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In July 2553, in her forties, Trella Rangel held a seat on the Gao Republic's Cabinet of Ministers, serving as the Minister of the Gao Ministry of Finance. On July 5, 2553, Rangel participated in an emergency Cabinet meeting after the United Nations Space Command forces on Gao came under attack by the Keepers of the One Freedom and the Committee to Preserve Gao Independence armed with Gao weapons. While President Tejo Aponte sought to lend aid to the UNSC to prevent civilian casualties, Rangel believed that the attackers were attempting to liberate Gao from the UNSC presence after witnessing a BuzzSat interview with a spokeswoman of the Committee to Preserve Gao Independence. Rangel was one of the five Cabinet members, including Minister of Protection Arlo Casille and Minister of the Environment Saul Quarres, that opposed Aponte's plan to aid the UNSC and Casille attempted to make a Cabinet vote to have the Gao militia move against the UNSC. Rangel, Quarres, and two other ministers supported Casille's vote, though Aponte decided for Gao to remain neutral in the conflict instead, satisfying the ministers.
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Described as a shrewd politician, Trella Rangel is a staunchly opposed to the United Nations Space Command. She believed that the Committee to Preserve Gao Independence were innocent protesters that the UNSC had violently attacked to put down rebellion and believed that the Gao militia should side with the committee against the UNSC. Rangel was one of the four other Gao ministers that voted with Minister of Protection Arlo Casille to have the Gao militia take up arms against the UNSC.
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