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in Soviet law, a person who functions as a representative of authority. An official may exercise his functions permanently or temporarily, be appointed or elected, and may or may not be paid for his services. The term official, with the same qualifications as above, also applies to persons who hold posts connected with the fulfillment of organizational-executive or administrative-economic duties in state or public institutions, organizations, or enterprises or who fulfill such duties in the aforementioned institutions, organizations, or enterprises by special authorization. (See note to art. 170 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR.) The concept of official is used in many branches of Soviet law and has an identical meaning in all of them. Officials are the subject of a special section in Soviet criminal law dealing with so-called official crimes.

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CBCP president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said, "The CBCP has not taken an official position on the matter," in response to news reports the 120-strong CBCP was critical of the agreement that would allow more US troops in the Philippines and give the US greater access to local military bases.
According to media reports, the order states that if any person, will misuse his official position to influence the results of election, he would be tried by a sessions court, and, if found guilty, would be punished.
He also alludes to wide scale violence throughout Syria, at a time when the regime's official position was that "terrorists" were engaged in isolated attacks.
The statement of the Economy Ministry about possible ban of export of several goods from Kazakhstan does not reflect the official position of Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Nurzhigit Kadyrbekov told a briefing today in Bishkek.
A police source, wishing anonymity, confirmed the arrest, accusing Maihanyar of abusing his official position.
Aayear after stating their position on first reading on the proposal for a directive on maternity leave, MEPs are still waiting to hear the Council's official position.
This minimalist solution, which some ministers seem to anticipate out of pragmatism without really supporting it, will not be the European Union's official position for the Durban conference, however.
Paris, May 27 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Washington has not taken an official position as yet on who should be the next president of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also believes that French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is qualified for the post.
Berri called upon the Lebanese government last week to adopt an official position on the discovery of the gas fields in order to fend off "false Israel claims of Lebanese gas.
Police action called "Metastaza" arrested Monday over 40 doctors and officials of the Pension and Disability Insurance Fund of Macedonia suspected for abuse of official position and taking bribe while issuing disability pension certificates.
Last year, Google had clarified: " Products that have been localised to the local domains of a region depict that country's official position on the region.
According to Utrinski vesnik's correspondent, the Macedonian minister elevated this to the level of an official position at the debate of the foreign policy committee of the European Parliament.