Her position as Kobolís education secretary made Laura Roslin 43rd in the line of succession to be the President, should anything happen to the world leader. Roslin has recently learned that she has breast cancer. And when the Cylonís sneak attack annihilates the human government, Roslin finds herself appointed as the new President.
She is intelligent and decisive, tough but classy. President Roslin must forge a relationship with Commander Adama, after ordering him to abandon hope of striking back at the Cylons -- and instead flee into deep space to preserve humankind.
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