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  United Kingdom general election, 1924 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1924 UK general election was held on 29th October 1924.
The Conservatives, led by Stanley Baldwin did dramatically better than in the 1923 general election and obtained a large parliamentary majority.
Many attribute the results of the election to the Zinoviev Letter, which was published in the Daily Mail four days before the election, though it is difficult to demonstrate that this had a major impact, as the Labour vote actually increased from 1923.
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 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The date of the next general election is not fixed, but the next election must be held on or before June 3, 2010.
In Northern Ireland, the election was dominated in the Unionist community by a battle between the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to be the province's largest Unionist party in Parliament.
The results were interpreted by the UK media as an indicator of a breakdown in trust in the government, and in the prime minister, Tony Blair, in particular.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (2682 words)

 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Northern Ireland, the election was dominated in the unionist community by a battle between the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to be the region's largest unionist party in Parliament.
Other elections in the province have shown both a shift in votes towards the DUP but also a collapse of support for the cross-community Alliance Party which is likely to be more marked in a first past the post election and thus which may work in the UUP's favour.
In terms of overall shares of the vote, it was the most three-cornered election since the 1923 election, though the Liberal Democrats failed to regain the success of the SDP-Liberal Alliance in the 1980s in terms of their share of the popular vote.
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 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After the extraordinary economic policy of war communism during the Civil War the Soviet government permitted some private enterprise to coexist with nationalized industry in the 1920s and total food requisition in the countryside was replaced by a food tax (''see'' New Economic Policy).
The main tasks of the congress were the election of the standing legislature, the Supreme Soviet, and the election of the chairman of the Supreme Soviet, who acted as head of state.
Generally, the Russians and most of the non-Russian subjects of the empire shared little in common—culturally, religiously, or linguistically.
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 EducationGuardian.co.uk | Special Reports | Leader: Give them a second term
An election ought to be that precious season in the democratic calendar when the politicians are truly answerable to the people and when the people must also listen to the politicians.
From 1924 to 1979, successive Labour governments were unequal to the task of consolidating their position with the people.
Election campaigns only rarely change the mood of the electorate, and the polls show that the 2001 election is unlikely to be one of the exceptions.
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 Northern Ireland Parliamentary Elections Results: Biographies
Sat for Mid Londonderry from the general election of 1945 until the general election of 1953, and for the Foyle Division of Londonderry from the general election of 1953 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated.
Sat for Belfast, Dock from the general election of 1933 until the general election of 1938, when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Willowfield from the byelection of 3rd December 1941 until his death in April 1957.
Sat for Belfast, Oldpark from the general election of 1949 until the general election of 1958 when he was defeated, and for Belfast, Clifton from the byelection of 28th May 1959 until the general election of 1969 when he was defeated.
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 Dennis Pennis's Enormous Election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
General Elections take place in Britain at least once every five years.
He or she is likely to do so at a time when they are popular with the electorate and so doing well in the opinion polls.
Voting in a General Election takes place on one day known as 'Polling Day' (nowadays always a Thursday*) and the procedure is quite straightforward.
www.bbc.co.uk /election97/enormous/proced.htm   (324 words)

 U.S._presidential_election,_2000 - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The United States presidential election of 2000 was one of the closest Presidential elections in United States' history, with 537 votes separating the candidates in the swing state of Florida.
On election night, November 7, the media prematurely declared a winner twice based on exit polls before finally deciding that the Florida race was too close to call.
The outcome of the November 7 election was not known for more than a month after the balloting, because of the extended process of counting and then recounting of Florida presidential ballots, which would ultimately decide the election.
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background
Independence from the UK was approved in 1960 with constitutional guarantees by the Greek Cypriot majority to the Turkish Cypriot minority.
Spain and the UK are discussing the issue of Gibraltar and have set the goal of reaching an agreement by mid-2002.
Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).
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 Search Results for equation*
Discovered the general solution of numerical equations of the fifth degree at 114 Evergreen Street, at the Cross of Evergreen, Cork, at nine o'clock in the forenoon of July 7th, 1844; exactly twenty-two years after the invention of the Geometry of Partial Equations, and the expulsion of the differential calculus from Mathematical Science.
Mathisson studied general dynamical laws governing the motion of a particle, with possibly a spin or an angular momentum, in a gravitational or electromagnetic field, and developed a powerful method for passing from field equations to particle equations.
Vandermonde's real and unrecognised claim to fame was lodged in his first paper, in which he approached the general problem of the solubility of algebraic equations through a study of functions invariant under permutations of the roots of the equation.
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 Westminster elections in NI since 1920
In the 1918 general election, 105 MPs were elected for the whole of Ireland, of whom 30 represented constituencies in the six counties which formed Northern Ireland after the 1920 Government of Ireland Act.
A 1969 by-election in Mid-Ulster was won by Bernadette Devlin as a Unity candidate; she was the youngest person to be elected to Westminster since the universal franchise.
The very idea of holding elections as a run-up to multi-party peace talks in 1996 was controversial and is believed by some to have contributed to the resumption of violence by the IRA in February of that year.
www.ark.ac.uk /elections/hwest.htm   (3449 words)

 General Election Results 1885-1979
The figures given here for elections from 1885 to 1945 differ from those in F.W.S. Craig’s “British Electoral Facts” because they are adjusted for votes cast in the two-member seats.
Change % No figures for vote change can be given for the 1922 general election because of the secession of the Irish Free State, and the existence of the Coalition in 1918.
Constitutionalists This label was used by a number of right-wing Liberals in the 1924 general election who wanted to distance themselves from the party’s temporary support for the Labour Government.
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 1933 Election
Hermann Goering called a meeting of important industrialists where he told them that the 1933 General Election could be the last in Germany for a very long time.
KPD candidates in the election were arrested and Hermann Goering announced that the Nazi Party planned "to exterminate" German communists.
Left-wing election meetings were broken up by the Sturm Abteilung (SA) and several candidates were murdered.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GER1933.htm   (523 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Listen and learn
In the 2005 election some 9.5 million people voted Labour - fewer than in any other postwar general election except 1983, an election that has gone down in Labour mythology as a never-again disaster.
But what he said yesterday was welcome nevertheless - with its emphasis on the new government as a more collective one than before, its stress on the largely domestic "priorities that people want" and its highlighting of the tolerance, decency and respectability of the British people.
One short speech to the nation in the exhausted afterglow of a punishing election does not add up to conclusive evidence of a new turn in the priorities and style of the government.
politics.guardian.co.uk /election/comment/0,15803,1478625,00.html   (781 words)

The traditional tendency of governments to manipulate interest rates around the time of General Elections for political gain had been deleterious to the UK economy and helped reinforce a cyclical pattern of boom and bust.
In the 2001 UK general election, the Labour Party preserved its majority, even in the face of a reduced turnout, and Blair became the first Labour Prime Minister to win a full second term.
Following the 11 September 2001 Terrorist Attack on the World Trade Center, Blair was quick to align the UK with the US, engaging in a round of shuttle diplomacy to help form and maintain the allied coalition prior to their attack on Afghanistan (in which British troops participated).
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 Adolf Hitler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the September 1930 elections the Nazis suddenly rose from obscurity to win more than 18% of the vote along with 107 seats in the Reichstag, becoming the second largest party in Germany.
The 1930 election was a disaster for Heinrich Brüning's centre-right government, which was now deprived of a majority in the Reichstag.
As Soviet troops battled their way toward his Reich Chancellory in the centre of the city, Hitler is generally believed to have committed suicide in his Führerbunker on 30 April 1945 in Berlin, Germany by means of a self-delivered shot to the head while biting into a cyanide ampoule.
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 1997 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singapore - South Africa - UK - Wales - Zimbabwe
May 1 - The UK's Labour Party ends 18 years of Conservative rule in the 1997 UK general election.
October 2 – UK scientists Moira Bruce and John Collinge, with their colleagues, independently show that the new variant form of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is the same disease as Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad-cow disease".
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 SBF Glossary: 0 to 999
In the middle of a word, aleph may indicate the presence of a diphthong or hiatus, or it may be inserted as a hint (matres lectionis) to indicate a vowel ah.
Perhaps the fact that 17 is generally regarded as the most random number led Joan Didion to use it as a location for the opening sentence of her first novel (Run River, publ.
Generally speaking, this is the species of sociology most despised by scientists, for a number of reasons that I may address later, but the work of Zuckerman that I have read seems reasonably sober.
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 Crisis in Chechnya - Global Issues
General Dzhokhar Dudayev, seizing power in the capital Grozny in 1991, led Chechnya's drive for independence.
But that election too was condemned by some Chechens as a sham, and international observers said the poll was questionable because of a lack of pluralism.
Between the end of August and the beginning of September 2004, a series of terrorist attacks shook Russia, roughly coincided with presidential elections in the Chechen republic.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/Chechnya.asp   (3555 words)

 Elections FAQ page | Houses of Parliament
The decision to call a general election is made by the Prime Minister, who asks the Queen to dissolve parliament.
In practice it is considered unconstitutional for the Sovereign or heir apparent to vote in an election.
British citizens are entitled to vote at elections providing that they are aged 18 or over and are not subject to any legal incapacity to vote.
www.parliament.uk /faq/elections_faq_page.cfm   (813 words)

 Everything about 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
- July 19 - UK politician and novelist Jeffrey Archer, sentenced to four years in prison for perjury and perverting the course of justice.
By the time shooting began, Kubrick had deliberately jettisoned much of the intended dialogue and narration, and what remains is notable for its apparently banal nature—an announcement about the lost cashmere sweater, the awkwardly polite chit-chat between Floyd and the Russian scientists, or his comments about the sandwiches en route to the monolith site.
2010: The Year We Make Contact In general, the film is extremely realistic: it is one of the few science-fiction films to accurately portray space (an approximate vacuum) as having no sound and to have spaceships producing no sound while travelling through space.
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 United Kingdom General Election results since 1832
UK General Elections since 1832 UK General Elections since 1832
Otherwise, links are to summary results on the Spartacus site and Adam Carr's Election Archive
1895: July 1900: September/October 1906: January/February 1910: January/February 1910: December 1918: December 14 1922: November 15 1923: December 6 1924: October 29 1929: May 30 1931: October 27 1935: November 14 1945: July 5
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