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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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Arguably, without the reduction power in 12 states, our results would reflect greater legislative influence than gubernatorial.
Mike Freeman is lighting those fires in what may be the most contentious Democratic gubernatorial primary in the nation.
The correlation between overall success and the perceptual measure is .14 and between gubernatorial success with priority proposals and perceived success the correlation is just .29.
From the above theory, the voter participation rate (VOTEPAR) in a given gubernatorial election can be estimated as
He called on the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, to be wary of noxious external influence and APC returnees and their divisive antics as the party moved to pick a gubernatorial candidate for the next election.
He is now running for governor in tandem with his son, vice gubernatorial aspirant Mujam under the Lakas/Christian-Muslim Democrats.
The averages for Democrats in those elections are the flip: They do better in presidential years, getting 42.6 percent, and worse in gubernatorial years: 36.7 percent.
Senate nominee in 2010, endorses Maggie Hassan in the Dems' gubernatorial primary.
Voter turnout for the mayoral election reached 60.92 percent, up 17.31 percentage points from the previous poll in November 2007, while the figure for the gubernatorial race was 52.88 percent, up 3.93 points from the previous poll in January 2008, according to the election boards of the city and the prefecture.
Polls in gubernatorial and legislative elections of South Kordofan State closed on Wednesday after two days of voting.
Still, some analysts believe that the PRI's inability to regain the gubernatorial seats in two states that it once held is not a good sign for a party that has lost the last two presidential elections.
Some have argued that Weld changed his position in order to be more competitive in New York's Republican gubernatorial primary, but Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, calls that strategy "just plain dumb." "If politicians have learned anything from the 2004 presidential race, it's that you cannot talk out of both sides of your mouth about marriage," he says, making reference to Democrat John Kerry's purported reputation as a flip-flopper.