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The Prime Minister

- Thesis Statement There are very minimal checks on the Prime Minister’s authority and power has therefore become progressively concentrated within his possession. This has been intensified with the minimization of the role of the crown in Canada, as the role of the Queen has become mostly symbolic. There are also many forces that strengthen the autonomy of the Prime Minister and he monopolizes power on fiscal matters. Finally, he uses party discipline to his advantage, making sure that each member adheres to his own agenda....   [tags: Prime minister, Westminster system]

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Limitations of the Canadian Prime Minister

- Canada’s parliamentary system is designed to preclude the formation of absolute power. Critics and followers of Canadian politics argue that the Prime Minister of Canada stands alone from the rest of the government. The powers vested in the prime minister, along with the persistent media attention given to the position, reinforce the Prime Minister of Canada’s superior role both in the House of Commons and in the public. The result has led to concerns regarding the power of the prime minister. Hugh Mellon argues that the prime minister of Canada is indeed too powerful....   [tags: Canadian Government]

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The Prime Minister of Canada

- The Prime Minister of Canada has an integral role within the Canadian parliament. In the political Parliamentary system of Canada, the Prime Minister wields the executive responsibility. He is accountable for an assortment of administrative, managerial, and supervisory decisions in effect across the country. The executive role is the branch of government that is generally responsible for creating laws, and enforcing the regulations to ensure these laws are observed. The Prime Minister is the Head of Government in Canada....   [tags: Politics, Canada]

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A Prime Minister Vs. President

- Many European countries have a prime minister. The United States has a president. In general, there are many different ways that presidents differ from prime ministers. The differences between the two, greatly depend on which country, we are comparing the differences to and which governmental laws are followed. These factors will be different for each country with a prime minister vs. a president. One of the first differences of a prime minister compared to a president, are the powers that are given to each one that gives them the authority to lead....   [tags: Separation of powers, Parliamentary system]

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The Prime Minister of Canada

- The Prime Minister of Canada is given much power and much responsibility. This could potentially create a dangerous situation if the government held a majority and was able to pass any legislation, luckily this is not the case. This paper will argue that there are many limitations, which the power of the prime minister is subject too. Three of the main limitations, which the Prime Minister is affected by, are; first, federalism, second the governor general and third, the charter of rights and freedoms....   [tags: Politics, Government]

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British Prime Minister's Powers

- Since the 1950s there has been a rise in the power of the Prime Minister, specially Crossman in 1962 and Benn, who in 1979 referred to “a system of personal rule in the very heart of our Parliamentary democracy”. As Britain has remained the “world’s most successful representative democracy”. The role of the executive has significantly increased at a great deal since the end of World War 2, however, the outward dangers of a supplementary individual hegemony attached to the Prime Minister shouldn’t be overemphasized....   [tags: patronage, media, leadership]

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The Excessive Power of the Canadian Prime Minister

- As the leader of the majority party, the Prime Minister of Canada acts as the spokesperson for the party, alongside appointing and allocating Members of Parliament and their responsibilities (Matheson, 2012). Additionally, the Prime Minister extends their powers to the Crown, whereby they nominate a candidate to the role of the Governor General. Meanwhile, the Governor General is responsible for the appointment of judges to Canada’s Supreme Court, upon the advice of the Prime Minister (Library of Parliament, 2013)....   [tags: parliament, vote, powers, state, separation]

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Examining the Power of the British Prime Minister

- How powerful is the Prime Minister. Debate about the location of executive power has been a long running debate. Different views have been fashionable at different times. It would be a mistake, however, to treat these contrasting models of executive power as simply “right” or “wrong”. So complex and ever-fluctuating is executive power that none of these models fully explains whop has power in all cases and in the circumstances. The traditional view of the UK executive emphasizes that power is collective and not personal....   [tags: british government, parliament, ]

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The Government Of Uk Prime Minister Blair

- In recent years, governments have been increasingly separating themselves from the premise of ideological policy-making to that of evidence-based policy making. The government of UK Prime Minister Blair purposely distanced himself from the ideological Thatcher Government to promote a sound, positive evidence based approach (API5116A, Week 8 Lecture, Issue Definition, Framing, and Evidence in Policy-Making). The same approach can be seen by the new Trudeau Government distancing itself from the style of the previous Harper Government, which was seen as strictly anti-evidence based policy-making....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Pseudoscience, Policy]

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal

- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is rushing to a precipice blindfolded with his proposal to amend the constitution. If he does not listen to the calls to open his eyes before it is too late, he will fall off, taking the country with him. That is scary. Dahal 's blindness to the apparent facts is baffling. He needs 396 votes out of 595 in the parliament to approve his proposal, which he does not have, even if all his coalition partners stick with him. Here is the math. The UML and other parties which have 200 members are openly opposing the amendment....   [tags: Nepal, India, United States Constitution]

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The Power Of The Prime Minister

- The Power Of The Prime Minister The role of a Prime Minister has existed since the 1700's, however most historians find it hard to pin point or name the first ever Prime Minister. Sir Robert Walpole, while universally recognized as the first prime minister of Britain, did not actually hold the title. He was probably called first minister while the title of prime minister was not officially recognized until 1905. The extent of Prime Ministerial power depends on many factors....   [tags: Papers]

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The Prime Minister Of Great Britain

- The Prime Minister of Great Britain There are a lot of political issues in Great Britain today. United Kingdom is a large, industrialized democratic society and as such it has to have politics and therefore political issues. One of those issues how should executive branch work and whether the Prime Minister has too much power. Right now in Great Britain there is a great debate on this issue and I am going to examine it in detail. The facts I have used here are from different writings on British politics which are all listed in my bibliography, but the opinions are my own and so are the arguments that I used to support my views....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Power of the British Prime Minister

- Power of the British Prime Minister The prime minister is that person who leads the majority party in the House of Commons, or who commands a majority of support in that house. PMs continue in office until they resign or concede a defeat after a general election. They also may reign after losing a motion of no confidence. In the 19th Century, Bagehot wrote (in the English constitution 1867), that parliamentary government had been superseded by Cabinet Government - that the theoretical sovereignty of parliament had been delegated to the executive for all practical purposes....   [tags: Papers]

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Power of the Prime Minister

- Power of the Prime Minister The Prime Minister is the head of government in the British Isles and is therefore supposedly the most powerful person in the Isles. The Prime Minister is appointed by the currently reigning Monarch after a general election and is, according to tradition, usually the leader of the political party which wins the most seats in the House of Commons in the aforementioned general election. The Monarch is not obliged by law to appoint the leader of this party however previous Monarchs have set a precedent by which the Monarch is expected to abide....   [tags: Papers]

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Power of the Prime Minister

- Power of the Prime Minister In the last twenty five years England has had three Prime Ministers. The first was Margaret Thatcher, who came into power in 1979, and resigned in 1990. Then came John Major in 1990, and lost the vote in 1997. Tony Blair became Prime Minster in this year and has successfully stayed in power for two full terms so far. These Prime Ministers all have very different leadership styles. Having said this, the radical policies of Margaret Thatcher, were still continued through Major and Blair....   [tags: Papers]

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Limits of the Prime Minister

- Limits of the Prime Minister The formal constitutional powers listed in the previous answer 'The powers of the Prime Minister' are subject to a number of restraints in practice, which means that the British PM is not as powerful as often assumed, or as commonly alleged by critics. The large number of main constraints are as follows: Constraints on the power of patronage ------------------------------------- Ø If the party has been in opposition, then the first Cabinet appointed after a general election victory is usually the shadow cabinet....   [tags: Papers]

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Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister

- MARGARET THATCHER Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of Great Britain . Margaret changed many policies and she also defended strongly other government policies. An example of this was when Margaret Thatcher was Secretary of state for education and science. The government had to cut school funding by $300 million. She didn't want to cut anything that had to do with the students missing out of education. It was her duty to provide the best education for them. The solution she had come up with would be one of the most unpopular moves in her career-up to and including her as Prime Minster (Hole 35)....   [tags: Political Science Politics]

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Letter to the Prime Minister

- Letter to the Prime Minister Dear Prime Minister, This is my first ever letter to you and therefore I trust you will read its entire content even though the subject matter is one on which your office is presently inundated. What has staggered me as I watch and read the news on Iraq is your unrelenting drive to appease the US and President George Bush in particular, despite the overwhelming majority of British, US and world citizens being against a military attack....   [tags: Papers]

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Issues with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Parliament

- Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not a true representative of the people. Neither an academic nor an average Canadian, Mr. Harper is, first and foremost, a political tactician. He climbed his way to Parliament Hill and the position of Prime Minister along with a minority government in 2006 and has, ever since, used all means necessary to keep that – ever striving for a majority, which was finally achieved in the spring of 2011. However, in 2008 Harper was the source of a prorogation crisis, in which he, out of fear of losing the confidence of the House and giving up his role for an unstable coalition government, requested to then-Governor General Michaelle Jean that Parliament be prorogued i...   [tags: canadian studies, canada]

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William Ewart Gladstone: Prime Minister of England

- William Ewart Gladstone was a Liberal political leader and influential British Prime Minister. He is known as the “quintessential Victorian” for being a perfect example of what people of his time should be like. He wasn’t like that from the beginning though. For example, William Gladstone didn’t start as a Liberal. He didn’t even start as a Politician. William Gladstone was born to his mother; Anne Robertson and his father; John Gladstone. Both of his parents were Scottish originally. John Gladstone was a successful merchant, but moved (with his wife, Anne) to Liverpool, England for work....   [tags: liberal politcal leaders of the past]

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Margaret Thatcher's Climb to Power of Prime Minister

- ... In 1952, funded by her husband, Margaret studied law and qualified as a barrister in 1953. Due to the birth of her twins, Mark and Carol, she could not contest for the 1955 General Election, but soon returned into the political field. Margaret won her first election campaign in 1959, winning the seat of Finchley in London. She instantaneously rose within the ranks of the Conservative Party, holding a variety of positions and finally, entered the Shadow Cabinet in 1967. In 1970, Margaret Thatcher, as the Minister for Education, encouraged an increase in the education budget and the creation of more schools....   [tags: parliament, britain, philosophy]

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United states president vs canadian prime minister

- The US president wields a lot of power both domestically and in the international scene. These powers are granted by a number of statutes, amendments, the Constitution, congressional acts, and numerous influences and soft power by virtue of his position as the leader. On the other hand, Canada does not have a president and is instead led by a prime minister. Although the two countries are almost equal in size, their leaders exhibit vast differences in the amount of power they hold domestically (Dickerson et al., 2009: 47)....   [tags: Government]

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Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

- "If I die a violent death as some fear and a few are plotting, I know the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassin, not in my dying...." Indira Gandhi On October 31, 1984, Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, was shot down while walking from her house to her office in New Delhi, India's Capital City (The New York Times). The fatal shooting was carried out by two men who were members of her personal bodyguard. The shooting marked an abrupt and tragic end to the lengthy political career of the woman who was not only India's first female Prime Minister, but also the daughter of the very first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, better known as Mohandus Gand...   [tags: Indira Gandhi Essays]

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The Extent of the Prime Minister's Power and Authority

- The Extent of the Prime Minister's Power and Authority In society today people think that the most powerful person in the British government system is the Prime Minister, Tony Blair. However, to what extent does he have power and authority. The Prime Minister doesn’t govern the country alone; the Cabinet as a whole discuss most matters. You could then say that we have Cabinet government as they do supposedly collectively make decisions on matters. The position however of power in one government may differ from that of another, Margaret Thatcher for example rarely used Cabinet at all, John Major on the other hand used it regularly and considered there opinions v...   [tags: Papers]

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The Three Key Functions of the Prime Minister

- The Three Key Functions of the Prime Minister The Cabinet and the post of Prime Minister date back to their introduction in 1721. However, at that stage, the Cabinet did not exist in its present form. Nowadays, the Prime Minister's power is akin to that of a President. The Prime Minister's post has many functions and purposes - after all, he is Head of State and Head of Government. In this essay, I aim to explore three functions of the Prime Minister. One of the major functions of the Prime Minister concerns appointments and dismissals....   [tags: Papers]

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The Change in the Role of the British Prime Minister

- The Change in the Role of the British Prime Minister There are numerous pieces of evidence that suggest the rational role of the British Prime Minister is becoming more presidential Power can only be quantified or measured in relation to something. In terms of domestic power it is perhaps appropriate to define it in terms of ability to make more autonomous decisions. It has historically been believed that the UK Prime minister has more domestic power than the US president based on documented rights due to his ability to dominate his part, legislature and to an extent, the executive branch....   [tags: Papers]

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The First Female Prime Minister of Canada

- Kim Campbell, Canada's first female Prime Minister, rose quickly in her political standings reaching, what she would find to be the height of her career only seven years after entering politics. It appeared like the loss of the 1993 election and the all around destruction of the Progressive Conservative party was completely Kim Campbell’s fault however actually was a joint effort by Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Kim Campbell rose so quickly in her political status that she did not have the experience that most of the others MPs had at her level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role and Powers of the UK Prime Minister

- The Role and Powers of the UK Prime Minister Explain the factors which limit the way his/her power can be exercised Many of the powers of the PM are not written down. Although there is a constitution, it does not have the same powers as the American one. The powers of the PM is derived from convention, they originate from the powers and roles he does on behalf of the monarch....   [tags: Papers]

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Letter to Prime Minister Regarding the Homeless

- Letter to Prime Minister Regarding the Homeless Mr Tony Blair, Prime minister, The House of Commons, London, Dear Mr Blair, I am writing in order to bring to your attention the harrowing numbers of young homeless people being practically pushed out onto the life on the streets. In my opinion with your help I feel that the figures can and will be dramatically decreased and better help will be provided all around. Im sure that somebody in your position would not be oblivious to the rough numbers of homeless people on the streets, but I also understand that facts and figures must be part of your daily routine so it cant be as easy to remember in de...   [tags: Papers]

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Mackenzie King - Canadian Prime Minister

- The greatest Prime Minister of Canada was. Mackenzie King our 10thPrime Minister of Canada and by far one of our greatest. William Lyon Mackenzie King accomplished a lot in his twenty-0ne years of ministering our Country Canada. "It is what we prevent, rather than what we do that counts most in Government." (Mackenzie King august 26, 1936) This statement sums up the best secrets of Mackenzie King's success as prime minister, and perhaps, the key to governing Canada effectively. King's record of prime minister is sometimes difficult to judge....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ukraine : A Democratic Republic With A Multi Party System

- The Ukraine is a Semi presidential, representative democratic republic with a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Legislative power is vested in the parliament (Verkhovna Rada). The Ukraine’s government is fairly new. Ukraine has only been independent for twenty-four years, the constitution is under twenty years old parts of it still haven’t been fully implemented and has been amended and overturned. The Ukraine government format is slightly different than most western democracies....   [tags: Prime minister, Presidential system]

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The Westminster System ( The Traditional And Historic Sense Of The Term )

- It is essential to expand on this title, before I begin my response. The question is asking whether the Westminster System (in the traditional and historic sense of the term) is still an accurate descriptor of British politics - given the significant amount of political evolution that has occurred over the last two centuries. Perhaps the Westminster Model has become anachronistic in the internet age. Or, perhaps its core components can still be observed in contemporary British politics. Maybe an informed revision of the Westminster Model is what is needed....   [tags: Prime minister, Westminster system]

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Biography of Mackenzie King, The Longest Serving Prime Minister of Canada

- Mackenzie King was the longest serving Prime Minister of Canada (Neatby, 2005). For many King was a great and effective Prime Minister. But for others, he was ineffective due to his “5 cent speech”, racist behavior and lastly for his strong spiritual beliefs. Therefore this makes William Lyon Mackenzie King to be an ineffective Prime Minister of Canada from the years 1921-1929. King’s biggest act that clearly shows him to be an unfit and ineffective Prime Minister of Canada was his “5 cent speech”....   [tags: great depression, liberals, ineffective leader]

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Cambodia's Corrupt and Tragic Reign of Khmer Rouges

- ... The results of the so called, “election” led to a revolt among the people of Cambodia who in contrary destroyed everything representing the Prime Minister; which led to the decrement of Marshall Law. The real results proved to have been a victory by the opposing leader Sam Rainsy, who won by a landslide regarding to the irregular votes created by Sen. What has been an inexplicable story proves to be heart wrenching and are the reasons why Hun Sen should be tried by the United Nations. Starting around 1985, Hun Sen had tried to seize the power of being Prime Minister to himself....   [tags: communist, prime minister, violence]

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The Journey Before Prime Minister Trudeau’s 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms

- Throughout Canada’s moderately short history, there have been many acts and treaties made by the residing government, or monarch. Some, more than others, were demonstrated examples of positive rights, where more power was given to Parliament rather than the communities the agreement, or law, was made for. The evolution of rights and freedoms in Canada was a long process that included many stages. Three specific instances that will be mentioned later in this paper include the Numbered Treaties and the Indian Act 1876, which were negotiations made between the government and the residing Native chiefs from across Canada with regard to land and status....   [tags: politics, parliament, communities]

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Impact of Prime Minister Trudeau’s 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms

- Throughout Canada’s moderately short history, there have been many acts and treaties made by the residing government, or monarch. Some, more than others, were demonstrated examples of positive rights, where more power was given to Parliament rather than the communities the agreement, or law, was made for. The evolution of rights and freedoms in Canada was a long process that included many stages. Three specific instances that will be mentioned later in this paper include the Numbered Treaties and the Indian Act (year), which were negotiations made between the government and the residing Native chiefs from across Canada with regard to land and status....   [tags: canada, aboriginal, freedom]

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Parliamentary vs Presidential, Which is Better for the Philippines?

- ... In addition, the initial reaction of Filipinos to change is resistance, and this is why the country does not necessarily progress, or at least, progress at a continuous rate. Then, countries like Spain and Portugal only rode the “economic tiger” after “they realized that the only way to survive was change” (3.Y). Plus, according to another critic, the Philippines already had the experience of being under the parliamentary system during the time of Marcos which only resulted in a People Power Revolution....   [tags: government, prime minister, democracy]

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Zhou Enlai : The First Prime Minister Of The People 's Republic Of China

- Zhou Enlai was the first prime minister of The People’s Republic of China. He is categorized with the likes of people such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xioping, otherwise known as powerful and influential leaders in modern Chinese history. Enlai, for years was one of the most prominent and respected leaders of the communist party. Zhou played a leading role in the Chinese communist party from its beginnings in 1921 and was definitely instrumental in the subsequent construction and reformation of Chinese society (   [tags: Deng Xiaoping, People's Republic of China]

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Canada Is a Country of Rights and Freedoms

- Citizens from numerous countries immigrate to Canada seeking security, rights and freedoms. It is no question that Canada has come a long way to improve their country for the benefit of its citizens. The constitution that allows for this is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, established in 1982. To begin with, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms replaced the Canadian Bill of Rights, which was established in 1960. The complication with the Canadian Bill of Rights was that it was only a federal statute, whereas the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is a constitutional document....   [tags: parliament, prime minister, citizens]

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Elections in India: Rahul Gandhi vs. Narendra Modi

- The general elections in India are less than a month away and this time more than 800 million people a number larger than Europe’s population are set to cast their vote to elect the government which is going to rule India for the coming four years. Although there is such large scale of voting it ultimately comes down to two people. The future of a country with a population of 1.2 billion people is going to be placed in the hands of these two people. These people who come from two very different background and and have two very different ideologies will battle it out to become the 22nd prime minster of the country .It is a battle between Rahul Gandhi of the Indian national congress and Naren...   [tags: Prime Minister, Politics]

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An Influential Women Leader As A Prime Minister Of A Developing Country Context

- In spite of having an influential women leader as a prime minister to lead the country and massive policy initiatives for bringing women empowerment in achieving millennium development goals, Bangladesh ranks lower in terms of women participation in leadership position and top management in the private sector of the economy. Gender diversity in business leadership is an emerging requirements to be fulfilled in order to become competitive globally. It is well regarded that woman are well able to play the role of a true leader by demonstrating their altruism beyond the boarder of the family, friends and even country....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Board of directors]

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Parliamentary and Presidential Systems of Government

- Introduction: Throughout history there has been progression on how the government has been organized and, alternatively, its position, and role in the public sphere. Two dominant, different government systems have emerged in North American politics, the presidential and parliamentary systems, in America and Canada respectively. These neighbouring systems have components, which are different but also share some commonalities; these key characteristics propose several strengths and weaknesses among them....   [tags: Canadian Politics, Prime Minister]

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Angela Merkel Impact on Germany

- Intro In today’s society, leaders are expected to guide by their actions and allow others to follow their lead. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, guides her people by following through with what she tells her citizens she will do, communicates to other nations about possible ways of dealing with certain situations, providing new ideas to solve difficult problems, and stand as an example of how to treat others no matter the viable differences or past history. Through the applications of modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act and Encouraging the heart, we can see how powerful and impressive Angela Merkel really is....   [tags: German government, Prime Minister]

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Rajiv Gandhi's Death Anniversary

- Wednesday, the 21st May of 2014 marks the 23rd death anniversary of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India, served India from 1984 to 1989. He assumed office after the assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31st October, 1984, the very same day to become the youngest Prime minister of India. Rajiv Gandhi is from a politically influential Nehru–Gandhi family. In 1961 he went to Cambridge to pursue his higher Education and came back to India to join Indian Airlines as a professional pilot while his mother became Prime Minister in 1966....   [tags: sixth prime minister of India]

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Churchil: An Ideal Leader

- Winston Churchill, a former Prime Minister of England, once told his country that "[They] shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, [they] shall fight on the beaches, [they] shall fight on the landing grounds, [they] shall fight in the fields and in the streets, [they] shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." Churchill, in the depths of despair when Great Britain was being bombed, proved to be an inspirational and charismatic leader. He became the face of Great Britain during dark times when Hitler was casting his shadow over the world....   [tags: prime minister, england]

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Kim Campbell - First Female Prime Minister

- The rise of Kim Campbell as Canada's first female Prime Minister is considered by many to be that of a phenomenon. Webster's Dictionary describes a phenomenon as being something of significant or rare, either fact or event. This can be shown by the rise of Kim Campbell from a local Vancouver School Board Trustee, to becoming Prime Minister of Canada. Of course, this success was dependent on her ability and ambition to succeed in what is still considered in contemporary terms as being a male dominated area of profession....   [tags: Politics]

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The National Anthem By Charlie Brooker 's Netflix Series Black Mirror

- Charlie Brooker’s Netflix series Black Mirror’s season one episode The National Anthem discusses how technology can be cruel and enabling. Also, the show represents how media thrives on the negative of the world. In the article titled “Scary Numbers” author Joel Best states, “Amid a cacophony of competing claims, advocates must make the case that their particular problem merits concern.” Also, “Advocates seeking to raise concern naturally find it advantageous to accentuate the negative; therefore, they prefer scary statistics that portray the problem as very common or very serious.”1 This quote basically summons up the entire episode in only a few lines....   [tags: Prime minister, Cabinet, Westminster system]

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The Secretary Of State For Foreign And Commonwealth Affairs

- They both exchanged smirky smiles, which Tony failed to notice, as he was busy looking at the contents of his folder. Yusuf knew Tony hated the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs—but the Prime Minister did not have a strong attachment to either one. Yusuf also knew that the Prime Minister always ignored the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and dealt only with the Secretary of State. From the moment he had first seen the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Yusuf learned it was impossible to find a decent human being in this world who really didn’t hate a person holding such position....   [tags: Prime minister, Westminster system, Cabinet]

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Jog Mehar Shresth An Accomplished Politician Of The Panchayat Days

- Jog Mehar Shrestha was an accomplished politician of the panchayat days. When he was living in Kupandole, I bumped into him while visiting my friend who lived next door to Shrestha, and greeted him. I was a mere student and he a former minister. He asked me how I was doing, how my family was, and how my father was, as if he knew me for ages. I had never met him before, and he did not know my father. But he asked all those questions in a fake familiarity that is often typical of politicians. While the first two questions were innocuous in which you could not go wrong, the last one was sensitive....   [tags: Nepal, India, Diplomacy, Prime minister]

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Inspirational Doctor: Biography of Dr. Mahathir

- “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you”. This is a quote from a famous cartoon character Dr. Suess. Inspiration is defined as stimulation, arousal of the mind, etc to special or unusual activity or creativity.1 Therefore an inspirational person will be someone who can influence others to express their potential in a positive way. Well, in my case the person who inspired me the most is a politician. It might sound absurd, how a politician can inspire a medical student like me....   [tags: malaysia´s fourth prime minister]

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- "I would anticipate that the major combat engagements are over," Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. He said U.S. forces are moving into a phase of "smaller, albeit sharper fights." McChrystal said the number of daily air missions had dropped to 700 or 800 in recent days, down from about 1,000 or more a day. And Monday, he said, marked the last day that aircraft from all five aircraft carriers would fly missions over Iraq. Plans were announced to scale back the American naval presence in the Persian Gulf by bringing home two carrier groups in the coming days....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Australia is at War

- ‘Australia is at War’ is a primary source from the year 1939 and is a speech by renowned Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies (1894 – 1978). This speech was delivered at the beginning of World War II declaring Australia’s participation and assistance to its “Mother Land”, Great Britain. World War II was developed and initiated by the infamous Adolf Hitler, a notorious German leader and the head of the Nazis. German’s invasion of Poland initiated Great Britain’s move towards force rather than their original approach of negotiations and peace, as stated in Prime Minister Menzies’ speech, “they [Great Britain] have kept the door of negotiations open; they have given no cause for provocation.” S...   [tags: Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies]

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The Life of a Great Leader, Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

- Childhood Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was descended from a long line of English aristocrat-politicians ("Winston S.”). His father was Lord Randolph Churchill was the descendant of the First Duke of Marlborough, while his mother was Jennie Jerome, an American whose family had fought for independence of the American colonies in George Washington’s armies ("Winston Churchill Biography”). Jennie Jerome’s father was also a stock speculator and part owner of The New York Times (“Winston S.”). Winston Churchill was born at the large palace of the Duke of Marlborough on November 30, 1874 (“The Life”)....   [tags: england, aristocrate, prime minister]

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Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker’s Poor Judgement Concerning the Cuban Missile Crisis

- In a democracy, government should be run based on the citizens, not of the leaders; personal opinions of members of the government should not change how a country is run. However, often times, the views of a government official get in the way of how they run their country. Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, let his personal feelings hinder him from making good decisions for Canada, especially during the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962. Diefenbaker neglected to assist the U.S. during the Cuban Missile crisis because of his frustration with the lack of consultation from the U.S., his disdain for President Kennedy, and his strong sense of nationalism....   [tags: Canada]

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The Importance Of The Cultural Institution Of Canadian Federalism And The Political Leadership Of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau

- This study will define the importance of the cultural institution of Canadian federalism and the political leadership of Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau during the late 1960s. Under PM Trudeau’s leadership, the Quiet Revolution failed to break apart Canadian federalism due to the unifying cultural aspects of language that he promoted through the Official Languages Act of 1969. Trudeau was a loyal Quebecker in terms of political power, yet he chose to unite Quebec and Ottawa in unity through a mutual respect for Anglophile and Francophile interests....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, French language, Pierre Trudeau]

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Parliament versus President

- In this paper I will compare and contrast the presidential and parliamentary institutional structures. I will also explain how they differ in the relationship of the executive, legislature and judiciary. I will discuss how the Canadian system should be identified and if its organization changed over time. The impact of the constitutional changes of 1982 with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and if it improved or eroded the quality of Canadian democracy will also be explained and in this paper....   [tags: prime minister and cabinet, law making]

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Comparing the Position and Powers of the US President and the UK Prime Minister

- Comparing the Position and Powers of the US President and the UK Prime Minister Political instinct alone seems to dictate to many that the American president - 'the world's most powerful man' - is the most powerful politician in any of the world's democratic nations. He is at the head of the world's most modern military force and the world's largest economy. What the president says is reported around the world and world share markets can fall or rise on any public statement by him....   [tags: Papers]

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The Government And The Democratic System

- Nations identify their forms of government by how their legislative, executive, and judicial systems are structured. The most primary identifier of any nation is which democratic system it follows: presidential, or parliamentary. Both are built on a single democratic principle that all elections should be free and competitive in order to determine their leaders and how they are able to govern. (Charles Hauss 41) Organized government is essential to avoid chaos and anarchy. Without authority and rule, free will and malicious intent without known repercussions can often negatively influence decision making and actions taken by the people to gain power over land, people, money, and any other m...   [tags: Prime minister, Presidential system]

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Essay About Taker Culture Vs. Leaver Culture

- I did NOT use my notes. I followed the rules. This is my own original writing and I did not cheat in any way. Ishmael: What is Ishmael trying to tell us. Identify at least two key quotes form the text that illustrate two of the most important themes and messages (big ideas) from Ishmael. In your essay be sure to discuss why the ideas are important and how they illustrate the major themes and essential messages of the text. Ishmael is trying to teach us about Taker culture vs. Leaver culture and how each is impacting the world....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Prime minister, Hutu]

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India 's Criticism Of The Government Of Nepal

- I wish to address Mohana Ansari 's and India 's criticism of the government of Nepal, the government 's response to such criticisms, the attitude of some international non-governmental organizations to these two events, and reaction of Nepali intellectual to them. Ms. Ansari, a member of the National Human Rights Commission, criticised the government of Nepal in the 31st session of the United Human Rights Council. Prime Minister K. P. Oli expressed his dissatisfaction with the Ms. Ansari and the NHRC about the statement....   [tags: Human rights, United Nations, Prime minister]

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The Importance Of The Rule Of Law

- Critically assess the importance of the rule of law in the UK constitution The rule of law, simply put, is a principle that no one is above the law. This means that there should be no leniency for a person because of peerage, sex, religion or financial standing. England and Wales do not have a written constitution therefore the Rule of Law, which along with the parliamentary Sovereignty was regarded by legal analyst A.C Dicey, as the pillars of the UK Constitution. The Rule of Law was said to be adopted as the “unwritten constitution of Great Britain”....   [tags: Law, Constitution, Judicial review, Prime minister]

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John Diefenbaker

- In the year 1957, Canada elected its first Prime minister without English or French root, John Diefenbaker. While growing up in the city of Toronto, because of his German name, he was often teased. [1] He grew up as an outcast, and so he was able to relate to the discrimination and inequality many of the minorities in Canada felt. This essay will attempt to answer the question: To what extent did Prime Minister John Diefenbaker help promote equality to the minority communities. . The minorities in this time period were the women, aboriginals, and immigrants....   [tags: canadian history, prime minister]

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A Comparison and contrast of Canadian Prime Ministers

- The Prime Minister in Canada is the head of government and is appointed by the Governor General. Canada is the northern neighbor to the United States, and the Queen of England is its head of state. These powerful countries being so closely tied to Canada makes it a major player on the world stage, and gives considerable power to its Prime Ministers.There have been twenty-two Prime Ministers, with John Diefenbaker being the thirteenth, serving from 1957-1963, and Pierre Trudeau the fifteenth, who served 1968-1979 and again 1980-1984....   [tags: Political Science]

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Are Prime Ministers or Presidents Generally More Powerful?

- Within parliamentary systems, the government i.e. the legislature consist of the political party with the most popularly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) in the main legislative parliament e.g. the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. The Prime Minister is appointed by the party to lead as the executive decision-maker, and the legislature work to support and carry out their will (Fish, 2006). In presidential systems, the President is directly elected with the support of their political party, with the legislative being separately elected and, in the case of the United States, being made up of representatives from different states (BIIP, 2004)....   [tags: parliamentary systems, power separation]

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The Rise of Canadian Prime Ministerial Powers

- The factors that gave rise to Canadian prime ministerial powers is the very structure of Canada’s Westminster system and its effect on the legal powers of the Prime Minister, unwritten conventions and the decline in the Crown’s power. Firstly, the powers of the Prime Minister in its very nature are much wide spread in terms of what he can do as an executive power. Secondly, the history and development of unwritten conventions have created a tradition in which very few sources of constraints can be enacted on the Prime Minister within the parliamentary system....   [tags: canadian politics, executive branch]

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West European Prime Ministers and the Control of Their Cabinets

- West European Prime Ministers and the Control of Their Cabinets 'The cabinet is a board of control chosen by the legislature, out of persons whom it trusts and knows, to rule the nation.' (Bagehot, 1963:66-7) There are many frameworks of executive branch power relations: monocratic, collective, ministerial, shared and segmented government. However, our main concern here will be with the first two types of government since those two are the most applicable to the western democracies....   [tags: Papers]

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To What Extent Did Margret Thatcher Impact the British Economy?

- ... This website written by Tejvan is valuable as it includes statistics and outlines Thatcher's success to show her positive involvement. It Includes information on Margaret's economic theories and beliefs, supply side polices and her contributions to the housing market as well as her contributions to the Lawson Boom of the 1980s. However its limitation includes having limited information for specific topics such as the Lawson Boom. Therefore this websites lacks detail. In addition, another limitation includes missing graph pictures which is needed to better understand how Margret Thatcher changed the British economy....   [tags: notorious UK prime ministers]

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The Television Show Yes Minister

- The Television Show Yes Minister The British comedy Yes Minister is a brilliant satire in which the characters are creatively manipulated to form a humorous program. It deals with the wheeling and dealing of political life behind the scenes and attempts to expose its true nature. Although the series is set within the British political scene, it deals with political games and clashes between politicians and the civil service that could be found almost anywhere in the world. Yes Minister started airing in 1980 on BBC 2 with each episode running for about 30 minutes....   [tags: Papers]

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A Brief Biography of Sir Winston Churchill

- ... After the disastrous Norwegian campaign, Chamberlain resigned in May 1940, following his place: Winston Churchill, trying desperately to remove Britain from the Labour Party who were staging reforms to control education and transportation, etc. In Spain, General Franco had recently overthrown the republic and set up his Falange Francoist Spain refusing to take part in World War II (Berdichevsky). Mussolini, in Italy, was using his charms and the media to portray Italy as a huge economic and military force, using people used to being treated like dirt as his wormhole, while isolating is people from the fact that they didn’t have the military force to fight and refused (Johnson 58),(Zegart...   [tags: notorious British prime ministers, WWII]

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Presidency and Prime Ministership of Conservative Leaders as the Threat to South Korea-Japan Relations

- Presidency and Prime Ministership of Conservative Leaders as the threat to South Korea-Japan Relations South Korea and Japan have a long and complex history of cultural exchange, war, and political rivalry; most remarkably, the late 19th century and the early 20th century were considered as an unfortunate period between the two countries. It was until the late 20th century that South Korea’s rapid industrialisation since the 1970s, her democratisation in the 1980s, and Japan’s economic stagnation since the 1990s have brought about qualitative changes in this bilateral relationship....   [tags: Disagreements, History]

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Prime Narendra Modi : An Tool For Addressing The Issue Of The Nation 's Economy

- On the evening of 8 November Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared on television to announce a decision that has not only wreaked havoc on the country 's economy but also claimed scores of innocent lives, who were asked to make the 'sacrifice '. The demonetisation that eliminated 86% of the value of the currency, at a stroke, caused a shock to the system. While keeping Bank notes as the tool for addressing the issue of Black money, what the UPA government conveniently forgot was that Notes are not just a way for those with black money to store their wealth; but they are also the only survival mechanism for the poor....   [tags: Money, Bank, Currency, Economics]

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark Miss Brodie fails to be a good teacher because she teaches on her own accord, gives her students wrong impressions, and displays unprofessional behavior towards her staff and pupils. As a schoolteacher in Edinburgh during the 1930’s there were many rules and regulations that teachers had to adhere to in order to successfully feed the minds of their young pupils. Schoolteachers had more of a responsibility during this period than today because school was the only source of information and education that people could receive....   [tags: Education Educating School Teacher Essays]

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Executive Branches of Turkey and India

- Executive branches of Turkey and India are weak compared to the legislative branches of their respective countries. The head of state for Turkey is the president and the current president was elected by the Turkish Grand National Assembly, but after a 2007 Constitutional revision the next presidential election will be election by the citizens. Having parliament elect the president is concentrating power in the legislative branch of Turkey’s government but an election by the people is dispersion of power because the election is now in the hands of the people....   [tags: president, power, election, minister, rights]

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Investigating the Minister Who Did the Most to Preserve and Enhance Royal Authority in France 1610-1715

- Investigating the Minister Who Did the Most to Preserve and Enhance Royal Authority in France 1610-1715 During their respective reigns, Louis XIII and Louis XIV had many ministers. Some of whom were detrimental to the advancement of their royal authority over the kingdom and others who had a generally positive effect on royal authority. This essay will look at the three main ministers, Richelieu, Colbert and Mazarin. These ministers are regarded as having the biggest impact on the two Louis'....   [tags: Papers]

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The Australian Commonwealth Parliament

- ... Ministers are generally responsible for a department, though recently multiple ministers share the duty of the Ministry. They are responsible for their field of administration, such as defence, foreign affair, education, and justice. They oversee the exception of policy and implement the parliamentary decisions. The Cabinet as a whole, prime minister and ministers, convene meetings regularly where they discuss national issues and set the political agenda. These meetings are held behind close doors and are not open to public....   [tags: ministers, the cabinet]

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Theme of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Parable the “Minister’s Black Veil”

- In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s parable the “Minister’s Black Veil” his theme of the story is that nobody can escape a sin. An analysis on the surface of the story is one day Mr. Hooper minister of a congregation in Milford, MA, a small settlement of puritans, working hard just to sustain life. When the sexton tolls the bell Mr. Hooper comes out as usual but wearing a black veil. In my opinion this shows that Mr. Hooper is showing that he committed a sin and he wear the black veil as a way to say everyone wears a mask....   [tags: Minister’s Black Veil]

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The Minister’s Black Veil

- The Minister’s Black Veil The story “The Minister’s Black Veil” is symbolic of the hidden sins that we hide and separate ourselves from the ones we love most. In wearing the veil Hooper presents the isolation that everybody experiences when they are chained down by their own sins. He has realized that everybody symbolically can be found in the shadow of their own veil. By Hooper wearing this shroud across his face is only showing the dark side of people and the truth of human existence and nature....   [tags: Minister?s Black Veil Essays Papers]

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Analysis of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice by Muriel Spark

- Analysis of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice by Muriel Spark “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel about a teacher’s dedication to her pupils. It is also about loyalty and betrayal.” The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a novel about a teacher’s dedication to her pupils. It is also about loyalty and betrayal. The novel emphasises the effects of dedication, loyalty and betrayal within a small group of people and the way in which they are all intertwined. It forces the reader to look at particular aspects of these themes....   [tags: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodice Teaching Essays]

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Judgmental Behavior in A&P, Revelation, and The Minister's Black Veil

- Judgmental Behavior in A&P, Revelation, and The Minister's Black Veil Judging a person is very common in today's society. People everyday, judge one another, whether it is judging another's appearance, which is the most common, or judging the way one behaves, everyone is guilty of it. However, in most cases one is making judgments about someone without even knowing a person at all. It is wrong to judge someone because one can really hurt another's feelings, or it may backfire on them, and they may be the one to end up getting hurt....   [tags: A&P Minister's Black Veil Revelation]

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The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

- The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie        Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie depicts the coming of age of six adolescent girls in Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1930's. The story brings us into the classroom of Miss Jean Brodie, a fascist school teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, and gives close encounter with the social and political climate in Europe during the era surrounding the second World War. Spark's novel is a narrative relating to us the complexities of politics and of social conformity, as well as of non-conformity....   [tags: Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Essays]

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