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October 20, 1990 | By Larry Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some matters are just too serious to be used as issues in an election campaign. That lesson was driven home to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's ruling Conservative Party this week. In a special election in the southern, seaside town of Eastbourne, the Conservatives lost the seat in Parliament that had belonged to Ian Gow, an outspoken foe of the Irish Republican Army who was killed three months ago by an IRA car bomb. And one reason they lost the seat, which they had held since 1906, was that they made Gow's death the main issue.
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April 9, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Greece's conservative party, one seat short of an absolute majority in parliament after yesterday's election, won the support of a single centrist deputy today and can now form its first government since 1981. Leader of the centrist Democratic Renewal party (DIANA), Costis Stefanopoulos, said he would support the conservative New Democracy party in parliament after meeting its leader, Constantine Mitsotakis. "DIANA will support a New Democracy government in parliament," he told reporters.
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March 27, 1992 | By ROSE SIMMONS
By putting his party's leadership to the test in a whites-only referendum last week, South Africa President F.W. de Klerk proved once again what a wily politician he is. Though he made a show of running hard against the Conservative Party, which opposed the power-sharing negotiations now under way with black South Africans and other anti-apartheid groups, in reality he hardly broke a sweat. Even before he challenged the Conservative Party to prove the depth of its support among whites, de Klerk knew from rigorous polling by his National Party that a white majority believed that a negotiated peace with the black majority was the swiftest road to economic recovery and an end to the nation's international isolation.
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April 9, 1992 | By Larry Eichel, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Britain goes to the polls today, with voters apparently poised to end the Conservative Party's unbreakable grip on power after 13 years. That much seems clear. Little else does. What sort of government is next for this recession-battered country depends on the precise arithmetic of the election returns and, perhaps, on the post- election maneuvering among the various party leaders. For weeks, public opinion polls consistently suggested that the most likely outcome was a "hung" Parliament, with no single party commanding an absolute majority but with the Labor Party commanding the largest bloc.
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March 6, 1994 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's time for another raucous season in the Republican big tent as several members of the executive committee of the Chester County Republican Party face challenges in this year's election. And those challenges are coming from all directions. Some challengers say they simply want to give voters a choice. Others say they want to bring a more conservative viewpoint to the party. And some, said the party chairwoman, are driven by spite. "Where there are challenges, it does not have much to do with ideology,' said Sue Ellen Katancik.
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June 14, 1987 | Associated Press
In a reversal, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is behind the TV camera during a visit to the Finchley section of London. Thatcher was in the area to meet supporters of her Conservative Party on Thursday, when she was elected to a third term.
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September 29, 1998 | by Rob Laymon, For the Daily News
Holy smokes! The Legalize Marijuana Party drew a coveted spot on the November ballot in Burlington County for its candidate for Congress, and the Conservative Party is breathing fire. The conservatives filed suit against the county for putting them in the extreme right column of the ballot, not column three - next to the big boys, the Democrats and Republicans - where they have usually gone. That slot went to the pot advocates. The county, the Clerk's Office and a handful of independent candidates say the Conservatives have no special claim on the favored spot.
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July 26, 1993 | Daily News wire services
LONDON UNKIND WORDS OVER UNION VOTE Prime Minister John Major labeled three Cabinet ministers as "bastards" for providing only lukewarm support for him during a parliamentary showdown last week, a newspaper said yesterday. The Observer said Major apparently did not know that a reporter's microphone was still on when he made the remarks to an Independent Television News reporter. Neither did the reporter, the newspaper said. Hours before the interview, Major had faced down rebels from his Conservative Party and had won a crucial vote of confidence in the government's support for the Maastricht treaty on closer European union.
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March 4, 1992 | By Barbara Whitaker, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
In 1948, when the National Party was elected to lead South Africa, Hansie van Loggerenverd and his band played at the victory party. "We danced the whole night through," the accordion player, now 65, said yesterday as he waited for President F.W. de Klerk to speak at a soup kitchen on Johannesburg's south side. But van Loggerenverd, who 44 years after that victory party says he still considers himself a "Nat" loyalist, won't be supporting de Klerk with a yes in the referendum on racial reforms.
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February 8, 1990 | By David Zucchino, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first time yesterday, the pro-apartheid Conservative Party threatened to organize white protest marches, work stoppages and strikes to drive South African President F. W. de Klerk from power. As Afrikaners confront the sweeping concessions and reforms de Klerk has offered to blacks, some of whom still say they support violence to overthrow white rule, their anger and their outrage are boiling over. Many feel sold out, with their very existence as Africa's only white tribe endangered by the actions of a fellow Afrikaner.
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October 16, 2013 | BY DOYLE MCMANUS
  THE Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's health-care law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of most voters has plummeted to depths not seen in three decades of modern polling. None of this was planned, of course; parties don't flirt with political suicide on purpose. But it wasn't accidental, either. Behind the GOP crack-up over the government shutdown lies a much bigger battle for control of the party.
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January 21, 2013 | By Elena Becatoros, Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece - A bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Athens on Sunday, slightly wounding two security guards and forcing the evacuation of about 200 people. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, the latest in a string of violent attacks. Two warning calls were made to local media about 50 minutes before the blast, leading authorities to evacuate people from the four-story mall in the Maroussi suburb, a police official told the Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
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December 17, 2012 | By Malcolm Foster, Associated Press
TOKYO - Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in a landslide election victory Sunday after three years in opposition, according to early returns, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with China, a key economic partner as well as rival. The victory means that the hawkish former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead the nation after a one-year stint in 2006-2007. He would be Japan's seventh prime minister in 61/2 years.
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November 26, 2012
19 found slain in Mexico CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - The slain bodies of 19 people have been discovered in Mexico's northern border state of Chihuahua, officials reported Sunday, including 11 apparently long-dead men found in mass graves and eight others who were apparently tortured and killed in recent days. The state prosecutor's office for missing people said 11 male bodies were found in Ejido Jesus Carranza, near the U.S. border about 25 miles southeast of Ciudad Juarez, which is just across the border from El Paso, Texas.
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November 12, 2012
They lose, and immediately the chorus begins: Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority. The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented, and socially conservative (on abortion, for example). The principal reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigration.
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June 11, 2012 | By Elaine Ganley, Associated Press
President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party, bolstered by leftist allies, stands positioned to take control of the lower house of parliament so he can revamp a country his partisans see as too capitalist for the French, and push to save the eurozone through growth, not austerity. The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, which has controlled the 577-seat National Assembly since 2002, will likely lose its grip on power in the final round of voting in a week. Sarkozy was defeated in the May 6 final round of the presidential race.
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May 9, 2012 | By Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece - The smoldering debate over European austerity flared hotter Tuesday as the left-wing politician trying to form a new Greek government declared that his country was no longer bound by its pledges to impose crippling cutbacks in return for rescue loans. The comments by Alexis Tsipras flew in the face of European Union leaders' insistence on fiscal discipline and sent Greek stockst tumbling just two days after Greek voters rejected mainstream pro-austerity politicians.
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September 28, 2010
U.S. pays $47,000 to shred war book WASHINGTON - The Defense Department said it paid $47,000 to destroy 9,500 copies of a former Army intelligence officer's war memoir that the Pentagon contends threatened national security. A Pentagon spokesman, Col. Dave Lapan, said Monday that military officials watched last week as St. Martin's Press pulped the books to be recycled. The publisher had planned to release on Aug. 31 Anthony Shaffer's book Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan - and the Path to Victory . Shaffer's lawyer, Mark Zaid, said that the Army Reserve cleared the manuscript beforehand but that the Defense Department later rescinded the approval, contending that the text contained classified information.
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February 14, 2010 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Tom Infield INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
White-haired and assured, a candidate from central casting, Attorney General Tom Corbett captured the endorsement for governor from the Republican State Committee yesterday and assumed the leadership of a party brimming with confidence for across-the-board electoral gains in Pennsylvania. But just down the hall, conservative State Rep. Sam Rohrer was holding a daylong counterconvention for his own campaign for the GOP nomination for governor, drawing 350 right-wing activists from evangelical churches, home-schooling associations, and the antitax tea party movement.
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October 30, 2003 | By Andrea Gerlin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The leader of Britain's beleaguered Conservative Party was ousted yesterday after losing a vote of confidence called to quell rebellion among his parliamentary colleagues. Iain Duncan Smith, who became the main opposition party's leader after it lost the general election in 2001, said that he would give up his post after 90 of Parliament's 165 Conservative members failed to support him in a secret ballot. He was the party's third leader since the resignation of "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher in 1990, and the first since 1921 to face removal before facing the electorate, which means he will keep his seat in Parliament.
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