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When a new session of Parliament starts, the King or Queen gives a Speech from the Throne. This speech is actually written by the newly-elected government and lays out their plans for the upcoming session. After the speech, the House of Commons gives an address to the King/Queen thanking them for the speech: Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most ...


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In Italy the PM is not the Prime Minister but instead the President of the Council of Ministers. This means that he cannot change a Minister and he has not the last word on who is chosen as minister. Is more like "primus inter pares". RULES According to article 92 (link in italian) of the Italian Constitution, the PM is chosen by the President of ...


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Conventionally, in India, the directly-elected lower house is more powerful in a lot of matters than the indirectly elected upper house. One such case is the passing of money bills. The Union budget is a money bill and by law, money bills can only be introduced in the lower house. The upper house can make amendments, but they cannot discard the bill. The ...


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It is the Oxford English Dictionary's, sense 10(b) of the verb to pull. Essentially it means "put a stop to something*. It is said to be of US origins, and the first OED example from the Baltimore Sun in 1937. Though it wasn't in that instance, it is often applied to the stopping of a newspaper report or publication. *10. b. transitive. colloquial (...


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