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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Political minister
Senior ministers are members of the cabinet, usually led by a prime minister or president.
A minister of the environment or secretary of the environment, is a cabinet position in charge of a government ministry dealing with the natural environment.
Political strife and conflict keeps large sections of the planet in foment while the suffering of the people sinks to depths that are truly terrible to behold.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Political-minister   (1646 words)

 Scientology Volunteer Ministers - Frequently Asked Questions
The heart of the Scientology Volunteer Minister Program are fundamental Scientology techniques contained in The Scientology Handbook.
The Volunteer Minister Course delivered in Scientology organizations around the world takes a person through The Scientology Handbook, training him or her in every tool.
The goal of the Scientology Volunteer Minister Program is to restore spiritual values to society and bring about a world based on trusting relationships, honest dealings and kind actions.
www.volunteerministers.org /faq   (1522 words)

 Sir Robert Walpole
The title was originally a term of abuse, not status, and was not officially recognised until 1905.
Walpole was forced to resign as prime minister in 1742, and was elevated to the House of Lords.
During his time as prime minister Walpole grew estranged from his wife and took a succession of lovers.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page174.asp   (764 words)

 The Minister's Political Office
The Minister's Political Office (Polish abbreviation GPM) of the Minister of the Environment provides political and substantive advice and service to the Minister, Secretary of State and Under-Secretaries of State, in relation to their responsibilities and the Minister's direct instructions.
Analyse political, economic and social developments and processes in the aspect of Governmental policy with particular emphasis put on the activity scope of the Minister's responsibilities.
Co-ordinate the activities of the political advisers to the Minister.
www.mos.gov.pl /mos/komorki/gpm_eng.htm   (207 words)

 Israel’s Political System - Council on Foreign Relations
The elected prime minister is the candidate who receives more than half of the valid votes, provided that he is also a Knesset member.
Prime ministers are expected to serve four-year terms, though these may be shortened by a vote of no-confidence in the Knesset.
In forming a coalition, the prime minister must offer some cabinet positions to members of the smaller coalition partners, as smaller parties often represent the additional votes to pass legislation.
www.cfr.org /publication/8912/israels_political_system.html   (1349 words)

 Print Story - canada.com network
But he not only appointed a senator to cabinet to represent Montreal as the city's political minister, but has also given Fortier, a longtime party organizer, responsibility for the department at the centre of the fundraising scandal that brought down the Liberal government.
He said the choice of portfolio for Fortier was "squarely within the realm of political judgment," and he didn't wish to discuss political matters because he's returning to the court bench this fall.
Duff Conacher, national co-ordinator of Democracy Watch, said he's concerned because Fortier's posts as public works minister and political minister for Montreal are the same ones held under the Liberals by Alfonso Gagliano, whom Gomery blamed for a lack of oversight in the sponsorship program.
www.canada.com /components/print.aspx?id=e5950fa1-2994-44e0-9b2f-e9e1c614e5ab&k=50855   (607 words)

 Bangladesh Is on the Right Path - washingtonpost.com
The Jan. 25 news story "Bangladesh Military Accused of Stalling on Elections" contained broad judgments that are a trifle unfair.
What really happened leading up to Jan. 11 was that the political turmoil had reached the point that it had brought civic life to a standstill.
Unless it can successfully undertake reforms, some of which are structural, it will not be able to create the level playing field that is a prerequisite for holding a free, fair and credible election with the participation of candidates from all major political parties.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/07/AR2007020702124.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns   (387 words)

 The Office of the Prime Minister - regjeringen.no
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has today sent a letter of condolences to Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, after yesterday’s suicide attack in the Baghlan Province.
The new agreement must be firmly anchored in the UN, and it must include all major emitting countries and all major sectors", Prime Minister Stoltenberg said in his statement at the UN General Assembly.
At the Clinton Global Initiative in New York today, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway led the launch of a global campaign to save the lives of millions of women and children.
www.regjeringen.no /en/dep/smk.html?id=875   (435 words)

 Political minister - Biocrawler
In many Parliamentary systems of governmenent, especially those using the Westminster system such as the United Kingdom and Australia, ministers must be selected from the legislature.
In Presidential systems of government such as the Unites States and France, minister are appointed by the President, not drawn from the legislature.
This page was last modified 09:49, 3 Jun 2005.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Political_minister   (227 words)

 Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
Wi Sung-lac Appointed Political Minister of Korean Embassy in the U.S. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade appointed Wi Sung-lac as the political minister of the Korean embassy in the United States.
He is a former policy coordinator of the National Security Counsel.
Wui joined the ministry in 1979 and served as the chief of the ministry¡¯s North American affairs bureau and Eastern Europe affairs bureau, and an assistant of a Foreign Minister.
english.chosun.com /w21data/html/news/200408/200408050039.html   (85 words)

 Cancer inquiry free to probe political decisions: minister
Newfoundland and Labrador's health minister has vowed to stay out of a judicial inquiry that is reviewing flawed tests given to hundreds of breast cancer patients.
Ross Wiseman said he is keen to avoid a conflict of interest in the inquiry, which he called Tuesday to address a public outrage over the tests, and the fact that senior administrators were aware the error rate was several times higher than had been publicly disclosed.
Wiseman, who became health minister in January during a mini-shuffle, said he was not briefed on the testing problems until last week.
www.cbc.ca /canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/05/23/inquiry-ministers.html   (1712 words)

  Minister < Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir became Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs on May 24th 2007 after forming a new coalition government in Iceland with the participation of the Social Democratic Alliance, the party of which she is leader, and the Independence Party led by Geir H. Haarde who is Prime Minister.
Minister Gísladóttir was a founding member of the innovative Women's Party ("Kvennalistinn") in Iceland in the year 1982 and represented the party in Reykjavik´s City Council from 1982 to 1988.
Minister Gísladóttir has a degree in history and literature from the University of Iceland and did post-graduate studies and research at the University of Copenhagen.
www.mfa.is /minister   (398 words)

 Some Quotes About the Position of Prime Minister
In the democratic era, he or she is vested for a time with the full lease of the people's authority, receiving under the electoral 'mandate' a lease of authority from the people which is limited in time and scope, and may be revoked at the next election.
The prime minister is political because, to win that lease of authority, he or she must court the people through election campaigns and otherwise prove to be an acceptable leader.
By contrast, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam had clear policy objectives and was an effective parliamentary performer, but at the same time was a capricious administrator and an inefficient negotiator, whose personal style alienated the very groups upon which his prospects for success depended.
www.australianpolitics.com /executive/pm/quotes.shtml   (2396 words)

 The Yes (Prime) Minister Files - Database: political terms
Ministers will help the Civil Service to implement the opposite policy from the Manifesto (which is of course the correct one) and the Civil Service will help Ministers to pretend that he is doing what is said in the Manifesto.
Political responsibility of Ministers were they can suffer consequences for things that they took no part in or were able to change.
The operation is intended to let ministers feel the pain of spending cuts by taking away "privileges" such as chauffeur driven cars, large personal staff, etc. It is sold to ministers by statements such as "economy begins at home, minister" and "you must set an example, minister".
www.yes-minister.com /polterms.htm   (7905 words)

 President Bush and Prime Minister Allawi Press Conference
Prime Minister, you recently said, the war in Iraq now is not only an Iraqi war, it is a war for the civilized world to fight terrorists and terrorism, and there is no route but the route of winning.
Prime Minister Allawi and his government reached out to the local population to persuade citizens the path to a better future would be found in political participation and economic progress.
Prime Minister Allawi believes this combination of decisive action and outreach to peaceful citizens is the most effective way to defeat terrorists and insurgents, and secure the peace of Iraq.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2004/09/20040923-8.html   (6313 words)

 Isle of Man Guide - DTL Minister announces political responsibilities
The Minister has been in charge since 1996 and is delighted at the contribution tourism has made towards the Island’s economy in recent years.
The Minister also revealed that a Tourism Awards programme will be launched by the Department in January 2006 as part of an umbrella quality initiative to continue raising standards in the hospitality industry and to build on the Manx Welcome industry-wide training programme.
The Minister added: ‘Much work has been taking place on planning for the TT 2007 and officer work is now being formalised with a number of key individuals to be invited to join with me to cover supervision of the historic event as the ‘TT 2007 organisation’.
www.iomguide.com /news/general-news.php?story=100277   (855 words)

 Iraq Political Groups Warned on Militias, Iraq Prime Minister Warns Political Parties to Get Rid of Militias or Get Out ...
The country's army ousts the prime minister while he's attending meetings at the U.N. in New York.
But once an agreement is reached, "the political solution must be obligatory, one that all parties adhere to," he said.
I don't believe there is any power that wants to leave the political process," he said, speaking during an "iftar" dinner, the meal that ends the daily Ramadan fast.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/10/05/ap/world/mainD8KIM1RG0.shtml   (1086 words)

 WorldNetDaily: Happy anniversaries Minister Farrakhan
Minister Farrkhan's visit to New York grew out of a several-year process in which he and I dialogued intently on the question of fl electoral participation.
He became embroiled in internal Nation of Islam politics and his own efforts to withstand the constant barrage of attacks on him from the political establishment and the media.
Joseph Lieberman's "overture" for a meeting with Minister Farrakhan and the Congressional Black Caucus' ardent support for this year's march are indicators that however much the Democratic Party may have and will continue to repudiate Farrakhan, there is a recognition of the growing levels of dissatisfaction among fl Americans with the two parties.
www.wnd.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=18114   (894 words)

 Cardinal Richelieu | Prime Minister of France
Even before becoming Prime Minister, Richelieu's political views were well-defined.
A combination of political corruption, an independent nobility, and the power of a Protestant group called the Huguenots, threatened the monarchy's rule.
Political Movers and Shakers of the Renaissance and Reformation
www2.lucidcafe.com /lucidcafe/library/95sep/richelieu.html   (693 words)

 Sri Lanka Political News | Online edition of Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Minister Jayasuriya said this when several opposition MPs raised questions from the speaker as to why Parliament is delaying the issue of the hansard report on the debate on the COPE report, they charged that Parliament was being pressed by certain persons to suppress the report.
Minister Jayasuriya said he as the Minister in charge of Power and Energy during the relevant period of the COPE report would request an independent inquiry on those corruption charges, so that wrongdoers could be exposed.
Minister Jayasuriya said he will raise both his hands in support of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe's proposal to have a Parliament select committee to look into those allegations.
www.dailynews.lk /2007/03/07/pol01.asp   (312 words)

 What's up in Jordan?: New minister for political development
However, the choice of the new minister for political development, Mohammad Oran, is too interesting to let slip by.
He is an Arabist political activist, who previously served as a MP from the Tafila district, and as the head of the Jordanian Medical Association.
So, last June he was a party to a meeting between the leaders of political parties and the prime minister, haggling over laws pertaining to political freedoms (political parties, the election law and the anti terrorism law).
ajloun.blogspot.com /2006/11/new-minister-for-political-development.html   (748 words)

 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Kyrgyzstan: Parliament Confirms a New Prime Minister
His background is largely bureaucratic rather than political, encompassing a number of administrative positions in regional and national government.
Political analysts also believe the political alliance prevented further unrest in Kyrgyzstan, which is divided along regional lines.
Tamerlan Ibraimov, Director of the Center for Political and Legal Studies, suggested that Kulov sought to distance himself from the unpopular program as soon as he became a political free agent.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav012907.shtml   (979 words)

Mo’in not only shows the courage of protesting the present political situation of the country, but he also expresses what other ministers resents in private, meaning that under present conditions, it is difficult for them to carry on their duties", one observer said, asking for anonymity.
Mo’in in fact is protesting to the Council of the Guardians who, by systematically rejecting government’s bills for reforms, including the last ones aimed at enhancing the powers of the President and curtailing those of the Guardians, are abusing of their illegal and unconstitutional powers", another analyst said.
Mo’in’s decision, but there is also no doubt that his resignation would send a very strong signal to the students, scholars, intellectuals, journalists, political activists and even the people who recently have increased their voices calling for replacing the present theocracy for democracy", a university professor noted.
www.iran-press-service.com /articles_2003/Jul-2003/science_minister_resign_28703.htm   (402 words)

 The Hindu : Opinion / Editorials : Now, a political Prime Minister
The trademark humility was gone; in its place was on view political smugness, only too evident in the way he dealt with critical posers on foreign policy, the Government's track record in office, and the Congress' relationship with its allies.
In response, the Prime Minister took refuge in patented homilies: India's foreign policy was guided by "enlightened national interest" predicated on good relations with all countries; there was "no question of bending" on the nuclear deal; India was an "honoured dialogue partner" for the international community, "seeking a brave new world order," and so forth.
The Prime Minister stuck to the Government's stated position that Indo-U. civilian nuclear cooperation was designed to end the regime of discrimination that denied India access to nuclear infrastructure and fuel.
www.hindu.com /2006/02/03/stories/2006020304181000.htm   (490 words)

 Indonesias Political and Economic Transformation
Minister Sudarsono was the first civilian to be appointed as Minister of Defense under President Abdurrahman Wahid (1999-2000), a post to which he returned in October 2004 under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
An academic as well as a leading political scientist, Minister Sudarsono has taught at the University of Indonesia and was dean of its school of social and political sciences (FISIP-UI).
Minister Sudarsono holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
www.allconferences.com /conferences/20060911085021   (145 words)

 globeandmail.com: A backroom boy steps into the light
Politics was always discussed at the dinner table, and it was always in the back of his mind.
When he became immigration minister in 2005, he spent a lot of his time planning an amnesty for some illegal workers, despite stiff cabinet resistance.
But his style as Ontario's senior political minister — the overseer of appointments, projects and strategy — ruffled feathers with cabinet colleagues, the Prime Minister's Office and key figures such as Toronto Mayor David Miller.
www.theglobeandmail.com /servlet/story/RTGAM.20060920.wvolpe0921/BNStory/Front/?pageRequested=3   (790 words)

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