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  Election - LoveToKnow 1911
For practical details as to the conduct of political elections in England reference must be made to the various text-books on the subject; the candidate and his election agent require to be on their guard against any false step which might invalidate his return.
The petition may allege that the election was avoided as to the borough or ward on the ground of general bribery, andc., or that the election of the person petitioned against was avoided by corrupt practices, or by personal disqualification, or that he had not the majority of lawful votes.
The expenses connected with elections, such as the renting and preparing of the polling-places, the payment of the clerks and other officers who conduct the elections and count the vote, are borne by the community.
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 United Kingdom general election, 2005 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The general election took place in 646 constituencies across the United Kingdom, for seats in the House of Commons.
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).
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.
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 United Kingdom general election, 1945 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom General Election of 1945 was one of the most significant general elections of the 20th century.
It resulted in the shock election defeat of the Conservatives led by Winston Churchill and the landslide victory of the Labour Party led by Clement Attlee, who won a majority of 145 seats.
Churchill and the Conservatives are also generally considered to have run a poor campaign in comparison to Labour; Churchill's statement that Attlee's program would require a Gestapo-esque body to implement is considered to have been particularly poorly-judged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1945   (761 words)

 United Kingdom - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The creation of the United Kingdom brought England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales (the four cultural regions of Britain) under the rule of a central government headed by a common monarch and administered by a single parliament.
The general elections of 1997 gave the Labour Party the greatest landslide victory of the century and its largest-ever majority of 179 seats in the Parliament.
As the United Kingdom’s youngest prime minister since the 19th century, Blair seemed to speak for a new generation and a new Britain.
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 USA-Presidents.Info - Andrew Johnson Fourth State of the Union Address
On the 30th of June, 1868, 169,643 names were borne on the pension rolls, and during the year ending on that day the total amount paid for pensions, including the expenses of disbursement, was $24,010,982, being $5,391,025 greater than that expended for like purposes during the preceding year.
Washburn, in connection with this controversy, represents that two United States citizens attached to the legation were arbitrarily seized at his side, when leaving the capital of Paraguay, committed to prison, and there subjected to torture for the purpose of procuring confessions of their own criminality and testimony to support the President' s allegation.
The diplomatic agents and naval officers of the United States who were present in those countries at the time of those disasters furnished all the relief in their power to the sufferers, and were promptly rewarded with grateful and touching acknowledgments by the Congress of Peru.
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 British politics : Politics of the United Kingdom
The last General Election for the House of Commons was held on June 7, 2001.
After performing poorly in the elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924, the Liberal Party was superseded by the Labour Party as the party of the left, and inheritor of the spirit of the Whig movement.
Labour were badly defeated by the Conservatives in the general election of 1983 and Michael Foot was replaced by the more moderate Neil Kinnock as leader of the Labour party, who expelled the far left-wing Militant group, and moderated many of the parties policies.
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 Constitutional crisis Summary
Generally speaking, a constitutional crisis is a situation in which separate factions within a government disagree about the extent to which each of these factions hold sovereignty.
For instance, the United States constitution is silent on the question of whether states are allowed to secede from the Union; however, after the secession of several states was forcibly prevented in the U.S. Civil War, it has become generally accepted that states cannot leave the Union.
The 1988 Malaysian constitutional crisis was a series of events that began with the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) general election in 1987 and ended with the suspension and the eventual removal of Lord President of the Supreme Court of Malaysia Tun Salleh Abas from his seat.
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 Croatia (10/06)
As a result of the parliamentary elections in November 2003, the HDZ formed a government in coalition with the Pensioners Party (HSU) and all ethnic minority representatives in the Sabor.
In December 2005 General Ante Gotovina, indicted by the ICTY for war crimes and a fugitive since 2002, was arrested by Spanish authorities in the Canary Islands, partially as a result of intelligence information provided by the Croatian Government.
The United States continues to work with the aspirants, collectively as well as bilaterally, as they continue with their necessary reforms for eventual consideration for NATO membership.
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 Use of U.S. Forces Abroad
United States naval forces suppressing piracy landed on the northwest coast of Cuba and burned a pirate station.
Four United States vessels demonstrated and landed various parties (one of 200 marines and sailors) to discourage piracy and the slave trade along the Ivory coast, and to punish attacks by the natives on American seamen and shipping.
Naval forces of the United States, Great Britain, France, and the Netherlands compelled Japan and the Prince of Nagato in particular to permit the Straits of Shimonoseki to be used by foreign shipping in accordance with treaties already signed.
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 90103: United Nations Peacekeeping: Issues for Congress
A major issue facing the United Nations, the United States, and Congress concerning United Nations peacekeeping is the extent to which the United Nations has the capacity to restore or keep the peace in the changing world environment.
United Nations peacekeeping might be defined as the placement of military personnel or forces in a country or countries to perform basically non-military functions in an impartial manner.
The case of election monitoring in Haiti in 1990-1991 did not include a role clearly identified as U.N. peacekeeping, but the United Nations Observer Group for the Verification of the Elections in Haiti (ONUVEH) included a security component that consisted of 64 security observers, 36 of whom were drawn from U.N. peacekeeping operations.
www.fas.org /man/crs/90-103.htm   (4235 words)

 United States Constitution information - Search.com
It also provides for the office of Vice President of the United States, and specifies that the Vice President succeeds to the presidency if the President is incapacitated, dies, or resigns, although whether this succession was on an acting or permanent basis was unclear until the passage of the 25th Amendment.
The United States is a common law country, and courts follow the precedents established in prior cases.
The United States Constitution was partly based on ideas from the uncodified constitution of the United Kingdom, such as Article 39 from the Magna Carta of 1215 which states that:
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 Unit Did You Mean unit?
Unit of measurement or physical unit, a fundamental quantity of measurement in science or engineering.
Unit of action, a discrete piece of action (or beat) in a theatrical presentation.
Unit (ring theory), an element that is invertible with respect to ring multiplication.
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 sociology - Victoria of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As well as being queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, she was also the first monarch to use the title Empress of India.
One of the most significant acts of the new ministry was to bring the United Kingdom into the Crimean War in 1854, on the side of the Ottoman Empire and against Russia.
As of 2004, the European monarchs and former monarchs descended from Victoria are: the Queen of the United Kingdom, the King of Norway, the King of Sweden, the Queen of Denmark, the King of Spain, the King of the Hellenes (deposed) and the King of Romania (deposed).
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Victoria_of_the_United_Kingdom   (4993 words)

 DISRAELI, Benjamin @ Archontology.org: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
When Derby resigned in 1868 because of ill health, Disraeli was invited to form his first administration and was appointed First Lord of the Treasury on 27 Feb 1868.
Disraeli offered his resignation (1 May 1868) after Parliament passed the resolution for the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, but it was refused by Queen Victoria.
The 1868 General Election brought victory to the Liberal Party (Liberal 387, Conservative 271) and Disraeli set a precedent by resigning (1 Dec 1868) before Parliament met.
www.archontology.org /nations/uk/bpm/disraeli.php   (704 words)

 Democracy Papers - Publications
Although few people recognized it at the time, both the drama of the last presidential election and countless lesser dramas of everyday life are acted out on a stage erected by the framers of the U.S. Constitution over 200 years earlier.
The legacy of the Revolution, with its fears of centralized power, was a strong influence, as was the ambiguity that remained from the constitutional convention and the ratification debates.
The language of the Constitution was general, and did not explicitly address whether or not states retained any residual sovereignty in the powers assigned to the national government.
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 GLADSTONE, William Ewart @ Archontology.org: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
Following the Liberal victory at the 1868 General Election (Liberal 387, Conservative 271) Benjamin Disraeli resigned and Queen Victoria called on Gladstone to form a government.
Gladstone asked the Queen to dissolve Parliament, but the Conservatives were victorious at the 1886 General Election (Conservative 393, Liberal 192, others 85), and Gladstone resigned his offices on 20 Jul 1886.
The 1892 General Election returned no overall majority (Liberal 272, Conservative 313, others 85), but when Marquess of Salisbury resigned after a vote of no confidence Gladstone was appointed First Lord of the Treasury (15 Aug 1892), again combining it with the office of Lord Privy Seal (1892-1894).
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 Susan B. Anthony Speech: Is it a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Yet every night a United States officer stretched out his long fingers, and clutched six dollars of the proceeds of the exhibition of those orphan girls, who, but a few years before, were half starvelings in the streets of Olympia, the capital of the far-off northwest territory.
The question of the masculine pronouns, yes and nouns, too, has been settled by the United States Supreme Court, in the Case of Silver versus Ladd, December, 1868, in a decision as to whether a woman was entitled to lands, under the Oregon donation law of 1850.
We appeal to United States commissioners and marshals to arrest the inspectors who reject the names and votes of United States citizens, as it is their duty to do, and leave those alone who, like our eighth ward inspectors, perform their duties faithfully and well.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/anthony/anthonyaddress.html   (7308 words)

 United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
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In 1868 leaders of individual unions formed a Trades Union Congress to coordinate action among the unions, even though the formation of unions was illegal at the time.
At the beginning of the 20th century, representatives from unions and other labor organizations formed the Labour Party to secure the election of politicians sympathetic to labor issues.
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 Edward VII of the United Kingdom Summary
Edward VII (Albert Edward) (9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth Realms, and the Emperor of India.
The King died before the Liberal victory in the 1910 general election resolved the situation, but he discreetly let Asquith know his willingness to appoint additional peers, if necessary, to enable the budget's passage in the House of Lords.
Edward VII of the United Kingdom from Wíkipedia.
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 Franklin D. Roosevelt: State of the Union Address.
Of continuing importance in the year 1942 were the unending and bitterly contested battles of the convoy routes, and the gradual passing of air superiority from the Axis to the United Nations.
Turning now to the European theater of war, during this past year it was clear that our first task was to lessen the concentrated pressure on the Russian front by compelling Germany to divert part of her manpower and equipment to another theater of war.
As spokesmen for the United States Government, you and I take off our hats to those responsible for our American production—to the owners, managers, and supervisors, to the draftsmen and the engineers, and to the workers- men and women—in factories and arsenals and shipyards and mines and mills and forests—and railroads and on highways.
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United Nations 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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 The Avalon Project : Chronology of American History 1492 - Present
George Crook, a Brigadier-General of the Army of the United States.
1903 - Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of Certain Areas of Land and Water for Naval or Coaling Stations in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda; July 2
1922 - Treaty between the United of States of America, Belgium, the British Empire, China, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and Portugal.
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 United States History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London, United Kingdom)
Darrell Reeck, "The Spirit of the Amistad in the United Methodist Church,"
Essays and Speeches by Theodore Roosevelt in the Election of 1912
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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
1832: December 1835: January 1837: July 1841: June/July 1847: July 1852: July 1857: March 1859: April/May 1865: July 1868: November 1874: February 1880: April 1885: November 1886: July 1892: July
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