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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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This apparently caused some discontent among EDEK's top echelons, and political bureau member Yiannos Efstathiou motioned that Omirou be summoned to the disciplinary committee to explain himself.
The leading figure of the former detainees Deng Alor who is also a member of the SPLM political bureau said brining peace and stability is the national priority and the reunification process aims to achieve this objective.
The latest purge could lead to a shake-up of the North's leadership as the party's political bureau accused Jang and his followers of gnawing at the unity the party, condemning them as "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts," Yonhap said.
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The political bureau head led a delegation of around a dozen Hamas officials join the Haniyeh's delegation for talks with Egyptian officials.
Few minutes prior to signing the deal, Guo Jinlong, member of the Chinese Communist Party Political Bureau, personally gave a visit to the area where the construction of the energy station commenced and confirmed the same.
For their part, members of the political bureau expressed appreciation for the committee's keenness on following up on the parties' work.
Kim Ki Nam, a secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Jong Un's aunt and a member of the party's Political Bureau, had 61 and 47 mentions.
Hamas is currently renewing its advisory council which will select the movement's political bureau.
According to the amendment, every one who served over the last ten years preceding the 11th of February 2011 as President of the Republic or vice president or prime minister or president of the dissolved national democratic party or its secretary general or a member in its political bureau or its secretariat general will be barred from practicing his political rights for the next ten years, effective the date of issuance of the decision.
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.
We are rejecting the reaction of the Islamic Union, and their accusations toward our party is not acceptable, and we will follow up on it and we will hold them to an apology to our party and stop their media campaign against us immediately, we, the Political Bureau of Kurdistan Democratic Party, support the work of the committee which has been appointed by the President of the Region for investigating this matter and offer them our full support.