committee that handled important affairs of the Empire, fulfilling a function similar to that of a cabinet or a presidium. The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 160) described this body as a "high-level executive leadership group".

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