Council of Elders


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Council of Elders

 

(1) In France, under the 1795 Constitution, one of the chambers of the legislature. The Council of Elders was abolished during Napoleon’s coup of 18 Brumaire (Nov. 10,1799).

(2) In the USSR, a consultative body formed on the strength of experience accumulated by each chamber of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and by the supreme soviets of Union and autonomous republics. The Council of Elders meets, jointly or singly, to hold a preliminary discussion of organizational questions concerning the work of the session—for example, the agenda, the sequence in which reports will be heard, and proposals concerning the personnel of the working bodies of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and its chambers.

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They are governed by a woman, and her rule is understood to be absolute, though she has the assistance of a council of elders.
The statement was the first voice from the Nuer Council of Elders after two generals, Peter Gatdet Yaka and Gathoth Gatkuoth were allegedly planning to defect from the rebels' movement and declared their intention last week from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
President Salva Kiir Kiir with members of the Dinka (JIENG) Council of Elders.
The Nuer community, from which the opposition leader Riek Machar hails, also reciprocated and formed the Nuer council of elders which significance and influence on the rebel leadership is not yet measured.
President Salva Kiir Kiir with members of the Dinka (JIENG) Council of Elders as its chair Ambrose Riny Thiik appreas at his right (Photo Larco Lomayat)
According to the Dinka council of elders, it is wrong for the mediators to equate president Salva Kiir, the legitimately-elected leader of the country, with his former deputy-turned rebel leader, Riek Machar.
The Muslim Council Of Elders is the first independent international body that aims at promoting peace in Muslim societies, WAM reported.
ISLAMABAD -- A three member delegation from Muslim Council of Elders, (MCE) Egypt lead by Prof Dr.
The UAE first began its innovative programme to train imams as part of a comprehensive counter-radicalisation strategy, which also included launching the Muslim Council of Elders -- an independent international body that aims to promote peace in Muslim societies, the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and Hedayah Centre which was established to serve as the premier international institution for training, dialogue, collaboration, and research to counter violent extremism.
It had also established a Muslim Council of Elders, and financed a project to train moderate imams.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Mosul Council of elders announced the killing of the terrorist called "Saddam Hussein" who is responsible of suicide bombers in a security operation in the July 17area, located on the left coast of the city of Mosul.
He noted the productive work of the Council of Elders of the CCTS that gives additional impetus to the expansion of ties between the two countries.

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