Once incarcerated for politically motivated terrorism, Zarek leveraged his reputation as a defender of persecuted people to become a charismatic politician in the human fleet's government. Denouncing Roslin, he supported Gaius Baltar, her opponent in the fleet's presidential elections, and was elected as vice president in the Baltar administration. After Baltar surrendered to the Cylons on New Caprica, however, Zarek refused to support the collaborationist government and thus found himself in Cylon detention alongside Roslin. There, the two reached a truce. After the colony's liberation, they worked together to restore Roslin to the presidency. Zarek now serves as her challenging, independent-minded and cunning vice president.
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