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A. Sainte-Lagüe

A. Sainte-Lagüe  

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French mathematician who in 1910 proposed the fairest system of apportionment of integer numbers of seats to each party in list systems of proportional representation with multimember seats. The ...
Abd al-Aziz Al-Sa'ud

Abd al-Aziz Al-Sa'ud  

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(b. Riyadh, c. 1880; d. Taif, 9 Nov. 1953)Arabian; ruler of Nejd 1902–21, Sultan of Nejd 1921–32, King of Hijaz 1926–32, King of Saudi Arabia 1932–53 As a boy, Abd al-Aziz was exiled to Kuwait after ...
Abe Fortas

Abe Fortas  

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Associate Justice, 1965–69• Born: June 19, 1910, Memphis, Tenn.• Education: Southwestern College, B.A., 1930; Yale Law School, LL.B., 1933• Previous government service: assistant director, corporate ...
Aboriginal economic development

Aboriginal economic development  

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Since 1788 and the European colonisation of Australia, the continental population has grown rapidly and national income has increased, making Australia one of the world's rich or developed nations. ...
Aboriginal politics (historical)

Aboriginal politics (historical)  

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Even though people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent constitute less than 2 per cent of Australia's population, their rights, status and circumstances have become major issues in ...
Accord

Accord  

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In full the Prices and Incomes Accord, was an agreement between the trade unions and the Labor governments of the 1980s. Its purpose was to prevent a wage explosion such ...
accountability

accountability  

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The requirement for representatives to answer to the represented on the disposal of their powers and duties, act upon criticisms or requirements made of them, and accept (some) responsibility for ...
ACOSS

ACOSS  

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The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is the national peak organisation for community welfare organisations in Australia. Since its establishment in 1956, ACOSS has fulfilled an advocacy ...
ACT chief ministers

ACT chief ministers  

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The chief minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is chosen by a secret ballot of members of the Legislative Assembly at its first meeting after an election. So far ...
act of Congress

act of Congress  

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An act of Congress is a bill that has passed both the House of Representatives and Senate and has been signed by the President or passed by a two-thirds vote ...

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