Or perhaps Ael herself would have been the next target of the conspiracy had the assassination of the Federation president not been averted.
*snips about four paragraphs, realizing that I'm getting too specific with story ideas about this concept. I just hope that even the above paragraph isn't too specific.*
We do know that Ael was out of power by 2311 and the Tomed Incident, 15ish years after ST6, as the Preator in that book is described as a "he".