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third force

n.
A group of people or nations that mediates between two opposed groups, such as hostile nations.

third′ force′


n.
one or more nations, political parties, or other organizations occupying an intermediate position between two other opposed forces.
[1945–50]
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THE National Publicity Secretary, Action Democratic Party (ADP), Barrister Yemi Adetoyinbo has declared that the party is the real third force, and is ready to take over from the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), starting from Ekiti governorship election.
It was, again according to the historical record, a Prince of the Church who had convinced her that this third force could be enfolded into her movement, and thus sweep her into power.
Musharraf said that the third force is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) however, it does not have any standing in PPP-led Sindh.
Members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli attacked an airbase used by military strongman Khalifa Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, military sources said.
GNA Prime Minister Fayez Seraj announced that he was suspending both Defence Minister Mahdi Al-Barghathi and Third Force commander Jamal Traiki, "until it is determined who was responsible for violating the ceasefire".
Earlier, on Wednesday after meeting President Salva Kiir, Mining Minister Taban Deng, flanked by deputy chairman of SPLM-IO, Alfred Ladu Gore, who is the Interior Minister, and Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Chairperson for External Relations in the SPLM-IO, gave out a televised statement, saying the SPLM-IO is not for a third force deployment.
But now, Hero's and PUK's split standing makes this party a distant third force in Kurdistan.
CENEVRE (CyHAN)- The government of Burundi should allow international investigators into the country to independently look into the current human rights violations and to rule out a third force in the conflict, a senior UN official has said.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Deputy Chief of the popular defense forces, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis said "the popular defense forces are linked to a legitimate government, and represent a new third force, and able to face the enemy and protect Baghdad, as it did in other regions after their liberation .
Escudero admitted that Duterte could prove to be a formidable third force in the presidential elections should he decide to run.
Without the third force, nothing will improve in Pakistan, he added.
Description: The project includes a proposed new third force main for the Waipahu Wastewater Pump Station (WWPS).