Well, there ARE a lot of problems with this Strategy Card, but we did have the impression we had the rules mixed up... That Speaker thing, we totally forgot since we assumed the Naalu power cancelled its bonuses in all effects (nobody took the #1 card because of this).
Um, nothing the Naalu power does cancels any bonus of the Speaker token. The only loosely related "cancellation" is that Naalu cancels the power of Initiative going first, but that doesn't really have much to do with the Speaker token itself.
The Speaker still:
- Always votes last, and breaks ties; Initiative order is irrelevant in voting.
- Always picks the Strategy Card first next round; Initiative order has no bearing.
- Always breaks ties in "simultaneous" things that aren't covered by the rules; IE, if someone Multiculturalism's the Naalu ability, the SPEAKER decides who goes first.
The Naalu don't affect those main powers the Speaker brings to the table. So selecting the Speaker token can still be an important thing!