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PS 204 Notes 16/10/2008 12:56:00 Britain’s Parliament at Work, Order, Order! Royal Palace Westminster: Area house of Parliament Tower of London- Political Prison Father of the House- longest continuing service of house of commons Betty Boothroyd- First female speaker of the house of commons Shadow Government Shadow Ministers- Leaders f the opposition party Front Benchers- Leaders Back Benchers- Have no political position- no particular title Study Guide for 1 st  Midterm (PS 204) Part 1: Identifications (you will be asked to answer 8; 5 points each) Chapter 3: Magna Carta Margaret Thatcher Conservative Party Labor Party House of Lords Chapter 4:
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De Gaulle ENA  Fourth Republic Cohabitation Part 2. Essay Questions (you will be asked to answer both questions) 10/16/2008 Vichy Regime (1940-44) Vichy, France French Prime Minister Appointed by the President Must be the majority leader in the Parliament Serves at the pleasure of the President Duties: Runs the government, in charge of all the ministries Also responsible for national defense and for the execution of the laws The Prime Minister chooses ministers often at the recommendations of the  President. 
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Incompatibility Clause of the 1958 constitution: chosen ministers must resign his  or her seat in Parliament. (National Assembly) French Legislature- National Assembly (NA), the lower house.  Bloc Vote- Very Important Bills Motion of Censure The constitutional power given to the NA: to overthrow a government through  the Motion of Censure )vote of no confidence). Requires more than 50% of  the votes from the National Assembly.  o If it happens, the Prime Minister has to submit the resignation of the  entire government. Senate: Formal Powers: o To delay and obstruct legislation. o Have say on local issues. Key Events in French Politics since 1958 1958- Creation of the Fifth Republic 1961- End of Algerian War 1962- Referendum on direct election of president o First parliamentary majority elected
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French Political Parties- A Multi party System Party of the Left- Around the term of the 20 th  century they only had the  Socialist party but then they split after the Russian Revolution. o Communist Party This party was outlawed in France during WWII. They gained prominence after WWII. They consistently began to 
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