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, praesidium
1. (in Communist countries) a permanent committee of a larger body, such as a legislature, that acts for it when it is in recess
2. a collective presidency, esp of a nongovernmental organization



in Russian, a group of persons, a collegium, elected to direct a meeting or conference or as the permanent governing body of party, scientific, and other public organizations.

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Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Secretary of the State Council of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin , and Minister of the Russian Federation for North Caucasus Affairs Lev Kuznetsov also addressed the meeting of the working group of the Presidium of the State Council .
They will create a just and comprehensive solution to the Southern Question in the framework of a unified country based on a federal and democratic state in accordance with the principles of justice, law and equal citizenship", the presidium confirmed.
A contact in the TELO said that the subject of one MP joining the Government was also taken up and it became clear that none of the two MPs in the party was interested in joining the Government until otherwise approved by the Party presidium, Central Committee and the General council.
Kim Jong Il was the only member in the presidium -- the highest body of the party's leadership structure -- although the last party congress in 1980 had elected five members.
The second important issue of the Presidium of the Government was the implementation in the region of a program for the overhaul of apartment buildings.
BAGHDAD / NINA / A member of the Presidium of the Council of Representatives, Aram Sheikh Mohammed said the vote on the withdrawal of confidence from Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi needs a request from 50 MPs.
He noted that on January 21-22, 1994, the Statutes of the Assembly of People and its presidium were adopted, chairman Sopubek Begaliyev was appointed.
During his meeting with the NDC Presidium in the presence of UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar, the President called on everyone to give the nation's interests priority over the partisan or personal or regional or tribal or sectarian interests.
A member of the conference's presidium, the governing body for the conference, Ansar Allah said the allocation of seats for the working groups will be balanced and fair with representatives from all of the conference's political parties and independent individuals represented.
2 leader Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun.