Off the bat, I have to say that Garak was hands down one of my favorite characters on DS9. But something has always puzzled me. Why did the Bajorans allow Garak to stay on DS9 (Terek Nor) after the occupation? We know why HE had to say, but why did the Bajorans allow him to stay? To my recollection, there were no canon sources that addressed the Bajorans motivation for letting him stay. Did he bribe/blackmail a Bajoran official? Any Speculation?