Leader of the Opposition


Leader of the Opposition
In countries having a Westminster parliamentary system the person who is the leader of the largest political party not forming the government.

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  • Leader of the Opposition —    The Ministers of the Crown Act (1937) defined the Leader of the Opposition as ‘that member of the House of Commons who is for the time being the leader in that House of the party in opposition to His Majesty’s Government having the greatest… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • leader of the opposition — the principal member of the opposition party in a British legislative body who is given the status of a salaried government official and an important role in organizing the business of the house one of the ministers will open the debate and he… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leader of the Opposition — Leader of the Op|po|si|tion, the the leader of the main party opposing the government in the British parliament …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leader of the opposition — Date: 1771 the principal member of the opposition party in a British legislative body who is given the status of a salaried government official and an important role in organizing the business of the house …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Leader of the Opposition — n the leader of the largest political party opposing the government in the British House of Commons, who is also in charge of the Shadow Cabinet. * * * …   Universalium

  • Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom) — The Leader of the Opposition (sometimes known as the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons) in the United Kingdom is the politician who leads Her Majesty s Most Loyal Opposition. There is also a Leader of the Opposition in the House of …   Wikipedia

  • Leader of the Opposition (New Zealand) — The Leader of the Opposition in New Zealand is the politician who, at least in theory, commands the support of the non government bloc of members in the New Zealand Parliament. The current Leader of the Opposition is John Key, Leader of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Leader of the Opposition (Ontario) — The Leader of the Opposition in Ontario is usually leader of the largest party in the Ontario legislature which is not the government. The current official opposition is formed by the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, and John Tory is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Leader of the Opposition (Alberta) — The Leader of the Opposition has been a position in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta since 1905 to present.Alberta has enjoyed long periods of stable government rule, and has elected massive government majority during almost every election in… …   Wikipedia


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