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Youth Contract Scheme

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On 2 April 2012, the United Kingdom government announced a £1 billion ($1.6 billion) scheme to tackle youth unemployment. The programme is led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and its aim is to ...

mixed-member-proportional (MPP)

Politics; General politics

Electoral system in which voters cast two ballots, one for a local candidate running in a territorial constituency (first-past-the-post) and the other for a list of candidates put forward by a ...


Politics; General politics

A person who succeeds another in an office or position.


Politics; General politics

An electoral district, territorial subdivision for holding an election.

political contribution

Politics; General politics

A contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party.

assumption of power

Politics; General politics

Situation when a person takes upon itself powers of authority.

lame duck

Politics; General politics

An elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected.

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