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Caucus

A meeting of members of a political party, a faction within a party, or other likeminded individuals. For example, in a legislative chamber, the represented political parties form their own caucuses to present a unified front in public.
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Even if MMP were politically viable, however, it is a poor response to Canada's most important political problems: regionalization of the party system, exclusion of the governing party from some regions, and concentration of the governing party caucus in a single region.
Fleming, who chaired the Legislature's Tea Party Caucus advisory committee during the 2011 and 2013 legislative sessions, said the new grassroots board would be a separate entity and have a narrower scope.
Speaker Chol described the caucus decision as "normal" saying it was important for balance of power to be exercised in the state as demanded by ruling party caucus members.
The Speaker went on to assert that Senator Cowan, who was recognized as the head of a party caucus which had the most members other than the government party, would retain the title of Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.
After fashioning several deals his own party caucus would not accept (two 'grand bargains' and a mini-bargain), he reluctantly agreed to bring the Senate's legislation to the House floor.
Still, last month 51 of the more than 60 tea party caucus members in the House were returned to office, nearly a quarter of the GOP majority, although only four of the movement's 16 U.
Decisions ought to be taken democratically, more closely to the people, rather than in party caucus meetings, closer to those who seek control over us.
The party for former and current staff fulfils a promise Rudd made a year ago after his staff threw him fully clothed into the Lodge's swimming pool during an impromptu party on the night he was dumped by the Australian Labour Party caucus.
Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party caucus called Monday for the island's Cabinet to list Japan's chief representative in Taipei as persona non grata over the envoy's remarks on the island's sovereignty.
House Republicans unanimously voted in a closed-door party caucus to make Bob Livingston (R-La.
However, as House Democrats discuss the pending floor vote at a party caucus yesterday, mid-term elections less than a month away may dictate lawmakers' votes.
Even with the ongoing debate on potential lowering of the 10 percent election threshold, the HDP has announced it will enter the elections as a party caucus not with individual independent nominees, this time seeking alliances with other opposition parties.