This report will explain one selection process which describes each stage of the process. It will identify to which level of government it relates and explanation will be detailed. Also report will explain detailed comparison of points that compares the election process for UK general election and European election. General Elections General election in the UK is parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch. Queen or King is a head of state, but they don’t have much power and prime minister is head of government.
This principle is a result of the election of the Members of Parliament (MPs), by the electorate which gives them authority to represent and pass legislation on their behalf. Parliament being able to make laws on any matter can be traced back to the Bill of Rights 1689 where it was said that the monarch alone could not pass or repeal laws without Parliament's consent. Parliament is also free to modify its own makeup and authority. This is confirmed in the Parliament Acts of 1911 and 1949 which removed the veto powers of the House of Lords and the Life Peerages Act 1958 which apart from giving the Prime Minister flexibility to modify the composition of the House of Lords introduced female peers into the hereditary and male dominated second chamber. Therefore, parliament is still sovereign because it can make or unmake any law it wishes.
BP otherwise known as British Petroleum started out in 1909 as the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, by 1914 the oil company was struggling and facing bankruptcy until Winston Churchill persuaded the British government to purchase 51 percent of the oil company to have a dedicated oil supply for its country as a whole. Once again after Great Britain sold its part of the company in the late 1970’s leaving BP close to bankruptcy. By 1992 BP lost about 811 million dollars causing them to take cost cutting measures. British Petroleum faced issues when it came to its organization structure, strategy, decision making with closing the Macondo Well, safety among the BP refineries within the United States, and how BP handled the Deepwater Horizon disaster. As things seemed as an all time low for BP in 1992 by the mid 1990’s BP got a new CEO who started to make changes starting with a new aggressive growth strategy.
Without the conservatives losing support for him I feel he would have stayed in power which is why I feel this was the strongest argument for his fall from power. Lloyd George called for a general election in 1922 and this gave the conservatives the opportunity to take up as a single party and try to win the election by themself. The issue was brought up at a meeting held at the Carlton club by Stanley Baldwin who joined the Bonar law in urging his colleagues to abandon and disconnect themselves from the prime minster who they felt they could not trust anymore. Baldwin made a speech which spoke of Lloyd George to be no good to the conservative party anymore and that he would destroy the conservative party like he did to the liberals. This speech somewhat swung the vote in favour of abandoning Lloyd George and the coalition which clearly had a big effect on Lloyd Georges position as prime minster.
In January 1982, he was convicted of a misdemeanor theft offense and was sentenced to 6 days in jail with 12 months’ probation. Andrade was arrested again in November 1982 for multiple counts of first-degree residential burglary. He pleaded guilty to at least three of those counts, and in April of the following year he was sentenced to 120 months in prison. In 1988, Andrade was convicted in federal court of “transportation of marijuana,” App. 24, and was sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
Many historians have said Alexander II was considering the formation of a parliament in Russia. Furthermore, the assassination caused Alexander III to rule in reactionary nature in which many counter-reforms were created to limit the impact of the Great Reforms done by his father. This supports the view that the People’s Will were highly unsuccessful, even in the taking out of Alexander II. It can be said that the only example in this period of effective political opposition was the October 1917 revolution, where, unquestionably, the Bolsheviks took power and let their political vision be known. They were extremely successful in both the short term and the long term.
The Weimar Constitution These are 5 key facts about the Weimar Constitution: The President The newly created constitution stated that the people would vote for a president. The term of the presidency was set at 7 years. The President had a range of powers which included: The President was the head of the armed forces; The President chose the Chancellor and had the legal right to dismiss him; It was the President who decided when to call elections, therefore allowing him to dismiss governments and The President had the right to call referendums. The Reichstag The Reichstag was the main body under the Weimar constitution. Germany was divided into electoral regions.
Not surprisingly, therefor, the Social Democrats, the left -liberal Democrats and the Centre Party (The churches political wing) gained an overall majority in the elections to the Constituent Assembly. This met early in 1919 in the central German town of Weimar. The constitution which it approved on 31 july 1919 was essentially a modified version of the constitution established by Bismarck for his new Reich nearly half a century before! -In place of the Kaiser there was a Reich President who was granted extensive emergency powers under the constitutions Article 48 meaning in times of trouble he could enforce his will with the backing of the army in any federated state in regard to civil unrest. However, this was only meant to be used in extreme situations.
This is because the prime minister is the most controlling person in the parliament. The authority gives the prime minster a significant advantage over the cabinet ministers. As chair of the cabinet the prime minister steers discussions and sums up. John Major’s opponents in the 1990 conservative party leadership election, Michael Heseltine and Douglas Hurd were both given cabinet posts, Similarly john Prescott and Margret Beckett lost out to Blair in 1995 Labour leadership contest but were included in his cabinet. During the times of Tony Blair, Blair’s decision was to grant the bank of England semi-independence in setting interests
The Lords, on the other hand, can only delay legislation it dislikes for a year and debate on policies just like the commons. It consists of around 500 Lords (or life peers) who are unelected, they are either church associated, Life Peers chosen by the government, Law Lords or hereditary peers who have inherited their right to sit in the House (Dukes, viscounts, barons). Parliament has many functions which enable it to carry out its role within modern Britain. One of these is legislation; it makes laws and can also repeal them as it pleases. It is a key role of the commons to make legislation legitimate.