Following the rise of the New Republic, she became the leader of the Imperial Remnant and made repeated attempts to destroy the Republic and restore the Empire to its full strength, but was unsucessful.
Though the Republic believed her to be dead, Daala resurfaced nearly 30 years after her last defeat and replaced Darth Caedus as the Chief of State of the Galactic Alliance. In her first few years as Chief of State she seemed to have rejected her Imperial tendencies in her efforts to repair the damage done by Caedus, and there was peace for a few years; she later, however, became distrustful and paranoid towards the Jedi Order, fearing that more would fall to the Dark Side like Caedus had.
She would soon exile Grand Master Luke Skywalker and launch a campaign to eliminate the Jedi. However, after she ordered a siege of the Jedi Temple and entered a severe dispite with the acting Grand Master, Kenth Hamner, her actions caused her to be perceived more negatively by the public and viewed as a tyrant by the Jedi. Unable to handle her increasingly extreme policies, a group of Jedi led a coup to depose her. Sent to prison, Daala was able to escape from confinement with the help of the bounty hunter Boba Fett and began to plan her revenge on those who had removed her from power.