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 Wikipedia: Politics of the United Kingdom
After performing poorly in the elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924, the Liberal Party was superseded by the Labour Party as the party of the left, and inheritor of the spirit of the Whig movement.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 party's policies.
Dr. Richard Taylor MP was elected for the Wyre Forest constituency in the 2001 election, on a platform opposing the closure of Kidderminster hospital.
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 ipedia.com: Politics of the United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy.
Electoral reform has been considered for general elections many times, but after the Jenkins Commission report in October 1998, which suggested the Additional Member System for general elections was effectively ignored by the government, there have been no further government proposals for reform.
After performing poorly in the elections of 1922, 1923 and 1924, the Liberal Party was superseded by the Labour Party as the party of the left.
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  United Nations
United States president Franklin Delano Roosevelt suggested the name "United Nations" and the first offical use of the term occurred on January 1, 1942 with the Declaration by the United Nations[?].
The 1945 UN Charter envisaged a system of regulation that would ensure "the least diversion for armaments of the world's human and economic resources." The advent of nuclear weapons came only weeks after the signing of the Charter and provided immediate impetus to concepts of arms limitation and disarmament.
The United Nations is also a forum in which to support the right of women to participate fully in the political, economic, and social life of their countries.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/un/United_Nations.html   (2303 words)

  
 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 was ultimately counted and declared on 26 July 1945, due in part to the time it took to transport the votes of those serving overseas.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_1945   (761 words)

  
 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Voter Toolkit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Elections Canada definition of this term is almost poetic: "The place of ordinary residence of a person is the place that has always been, or that has been adopted as, his or her dwelling place, and to which the person intends to return when away from it.
Elections Canada used to need that much time to prepare the voters' list because it was sending teams of enumerators to every home in Canada to update information from the previous general election.
Victories were granted to Édouard Guilbault (Cons.) during the 1887 general election in the riding of Joliette, Que.; Nicholas Flood Davin (Cons.) during the 1896 general election in the riding of Assiniboia West, NWT; and Paul Martineau (P.C.) during the 1963 general election in the riding of Pontiac-Temiscamingue, Que.
www.cbc.ca /canadavotes/voterstoolkit/faqs.html   (6671 words)

  
 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.
www.fastload.org /po/Politics_of_the_United_Kingdom.html   (3125 words)

  
 United Kingdom Election Results
European Parliamentary Election in Eastern region by constituency, 1999.
European Parliamentary Election in Yorkshire and the Humber region by constituency, 1999.
European Parliamentary Election in Scotland by constituency, 1999.
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All parties issue a manifesto at general elections and many people look forward to the sitting government doing just this so that it can be compared to its time in office.
Manifestos have to be succinct to interest the voters at a general election and they have to be carefully written as any outlandish claims will be swiftly latched onto by the opposition.
The Labour party won a third term in government at the 2005 general election for the first time in its history, although its majority in the House of Commons was reduced to 66.
www.lycos.com /info/labour-party-uk--general-election.html   (469 words)

  
 United Nations - SourceWatch
The UN was founded on October 24, 1945 in San Francisco, California, following the Dumbarton Oaks Conference in Washington, DC, but the first General Assembly, with 51 nations represented, was not held until January 10, 1946 (held in Central Hall Westminster, London).
United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested the name "United Nations" and the first offical use of the term occurred on January 1, 1942 with the Declaration by the United Nations.
Another democracy deficit it´s the lack of direct election of the members of the UN General Assembly and, specially, of the United Nations Secretary General by the citizens of democratic countries, like what happens in the European Parliament and the national parliaments.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=United_Nations   (2341 words)

  
 THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
A member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the organization shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two full years.
The functions of the United Nations with regard to trusteeship agreements for all areas not designated as strategic, including the approval of the terms of the trusteeship agreements, and of their alteration or amendment, shall be exercised by the General Assembly.
A general conference of the members of the United Nations for the purpose of reviewing the present charter may he held at a date and place to be fixed by a two-thirds vote of the members of the General Assembly and by a vote of any seven members of the Security Council.
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 Chapter 1: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Under the Treaty of Washington of 1871, the United States and the United Kingdom agree to submit to arbitration claims by the former for alleged breaches of neutrality by the latter during the American Civil War.
In 1942 the United States Secretary of State and the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom declared themselves in favour of the establishment or re-establishment of an international court after the war, and the Inter-American Juridical Committee recommended the extension of the PCIJ's jurisdiction.
Hackworth (United States), was entrusted with the preparation of a draft Statute for the future international court of justice, for submission to the San Francisco Conference, which during the months of April to June 1945 was to draw up the United Nations Charter.
www.icj-cij.org /icjwww/igeneralinformation/ibbook/Bbookchapter1.HTM   (4071 words)

  
 Chronology 1945
General Franco announced that he planned to restore the Spanish monarchy sometime in the future.
During the San Francisco Conference in June, the United Nations delegates decided to establish a new Court of International Justice as one of the principle organs of the new United Nations Organization.
General Charles De Gaulle was unanimously elected the President of the French Provisional Government by the Constituent Assembly.
www.indiana.edu /~league/1945.htm   (6177 words)

  
 United Nations Charter: Contents & Introduction
The original Members of the United Nations shall be the states which, having participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco, or having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, sign the present Charter and ratify it in accordance with Article 110.
The General Assembly shall perform such functions with respect to the international trusteeship system as are assigned to it under Chapters XII and XIII, including the approval of the trusteeship agreements for areasnot designated as strategic.
A General Conference of the Members of the United Nations for the purpose of reviewing the present Charter may be held at a date and place to be fixed by a two-thirds vote of the members of the General Assembly and by a vote of any nine members of the Security Council.
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 Charter of the United Nations
The original Members of the United Nations shall be the states which, having participated in the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco, or having previously signed the Declaration by United Nations of January 1, 1942, sign the present Charter and ratify it in accordance with Article 110.
In the first election of the non-permanent members after the increase of the membership of the Security Council from eleven to fifteen, two of the four additional members shall be chosen for a term of one year.
At the first election after the increase in the membership of the Economic and Social Council from twenty-seven to fifty-four members, in addition to the members elected in place of the nine members whose term of office expires at the end of that year, twenty-seven additional members shall be elected.
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 THE POTSDAM DECLARATION
There shall be established a Council composed of the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, China, France and the United States.
The reparation claims of the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries entitled to reparations shall be met from the western zones and from appropriate German external assets.
The Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America renounce their claims in respect of reparations to shares of German enterprises which are located in the eastern zone of occupation in Germany, as well as to German foreign assets in Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Rumania and eastern Austria.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/policy/1945/450802a.html   (4389 words)

  
 CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The General Assembly may consider the general principles of co-operation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments, and may make recommendations with regard to such principles to the Members or to the Security Council or to both.
In the first election of the non- permanent members after the increase of the membership of the Security Council from eleven to fifteen, two of the four additional members shall be chosen for a term of one year.
A General Conference of the Members of the United Nations for the purpose of reviewing the present Charter may be held at a date and place to be fixed by a two-thirds vote of the members of the General Assembly and by a vote of any nine members of the Security Council.
www.icj-cij.org /icjwww/ibasicdocuments/ibasictext/ibasicunchart.htm   (6870 words)

  
 Political Forecasting: Forecasting the 2005 Parliamentary Elections in the United Kingdom
Forecasting the 2005 Parliamentary Elections in the United Kingdom
Recently, we proposed an original statistical model for forecasting general elections in the United Kingdom, based on the observation of a few key indicators of the political and economic system.
To generate a forecast for the forthcoming general election, answers to the same questions about the performance of parties during the current parliament, obtained from a further 35 expert respondents, were offered to the neural networks.
www.forecastingprinciples.com /Political/British_elections.html   (879 words)

  
 On United Nations Reform
Since 1945, but especially since the end of the Cold War, the United Nations has become an important foreign policy tool for the United States in our efforts to advance throughout the world the values we believe in.
The United Nations is important in each of these countries as a peacekeeper, a mediator, a unified voice of the global community on very difficult issues.
Where the United Nations as an institution is concerned, the work on security must be coordinated with all the other efforts being undertaken in connection with a particular society; and all the other efforts must be coordinated with each other.
www.state.gov /p/us/rm/2005/49900.htm   (3931 words)

  
 Charter of the United Nations
At the first election after the increase in the membership of the Economic and Social Council from twenty­seven to fifty­four members, in addition to the members elected in place of the nine members whose term of office expires at the end of that year, twenty­seven additional members shall be elected.
A state which is not of the United Nations may become a party to the Statute of the International Court of Justice on to be determined in each case by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.
A General Conference of the Members of the United Nations for the purpose of reviewing the present Charter may be held at a date and place to be fixed by a two­thirds vote of the members of the General Assembly and by a vote of any nine members of the Security Council.
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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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom_general_election,_2005   (3594 words)

  
 United Nations Secretary-General information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations.
According to the United Nations Charter, the Secretary-General is to be appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of the Security Council.
The Secretary-General is appointed by the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council.
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The Security Council is composed of five permanent members (China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and ten rotating members (who in 2006 will be Argentina, Congo, Denmark, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Peru, Qatar, Slovakia and Tanzania).
Every year the General Assembly adopts a resolution on the “Improvement of the Status of Women in the Secretariat,” lamenting the lack of progress that has been made and calling for the achievement of gender balance in the staffing of the Secretariat.
The upcoming election of a new UN Secretary-General is an opportunity to implement the commitment made in Beijing in a meaningful way.
www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org /NewsFolder_OBDec22/TheNextUnitedNationsSecretary.doc   (309 words)

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