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  Japan Socialist Party - tScholars.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The government collapsed in 1948 because of Marxist rebellion within the party, and by the end of the 1940's, the JSP had split into two parties - the Rightist Socialist Party of Japan, made up of moderate social-democrats, and the Leftist Socialist Party of Japan, made up of Marxist-socialists.
In 1986 Takako Doi became the chairwoman of the party, and became speaker of the House of Representatives, ushering in new popularity for the party.
The Communists and the Komeito Party remained in the coalition.
www.tscholars.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Socialist_Party_of_Japan   (745 words)

 New Komeito Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The present New Komeito was formed as a result of a merger between the Komeito (Former) and the New Peace Party on November 7, 1998.
The Party's mission is to pioneer "people-centered politics, a politics based on a humanitarianism that treats human life with the utmost respect and care" (New Komeito, 2002).
The New Komeito Party had a predecessor with a similar (though more to the left and very radical) ideology, but the current conservative, more moderate, party was formed in 1998, as noted, between a merger of the Clean Government Party and the New Peace Party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Clean_Government_Party   (437 words)

 Japan Omnibus - Politics - Political Parties (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The LDP was born when the Liberal Party merged with the newly-created Japan Democratic Party in 1955 and, under Yoshida Shigeru, became the dominant political force in postwar Japan.
Party leader and Prime Minister Ashida Hitoshi resigned after he was implicated in a bribery scandal which brought down the government.
It wasn't until 1945 that the current party was formed and it was the main oppostion force of the postwar period.
www.japan-zone.com.cob-web.org:8888 /omnibus/political_party.shtml   (837 words)

 State: This time, party lays its force in a few
Party officials say there are as many as 15,000 registered Libertarians in the state, with more joining every day.
Formed in 1971, the Libertarian Party bills itself as the third-largest political party in the United States, a claim it supports by noting it is the only third party organized in all 50 states.
Third parties have historically played a significant but limited role in American politics, said Stephen Craig, a University of Florida professor of political science, who specializes in campaigns and elections.
www.sptimes.com /2004/08/02/State/This_time__party_lays.shtml   (1222 words)

 Press Releases: Southern Africa Humanitarian Crisis, On eve of election, RI warns of discrimination against former farm ...
There are reports that the government has denied food assistance to vulnerable populations on the basis of their perceived political affiliation with the opposition party.
With a considerable portion of the former farm worker population trapped on farms and in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, RI is concerned that politically motivated food distribution campaigns in the weeks before tomorrow’s elections have further traumatized this vulnerable population.
In addition, the government of Zimbabwe has impeded humanitarian access to organizations deemed to be part of the political opposition to consolidate their political strength in anticipation of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/RMOI-6AZ37P?OpenDocument   (525 words)

 Online NewsHour: Third Parties
Harry Browne, libertarian party candidate explains why his party is the true alternative to the Republicans and the Democrats.
The impact of a third party candidacy clearly depends on the seriousness of that candidacy -- the degree to which the advocacy of that candidacy has resonance with the public.
Which is to indicate that, this election exempted, the public is ready for a serious third party, should the existing parties not clean up their act.
www.pbs.org /newshour/forum/july96/third_party_7-30.html   (1616 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Japan's Political Parties
One of the oldest political parties in Japan, it was founded in 1922 as an underground group.
The party, however, was one of the chief beneficiaries of the vote for the upper house in July 1998.
Like its sister party in the lower house, Heiwa Kaikaku, Komei is relatively centrist and independent continuing to enjoy the support of Soka-Gakkai, whose members number some 15 million, or 7 million households.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/japan/japanparties.htm   (964 words)

 Faith in Nathan » Blog Archive » Elections 2006: Party profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Shas is a party of Jews whose families lived in middle eastern countries; despite the fact that the vast majority of these people are traditional, neither secular nor really observant of the mitzvot, a hell of a lot of them vote for a party of rabbis dominated by one big rabbi.
This is a party that will take your hard-earned shekels and give them to a yeshiva student who didn’t serve in the army and doesn’t want to get a job so that the Left can count on them to abstain on the crucial issue of future expulsions.
When they were a party of workers, socialist and nationalist, they were strangling us and stunting our growth; when they transformed themselves into a party of the privileged, it was so they could endanger our lives and give chunks of our country away.
ngng.co.il /2006/03/27/elections-2006-party-profiles   (2678 words)

 NJDEP SRWM - Voluntary Cleanup Program
Through the VCP, responsible parties, developers, local officials, or individuals may work with the department to remediate non-priority contaminated sites that pose no immediate threat to human health or the environment.
Under the VCP, a party conducting a cleanup enters into an agreement with the department, called a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), to establish the scope of cleanup activities.
Previously, parties interested in signing up for the Voluntary Cleanup Program had to submit a completed MOA application to the Department, then wait one to three weeks for the Department to send out the Agreement for signatures before the MOA could be executed.
www.nj.gov /dep/srp/volclean   (810 words)

 Clean Elections - Making a Difference by Micah Sifry
MVCE built an advisory board of respected state figures and former elected officials, and put two retired businessmen—one the former CEO of the largest private employer in the state (the Bath Iron Works) and the other the former president of the Maine Chamber of Commerce—out in front as spokespeople.
The clean election movement has not been without setbacks, such as initiative defeats in Missouri and Oregon in 2000, where business lobbies and conservative ideologues moved to stem the grassroots challenge, often using entrenched incumbents to do their bidding.
Clean elections advocates have also had to fight at every step to ensure that their experiments were defended in the courts and properly implemented in the field.
www.yesmagazine.org /27government/sifry.htm   (1351 words)

 Komeito (Former) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Komeito was formed in 1964 from a minor political party, the Clean Government Political Assembly.
Usually seen as a radical party by opponents, it failed to win many seats at the elections, and in 1971, Komeito's leaders officially separated itself from Soka Gakkai, though it and its anticendents to this day still have a strong unofficial position with the religion.
In 1994, however, when the Japan Socialist Party won the elections, of which the LDP was a junior coalition partner of, the Komeito was again thrown into opposition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clean_Government_Party_(Former)   (332 words)

 Japan Government Information
Japan's Government is a parliamentary democracy, with a House of Representatives and a House of Councillors.
The six major political parties represented in the National Diet are the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the New Clean Government Party (Komeito), the Japan Communist Party (JCP), the Socialist Democratic Party (SDP), and the Conservative New Party (CNP).
The New Conservative Party dissolved in December 2002, and elements of it and defectors from the opposition DPJ formed the Conservative New Party (CNP).
www.traveldocs.com /jp/govern.htm   (1020 words)

 E-Notes: Party Politics and Foreign Policy in East Asia
In January 2005, FPRI convened a conference on the increasingly important role party politics is playing in foreign policymaking in East Asia, and the constraints foreign policy factors are imposing on party politics in some countries in the region.
Any party differences in foreign policy were therefore epiphenomenal consequences of the preferences of leaders who came to power on the strength of their positions on other issues.
Neither party can afford to ignore rising nationalism, but it is hard to gauge and harness; and stable or centrist party positions on foreign policy have limited purchase among a Korean electorate that, as elsewhere, votes largely on domestic and economic issues.
www.fpri.org /enotes/20050516.asia.delisle.partypoliticseastasia.html   (4148 words)

 New Clean Government Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The New Clean Government Party (公明党, Kōmeitō) or NKP, often translated as "New Komeito Party", is a political party in Japan affiliated with the religious movement Soka Gakkai.
The present New Clean Government Party was formed as a result of a merger between the Clean Government Party (Former) and the New Peace Party on November 7, 1998.
The party is a right-wing, conservative party, yet is a Buddhist democratic party as well.
links.nextforum.net.cob-web.org:8888 /Komeito   (633 words)

 Libertarian Party on Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Confirming former Libertarian Party member Gale Norton as Secretary of the Interior would be “one giant leap” towards more sensible federal environmental and land-use policies, the Libertarian Party said today.
Our government, at the federal, state, and local levels, is the single greatest polluter in the land.
Government, both federal and local, is the greatest single polluter in the U.S. This polluter literally gets away with murder because of sovereign immunity.
www.issues2000.org /Celeb/Libertarian_Party_Environment.htm   (397 words)

 List of political parties in Japan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Japan developed from a one party dominant state into a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.
That means: the parties are named in the English translation and the original native name is placed on the first line of the article unless the native form is more commonly used in English than the English form.
National parties with significant representations in the Houses of National Diet as of August 2004.
list-of-political-parties-in-japan.iqnaut.net   (464 words)

 CITIZENS FOR FAIR AND CLEAN GOVERNMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
OMB Watch, the government spending watchdog, has also unveiled a terrific database tracking government contracts and grants - which are often the result of all those campaign contributions and lobbying.
We are in the midst of government altering social behavior in America.
The government schools, the drives against discrimination, the entertainment, the professors and more are all as one.
www.okcitizensparty.org   (4812 words)

 Harper launches plan to clean up government
The only federal government that can truly be held accountable for its spending and actions is a Conservative government, leader Stephen Harper told cheering MPs as he announced a new accountability policy on Parliament Hill Friday.
Banning all ministers and their political aides from becoming government lobbyists for at least five years from the date they leave their political positions.
Giving the auditor general the power to "follow the money to the end recipients" as she or he undertakes a review of the $30 billion handed out each year in the form of federal grants, contributions and contracts.
www.cbc.ca /canada/story/2005/11/04/harper-accountability051104.html   (1641 words)

 The Public Eye : Website of Political Research Associates
We think the rhetoric of right wing populism is attractive to some forces on the left who side with business nationalists and isolationists because of joint opposition to global "free trade" treaties that undeniably benefit international corporate elites at the expense of working people.
The call to put prejudice behind us is ironic indeed in this statement which really is asking people to close their eyes to the prejudice of Pat Buchanan with his history of racism, sexism, homophobia and antisemitism.
The overall outcome of the producerist model of populism is a broad social and political movement sometimes called "Middle American Nationalism" or "The Radical Center" or "Middle American Radicals." Whatever the label, this is a form of repressive populism with a producerist narrative.
www.publiceye.org /sucker_punch/Reform_Party.html   (673 words)

 Clean Elections Institute Inc.
Supporters of Clean Elections also heard encouraging words from Carolyn Warner, former Superintendent of Public Instruction and one-time Democratic Party nominee for Arizona Governor, and Cecilia Martinez, executive director of the Clean Elections Institute.
The Clean Elections Institute sponsored the rally as part of its continuing efforts to defend and support the Citizens Clean Elections Act, which was passed by Arizona voters in 1998.
The rally was sponsored by the Clean Elections Institute, Arizona Citizen Action, the League of Women Voters and the Sierra Club.
www.azclean.org /articles/rally021802.html   (402 words)

 Politics of Japan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Diet with the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors.
Continual fragmentation of parties and a succession of minority governments led conservative forces to merge the Liberal Party (Jiyuto) with the Japan Democratic Party (Nihon Minshuto), an offshoot of the earlier Democratic Party, to form the Liberal Democratic Party (Jiyu-Minshuto; LDP) in November 1955.
It was followed closely in popularity by the Komeito (Clean Government Party), founded in 1964 as the political arm of the Soka Gakkai (Value Creation Society), until 1991 a lay organization affiliated with the Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist sect.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Politics_of_Japan   (3012 words)

 TIME.com: A Big Shokku for Yasu -- Jan. 2, 1984 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The first of those steps was to quell unhappiness among the five often cantankerous political blocs that make up the L.D.P. As head of the party's fourth largest faction, Nakasone, 65, depends on the approval of fellow powerbrokers to stay on as both party leader and Prime Minister.
After he promised to reform the party and eliminate the influence in it of tainted former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, the L.D.P. elders agreed to back Nakasone for Prime Minister when the new Diet convenes this week.
The Socialist Party, under its energetic new leader, Masashi Ishibashi, 59, strengthened its position as the mam opposition party by picking up eleven seats, for a total of 112.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,921455,00.html   (718 words)

 Clean Air Villain of the Month
After leaving the government, Gramm was named to Enron's board.
There is no doubt that OMB is a major player in the upcoming clean air rollback.
For example, in addition to John Graham and the various reactionary lawyers and judges, a former Koch Industries lobbyist, Elizabeth Stolpe, now is a key staff person with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
www.cleanairtrust.org /villain.0102.html   (897 words)

 Conservative Dialysis » Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Katrina turned New Orleans into an auto junkyard and the flooded cars are still everywhere, mementos of the storm and of the city’s continuing failure to clean itself up.
The wacko leader of Russia’s Liberal and Democratic Party has surpassed his earlier screeds with a misogynist attack on our secretary of state.
You are currently browsing the archives for the Government category.
conservativedialysis.com /~mnick/wp/index.php/category/government   (1057 words)

 Secretary of State; Green Party Election Information June 6, 2006 Election
"Decline to State" party voters may not vote for this contest.
Former research scientist, Institute of Theoretical Dynamics at UC Davis
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.
www.smartvoter.org /2006/06/06/ca/state/race/secstg   (282 words)

 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Japan - Government and Political Conditions
This result brought Japan as close as it has ever been to a two-party political system.
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www.geographyiq.com /countries/ja/Japan_government_summary.htm   (988 words)

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