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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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The order of the Election Commission of Pakistan has warned that legal action shall be taken against the persons who will misuse the official position, in accordance with law under section 103A of the Representation of the PeopleS Act, 1976, relating to contempt proceedings.
The Syrian government's official position is that Makdissi is on "sanctioned leave" in the UK.
The United States has not taken an official position.
Israeli television reports were quoted by AL AKHBAR as saying that Lebanon's "false claims" could be adopted by the Lebanese government as official positions.
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.
Meanwhile, the newspaper Il Giornale reported that a commission of theologians meeting in mid-May decided the information contained in the official position, or position paper, was not complete enough.
Manama: A prominent Bahraini MP is building up pressure on the government to seek Tehran's official position on the latest claims by an Iranian parliamentarian that Bahrain was part of Iran.
Although ONS has taken no official position on the DNP, it recognizes that nurses have differing opinions about the degree and its impact on the nursing profession, especially with respect to advanced practice nursing roles.
A few years ago I attended a program on ecumenism where a local priest said the official position of the Catholic Church was that Mormons were not Christians.
We don't have an official position on the creation of the (gang-control) department, but anything that raises the issue and provides for increased coordination, we are supportive of,'' said John Chavez, director of L.