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a public declaration of intent, policy, aims, etc., as issued by a political party, government, or movement



(1) A solemn address or declaration from some organization that sets forth political views.

(2) An act of a head of state or supreme body of government addressed to the people and relating to some major political event such as a reform of the system of power or the accession of a new monarch.

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Pensioners Parliament chair Michael Monaghan, said: "Over the next five months, older people will take ownership of this manifesto, using it to lobby candidates.
The foreign policy section in the AK Party's manifesto for the June 7, 2015 election consisted of a complication of what various public institutions did without an editorial perspective.
That was the commitment they made in the 2010 manifesto but traded away in the Coalition haggle.
Harshvardhan as whatever responsibility was given to him, regarding the manifesto, he has done an excellent job and I am saying this as have read this manifesto thoroughly,"
EVEN as the m dmi Party's candidate from North- East Delhi, professor Anand Kumar, on Monday released his constituency manifesto promising a new east campus of Delhi University, the rest six candidates are yet to follow the suit.
Speaking after the meeting, President Gayoom said the implementation of the manifesto was a top priority of PPM and that he was confident that the government would implement the manifesto.
He urged intellectuals, columnists and journalists to offer their comments after a thorough study of the MQM Manifesto wherein solutions of the problems being faced by the people of the country who had been deprived of the rights had been presented.
Addressing the 5th meeting of Manifesto Committee in Lahore on Saturday, he said the final decision regarding manifesto will be made on 31st of this month on the foundation day of their party.
I pointed out that, unlike his positive stance on the Conservative's proposal to push ahead with HS2, he could not hide behind a manifesto proposal in support of this project.
I would argue that we should welcome the possibility that proportional representation may lead the major parties to put together more realistic manifestos incorporating a broader spread of political opinion and aspiration.
Even among the four parties still using the term, the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito party -- partners in the previous government -- said they first hesitated because the word now carries a negative connotation after the ruling Democratic Party of Japan failed to implement some key promises featured in its manifesto for last year's election, such as the abolition of provisional surcharges on gasoline and automobile-related taxes.
According to the Guardian, sales of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos have already overtaken the total achieved during the 2005 general election by 160% at booksellers Waterstone's.