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Governor

1. The head of a bank, especially but not necessarily a central bank. For example, the highest post in the Bank of England is called the Governor.

2. More generally, a term for some chief executives, especially heads of political subdivisions. For example, the head of an American state is called a governor.
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Democratic candidates did, and that's why they picked up five seats in the House; re-elected a vulnerable incumbent senator, Barbara Boxer, despite extremely high negative ratings; picked up five seats in the state Assembly and two in the state Senate; and retook the California governorship for the first time in 16 years.
It has long been in control of Lagos, but this week s elections now put it in charge in five of the region s six states, with the opposition Labour Party holding one governorship.
Republicans -- many of them with backing from the Christian right -- won two-thirds of the thirty-six governorships that were up for election that year.
In 1994 the Republican Party gained fifty-four seats in the House, ten seats in the Senate, and nine governorships, in the largest nonpresidential power shift in modern American history.
Similarly, in 1855 the staunchly anti-Catholic American Party, popularly called the Know-Nothing Party, found itself winning the governorship in Louisiana with a Catholic candidate.
In the race for governorships, the Democrats made gains, but Republicans still hold the majority of Governor's mansions across the nation (see sidebar, p.
All 435 House seats, 34 of 100 Senate seats and 36 of 50 state governorships are at stake tomorrow.
The idea of decentralizing federal revenues held great appeal when Fox's party, the PAN, was in opposition controlling a half-dozen governorships.
Brown presided for a record 14 years as Speaker, twice the tenure of any other, but his reign coincided with the governorships of George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson.
The governing coalition completed the cycle by winning six governorships in last month's local elections.
The appointments mean the Brotherhood controls the governorships in 10 out of the country's 27 provinces.
657 Afghani immigrants who were settled in Turkey, have been directing to proper courses by governorships to make their live.