By David Seddon
This reference quantity is the definitive advisor to the economics and politics of the center East. It offers transparent definitions detailing phrases, options, names and agencies utilized in relation to present financial or political opinions within the heart East. Entries outline, clarify and provides extra proper details on nations, areas, ethnic teams, political events, organisations, regulations and disputes.
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The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The legislature includes the Majlis ech-Chaabi al-Watani (National People’s Assembly) and the Council of the Nation. The members of the Assembly (whose number was raised from 380 to 389 in the 2002 elections) are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms. Elections to the National People’s Assembly were last held on 30 May 2002, and are scheduled to be held next in 2007. The Council has 144 members, one-third of whom are appointed by the President, the remainder being elected by indirect vote.
To achieve a civilized Islamic society, it recommends that members study Western learning. The Ahbash has established branches in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the USA (with headquarters in Philadelphia). It enjoys excellent relations with most Arab states, particularly Syria. In rivalry with the Islamic Association for dominance of the Sunni community, it contested the Lebanese parliamentary elections of 1992 and won one seat in Beirut, though it lost it in 1996.
Uzbekistan, Turkey and Syria are among the world’s largest cotton producers, ranking fifth, sixth and 10th, respectively). Iran and Turkey are the world’s fifth and sixth largest producers of raw wool, and the seventh and fifth largest consumers respectively, using much of it for rug and carpet production and export. Agudat Israel (Society or Community of Israel) Founded in 1912 at the Congress of Orthodox Jewry in Kattowitz (then in Germany, now in Poland), the Society or Community of Israel was a political movement of ultraOrthodox Jews.