The Daily Prophet is pleased to announce that as of 5pm London time, Lowell Tegus has been elected as the new Minister of Magic in a landslide victory by the Wizengamot.
Tegus, who rose through the ranks of the Department of Mysteries in 2010 has since become one of the Ministry of Magic’s most prominent and influential Unspeakables. Bringing to the position of Minister a wealth of experience in leadership and innovative ideas, Tegus has been received warmly and with great applause from the Ministry of Magic after the announcement was made today.
"I am honored beyond words to accept the position of Minister of Magic and lead the wizarding world into a new golden age of prosperity and strength," Tegus said in his acceptance speech to the Ministry. "I make a solemn vow to each and every one of you that my time as Minister will not be spent in hiding or running from the problems that we face — we will face them head on with the kind of tenacity that wizarding kind is known for throughout history."
Defeated candidates Liam Hightower and Georgia Nasher shook hands with Tegus after his victory and spoke highly of him to the Daily Prophet afterward.
"If anyone deserved the position, it was Lowell," said Hightower. "He has worked extremely hard to establish himself in the Ministry over the years, and I have every confidence that he will bring a lot of experience to the position of Minister."
"While I am disappointed at my own defeat, I know Lowell will do very well as Minister," said Georgia Nasher, who declined to comment on her current stance on werewolf equality or if Tegus will work with her on a peace treaty between wizarding kind and the protesting creatures.
The Minister of Magic spent the afternoon thanking his supporters by hosting a banquet at his London home, where several key supporters and future key members of Tegus’ team gathered to mingle and make plans for his first official day in office, which begins tomorrow.
"I’m not rushing into anything," said Tegus, flashing this reporter a charming smile. "But suffice to say that I’m taking this position very seriously, and I expect to see changes within the wizarding world almost immediately. I believe change is what we all need."
It remains to be seen what changes Tegus has in mind, though with the support of the Ministry and the Wizengamot behind him, the wizarding world appears to be in good hands.