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, praesidium
1. (in Communist countries) a permanent committee of a larger body, such as a legislature, that acts for it when it is in recess
2. a collective presidency, esp of a nongovernmental organization



in Russian, a group of persons, a collegium, elected to direct a meeting or conference or as the permanent governing body of party, scientific, and other public organizations.

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Gustav Husak decided to set this affair into the agenda of both the Presidium and the Plenum of the Central Committee.
On April 17, 2007 the presidium of the Zolfino bean was temporarily closed.
Meanwhile, delegates at the conference approved a reshuffle of the party leadership, elevating Choe Ryong Hae, a secretary of the party's Central Committee, to a member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau, and a vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, according to KCNA.
And we have no official intimation from Presidium about them selling forms already," the officer added.
Presidium looked to be on his way to attaining the heights set by his halfbrothers Kris, Diesis and Keen when second in the 1984 Mill Reef Stakes, but any fancy aspirations evaporated after a disappointing start to his three-year-old season.
The 15-member presidium included incumbent Chief Executive Donald Tsang and his predecessor Tung Chee-hwa, property tycoon Li Ka-shing and other hard-line Beijing loyalists.
The new Presidium for the 2006/2007 year was also elected: president, Dr.
On the night of 22 October 1962, Nikita Khrushchev * arranged for all members of the Presidium ([dagger]) to be telephoned and summoned to a meeting.
The real action of the convention was carried out in secret by a 13-member Presidium, headed by former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a longtime internationalist and habitue of meetings where the one-world elite (Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, World Economic Forum, Aspen Institute, Club of Rome, etc.
Stanley Goldman was elected as one of a four-member presidium of the Golden Pacific Region of B'Nai B'rith .
As a representative on the European Convention's Presidium, charged with drawing up the draft constitution, she has spent 16 months working on the project which is chaired by Valery Giscard d'Estaing.
And MR LEHMAN, a five-year-old chestnut gelding by Presidium is from the family of Mellottie who started off in bumpers for Reveley before winning races like the Cambridgeshire.