In a closed-door session this morning the remaining Wizengamot members selected Pius Thicknesse, acting head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, as the recently deceased Rufus Scrimgeour’s successor to the office of Minister of Magic.
Thicknesse was sworn in to the highest position in wizarding Britian at a rushed private ceremony in the Minister’s Office, presided over by newly appointed Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, Dolores Umbridge, who fills her position in the wake of the death of Albus Dumbledore.
When asked about his immediate plans, Thicknesse answered, “I plan to clean up the mess that Scrimgeour made of this Ministry, and to see to it that all wizards and witches are protected in the trying times that may be to come.”
Confirmed Deaths Less Than Previously Thought
To the great relief of many, the official list of those confirmed dead in Friday evening’s attack by persons unknown on the Ministry of Magic is shorter than had been previously thought.
It is this reporter’s great sadness to report the following deaths: Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour, former Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, Head of the Goblin Liason Office Dirk Cresswell, Head for Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures Amos Diggory, Head of the Improper Use of Magic Office Mafalda Hopkirk, Ministry Spokesperson Stamford Jorkins, Louise Leander and Karl Christos of the Department of Mysteries, Eudora Gordon of the Department of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, and Amaryllis Urland of the Department of Magical Games and Sports. Many others were injured, and have been being treated at St. Mungo’s Hospital. Several of these injuries were serious.
The Daily Prophet extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the lost.