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Papua New Guinea

are occupied by the governors of the 21 provinces (2 new ones were approved by Parliament in 2012) and the National Capital District (National Capital District (Papua New Guinea)) (NCD). Candidates for members of parliament are voted upon when the prime minister asks the Governor-General to call a national election, a maximum of five years after the previous national election. In the early years of independence, the instability of the party system led to frequent votes of no confidence (motion of no confidence) in Parliament with resulting changes of the government of the day, but with referral to the electorate, through national elections only occurring every five years. In recent years, successive governments have passed legislation preventing such votes sooner than 18 months after a national election and within 12-month of the next election, and in December 2012 the first 2 (of 3) readings were passed to prevent votes of no confidence occurring within the first 30 months. This restriction on votes of no confidence has arguably resulted in greater stability, although perhaps at a cost of reducing the accountability of the executive branch of government. Elections in PNG attract large numbers of candidates. After independence in 1975, members were elected by the first past the post system, with winners frequently gaining less than 15% of the vote. Electoral reforms in 2001 introduced the Limited Preferential Vote system (LPV), a version of the Alternative Vote (instant-runoff voting). The 2007 general election (Papua New Guinean general election, 2007) was the first to be conducted using LPV. In foreign policy, Papua New Guinea is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Islands Forum and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) of countries and was accorded Observer status within ASEAN in 1976, followed later by Special Observer status in 1981. It is also a member of APEC and an ACP country, associated with the European Union. thumb upright Prime Minister Peter O'Neill (File:Hillary Rodham Clinton and Peter ONeill August 31, 2012.jpg) with Hillary Clinton


Salt Lake City

. This was popularly felt to be an appropriate recompense for the previous national disgrace involving Ben Johnson. There were also emotional scenes, such as when Muhammad Ali, clearly affected by Parkinson's disease, lit the Olympic torch and received a replacement medal for the one he had discarded in 1960. The latter event took place not at the boxing ring but in the basketball arena, at the demand of US television. The atmosphere at the Games was marred, however, when a Centennial


New Zealand

Lewis (tennis) David Lewis and Mark Lewis who also had significant competitive tennis careers. Joseph Romanos, ''Chris Lewis: All the Way to Wimbledon'', Rugby Press Limites, Auckland, 1984, p. 43. - Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand


India

, where they are mainly employed in tea estates. Origins They are found across Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Assam states of India, and into parts of Bangladesh. Their language is Mundari (Mundari language), which belongs to the Munda subgroup (Munda languages) of the Austro-Asiatic language family (Austro-Asiatic languages). The previous national government of India depended on the parliamentary support of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and CPI(M) leads the state governments in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura. The armed wing of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) is fighting a war against the government of India and is active in half the country; the Indian government has recently declared the Maoists its chief objective to eliminate. Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


Canada

players to choose their own numbers. Previous national games such as the Olympic Lottery, Loto Canada and Superloto used pre-printed numbers on tickets. Lotto 6 49 led to the gradual phase-out of that type of lottery game in Canada. '''William Dowell Bayley''' (December 24, 1879 – November 5, 1955) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1920 to 1927.


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