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Origin & purpose of the "magic minute" floor speech in the US House and why would Minority Leader Hakim Jeffries use one to delay the vote by an hour?

I'm not sure of the exact origin of the practice (or of the term), but essentially the "magic minute" allows party leaders in the House to speak as much as they want. The magic minute, or ...
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Could opposition parties in the Netherlands form a coalition against Geert Wilders?

Yes, there is no limit to the number of parties which work together to form a coalition government in the Netherlands. The fourth Rutte Cabinet before the 2023 election consisted of four parties. ...
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Why does expelled former American congressperson, George Santos, still have access to the United States of America's Congressional House floor?

While George Santos is currently allowed on the House floor, if found guilty of charges related to the election that privilege will be revoked. Rules of the House, 118th Congress RULE IV The Hall of ...
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Could opposition parties in the Netherlands form a coalition against Geert Wilders?

According to Euronews, typically the "shaper" has been someone (I guess most common the leader) of the party that won the largest number of seats. So, making a coalition starting with a ...
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Why don't members of the minority party in the U.S. House of Representative ever force a vote to vacate the Speakership?

Vacate motions are not a common strategy for a number of reasons: A successful motion requires a simple majority of those present, but since the speaker is (in practice) chosen by the majority party, ...
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Why does expelled former American congressperson, George Santos, still have access to the United States of America's Congressional House floor?

No fan of Santos, but this is not unusual. Selected Privileges and Courtesies Extended to Former Members of Congress Summary After Members of the House or Senate leave office, they are afforded ...
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Why have the UNSC rules of procedure remained provisional?

Part II Provisional rules of procedure and related procedural developments [2021] Article 30 The Security Council shall adopt its own rules of procedure, including the method of selecting its ...
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What does it entail when the UNSC votes to amend a draft resolution that was (previously) not adopted?

The question misunderstands the amendment procedure. The amendment referred to in your question, S/2023/776, was voted on by the UNSC before the main vote on S/2023/773. Had the vote on S/2023/776 ...
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