universal suffrage

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Related to universal suffrage: Women's suffrage, socialism
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Noun1.universal suffrage - suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
right to vote, suffrage, vote - a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment; "American women got the vote in 1920"
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Be good enough to lie still while I walk upon you, singing the praises of universal suffrage and descanting upon the blessings of civil and religious liberty.
Universal suffrage, which finds such favor in the sight of those persons who belong to the constitutional opposition, as it is called, was a capital institution in the Church, because (as you yourself have just pointed out, dear pastor) the individuals of whom the Church was composed were all well educated, disciplined by religious feeling, thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the same system, well aware of what they wanted and whither they were going.
First, a modified monarchy, till Arthur's days were done, then the destruction of the throne, nobility abolished, every member of it bound out to some useful trade, universal suffrage instituted, and the whole government placed in the hands of the men and women of the nation there to remain.
But it was a setback for Beijing's Communist leaders, who said in response that they remained committed to universal suffrage for Hong Kong but signalled no further concessions to the pro-democracy opposition.
HONG KONG (CyHAN)- An ongoing signature campaign for the support of universal suffrage of chief executive in 2017 in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has collected 363,487 names so far, according to the campaign's website on Monday.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE has, over the past decade, laid the foundation for universal suffrage -- that is, the right of every citizen aged 18 to vote.
T Were sacrifices made in the past to win us universal suffrage so that socialists abandon their principles at the ballot box and vote for New Labour, as an alternative capitalist government on a right wing agenda?
It provides for the creation of regional assemblies elected by direct universal suffrage, with important powers within 18 months, and a "greater representation of the northern populations in national institutions.
Wong warned against accepting universal suffrage within the restrictions of Beijing's framework.
The main appeal of the protesters is to oppose a framework decided on August 31 by China's top legislature on the election of Hong Kong's next chief executive by universal suffrage slated in 2017.
The protesters want open nomination and universal suffrage.
Tens of thousands of protesters congregated at the city's financial district to demand universal suffrage from Beijing.

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