devolution

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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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9 million voters, higher than some recent local elections, denying devolutionists any claim that it was unrepresentative.
And the party will co-operate with the Scotland Forward devolutionists in order to secure a positive turn-out.
The problem is that most state legislatures - where devolutionists want many of the most important decisions to be made - are far more vulnerable than the federal government to well-monied special interests.
THE devolutionists have finally got what they wanted.
The point which has to be made, and perhaps it is one that some devolutionists will find hard to swallow, is that Wales cannot have it both ways.