presiding officer


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Noun1.presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
moderator - someone who presides over a forum or debate
moderator - in the Presbyterian church, the officer who presides over a synod or general assembly
chairman, chairperson, chairwoman, chair, president - the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"
Speaker - the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly; "the leader of the majority party is the Speaker of the House of Representatives"
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Roger Wolcott, then Governor of Massachusetts, was the presiding officer, and on the platform with him were many other officials and hundreds of distinguished men.
Petitioner Shahid Orakzai, a freelance journalist, requested the court to annul the entire proceedings of the Aug 1 Senate session over the 'unconstitutional' conduct of presiding officer Senator Mohammad Ali Saif and his political tilt towards the federal government of which the MQM is a coalition partner.
Later, the Presiding Officer prorogued the session of the Senate.
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said its leadership and elected federal legislators under the party have not taken any official position on who to lend support for the position of presiding officers of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The vehicle carrying presiding officer Ms Sajida, security staff and election materials had got stuck in a flooded stream at Kharkanai on the night of July, 25.
Murtaza, however, reminded the ECP that a presiding officer of NA-270, which was also located in the same region, had included the result of these polling stations in the final count and compiled the Form 45.
The Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, said: "As a Parliament we need to know what is important to everyone growing up in Scotland and I hope young people from across this country will come forward and share their stories and their experiences with us.
'The presiding officer would then declare the vote as void and issue a new ballot paper.
You can move up the ladder - and earn more money If you've been a poll clerk before, you can then apply to be a presiding officer.
Marwick was a long-term SNP politician before taking on the neutral presiding officer role, Holyrood's version of the Commons speaker, and has always opposed the honours system.
Lord Elis-Thomas was the Presiding Officer - similar to the Speaker in the House of Commons - for the first three Assemblies.
In its report, the Board says: "Just as the First Minister is the head of the executive arm of government, so the Presiding Officer is the leader of the parliamentary arm.The Presiding Officer is the figurehead of the parliament, speaking for it and protecting and enforcing its powers.