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(Encyclopedia) Storting strt?ng, national parliament of Norway, dating from 1814. Its members are elected by direct universal suffrage for a four-year term, and representation is proportional. The?


(Encyclopedia) Folketing flk?t?ng, national parliament of Denmark. Formerly the lower house of the bicameral Rigsdag, it became the sole parliamentary body in 1953. It shares legislative power with?

Rutte, Mark

(Encyclopedia) Rutte, Mark r?tt?, 1967?, Dutch politician, prime minister of the Netherlands (2010?), b. The Hague. He studied at Leiden Univ. (M.A., 1992), where he joined the youth organization of?

Curtin, John

(Encyclopedia) Curtin, John, 1885?1945, Australian political leader. A labor union secretary, he edited (1917?28) a labor weekly and was later a member of the lower house?from 1928 to 1941, except?

Hatoyama, Ichiro

(Encyclopedia) Hatoyama, Ichiro ?ch?r? ht?ym, 1883?1959, Japanese statesman. A graduate of the law school of Tokyo Imperial Univ., he was first elected to the lower house of the Japanese?


(Encyclopedia) Bundestag bo?ond?stkh?, lower house of the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is a popularly elected body that elects the chancellor, passes all legislation (subject?

Institutional Revolutionary party

(Encyclopedia) Institutional Revolutionary party, Span. Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Mexican political party. Established in 1929 as the National Revolutionary party by former?

Shidehara, Kijuro

(Encyclopedia) Shidehara, Kijuro k??jo?or? sh?d?hr, 1872?1951, Japanese statesman. A career diplomat, he was ambassador to the Netherlands (1914?15), vice foreign minister (1915), and ambassador?


(Encyclopedia) Althing lth?ng [Icel.,=general diet], parliament of Iceland. This assembly, the oldest in Europe, was convened at Thingvellir, SW Iceland, in 930. It was dissolved in 1800, was?

Schulze-Delitzsch, Hermann

(Encyclopedia) Schulze-Delitzsch, Hermann h?rmn sho?olts?-d?l?ch, 1808?83, German liberal politician and economic reformer. Believing in economic self-help by cooperative associations, he founded?