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Countersignature

 

in the state law of some bourgeois states, the signing by the premier or other authorized minister of a normative act of parliament or of the head of state, thereby giving the act legal force. Countersignature is provided for in the constitutions of all bourgeois parliamentary countries (for example, the Italian Constitution, art. 89). In France since 1962, that is, since the institution of direct presidential elections, presidential decrees do not enter into force without countersignature by the premier. The most important decrees of the French premier must, in turn, have the countersignature of the appropriate ministers as a sign of their agreement with the given decree.

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In a typically rich, aporetic musing (surely one of the last before his death in October 2004), Derrida returns to the notion of the performative countersignature: that which retrospectively validates a signature that pre-dates and announces it.
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Then the final, fully coordinated, LOA-Peace Riemer was electronically transmitted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) for countersignature. Once approval was granted, the LOA-Peace Riemer was mailed to Bandana for acceptance which they did!
By deleting other language, risk retention groups would be exempted from countersignature requirements.
A countersignature by the Head of Government is required.
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