One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An elected legislature in various countries.
- ‘The constitution provides for a National Assembly that is elected for terms of five years.’
- ‘The 1963 constitution provides for a civilian government composed of a dominant executive branch, a National Assembly, and an independent judiciary.’
- ‘Assuming the total vote tally does not change, a party needs 30,750 votes to win a National Assembly seat.’
- ‘On June 17, 1789, the Third Estate began the French Revolution by declaring itself a National Assembly.’
- ‘In the event the President appoints a member of a National Assembly to a ministerial post that member should thereafter resign his or her seat.’
- ‘The committee's report is to be the subject of a two-hour debate during a National Assembly plenary next Monday.’
- ‘It established civilian rule in the territory under its control and held elections for a National Assembly.’
- ‘Restructuring and reform that have been the virtue of the times are the very terms for such a National Assembly and the political world.’
- ‘The constitution established a National Assembly made up of 52 elected deputies, elected in July 1987.’
- ‘There is a National Assembly elected every four years, and they meet twice annually and work with the Revolutionary Command Council to make legislative decisions.’
- ‘It was re-named Lesotho and became independent in 1966 as a constitutional monarchy, with a National Assembly to work with hereditary chiefs.’
- ‘The Eritrean government is composed of a National Assembly, a president, and a council of ministers.’
- ‘The couple launched an appeal against an enforcement order, but a National Assembly inspector sided with the National Park Authority.’
- ‘On June 30, 1975, Cape Verdeans elected a National Assembly, which received the instruments of independence from Portugal on July 5, 1975.’
- ‘The proposed impeachment bill was based on legal procedures and passed in a National Assembly vote.’
- ‘Formally the United Kingdom remains a unitary state, but Scotland now has its own legislative Parliament and Wales a National Assembly with wide executive powers.’
- ‘The other casualties were four U.N. staffers from Britain, Germany, Mongolia and the United States, and three Mongolians, including a National Assembly member.’
- ‘We have a National Assembly, freely elected and the government will be formed, and it will try to do its duty within the limited period.’
- ‘As long as such a National Assembly exists, the vicious collective egoism will be still spreading in this society.’
- ‘After a six-week deadlock, the third estate proclaimed itself a National Assembly with sole power to legislate taxation.’
- 1.1 The elected legislature in France during the first part of the Revolution, 1789–91.
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