sovereigntist


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sovereigntist

(ˈsɒvrəntɪst)
(in Canada) n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of sovereignty association
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) supporting sovereignty association
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It is hard not to feel involved in recent historic moments such as: "Parizeau had prepared a gracious speech of conciliation to accompany a sovereigntist victory.
The unitary constitution of Aguyi-Ironsi and the Biafran secession (which might be seen as a unitary program for the Eastern Region), on the one hand, marked a turning away from nation building without recognition of ethnicity, but on the other hand, the consequence of the Civil War was a rejection of sovereigntist movements, political claims to sovereignty within or outside the Nigerian federation.
When the campaign began in September the sovereigntist leader was Jacques Parizeau, the premier of Quebec, an oddly Anglophilic man from a wealthy Montreal family, with a taste for three-piece suits and pompous gestures.
During the Quebec referendum campaign, members of First Nations in Quebec have voiced grave concerns about sovereigntist ideology with respect to First Nations and the place First Nations might have in a sovereign Quebec.
First, there is another sovereigntist party, and when you add those votes together, they total over 51 percent of the vote.
By the end, the sovereigntist Bloc Quebecois wiped out the Tories in Quebec and the hard-right Reform party wiped them out in the West.
Until then, Quebecers perceived the Marois team as capable of governing as a sovereigntist government, but undoubtedly incapable of acting on its intention of holding a referendum.
There are a host of criticisms that could be made of all this, but perhaps the most important one is that there is no remotely credible sovereigntist movement in existence in Quebec to create this document and any belief that one may appear could only be the result of an illusory misreading of public opinion.
This intersystemic approach engages seriously with the revisionist/ sovereigntist scholarship, but at the same time seeks out areas of compatibility and synergies with the central international law institutions.
Elected leaders say the hard line sovereigntist approach has led to more than a century of marginalization and suffering for their people and that a more pragmatic approach is required.
Presidential foreign affairs revisionism has yet to claim the same doctrinal turf as the sovereigntist branch.