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the former central policy-making and governing body of the Communist party of the Soviet Union and, with minor variations, of other Communist parties. It was first created on the eve of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia in 1917, but it did not become fully functional until the Eighth Party Congress in Mar., 1919. Nominally elected by the central committee to direct the party between the committee's plenary sessions, the politburo, in reality, governed the country. The size of the politburo in the Soviet Union varied; from 1952 until 1966 it was called the presidium.


1. the executive and policy-making committee of a Communist Party
2. the supreme policy-making authority in most Communist countries
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During the Political Bureau meeting, members of the NRF/A said it would fight to ensure South Sudan transforms to a Federal Republic of South Sudan where a presidency is rotational among the three greater regions of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr-el-Gazal by law.
Based on the nomination of the Political Bureau Standing Committee, it endorsed members of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and decided on members of the CPC Central Military Commission.
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Tammam Salam Wednesday discussed with head of Hamas' Political Bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk ongoing efforts to improve security in Palestinian camps in Lebanon.
Jang desperately worked to form a faction within the party," the political bureau said in a decision.
However, Abbas who was abroad cut short his trip and returned to Bahrain where he held a meeting that froze the membership of his deputy Hassan Marzooq and another political bureau member, accused of leading the plot to oust him.
The political bureau head led a delegation of around a dozen Hamas officials join the Haniyeh's delegation for talks with Egyptian officials.
For their part, members of the political bureau expressed appreciation for the committee's keenness on following up on the parties' work.
Jang Song Thaek, Kim Jong Un's uncle and a vice chairman of the National Defense Commission, accompanied the leader 106 times and Choe Ryong Hae, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, was mentioned 86 times.
Maehara and Kim shared a view that their countries should closely monitor developments in North Korea following a report by the state-run Korean Central News Agency that Ri Yong Ho was removed of all his posts including member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the party due to illness, raising speculation about power struggle in Pyongyang.
The alliance decided to make a number of reforms in the political process," Abdulmahdi al-Khafaji told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, noting that the reforms will be provided to the NA political bureau during the meeting, scheduled this evening.
Hamas political bureau chief Meshaal "will visit Cairo early next week to discuss reconciliation and Egyptian-Palestinian relations," Ismail Radwan told AFP in Gaza City, without giving a specific date.
Khaled Meshaal, head of political bureau, told the Advisory Board Hamas' about his desire not to run for leadership of the movement in the future, "said Hamas, in a statement.