nuclear option

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nuclear option

n
1. (Military) the use of or power to use nuclear weapons
2. the use of or power to use a measure considered to be particularly drastic: the nuclear option of a confidence vote.
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Kitzhaber said that's his only constitutional option to rebalance the budget without accompanying legislative action.
"It is not for Scottish business to decide whether devolution or independence is the better constitutional option."
For one thing, in those areas where there are pro-independence parties and movements, popular support for this constitutional option is generally low.
The federation's Parliamentary officer John Downie said: "It is not for Scottish business to decide whether devolution or independence is the better constitutional option."
Two days before last month's referendum on more powers for the National Assembly, a YouGov poll for S4C found that only 6% gave an independent Wales as their preferred constitutional option.
A study carried out by Aberystwyth University professors Richard Wyn Jones and Roger Scully suggests a parliament is the favoured constitutional option for Tory, Labour and Plaid voters - suggesting a referendum on strengthening the Assembly's powers could be won.
He says devolution is still the most popular constitutional option in Wales, with support hardening since 1997.
Although his name appears on the policy document alongside Rhodri Morgan's, he has conspicuously failed to endorse a constitutional option within it that was first advanced by the First Minister in June.
The PML-N leader remarked that the government has a constitutional option to come out of the crisis.
Plaid Cymru is better placed, although it can't be denied that its drive for independence has yet to see a consistent rise in support for such a constitutional option.
The Congress will already have realized that the organizational structures that helped flip the NCP to their enviable position now need merely be fed with the spoils of state in order to increase its stranglehold over the body politic with the constitutional process giving it no constitutional option but to take to the streets and not parliament.

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