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  Parliamentary opposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parliamentary opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system.
By their very presence in the debating chamber, parliamentary oppositions recognize the legitimacy of the system of politics, and thus may share many of the views of the government.
The title of "Official Opposition" usually goes to the largest of the parties sitting in opposition with its leader being given the title Leader of the Opposition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parliamentary_opposition   (329 words)

 The Opposition in a Parliamentary System (BP47e)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The role of the opposition in a parliamentary federation such as Canada’s is obviously different from that of congressional representatives in a pluralist federation like the United States, where legislators exercise considerably more independence and need not take their cue from the executive branch.
In addition to its practical value, the daily confrontation of government and "loyal" opposition in the House of Commons symbolizes the inner dialogue, the continual sequence of question and answer, which distinguishes the truly civilized mind and is reflected in the social and public life of a civil community.
Parliamentary reform rose to the top of the agenda in Canada in the late 1960s, largely as a result of the frustrating experience with successive minority governments and the exceedingly long and acrimonious debate over the adoption of a national flag.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/bp47-e.htm   (6106 words)

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The establishment of the concrete size of a parliamentary group is within the competence of the Seimas and is in compliance with Article 59 of the Constitution as it prevents no person from joining another parliamentary group or expression of his convictions in other manner.
As parliamentary groups are structural units of the Seimas, the procedure of their formation, the rights and duties of parliamentary groups are established by the Seimas in its statute.
However, the aforesaid deficiency of the notion "Seimas Opposition Leader" is not a sufficient ground to recognise that the legal regulation established in Paragraph 5 of Article 41 of the Statute of the Seimas conflicts with the Constitution.
www.lrkt.lt /dokumentai/2001/r010125.htm   (7225 words)

 Promoting a Parliamentary Opposition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The electoral system should help ensure the presence of a viable parliamentary opposition grouping that can critically assess legislation, safeguard minority rights, and represent their constituents effectively.
Opposition groupings should have enough parliamentary members to be effective, assuming they warrant these members by their performance at the ballot box, and should be able to realistically present an alternative to the current administration.
Obviously the strength of parliamentary opposition depends on many factors other than the choice of electoral system, but if the system itself makes parliamentary opposition impotent, democratic governance is inherently weakened.
www.aceproject.org /main/english/es/esa07.htm   (171 words)

 Parliamentary opposition is for parliamentary politics and hartal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parliamentary opposition is for parliamentary politics and hartal
The opposition has been criticised by all including the donors for their continued absence.
Parliamentary opposition is part of the parliamentary system and such opposition is not elected to call hartal.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/publish/article_9091.shtml   (615 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Opposition leaders promptly declared their intention to push the Tbilisi parliament into crisis and force the CUG to negotiate the terms of the local governance bill.
The opposition hoped to trounce Zhvania on his home territory -- the Tbilisi parliament -- and thus shatter the credibility of an aspiring prime minister in the eyes of both the population and the president.
Currently, the development of a capable and constructive opposition force is severely hampered by the low level of party institutionalisation and the absence of a clear leadership within the existing factions.
www.iwpr.net /archive/cau/cau_200106_87_03_eng.txt   (1037 words)

 COVER STORY (Spotlight Weekly)
A cardinal rule of parliamentary democracy is that whenever the ruling party is unpopular, the job of the opposition is to force the government to seek a fresh mandate from the people.
In a parliamentary democracy, the opposition always demands the resignation of the prime minister after they are in a position to form an alternative government.
The moment the prime minister sought the dissolution of the house, the leaders of the opposition knocked the doors of the palace arguing that they should be given the opportunity to form an alternative government.
www.nepalnews.com /contents/englishweekly/spotlight/2001/feb/feb02/coverstory.htm   (5111 words)

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It is the parliamentary group of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the parliamentary (as opposed to presidential) form of governance of this country that are to blame for this," Zhelev said.
On Friday Ivan Kostov, leader of the largest opposition force, the UDF, called on to the protestors not to yield to provocations and announced that the opposition is walking out of the National Assembly in protest against the actions of the government.
OPPOSITION CONTINUES PROTESTS Sofia, January 11 (BTA) - "Our purpose is not to destroy but to provoke elections," Ivan Kostov, leader of the largest parliamentary opposition force, the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) told the participants in a protest rally on Saturday against the government of the Socialists- dominated Left coalition.
www.b-info.com /places/Bulgaria/news/97-01/jan13.bta   (3898 words)

 EurasiaNet Civil Society - Opposition Strives to Establish Parallel Authority in Kyrgyzstan
Opposition activists maintain that the results of two rounds of parliamentary voting — held on February 27 and March 13, -- were skewed by widespread irregularities.
Opposition leaders envision the coordinating council as an alternate governing body, enabling them to negotiate with Akayev from a position of greater political strength.
Opposition congresses, or kurultais, are scheduled to be held in Talas and Osh provinces, with the dual goals of making the opposition movement a more cohesive entity, while expanding its anti-Akayev message in southern Kyrgyzstan.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/civilsociety/articles/eav031505.shtml   (695 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was, we seriously believe, as safe to be a highwayman as to be a distinguished leader of the opposition... HYPERLINK "http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp47-e.htm" \l "(2)end" (2) It was not until the 18th century that it came to be constitutionally accepted that an opposition could be "loyal" across the whole spectrum of public policy.
Not surprisingly, therefore, some Opposition MPs feel not enough partisan advantage is gained from all this work. HYPERLINK "http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp47-e.htm" \l "(15)end" (15) There is at least an implicit conflict between the notion of MPs as legislators acting in concert with a common purpose, and their expected partisan roles based on adversarial representation.
There was some opposition disappointment that the media coverage did not extend very far into the substance of the legislation. HYPERLINK "http://dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp47-e.htm" \l "(21)end" (21) This might have been less of a problem had the issues at stake been simple and clear cut.
www.erin.utoronto.ca /~w3pol/outlines/pol100y_files/link7.doc   (5535 words)

 CAMBODIA: The silencing of the Cambodian parliamentary opposition
The move is an attempt by Cambodia's ruling parties to silence the parliamentary opposition in the country and to even possibly eliminate them entirely from the political scene.
Subsequently, the opposition leader and his party members may be subjected to legal proceedings relating to statements they made about the corrupt practices of some leading political figures.
Such a move is an attempt by Cambodia's ruling parties to silence the parliamentary opposition in the country and to even possibly eliminate them entirely from the political scene.
www.ahrchk.net /ua/mainfile.php/2005/951   (1346 words)

 CNN.com - South Korean opposition ends parliamentary boycott - November 23, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kim has been urging quick parliamentary approval of his plan to raise 40 trillion won ($36 billion) in public funds by issuing state bonds and then investing the money in the country's overstretched banks.
Opposition legislators had paralyzed the National Assembly since Saturday in a dispute over a demand that Prosecutor General Park Soon-yong be impeached for alleged pro-government bias in investigating recent corruption scandals.
But its banks are still teetering under bad loans as a result of reckless lending during the boom years of the 1980s and early 1990s and a series of large bankruptcies in the wake of the 1997-1998 Asian currency crisis.
archives.cnn.com /2000/ASIANOW/east/11/23/skorea.politics.ap   (556 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Sonia to lead parliamentary opposition
The leader of India's main opposition Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, has decided to lead the opposition to the new BJP-led government in the lower house of parliament.
Sonia Gandhi's move to stand for election from two parliamentary seats led to allegations that she was unsure of winning from Amethi.
As leader of the opposition, she will be responsible leading her party back to the forefront of Indian politics.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/south_asia/479649.stm   (486 words)

 Letter From Lebanon
Associated with parliamentary opposition since the day he was elected in 1972, he operates within what he calls a mini-bloc associated with socially concerned and politically influential people outside the parliament and government.
As for the parliamentary opposition of which he is a member, he blames its "low turnout" andlack of unity on Lebanon's confessional system, which focuses the efforts of members of parliament on serving the narrow interests of their own sectarian communities.
If NaJah Wakim is the opposition's champion of the middle class, working for a non-sectarian Lebanon linked to no one foreign country, Hezbollah, the Party of God, is his radical opposition opposite: champion of poor Shi'i Lebanese and supporter of an Islamic-style government linked to Iran.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0494/9404047.htm   (1158 words)

 NEWSBRIEFS (12/22/02)
KYIV - The opposition parliamentary caucuses - Our Ukraine, the Communist Party, the Socialist Party and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc - said in a joint statement on December 17 that all three votes in the Verkhovna Rada that day were illegal and falsified, UNIAN reported.
The opposition is planning to contest the December 17 votes in court.
According to the poll, presidential administration chief Viktor Medvedchuk is trusted by 5.4 percent of Ukrainians and distrusted by 42.1 percent; 5.4 percent trust Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and 24.7 percent distrust him; and Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn is trusted by 4.8 percent and distrusted by 32.9 percent.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2002/510205.shtml   (1962 words)

 RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Last December, five opposition groups -- the People’s Movement of Kyrgyzstan, Ata-Jurt (Fatherland), Jany Bagyt (New Direction), the People’s Congress of Kyrgyzstan, and the For Fair Elections movement -- signed an agreement and pledged to work together to ensure that elections are free and fair.
Opposition groups say fair and transparent elections are their main priorities.
Opposition groups have already held several demonstrations in different parts of Kyrgyzstan, and have repeatedly demanded that the parliamentary elections be free and fair.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/2/1BA23330-851B-41FB-84A4-888EEC522C92.html   (1311 words)

 Parliamentary opposition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster System -based parliamentary system.
In proportional representation assemblies, where the tendency to gravitate into two major political party or party groupings operates strongly, Government and Opposition roles can go to the two main groupings serially in alternation.
In this context, the opposition forms a recognised, even semi-official government-in-waiting.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Legislatures/Parliamentary-opposition.html   (279 words)

 News from Bulgaria / Jan 24, 96
As Videnov told a news conference last week, one of the reasons for their resignation was they were not given enough support from the parliamentary group of the BSP and its coalition partners.
The Prime Minister criticized the behaviour of the opposition at today's parliamentary sitting and yesterday's statement of President Zhelyu Zhelev who said that if the parliamentary crisis was exacerbated, he would act together with the opposition within his constitutional powers.
She called on the Parliamentary Assembly to focus on effective laws in the member countries, rather than proposals and intentions of separate MPs in national parliaments.
www.hri.org /news/agencies/bta/1996/96-01-24.bta.html   (2886 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 115   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Jatiya Sangsad yesterday reconstituted 44 parliamentary standing committees incorporating lawmakers from the Awami League (AL) before prorogation of the brief 13th session amid boycott by the main opposition party.
The inclusion of the AL lawmakers gave the parliamentary bodies full shape one and a half years after their formation and about three years into the current parliament's five-year tenure.
Without representation of the main opposition, the parliamentary bodies were facing difficulties in discharging their duties as the treasury bench lawmakers were reluctant to discuss alleged corruption and irregularities at different ministries.
www.thedailystar.net /2004/09/17/d4091701044.htm   (409 words)

 Pakistan Link Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Qazi Hussain Ahmad said they have differences with the government on the basic issue that is the adulteration of Constitution, saying through the passage of bill for Musharraf’s holding dual offices the government has proved that it is incomplete and ineffective without him.
However, he added that instead of tendering resignations the parliamentary opposition would continue sitting in Parliament to regain its lost status.
He said all the opposition parties have agreed upon the basic issue and that the strategy in this regard will be evolved in next few days.
www.pakistanlink.com /headlines/oct04/20/08.html   (355 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - International Community and Opposition Say Parliamentary Vote Marked By Massive Fraud
Opposition political leaders and representatives of international organizations, including the OSCE, said monitors observed systematic vote manipulation, including the stuffing of ballot boxes.
The leading opposition party, Musavat, issued a statement on November 6 that asserted only about 35 percent of registered voters actually participated in the election, not the 70 percent claimed by election officials.
The controversy surrounding the conduct of the parliamentary elections could cause substantial damage to Azerbaijan.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav110600.shtml   (720 words)

 Open new front against corruption - Opposition-headed Parliamentary Select Committee on National Integrity
Abdullah should harness Opposition support in the faltering campaign against corruption by establishing an Opposition-headed Parliamentary Select Committee on National Integrity to open a new front against corruption.
September, the first question during the question hour is my question to the Prime Minister as to whether he supports the establishment of Parliamentary Select Committees for (i) National Integrity, (ii) Higher Education and (iii) International Trade and Industry towards creating a First-World Parliament.
This is an occasion and opportunity for Abdullah to announce in Parliament a new initiatives to arrest the faltering campaign against corruption, opening a new front with the establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee on National Integrity headed by an Opposition MP.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/3939/lks3646.htm   (746 words)

 Opposition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Opposition may refer to any of a number of topics:
Opposition to a patent, see for instance Opposition procedure before the European Patent Office
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Opposition   (133 words)

 Asia Times - News and analysis from throughout Southeast Asia
They not only gave the "moderates" an unfair advantage in the weeks leading up to the election (the leading opposition party's paper cannot publish more than twice a month and distribution is restricted), but in effect, quelled public concern over numerous allegations that the Election Commission and the BN conspired to commit election fraud.
There's no need to change [them]." He pointed out that the opposition Chinese-led Democratic Action Party actually gained seats in the March 21 election, and as for other opposition parties that scored poorly, this was because of their stated aims, not because of media coverage.
Opposition leaders say they will tap into the Internet but know it won't be enough.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/FD09Ae01.html   (1336 words)

 ARD expresses reservations about Govt-MMA talks -DAWN - Top Stories; September 10, 2003
Talking to newsmen at a joint news conference, MMA parliamentary leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed said that the MMA negotiating team had made it clear to the government that there would be no more talks on the issue and it would insist on participation of all opposition parliamentary parties’ leaders in the proposed party heads’ meeting.
Mr Liaqat Baloch claimed that all opposition parliamentary groups were united on a one-point agenda to force the government to bring constitutional amendments in parliament and until then no piece of legislation, even if it had the backing of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, would be accepted as legal.
Raja Parvez Ashraf said the Opposition was united on one-point agenda that the amendments made through the LFO were not acceptable until ratified by parliament but added that each one of the opposition parties had different views on the details of the LFO.
www.dawn.com /2003/09/10/top4.htm   (486 words)

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