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Figurehead
In politics, a figurehead is a person who holds de jure (in name or by law) an important title or office (often supremely powerful), yet de facto (in reality) executes little actual power. The metaphor derives from the carved figurehead at the prow of a sailing ship. Commonly cited figureheads include Queen Elizabeth II,[1][2] who is Queen of sixteen Commonwealth realms and head of the Commonwealth, but has no power over the nations in which she is not head of state and does not exercise power in her own realms on her own initiative
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Chairman Of The Central Military Commission
The Chairman of the Central Military Commission
Chairman of the Central Military Commission
(Chinese: 中国共产党中央军事委员会主席; pinyin: Zhōngguó Gòngchǎndǎng Zhōngyāng Jūnshì Wěiyuánhuì Zhǔxí) has overall responsibility for the Central Military Commission, serving as the Commander-in-chief of the People's Liberation Army. The officeholder is usually General Secretary of the Communist Party of China or Chairman of the Communist Party of China. According to Chapter 3, Section 4 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China, "The Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China directs the armed forces of the country. The Central Military Commission is composed of the following: The Chairman; The Vice-Chairmen; and Members".[1] The term of office of the Central Military Commission is the same as that of the National People's Congress
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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CBC News
CBC News
CBC News
is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News
CBC News
Network, and CBC.ca
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Post Turtle
Post turtle is a phrase that has been used in political discussion of various countries, including the U.S. and Canada, based on an old joke. Various politicians have been referenced by the joke or used the joke, including Bill Clinton,[1] George W Bush,[2] and Barack Obama.[3]Contents1 The joke 2 Notable usage 3 References 4 External linksThe joke[edit] An old rancher is talking about politics with a young man from the city. He compares a politician to a "post turtle". The young man doesn't understand and asks him what a post turtle is. The old man says, "When you're driving down a country road and you see a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle. You know he didn't get up there by himself
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23-F
• Tanks are ordered on to the streets of Valencia
Valencia
by the commander of the III military region, Jaime Milans del Bosch. • Provisional government with the undersecretaries of different ministries come under the instructions of King Juan Carlos I.Result • The hostage takers surrender after an 18-hour stand-off without any casualties and after the king denounces the coup and calls for the rule of law to be upheld. • The commander of the military units in Valencia
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Juan Carlos I Of Spain
HM King Juan Carlos I HM Queen SofíaHRH The Duchess of LugoHE Don Felipe HE Doña VictoriaHRH Infanta Cristina HE Don Iñaki UrdangarinHE Don Juan Valentín HE Don Pablo Nicolas HE Don Miguel HE Doña IreneExtended royal familyHRH The Duchess of BadajozHE Doña Simoneta HE The Viscount de la Torre HE Don Bruno HE Don Luis HE Don FernandoHRH The Duchess of Soria and Hernani HE The Duke of Soria and HernaniHE Don Alfonso HE Doña Maríav t eJuan Carlos I (Spanish: [xwaŋˈkaɾlos];[a] Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias, born 5 January 1938) reigned as King of Spain
King of Spain
from 1975 until his abdication in 2014. Juan Carlos is the grandson of Alfonso XIII, the last king of Spain before the abolition of the monarchy in 1931 and the subsequent declaration of the Second Spanish Republic. Juan Carlos was born in Rome, Italy, during his family's exile
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Monarchy Of Spain
The monarchy of Spain
Spain
(Spanish: Monarquía de España), constitutionally referred to as the Crown (Spanish: La Corona), is a constitutional institution and historic office of Spain.[1] Historically, it has been also referred to as the Hispanic Monarchy (Spanish: Monarquía Hispánica) and the Catholic Monarchy
Monarchy
(Spanish: Monarquía Católica).[2] The monarchy comprises the reigning monarch, his or her family, and the royal household organization which supports and facilitates the monarch in the exercise of his duties and prerogatives.[3][4] The Spanish monarchy is represented by King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, and their daughters Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofía. The Spanish Constitution
Constitution
of 1978 reestablished[1][5] a constitutional monarchy as the form of government for Spain
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Mario Monti
Senator for life (2011– ) Prime Minister (2011–2013) Minister of Economy and Finance (2011–2012)Elections2013 general electionPolitical careerEuropean Commissioner Monti Cabinet Austerity misures European debt crisis Monti's Agenda Civic Choicev t e Mario
Mario
Monti, OMRI (born 19 March 1943) is an Italian economist who served as the Prime Minister of Italy
Prime Minister of Italy
from 2011 to 2013, despite never having been an elected politician, leading a government of technocrats in the wake of the Italian debt crisis. Monti served as a European Commissioner
European Commissioner
from 1995 to 2004, with responsibility for the Internal Market, Services, Customs and Taxation from 1995 to 1999 and for Competition from 1999 to 2004. Monti has also been Rector and President of Bocconi University
Bocconi University
in Milan
Milan
for many years
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Prime Minister Of Italy
The President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic[2] (Italian: Presidente del Consiglio dei ministri della Repubblica Italiana), commonly referred to in Italy
Italy
as Presidente del Consiglio and known in English as the Prime Minister of Italy, is the head of government of the Italian Republic. The office of Prime Minister is established by Articles 92 through to 96 of the Constitution of Italy. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of the Republic after each general election and must have the confidence of the Parliament of Italy
Italy
to stay in office. Prior to the establishment of the Italian Republic, the position was called "President of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Italy" (Presidente del Consiglio dei ministri del Regno d'Italia)
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Cabinet (government)
A cabinet is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically consisting of the top leaders of the executive branch. They are usually called ministers, but in some jurisdictions are sometimes called secretaries. The functions of a cabinet are varied: in some countries it is a collegiate decision-making body with collective responsibility, while in others it may function either as a purely advisory body or an assisting institution to a decision making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are typically the body responsible for the day-to-day management of the government and response to sudden events, whereas the legislative and judicial branches work in a measured pace, in sessions according to lengthy procedures. In some countries, particularly those that use a parliamentary system (e.g., the UK), the Cabinet collectively decides the government's direction, especially in regard to legislation passed by the parliament
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Technocracy
Technocracy is a system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in their areas of responsibility, particularly scientific knowledge. This system explicitly contrasts with the notion that elected representatives should be the primary decision-makers in government,[1] though it does not necessarily imply eliminating elected representatives. Leadership skills for decision-makers are selected on the basis of specialized knowledge and performance, rather than political affiliations or parliamentary skills.[2] The term technocracy was originally used to advocate the application of the scientific method to solving social problems. Concern could be given to sustainability within the resource base, instead of monetary profitability, so as to ensure continued operation of all social-industrial functions. In its most extreme sense technocracy is an entire government run as a technical or engineering problem and is mostly hypothetical
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Majority Government
A majority government is a government formed by a governing party that has an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or parliament in a parliamentary system. This is as opposed to a minority government, where the largest party in a legislature only has a plurality of seats. A majority government is usually assured of having its legislation passed and rarely, if ever, has to fear being defeated in parliament. In contrast, a minority government must constantly bargain for support from other parties in order to pass legislation and avoid being defeated on motions of no confidence. The term "majority government" may also be used for a stable coalition of two or more parties to form an absolute majority
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Benito Mussolini
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
Mussolini
(/bəˈniːtoʊ mʊsəˈliːni, muːsə-/; Italian: [beˈnito mussoˈlini];[1] 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician and journalist who was the leader of the National Fascist Party
National Fascist Party
(Partito Nazionale Fascista; PNF)
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Victor Emmanuel III Of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III (Vittorio Emanuele Ferdinando Maria Gennaro di Savoia; Italian: Vittorio Emanuele III, Albanian: Viktor Emanueli III; 11 November 1869 – 28 December 1947) was the King of Italy
King of Italy
from 29 July 1900 until his abdication on 9 May 1946. In addition, he claimed the thrones of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
and Albania
Albania
as Emperor of Ethiopia
Emperor of Ethiopia
(1936–41) and King of the Albanians
King of the Albanians
(1939–43), claims not recognised by the other great powers. During his reign of nearly 46 years, which began after the assassination of his father Umberto I, the Kingdom of Italy became involved in two world wars
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March On Rome
National Fascist Party BlackshirtsCommanders and leaders Luigi Facta Antonio Salandra Benito Mussolini Emilio De Bono Italo Balbo Cesare Maria De Vecchi Michele BianchiPolitical supportLiberal and Socialist parties Military and the business classMilitary supportItalian Police and Armed Forces 30,000 MilitiamenThe March on Rome
Rome
(Italian: Marcia su Roma) was an organized mass demonstration in October 1922, which resulted in Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party
National Fascist Party
(Partito Nazionale Fascista, or PNF) acceding to power in the Kingdom of Italy
Kingdom of Italy
(Regno d'Italia). In late October 1922, Fascist Party leaders planned an insurrection, to take place on 28 October. When fascist troops entered Rome, Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Luigi Facta wished to declare a state of siege, but this was overruled by the king
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