political consensus

political consensus

  1. the existence, within a POLITICAL SYSTEM, of broad agreement on the ‘rules of the political game’ (LIPSET, 1960), i.e. the absence of major political parties (e.g. revolutionary parties) opposed to the continuation of the system.
  2. the agreement between parties on more particular issues of policy, e.g. the ‘postwar consensus’ in postwar Britain on the fundamental principles of the WELFARE STATE, or on a policy of FULL EMPLOYMENT, usually held to have ended with the election of the Thatcher government in 1979. See also CONSENSUS, LEGITIMATION CRISIS.
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She said that failure to move out of the FATF greylist could reduce the prospects of access to private financing from global market and urged for political consensus for the implementation of IMF programme.
That the IMF resident representative Teresa Sanchez feels that the programme faces 'significant risk from a failure to build political consensus around its key components' means that there are political conditionalities attached to this bailout as well.
Khartoum, July 16(SUNA)-Information Secretary at the National Front for Change(NFC), Hassan Abdul-Hameed indicated to importance of reaching broad political consensus and desisting from bilateral agreements, noting that opportunity is still exist for wider political consensus.
BAGHDAD / NINA / -The Iraqi National News Agency (NINA) published the names of candidates heading the parliamentary committees that have political consensus, in preparation for a vote on their official selection in a meeting on Monday as decided by the Presidency of Parliament yesterday.
The government is trying to create political consensus over it.
Speaking at a seminar on 'Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and CPEC' at the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Lijian Zhao, who is deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy, said while there was a political consensus on CPEC in Pakistan, there were critics as well.
PESHAWAR -- Poor tax administration, interruption in gas supply to industries, high cost of energy, slow implementation on industrial policy and above all lack of political consensus are major barriers to growth and job creation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which require urgent intervention by political leadership and relevant institutions.
The Minister said a committee has been set up on the issue to develop political consensus as no single party is in a position to bring constitutional amendment to pave the way for the creation of South Punjab province.
"The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev does not have a plan how to build an internal political consensus for implementing the Agreement with Greece but is constantly traveling outside the country where together with the corrupted ministers from BDI, wants to convince EU that he is making reforms in the country.
Disrespecting the political consensus and tinkering with it in any unconstitutional manner will be a political disaster, the former president warned.
Political noise with three references opening on ex PM, Nab inquires, questions over Senate election, negative trend in oil prices, IMF concerns over macroeconomic situation with requirement of broad political consensus over key reforms were factors which build up a bearish trend in the market.
Firstly, BN is not merely a coalition of political parties representing various ethnicities, but also a political consensus that is holistic and integrative, and not only within the peninsula, but throughout Malaysia.'