AP Comparative Government Midterm

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Tony Blair
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Leader of the labour party in GB in 1997. He won in a landslide of votes. Tried to move the labour party away from the left and more toward the center. Responsible for: Bank of England owned by nongovernment workers, Devolution for Scottland and Wales, Reducing hereditary peers powers in the House of Lords, Pressuring public schools for scholarships, Good Friday Agreement in Norhtern Ireland
-the voluntary agreement among individuals by which, according to any of various theories, as of Hobbes, Locke, or Rousseau, organized society is brought into being and invested with the right to secure mutual protection and welfare or to regulate the relations among its members.

-an agreement for mutual benefit between an individual or group and the government or community as a whole.
- When Blair resigns from office, the party picks Gordon Brown as next PM, and he waits until his final term is up to hold election and he loses to Cameron in the 2010 election
- This British politician was born in 1951 and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007(Before he got picked to be PM). A member of Parliament since 1983, successor of Tony Blair.
-Current President of Russia, Head of State, Member of United Russia, Can hold two 6-year terms, must be 35 years old, Russian Citizen, live in Russia for 10 years, selected by popular vote
-Major Powers: appoints PM, selects constitutional court, executive decree: veto power over bills passed, dissolve parliament and call for new elections
-Current PM of Great Britain, Member of the Conservative Party, Head of Government, Determined by being the leader of the largest party in HOC
-Major Powers: oversees the operation of the Civil Service and government agencies, appoints members of the government, is the principal government figure in the House of Commons