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  Italy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Northern Italy, made up largely of a vast plain that is contained by the Alps in the north and drained by the Po River and its tributaries, comprises the regions of Liguria, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta (see Aosta, Valle d’), Lombardy, Trentino–Alto Adige, Venetia, Friuli–Venezia Giulia, and part of Emilia-Romagna (which extends into central Italy).
The Magyars plundered N Italy, and in the south the Arabs seized (917) Sicily and raided the mainland.
In central and N Italy, the prevailing chaos was increased by the conflict between the emperors and the popes over investiture and by the contested succession to Tuscany after the death (1115) of Countess Matilda.
www.bartleby.com /65/it/Italy.html   (5639 words)

 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Election
The universal acceptance of elections as a tool for selecting representatives in modern democracies is in sharp contrast with the practice in the democratic archetype, ancient Athens, where elections were considered an oligarchic institution and where most political offices were filled using allotment / sortition.
In the 2004 Iranian parliamentary elections almost all of the reformist candidates were ruled unfit by the Guardian Council of religious leaders.
In order for democratic elections to be fair and competitive, opposition parties and candidates must enjoy the rights to freedom of speech, assembly, and movement as necessary to voice their criticisms of the government openly and to bring alternative policies and candidates to the voters.
www.britain.tv /wikipedia.php?title=Election   (2614 words)

 Italy - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Northern Italy, made up largely of a vast plain that is contained by the Alps in the north and drained by the Po River and its tributaries, comprises the regions of Liguria, Piedmont, Valle d'Aosta (see Aosta, Valle d'), Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Venetia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and part of Emilia-Romagna (which extends into central Italy).
Italy conquered Ethiopia in 1935-36, easily overcoming the ineffective sanctions imposed by the League of Nations (from which Italy withdrew in 1937).
Italy intervened on the Insurgent side in the Spanish civil war (1936-39), and in 1939 it seized Albania.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-italy.html   (6009 words)

 Politics - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Template:Politics of Italy Italy has been a democratic republic since June 2, 1946, when the monarchy was abolished by popular referendum (see birth of the Italian Republic).
The 1948 Constitution established a bicameral parliament, with a lower and an upper chamber (respectively Chamber of Deputies and Senate), a separate judiciary branch, and an executive branch composed of a Council of Ministers (cabinet), headed by the president of the council (prime minister).
Decrees have to be confirmed in the parliament, and "decree jam" has been a problem in recent years, as governments try to reform the structure of the state using chiefly decrees instead of passing laws directly through the parliament.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Politics   (2409 words)

 1999 Outcome of the Elections for European Parliament
Elections for the European Parliament are held in all the member countries of the European Union.
The European Free Alliance has succeeded in sending representatives to the European Parliament in the past, and should it succeed again it would be able to offer some representation to other minority parties, such as RAINBOW, that are not able to overcome this numerical barrier.
During the election campaign, and despite all the obstacles and censorship, it was possible for RAINBOW to advance its platform for minority rights in Greece under a European framework to a larger section of the population.
www.florina.org /html/1999/1999_eu_elections.html   (1165 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- European elections continue with Italians, Czechs, Maltese and Latvians
ROME – In voting for the European Parliament, Italians cast ballots Saturday with their government's pro-U.S. stance in Iraq in mind, while in the Czech Republic opposition parties wary about the European Union appeared to be on their way to victory.
Italy is assigned 78 seats in the new parliament – nine fewer than in the previous vote in 1999.
While the European Parliament cannot introduce legislation – that right is reserved for the European Commission – its powers have steadily grown to the point that it now influences all EU laws, by voting on them and amending them.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040612-0845-europeanelections.html   (775 words)

Today, Italy is a highly developed country with the 7th highest GDP in 2006, a member of the G8 and a founding member of what is now the European Union, having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957.
Italy supported Franco's revolution in Spanish civil war and Hitler's pretensions in central Europe, accepting the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938, although the disappearance of a buffer state between mighty Germany and Italy was unfavourable for the country.
The 1948 Constitution of Italy established a bicameral parliament (Parlamento), consisting of a Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) and a Senate (Senato della Repubblica), a separate judiciary, and an executive branch composed of a Council of Ministers (cabinet) (Consiglio dei ministri), headed by the prime minister (Presidente del consiglio dei ministri).
www.danceage.com /biography/sdmc_Italy   (6459 words)

In a sense, Italy is experimenting with a system in which one pole is the pole of ideologies (no matter which ones) and the other one is a pole in which ideologies are banned and pragmatics prevails (to wit, a return to Machiavelli, albeit in a democratic setting).
Italy is the only country in the world in which two (not just one) xenophobic parties are represented in parliament: the Lega of Umberto Bossi and the Alleanza Nazionale of Gianfranco Fini.
Italy is the ideal ground for a rise of a Mussolini-style demagogue.
www.scaruffi.com /politics/italy.html   (8394 words)

 European Parliament UK Office - Elections Facts
Elections to the European Parliament are held every five years.
The European Parliamentary Elections Act, which received Royal Assent on 14th January 1999, introduced a regional list system with seats allocated to parties in proportion to their share of the vote.
There would, however, be a by-election if the vacancy arose because of the death or resignation of an independent MEP or if there was no-one left on the party list.
www.europarl.org.uk /guide/Gelectionfacts.htm   (278 words)

 2004 EP Elections : Sussex European Institute : University of Sussex
The European Parliament Election in Hungary, June 13 2004
The European Parliament Election in the Czech Repbulic, June 11-12 2004
The European Parliament Election in Latvia, June 12 2004
www.sussex.ac.uk /sei/1-4-2-2.html   (380 words)

 European Parliament election, 2004 (Italy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elections to the European Parliament were held in Italy on June 13, 2004.
The common list of the Olive Tree, comprising mainly the Democrats of the Left and Daisy-Democracy is Freedom became the largest list, with an important psychological effect.
However, it must be kept in mind that, in European elections, Italians tend to vote in a more "light-hearted" way, giving their vote more easily to a candidate outside their usual party; this generally reduces the significance of these elections.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Parliament_election,_2004_(Italy)   (571 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Election 2004 - An Election Heard Round the World | PBS
As I reported in the first story in our election series, based on my trip to Lebanon and Syria, Arabs desperately want the United States to resume the aggressive search for peace in the Middle East that Clinton was brokering when he was derailed by his not-so-"youthful indiscretions" and the ensuing impeachment scandal.
Elections in Afghanistan were a victory for the Bush administration, but the democratic future of Afghanistan still depends on the unfinished business of providing security, disarming the warlords and building grassroots political parties.
Afghanistan's presidential election on October 9, 2004, was a sweeping victory for Hamid Karzai and a defeat for the remnants of the Taliban, who had vowed to disrupt the voting.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/elections/wrapup   (4216 words)

 Italy (Harpers.org)
The Sons of Italy, a local civic group in Denver, Colorado, decided to call their annual Columbus Day parade the March of Italian Pride after a band of Indians, for whom Columbus is a hated symbol of their conquest, threatened to disrupt it.
Italy's constitutional court struck down a law that gave Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution, a ruling that will revive the corruption charges the law was written to nullify.
Italy was upset about a poster campaign in the London subway urging people not to eat smelly food; the posters show an overweight man sitting on a train surrounded by parma hams and salamis and strings of garlic.
www.harpers.org /Italy.html   (2641 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Dutch defy EU on election results
In the UK, the elections are likely to be the last test of public opinion before general elections next year.
As a result, European election turnout is already higher in many areas than at the last elections in 1999.
The European Parliament was designed as a democratic counterweight to the European Commission, whose members are appointed, not elected.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/3792877.stm   (571 words)

 CNN.com - Voters punish European leaders - Jun 14, 2004
While the four-day European Parliament vote achieved a turnout of just over 45 percent of the 350 million voters, it did give opposition parties victory after victory.
The election for the European Parliament was the first since the EU expanded from 15 to 25 countries in May.
In Ireland, the EU elections were combined with a referendum on citizenship.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/06/14/europe.vote/index.html   (902 words)

Italy is called "il Belpaese" (Italian for beautiful country) by its inhabitants, due to the beauty and variety of its landscapes and for having the world's largest artistic patrimony; the country is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (41 as of July 13, 2006).
The word Italy derives from the Homeric (Aeolic) word ιταλός [2], which means "bull".
As a result some 825,000 Muslims[10] (1.4%), of which only 50,000 are Italian citizens, live in Italy, as well as 100,000 Buddhists [11], [12] and [13], and 70,000 Hindus.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/italy.htm   (5747 words)

 Political party - Knowmore
In certain electoral situations, more common in elections using proportional representation than First Past the Post, a government may be formed of more than one party, called a coalition government.
Partisanship is the tendency of supporters of political parties to subscribe to or at least support their party's views and policies in contrast to that other parties.
The party may frequently come in second place in elections and poses a threat to the other two parties, but has still never formally held government.
www.knowmore.org /index.php/Political_party   (1040 words)

 Election Portal @ EectionWatchUSA.com (Eection Watch USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Louis County Election officials claim hundreds of fraudulent voter address changes have been turned in by ACORN, a group that's been criticized for their voter...
Election Resources on the Internet - Links to Internet sites around the world which provide complete and detailed national and local election statistics.
Elections and Electoral Systems by Country - Links to historical and current election results, news, and commentary from around the world.
www.eectionwatchusa.com   (1469 words)

 government-n-politics.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A poster for the European Parliament election 2004 in Italy, showing party lists Multi-party systems are systems in which there are manifold parties.
In nations such as Canada and the United Kingdom, there may be two physically powerful parties; with a third party that is electoral winning.
The party may often come in next place in elections and pose a threat to the additional two parties, but has motionless by no means officially detained government.
government-n-politics.info   (441 words)

 Elections in the European Union
The European Parliament has 626 members, elected for a five year term by proportional representation in one or more constituencies in each member country.
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party: liberal and centrist party
European Unitary Left/Nordic Green Left: socialist and communist party
www.electionworld.org /europeanunion.htm   (180 words)

 European Voters Batter Governing Parties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
LONDON -- European voters punished leaders in Britain, Italy and the Netherlands for getting involved in Iraq - but also turned their ire on the war's chief opponents German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chirac over local issues, projections showed Sunday.
The 44.6 percent turnout was the lowest ever in a European Parliament election, and just 28.7 percent voted in the 10 newest states.
Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, the country's largest, was projected to get between 20.5 and 23.5 percent of the vote, down from 25.2 percent in the previous European election, according to a poll for RAI state TV.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2004/6/13/203224.shtml   (661 words)

 Mich Helmet -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Gianni De Michelis (born on 26 November 1940 in Venezia) is a Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament for Southern with the NPSI, and is therefore a Non-Inscrit in the European Parliament.
He sits on its Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, and is a substitute for the Committee on Legal Affairs, a member of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China and a substitute for the Delegation to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly.
"we'd all be living in Orwell's 1984" Well, unfortunately or not, it's 2004 and both articles are still completely unencyclopaedic hero-worshipping crap.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/98/mich-helmet.html   (826 words)

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