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In the News (Mon 12 Nov 18)

  
 Netherlands (09/07)
On February 22, 2007, a new center-left coalition government was sworn in, composed of the center-right Christian Democrats (CDA), Social Democrats (PvdA), and left-of-center orthodox Protestant Christian Union (CU) under CDA Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.
The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) was formed from the merger of the Catholic People's Party and two Protestant parties, the Anti-Revolutionary Party and the Christian-Historical Union.
On the political spectrum, the CDA sees its philosophy as standing between the "individualism" of the Liberals and the "statism" of the Labor Party.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3204.htm   (5448 words)

  
 Christian Democratic Appeal Information
After the elections of 1981, the VVD and the CDA had lost their majority, and the CDA was forced to cooperate with the PvdA.
In 1989 however, although the CDA had won the elections, they were unable to get a majority with their coalition partner, the VVD.
The CDA led the Balkenende coalition, with the VVD and the LPF.
www.bookrags.com /Christen_Democratisch_App%C3%A8l   (1593 words)

  
  Index Lo-Ly
A Democrat, he was a state legislative staffer in 1969, a King County councilman (1975-78), then elected to Congress from the liberal Seattle district for a decade (1978-88), a loser in Senate races to Daniel Evans in 1983 and Slade Gorton in 1988, then a 52% winner in the Democratic annus mirabilis of 1992.
Politically inactive throughout the Nazi era, he helped to organize the Christian Democratic Union in Westphalia after World War II and was a member of the Landtag of Nordrhein-Westfalen from 1946 to 1952.
When the Christian Social Party won two-thirds of the seats in the Viennese municipal council in 1895, he was elected mayor, but the emperor, Franz Joseph I, refused to confirm his appointment.
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  Christian Democratic Appeal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CDA was forced to cooperate with the PvdA.
The 1994 elections proved fatal for the CDA: personal conflicts between prime-minister Lubbers, and Lijsttrekker Eelco Brinkman, a lack of support for the reforms in the old age and disability pensions, and the perceived arrogance of the CDA, caused a dramatic defeat.
The CDA led the Balkenende coalition, with the VVD and the LPF.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_Democratic_Appeal   (1702 words)

  
 Christian Democracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christian Democrats are usually socially conservative, and, as such, many Christian Democrats are opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage, although some Christian Democratic parties have accepted the legalization of both, within certain limits.
Christian Democratic parties are often likely to assert the Christian heritage of their country, and to explicitly affirm Christian ethics, rather than adopting a more liberal and secular stance that all religions are to be considered equivalent.
Christian Democrats in the country have been known for their advocacy of a shift from the present presidential system to a parliamentary form of government through constitutional amendments and through establishing peace talks with Muslim separatists and communist rebels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_democracy   (2112 words)

  
 Netherlands POLITICAL PARTIES
It began to lose votes in the 1960s and the KVP joined the Anti-Revolutionary Party (Anti-Revolutionaire Partij—ARP) and the right-wing Christian Historical Union (Christelijk-Historische Unie—CHU) to form the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) to contest the 1977 elections.
Since 1965, discontent with the major political parties and erosion of party discipline have led to the establishment of change-oriented parties like Democrats 66 (Democraten 66— D66), which pushes for greater democratic accountability, political transparency, and involvement of the citizen in the policy process.
Christian Democratic leader Jan Peter Balkenende became prime minister; however, his government collapsed in October 2002, and new elections were held on 22 January 2003.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Netherlands-POLITICAL-PARTIES.html   (699 words)

  
 Christian Democratic Appeal
The Christen Democratisch Appèl (abbreviated: CDA, English: Christian-Democratic Appeal) is a Dutch christian-democratic political party.
The 1994 elections proved fatal for the CDA: personal conflicts between prime-minister Lubbers, and Lijsttrekker Brinkman, a lack of support for the reforms in the old age and disability pensions, and the perceived arrogance of the CDA, caused a dramatic defeat.
The party is fiscally conservative : the state deficit should be repaid in one generation, to cope with the effects of the aging population.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Christian_Democratic_Appeal   (1662 words)

  
 Election Resources on the Internet: Elections to the Dutch Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives)
In an early election held in 1982, Labour arrived in first place, but CDA formed a center-right coalition government with VVD, which polled strongly in the vote; D'66 was unable to hold on to its 1981 gains and suffered a major setback.
The CDA-VVD coalition government, headed by Christian Democratic leader Ruud Lubbers, was returned to power in the 1986 general election, in which the Communists lost their parliamentary representation.
Nonetheless, CDA staged a comeback in the 2002 general election, under the leadership of Jan Peter Balkenende.
electionresources.org /nl   (1844 words)

  
 Netherlands
From 1958 to 1994, governments were formed primarily from a center- right coalition of the Christian Democrats and the Liberals, with the social democratic-oriented Labor Party generally in opposition.
The Christian Democratic Appeal was formed from a merger of the Catholic People's Party and two Protestant parties, the Anti- Revolutionary Party and the Christian-Historical Union.
The CDA won 34 seats in the 1994 parliamentary elections, which was a significant drop from its previous 54.
clinton4.nara.gov /WH/New/Europe/nether.html   (3003 words)

  
 Poll result could alter liberal heartland - smh.com.au
The Christian Democratic party led by Jan Peter Balkenende has won the largest vote in the Dutch general election, confirming a Europe-wide shift towards the centre-right.
Results announced yesterday gave the Christian Democrats 43 of the 150 seats in parliament, against 23 for the Labour Party.
CDA policies would depend on the make-up of Mr Balkenende's coalition, but since it would in any case involve a shift to the right he would be likely to push for welfare changes, especially to the famously generous Dutch state disability scheme.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/05/16/1021544049648.html   (537 words)

  
 Global Insight // Same-Day Analysis
The Christian Democratic Appeal is the favourite to win tomorrow's general election, but with its poll lead narrowing in the final hours and a crowded field of parties, there are likely to be protracted coalition negotiations.
This election was brought forward by the collapse of the Christian Democratic Appeal’s last coalition in June, and is the third contest since 2002.
The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) was in trouble as its coalition with the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and Democrats 66 (D66) came unstuck, and as reforms to healthcare insurance and deployment of troops in Afghanistan ran into heavy opposition.
www.dri-wefa.com /SDA/SDADetail7578.htm   (1306 words)

  
 Dutch coffeeshops under attack   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CDA leader Jan Peter Balkenende, a 46-year-old who is likely to become the country's prime minister, told journalists during victory interviews that the CDA intended to end Holland's "tolerance" of marijuana coffee shops.
The CDA must also negotiate power-sharing with List Pim Fortuyn (LPF), a party formed in February after its leader, Pim Fortuyn, was removed from the leadership of the Livable Netherlands party because Fortuyn called for drastic changes in how Holland welcomed and accommodated immigrants.
CDA spokesperson Jack DeVries and International Secretary Ellen Van Mooersel agreed that the CDA wants to end to the country's world-famous coffee shop industry, but they emphasized that the closure process would take several years, and would be influenced by public debate about Dutch soft drugs policy.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/2589.html   (1489 words)

  
 CNN.com - German scandal party loses appeal - Feb. 11, 2003
Germany's opposition Christian Democrat party has lost an appeal against a decision requiring it to forfeit 21 million euros ($22.5 million) for falsifying its accounts.
Kohl, a former leader and chairman of the Christian Democratic Party Kohl, was chancellor for 16 years.
Thierse originally ordered the Christian Democrats to pay back the money in February 2000, after it emerged that the party branch in Hesse state had failed to declare 9 million euros ($9.67 million) in assets in 1998.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/02/11/germany.democrats/index.html   (410 words)

  
 NETHERLANDS: Christian Democrats win again - Democracia Participativa - Participatory Democracy: democratic ...
Nov.24.- November 22 elections have given good results for the governing Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) which remained the largest party with 41 seats, a loss of only 3 seats.
The main opposition party, the social-democratic Labour Party (PvdA) lost 9 of its 42 seats, while the right-liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy and the progressive liberal Democrats 66 lost a considerable portion of their seats, 6 of 28 and 3 of 6 respectively.
New parties, such as the right-wing Party for Freedom (PvdV) of former VVD MP Geert Wilders and the animal rights party Party for the Animals (PvdD) were also successful, with the PvdV winning 9 seats and the PvdD winning 2, thereby becoming the first animal rights group to enter a European parliament.
democraciaparticipativa.net /mambo/content/view/281/63   (220 words)

  
 Friday Fax - C-Fam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the rise of far-right European political parties has garnered worldwide attention, the more quiet resurgence of center-right and Christian Democratic parties in country after country has potentially far greater significance for European social policy, as well as for European activities at the United Nations.
Jan Peter Balkenende, the Christian Democratic victor of the recent election in the Netherlands, does not support his country's euthanasia laws.
Edmund Stoiber, the leader of the Christian Social Union and the chief opponent of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in upcoming elections, is opposed to the legalization of gay marriage and is against abortion.
www.c-fam.org /FAX/Volume_5/faxv5n23.html   (319 words)

  
 Arizona History: Historic Facts and Overview
Missionaries from Oñate's colony later worked with the Hopis, bringing Christianity to the tribe; however, some of the older Hopi tribal members felt the missionaries were trying to eliminate Hopi beliefs and traditions.
On January 8, 1918, Campbell filed an unsuccessful appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court for a rehearing of the gubernatorial contest.
The Democrats nominated Terry Goddard who had been mayor of Phoenix for several years and who was the son of former Governor Sam Goddard.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-history/arizona.html   (8550 words)

  
 Islam & Muslims in Europe *)
In the January 2003 election, the Christian-Democratic Appeal (CDA) elected 44 lawmakers to the 150-seat Second Chamber.
CDA member Jan Peter Balkenende has acted as minister president since July 2002.
In early 2003, Balkenende established his second coalition government with the VVD and Democrats 66 (D66).
euro-islam.info /pages/news_nether_06-07-06a.html   (262 words)

  
 Labour, Christian Democrats Tied in Dutch Race: Angus Reid Global Monitor
The poll shows a two-seat increase for both the PvdA and the CDA, while support for the VVD and the SP remained stable.
In the January 2003 election, the CDA elected 44 lawmakers to the 150-seat Second Chamber.
CDA member Balkenende has acted as minister president since July 2002.
www.angus-reid.com /polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13489   (478 words)

  
 2006 Dutch election
I'd vote for the Christian Democratic Appeal, though I would also put the Christian Union in consideration.
When someone would have predicted 6 months ago that CDA could win the elections, he would have been locked away in a madhouse.
In the polls the difference between CDA and PvdA is 5%/8 seats.
uselectionatlas.org /FORUM/index.php?topic=41915.msg1045247   (2120 words)

  
 MapUp.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Christian Democratic Appeal was formed from the merger of the Catholic People's Party and two Protestant parties, the Anti-Revolutionary Party and the Christian-Historical Union.
On the political spectrum, the CDA sees its philosophy as standing between the "individualism" of the Liberals and the "statism" of the Labor Party.
The Liberal Democrats 66 (D66) party was founded in 1966 primarily for the purpose of promoting a drastic reform of the rigid, antiquated Dutch political system.
mapup.com /europe/netherlands.html   (3744 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Main Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
March 18: Mothering Sunday in the United Kingdom and Laetare Sunday in Western Christianity (2007); Flag Day in Aruba (1976).
Laigh Milton viaduct lies near Laigh Milton mill at Gatehead in North Ayrshire, Scotland // The stone viaduct was part of the Kilmarnock and Troon Railway, it has four arches with ashlar facings rounded cutwaters which were extended later to form semi-circular buttresses.
Laetare Sunday (from the Latin verb laetari, meaning to be joyful) is a name formerly often used, and less commonly used today, to denote the fourth Sunday of the season of Lent in the Christian liturgical calendar.
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