centrist

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centrist

a person holding moderate political views
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The problem is that while they may be competent, centrists are dull, practical types.
Juncker's name had been touted by centrist leaders in Europe ever since the European elections of late May.
We renew our invitation and are willing to contribute in a courageous initiative from presidential candidates, and from the Camps of March 8 and 14 as well as the centrists [to listen to their] national conscience and [answer] the call of historic responsibility towards Lebanon in light of the dangerous developments in Iraq and Syria and their repercussions on our country.
The recent reconciliation between two of the main centrist movements in France - Modem, led by Francois Bayrou, and the UDI, headed by Jean-Louis Borloo - may well have an impact on the future European Parliament after the elections in 2014.
NCSPO further adds that voters who define themselves as centrist are most likely to be attracted by a new party.
The HULCD, the Liberal Movement and the Union of Liberals and Centrists can propose their candidates.
17) suggests that Catholic voters, no less than others, chose a centrist candidate's moderate, pragmatic positions and rejected extreme stands on the war, immigration, Social Security, tax breaks, death penalty, family planning and lobbying reform.
Maybe that's why he could become one of the primary leaders of the centrists who brokered the compromise to allow Senate votes on some of President Bush's judicial nominees and still maintain Democrats' right to filibuster others.
This led to an alliance between the two parties which, with others, enabled the centrists to gain 54% of Duma's seats.
I have no wish to diminish the capable, cautious centrists Al Gore and Bill Bradley, who have unselfishly devoted much of their lives to public service when they could so easily have enriched themselves in the private sector, as I have.
Egypt's story is the tale of the resiliency and tenacity of the center, including the centrists groups of the Islamic wave.
Gallicanism thus provided the ballast for parliamentary centrists, enabling them to chart their course - leeward or windward as circumstances dictated - amid the tempests of religious reform and civil war.