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Park district

A park district is a form of local special-purpose district for providing public parks and recreation in or near its geographic boundaries. Some park districts also own or maintain related cultural facilities such as monuments, zoos, sports venue ...

                                               

Party conference

The terms party conference, political convention, and party congress usually refer to a general meeting of a political party. The conference is attended by certain delegates who represent the party membership. In most political parties, the party ...

                                               

Passenger Carrying Vehicle

Passenger-carrying vehicles or PCVs are motor vehicles that are subject, in their respective jurisdictions, and/or under the respective insurance programs that define the term, to requirements beyond those typically applying to private passenger ...

                                               

Pax Praetoriana

Pax Praetoriana refers to the relative stability of modern South Africa and the dominant foreign policy of the country towards the African continent and its encouragement of stable, accountable, democratic governments in other African states. The ...

                                               

Pay to Stay

Pay to Stay was the name of a government policy in the United Kingdom whereby council tenants earning £30.000 would have to pay "market or near market rents". The measure was due to come into effect in April 2017 with the Institute for Fiscal Stu ...

                                               

Pedro Henriquez Ureña National Library

The Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña is the national library of the Dominican Republic. It is the legal deposit and copyright library for the Dominican Republic. It was inaugurated on February 28, 1971.

                                               

People's Police of the People's Republic of China

In China, the Peoples Police of the Peoples Republic of China is the term encompassing the whole police system of the Peoples Republic of China, with the exception of the Peoples Armed Police. According to the 1995 Chinese Police Law, the Peoples ...

                                               

Peruvian ombudsman

The Office of Public Defender of Peru is a constitutional organization created during the presidency of Alberto Fujimori that was added to the current Constitution of Peru.

                                               

Petange communal council

Petange communal council is the local council for the commune of Petange, in south-western Luxembourg. It consists of fifteen members, elected every six years by proportional representation. The last elections were held on 9 October 2005, and res ...

                                               

Petroleuses

For the 1971 film Les Petroleuses, see The Legend of Frenchie King. Petroleuses were, according to popular rumours at the time, female supporters of the Paris Commune, accused of burning down much of Paris during the last days of the Commune in M ...

                                               

Polish Council of State

The Council of State of the Republic of Poland was introduced by the Small Constitution of 1947 as an organ of executive power. The Council of State consisted of the President of the Republic of Poland as chairman, the Marshal and Vice-marshals o ...

                                               

Polish National Government (January Uprising)

The Polish National Government 1863–64 was an underground Polish supreme authority during the January Uprising, a large scale insurrection during the Russian partition of the former territories of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. It had a coll ...

                                               

Political efficacy

In political science, political efficacy is the citizens faith and trust in government and their belief that they can understand and influence political affairs. It is commonly measured by surveys and is used as an indicator for the broader healt ...

                                               

President of Trinidad and Tobago

The President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the head of state of Trinidad and Tobago and the commander-in-chief of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. The office was established when the country became a republic in 1976, before wh ...

                                               

Presidential sash

A presidential sash is a cloth sash worn by presidents of many nations in the world. Such sashes are worn by presidents in Africa, Asia, Europe and, most notably, in Latin America. The sash is an important symbol of the continuity of the presiden ...

                                               

Prime Minister of Cuba

The Prime Minister of Cuba, known as the President of the Council of Ministers between 1976 and 2019, is the head of the Council of Ministers of Cuba. The office of Prime Minister was first instituted in 1940 in accordance with the provisions of ...

                                               

Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus takes place in a framework of a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the president is head of state and the prime minister head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive ...

                                               

Prime Minister of the Republic of Adygea

The Prime Minister of Adygea is the most senior official within the State Assembly of the Republic of Adygea, Russia. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, twelve people have served as Prime Ministers.

                                               

Prime Minister's Office (Sri Lanka)

The Prime Ministers Office is a ministry of the Government of Sri Lanka. It provides the administrative and institutional framework for the exercise of the duties and responsibilities vested in the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. From 1947 to 1978 i ...

                                               

Principle of consent

Principle of consent is a term used in the context of the Northern Ireland peace process and is one of the key points of the Good Friday Agreement. The principle states both the legitimacy of the aspiration to a United Ireland and the legitimacy ...

                                               

Procedural democracy

Procedural democracy is a democracy that emphasizes the minimal standards of democracy. Procedural democracy assumes that the electoral process is at the core of the authority placed in elected officials and ensures that all procedures of electio ...

                                               

Production team (China)

A production team was formerly the basic accounting and farm production unit in the peoples commune system in Peoples Republic of China from 1958 to 1984. Production teams were largely disbanded during the agricultural reforms of 1982-1985. In th ...

                                               

Provisional Council of State

Provisional Council of State was the first government of the Kingdom of Poland, a new state created by the military authorities of Germany and Austria on some Polish lands during First World War. The Provisional Council was officially created on ...

                                               

Public employment service

One of the oldest references to a public employment agency was in 1650, when Henry Robinson proposed an "Office of Addresses and Encounters" that would link employers to workers. The British Parliament rejected the proposal, but he himself opened ...

                                               

Public expenditure tracking system

Public expenditure tracking system is a system that presents financial information that enables stakeholders to track the source of money and where it is being dispensed. PETS also allows the service users to reconcile incoming funds with expendi ...

                                               

Public security bureau (China)

A public security bureau in China refers to a government office essentially acting as a police station or a local or provincial police; the smallest police stations are called police posts. The PSB system is similar in concept to the Japanese Kōb ...

                                               

Color-tagged structure

A color-tagged structure is a structure in the United States which has been classified by a color to represent the severity of damage or the overall condition of the building. The exact definition for each color may be different at local levels. ...

                                               

Redevelopment agency

A redevelopment agency is a government body dedicated to urban renewal. Typically it is a municipal level city department focused on a particular district or corridor that has become neglected or blighted. In many cases this is the citys original ...

                                               

Regional Courts of Eritrea

The Regional Courts of Eritrea are an intermediate system of courts of appeal in Eritrea. It has both original and appellate jurisdiction. Individual cases are heard by an individual judge. Defense councils are permitted, to present cases but are ...

                                               

Regional Haze Rule

The Regional Haze Rule, promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, sets standards for visual air clarity in Federal Class I areas.

                                               

Register of interests

A Register of Interests is a record kept, usually by a government body, of financial interests of its members. The register documents interests which may potentially unethically or unlawfully influence members official duties. The term is in use ...

                                               

Regulatory agency

A regulatory agency is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity. An independent regulatory agency is a regulatory agency that ...

                                               

Regulatory college

In Canada, regulatory colleges are legal entities charged with serving the public interest by regulating the practice of a profession. Most regulatory colleges are legislated as requirements to work in a given field. For example, no worker in Ont ...

                                               

Regulatory reform

Regulatory reform concerns improvements to the quality of government regulation. At the international level, the "OECD Regulatory Reform Programme is aimed at helping governments improve regulatory quality - that is, reforming regulations that ra ...

                                               

Residential zoned parking

Residential zoned parking is a local government practice of designating certain on-street automobile parking spaces for the exclusive use of nearby residents. It is a tool for addressing overspill parking from neighboring population centers. Typi ...

                                               

Rigid Constitution

Rigid Constitution is a constitution which stands above the other laws of the country, while flexible constitutions do not. A. V. Dicey defines a rigid constitution as one under which certain laws, called constitutional laws or fundamental laws " ...

                                               

Safe conduct

Safe conduct, or letters of transit, is the situation in time of international conflict or war where one state, a party to such conflict, issues to a person - usually an enemy states subject - a pass or document to allow the enemy alien to traver ...

                                               

San Francisco Ethics Commission

The San Francisco Ethics Commission is a public agency tasked with maintaining city bylaws in San Francisco, California. The commission specifically files and audits campaign finance disclosure statements, handles campaign consultant registration ...

                                               

Sanem communal council

Sanem communal council is the local council for the commune of Sanem, in south-western Luxembourg. It consists of fifteen members, elected every six years by proportional representation. The last elections were held on 9 October 2005, and resulte ...

                                               

Schifflange communal council

Schifflange communal council is the local council for the commune of Schifflange, in south-western Luxembourg. It consists of thirteen members, elected every six years by proportional representation. The last elections were held on 9 October 2005 ...

                                               

Second Circuit Court of the Supreme People's Court

The Second Circuit Court of the Supreme Peoples Court of the Peoples Republic of China, is a circuit court created in December 2014 and opened on January 31, 2015, in Shenyang, China. It is one of the six circuit courts established by the Supreme ...

                                               

Sehested Cabinet

After Hugo Egmont Horrings resignation as Council President, Hannibal Sehested of the conservative party Hojre became the leader of the new cabinet, which replaced the Cabinet of Horring. It consisted entirely of members of the party Hojre, was f ...

                                               

Selective enforcement

In law, selective enforcement occurs when government officials such as police officers, prosecutors, or regulators exercise enforcement discretion, which is the power to choose whether or how to punish a person who has violated the law. The biase ...

                                               

Senator by right

Senators by right were non-elected members of the Belgian Senate. If the ruling monarch of Belgium had any children, all of them who were older than eighteen years could opt to sit in senate, as senators by right; if the current monarch had no of ...

                                               

Silesian Parliament

Silesian Parliament or Silesian Sejm was the governing body of the Silesian Voivodeship, an autonomous voivodeship of the Second Polish Republic between 1920 and 1945. It was elected in democratic elections and had certain influence over the usag ...

                                               

Slovenian Parliament

The Slovenian Parliament is the informal designation of the general representative body of the Slovenian nation and the legislative body of the Republic of Slovenia. According to the Constitution of Slovenia, the general representative body of th ...

                                               

Social services

Social services are a range of public services provided by the government, private, profit and non-profit organizations. These public services aim to create more effective organizations, build stronger communities, and promote equality and opport ...

                                               

Soft balancing

Soft balancing is a recent addition to balance of power theory used to describe non-military forms of balancing evident since the end of the Cold War, particularly during and after the 2003 Iraq War. Soft balancing as a strategy can be attributed ...

                                               

Southern Mongolian Democratic Alliance

The Southern Mongolian Democratic Alliance was created in May 1992, by Hada and other Mongol activists including Tegexi. Its major goal is the self-determination of Inner Mongolia.

                                               

Spanish Council of State

The Council of State, is the supreme consultative council of the Spanish Government. The current Council of State was established in 1980 according to the article 107 of the Constitution of 1978. The institution of the Council of State, understoo ...