Chancellor Lenne Alessen's coalition had been able to work without in relative stability for nearly three years, but that all changed and the hurling of insults all returned when evidence of the chancellor's corruption leaked to the public. An anonymous informant had told a Baglamist preacher of the details, leading many to believe that the LAB was involved.
According to the allegations, the chancellor had given out positions in high places and significant sums from the treasury to two of her friends. There was some speculation regarding whether the two women had been Chancellor Alessen's lovers, but those rumours faded out as more members of the Peasants' Party were accused of crimes. The Independent Monarchist of Aussel had caught several ministers taking money from Rükish and Alminthian agents and diplomats.