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There are six economic blocs established so far by counties.
The deputy-speaker of the HPR confirmed the appointment of MP Hassouna Nasfi as head of the parliamentary bloc of the Machrouu Tounes movement.
He said ending cattle rustling was the bloc's main objective.
Summary: As MPs and parliamentary bloc representatives emerged from meetings with Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri over the Cabinet formation Monday, some declared their requests for particular ministerial portfolios, while others were reticent to reveal details of the discussions.
Competing bloc Martyr Yasser Arafat won 23 seats with 3615 votes, while the Democratic Progressive Student Pole won 4 seats with 705 votes and the Students' Unity bloc won zero seats with only 96 votes.
MANILA -- There is no unified party-list bloc in the majority coalition in the House of Representatives, and no such bloc has agreed to thwart any move to impeach President Benigno Aquino III, according to a party-list lawmaker.
The 'National Revolutionary Movements' bloc was launched in a press conference held at the headquarters of the 6 April Democratic Front's Party on Monday.
The inescapable rule of regional blocs like NAFTA and the EU is: With economic merger comes political merger.
The countries are divided into symmetric trade blocs that pursue a policy of free trade within the trade bloc but impose a common external tariff on imports from the rest of the world.
The United States has gone from being half again as big as the other blocs combined to their being half again as big as us.
No one on either side of the Atlantic or Pacific is willing to do what would have to be done, which is change most standard operating procedures to bring them into harmony with the other two great polar blocs. Given the reality of three roughly equal regions, no country should expect to play its traditional economic game more than one-third of the time and all should be prepared to give up two-thirds of their economic ways of life.