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  Reference for Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - Search.com
The Prime Minister is appointed by the Sovereign, who is bound by constitutional convention to choose the individual most likely to command the support of the House of Commons (normally, the leader of the party with a majority in that body).
By tradition, before a new Prime Minister can enter 10 Downing Street for the first time as its occupant, he or she is required to announce to the country and the world that he or she has kissed hands with the monarch of the day, and thus has become Prime Minister.
Despite the fact that the Prime Minister is not the Head of State, he or she may carry out some of the duties of that position, for example representing the country in internationally.
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  Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Prime Minister is appointed by the Sovereign, who is bound by constitutional convention to choose the individual most likely to command the support of the House of Commons (normally, the leader of the party with a majority in that body).
The title "Prime Minister", however, is not altogether a matter of convention, as in 1905 it was in a sense given official recognition when the "Prime Minister" was named in the "order of precedence," outranked, among non-royals, only by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and by the Lord Chancellor.
Whenever the office of Prime Minister falls vacant, the Sovereign is responsible for appointing the new incumbent; the appointment is formalised at a ceremony known as Kissing Hands.
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 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - Wikinfo
The Prime Minister's main responsibilities include setting the direction of the government, appointing members of the Cabinet, coordinating the activities of the Cabinet and government departments, participating in ceremonial occasions, and being the 'face' of the government in the UK and abroad.
The Prime Minister and the government must resign upon the passage of a vote of no confidence or the loss of a vote of confidence, unless the defeated Prime Minister seeks a dissolution of parliament which in theory the monarch may refuse but in practice never does.
The Prime Minister must also retain the support of his or her party's parliamentary delegation, and in a number of cases including that of Neville Chamberlain and Margaret Thatcher, a party will oust a Prime Minister who appears to be unpopular.
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 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom was formed by Acts of Union which united the Kingdom of England (which included Wales as a principality) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland as a single state under the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister is the leader of the party with the majority of seats in the House of Commons and is formally appointed by the monarch.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
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The Prime Minister is often, but not always, a member of parliament and is expected with other ministers to ensure the passage of bills through the legislature.
While the modern office of Prime Minister was developed in the UK the first actual usage of the word Prime Minister or Premier Ministre was used by Cardinal Richelieu, when, in 1624 he was named to head the royal council as prime minister of France.
Contrary to popular and journalistic belief, most prime ministers in parliamentary systems are not appointed for a specific term in office and in effect may remain in power through a number of elections and parliaments.
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 United Kingdom - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the early years of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain", formed by the Act of Union of 1707, it was customary to refer officially to Scotland and to England and Wales as, respectively, "North Britain" and "South Britain", though the usage never really caught on.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a government headed by the Prime Minister and the other Ministers of State who form the Cabinet.
By constitutional convention, Ministers of State are chosen largely from among members of the Commons with a small number chosen from the mainly appointed upper house, the House of Lords.
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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Apart from the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II is also Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Kitts and Nevis, where she is represented by Governors-General.
The Queen, or her Governors-General, in the Realms outside the United Kingdom, also gives a speech at the annual State Opening of Parliament, outlining the government's legislative agenda for the year, but the speech is written by government ministers and reflects the view of the elected government.
Following Elizabeth's accession, a decision was reached by Commonwealth Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference of 1953, whereby the Queen would be accorded different styles and titles in each of her Realms, reflecting that in each state she acts as the Monarch of that state, regardless of her other roles.
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 Kingdom of Yugoslavia - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Yugoslav kingdom bordered Italy and Austria to the northwest, Hungary and Romania to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece and Albania to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to the west.
The Kingdom of Yugoslavia was soon divided by the Axis into several entities: Hungary and Bulgaria annexed some border areas, Croatia was made into the Independent State of Croatia, and a rump Serbian state was created under the administration of Milan Nedić, which still recognized Peter II as King.
From 1918 to 1922, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes continued to be subdivided into the pre-World War I divisions of Austria-Hungary and the formerly independent Balkan states of Serbia and Montenegro.
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 Prime Minister of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Prime Minister of Canada the head of the Canadian government is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons.
Since the Prime Minister is in practice most powerful member of the Canadian government or she is sometimes erroneously referred to the head of state.
The function duties responsibilities and powers the Prime Minister of Canada were established the time the country was created as independent nation in 1867 and were modeled upon those of existing office of the Prime Minister of United Kingdom.
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 List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prime Ministers during the 18th century were Prime Minister of England, Wales and Scotland (the United Kingdom of Great Britain, formed by the Act of Union 1707).
List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom by longevity
United Kingdom: Principal Ministers of the Crown: 1730-2006.
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 sociology - United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Queen Elizabeth II The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a government headed by the Prime Minister and the other Ministers of State who form the Cabinet.
The Prime Minister is usually the leader of the largest party in the House of Commons and is commissioned by the monarch to form a government based on his or her ability to command the support of the Commons.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
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 History of the United Kingdom
The creation of the united Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707 was the result of the Treaty of Union which had been negotiated between England and Scotland and put into effect by the passing of the Acts of Union 1707.
The Victorian era of the United Kingdom is a term commonly used to refer to the period of Queen Victoria's rule between 1837 and 1901 which signified the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire.
The "United Kingdom" as a name is taken to refer to the kingdom that emerged when the Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland merged on 1 January 1801.
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 United Kingdom
Scientology ministers are not considered ministers of religion for the purpose of the country's immigration regulations.
Ministers of religion are also required to have worked for at least one year in the last five years as a minister.
Ministers of religion applying for visas must also have one year of full-time experience or two years of part-time training following their ordination for faiths where ordination is the sole means of entering the ministry.
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 Woman Premier Ministers
As Prime Minister, she also held the posts as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Defence, Finance etc. She carried on her husband's policies of socialism, neutrality in international relations, and the active encouragement of the Buddhist religion and of the Sinhalese language and culture.
An economist, she became Minister of Social Affairs 1990-91, Minister of Foreign Affairs 1993-95 and was Executive Director of the Washington Office of Haiti 1993.
Deputy to the Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of the centre-right-government 1997-99, Vice Chairperson of the Defence Committee of Stortinget 1999-2001 and Governor of Østfold since 2003.
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Lord Stanley became Prime Minister in 1858, but Gladstone declined a position in his government, opting not to work with Benjamin Disraeli, then Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons.
He became Prime Minister for the first time and remained in the office until 1874.
In 1892 Gladstone was re-elected Prime Minister for the fourth and final time.
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 UNITED KINGDOM : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United Kingdom is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and its ancillary bodies of water, including the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and the Irish Sea.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised on behalf of the monarch by the prime minister and other cabinet ministers who head departments.
The 36,320-member Royal Navy operates the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent, which consists of four Trident missile-armed submarines, while the Royal Marines are the Royal Navy's Light Infantry units for amphibious operations and for specialist reinforcement forces in and beyond the NATO area.
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 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom was formed by Acts of Union which united the Kingdom of England (which included Wales as a principality) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland as a single state under the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The modern "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" was the result of the partition of Ireland in 1922 between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland, which remained part of the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister is the leader of the party with the majority of seats in the House of Commons and is formally appointed by the monarch.
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 Pakistan Elections 2008
The Prime Minister is responsible for appointing a cabinet.
The office of Prime Minister did not exist during three periods of Pakistan's history, a circumstance different from a vacancy in the office, as a result of the dismissal of an individual Prime Minister by the President.
Aziz was elected Prime Minister on August 28, 2004, by a vote of 191 to 151 in the National Assembly.
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 British Prime Ministers and political parties.
List of Prime Ministers and Administrations of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (PM) is the political leader and head of His or Her Majesty's government; the reigning monarch is Head of State.
Though appointed by the king or queen the Prime Minister, or "Premier", is usually the leader of the party with the most seats in parliament, to which body he or she is held accountable.
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 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom information - Search.com
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of government and so exercises many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state.
Although the Prime Minister is undoubtedly the most powerful figure in British government, his or her compensation is not the highest amongst ministers: that distinction goes to the Lord Chancellor.
On the retirement of a Prime Minister who is Scottish, it is likely that the primarily Scottish honour of the Order of the Thistle would be used instead of the Order of the Garter, which is generally regarded as an English honour.
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 Prime Minister Of England
PELHAM, HENRY (1696-1754), prime minister of England, younger brother of Thomas Holles Pelham, duke of Newcastle, was born in 1696.
The Prime Minister is the most senior officer of Her Majesty's...
He was Prime Minister of England in 1868, and again from 1874 to 1880.
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 United Kingdom: Prime Ministers: 1730-2008 - Archontology.org
Although the term was used as early as the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714), it acquired wider currency during the reign of George II (1727-1760).
In an interview by Lord Melville with William Pitt in 1803, the latter argued that "this person generally called the first minister" was an absolute necessity for a government to function, and expressed his belief that this person should be the minister in charge of the finances.
To give statutory recognition to the existence of the position of Prime Minister, and to the historic link between the Premiership and the office of First Lord of the Treasury, by providing in respect to that position and office a salary of...
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Towards that end, the Australian DFAT list is published in an effort to freeze the assets of terrorists by making it a criminal offense for persons who hold assets that are owned or controlled by persons or entities on the list, or to use or deal with those assets.
The DTC List is a list of those persons and organizations that are listed as debarred parties by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls of the U.S. Department of State.
The World Bank List of Debarred Parties is a list of organizations and individuals that are ineligible to be awarded contracts financed by the World Bank for the periods indicated, due to the fact that they were found to have violated fraud and corruption rules.
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The United Kingdom possesses a comprehensive nuclear arsenal (one of the small number of countries to do so), utilising the submarine-based Trident II ballistic missile system with nuclear warheads.
The 36,320-member Royal Navy operates the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent, which consists of four Trident missile-armed submarines, while the Royal Marines are the Royal Navy's Light Infantry units for amphibious operations and for specialist reinforcement forces in and beyond the NATO area.
The United Kingdom Special Forces, principally the Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS), provide troops trained for quick, mobile, military responses in counter-terrorism, land, maritime and amphibious operations, often where secrecy or covert operations are required.
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 The Top 10 British Prime Ministers - The List Universe
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom and the leader of the executive branch of government.
I guess the thing is that to make a list like this you need to try to be as impartial as possible and the good things he did in his time probably do make him worthy of inclusion (I speak of the devolution of the various parts of the United Kingdom).
On the list I think overall it is good though there are things I would question, especially Margaret Thatcher at no. 2, especially given that she dismantled many of Attlee’s achievements and, in my opinion, is solely responsible for the culture of selfishness and consumerism that has led to many of our current social problems.
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