two-party system

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two-party system

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a condition or system in which two major parties dominate a political unit
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DEAR Editor, It is completely undemocratic that the only people who will have a vote for the new leader of in the Labour Party in Birmingham, the majority party, and therefore the leader of the council - are the 78 councillors.
In the American system, the Speaker is not a neutral figure but is an active leader of the majority party and many through history have placed their factional loyalty above any desire to achieve good governance, like the legendary Joseph Cannon of the Republicans' conservative wing who used his position to wreck the plans of both president Teddy Roosevelt (a fellow Republican but more centrist) as well as minority Democrats.
The budget resolution will establish nonbinding fiscal policy prescriptions that spell out the budget policies of the majority party.
The Union for a Popular Majority party, allied with the Union for Democratic Independents (UDI) received 36 percent of votes Sunday, according to exit polls, while the Socialists and left-wing allies got 28.
The Panel's recommendations are summarised below: Basic Allowance 1,848 Special Responsibility Allowances (SRAs) as indicated below Chairman 12,798 Vice Chairman 6,399 Chairman - Human Resources Committee 6,399 Leader of Majority Party in Opposition 3,200 Where there is no single majority party in opposition and there is equal representation of any opposition parties on the Authority, the allowance payable to the Leader of the majority party in opposition shall be shared equally between the Leaders of the parties who are so represented.
e Cheylesmore Ward Forum is chaired by myself, a Conservative, so not a councillor of the majority party as is suggested.
This from the majority party in a government that presided over an immigration backlog as large as the population of Iceland.
The IOA has already filed an expression of interest to host the Asian Games, following which the Olympic Council of Asia ( OCA) has sought various documents which include Cabinet approval for the bid, letters of support from chief minister or Lt Governor of Delhi, from sports minister, from leader of majority party and leader of opposition party.
If the majority party of the Senate is in doubt, that would cause a lot of volatility for medical device names like Stryker and Medtronic, most likely with a downward bias," said Michael Mullaney, chief investment officer at Fiduciary Trust in Boston.
Following a yes vote the Westminster enemy will no longer be there, and the voters will probably revert back to their democratic views with the SNPs present opposition party (labour) most likely becoming the majority party, leaving Alex out on a limb.
They said PML-N will also emerge as the majority party in the local bodies elections to be held in the rest of the areas of Sindh and shall better serve the entire province.
Kagame is the second child and only daughter of Paul Kagame, the sixth and current President of the Republic of Rwanda and the leader of Rwanda's majority party, the Rwandan Patriotic Front.