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deadlock

noun block, blockage, check, checkmate, dead end, dead heat, dilemma, draw, drawn battle, drawn game, frustration, impasse, insoluble difference, no decision, obstruction, paralysis, predicament, quandary, stalemate, stand off, standstill, state of inaction, state of indecision, state of inertia, state of neutralization, stoppage, stumbling block, tie
Associated concepts: deadlock breaking instructions, deaddocked corporation, jury deadlocked, tie vote
See also: abeyance, bar, check, clog, draw, halt, impasse, impede, interruption, quagmire, stem
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Earlier on Wednesday the cabinet asked Kuwait's ruler to consider dissolving parliament in a widely expected bid to clear the way for a new election and end the months of political deadlock.
THE threat of a voting reform referendum on May 5 being scuppered by political deadlock in the House of Lords was eased after Tory and Labour peers struck a deal.
Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved on Tuesday the new government to be headed by al-Maliki, ending nine months of political deadlock.
Egypt urged all Iraqi political blocs to be more flexible towards a Saudi initiative to meet in Riyadh to discuss formation of an Iraqi government after more than sevenmonths of political deadlock.
Issuing a press release on Saturday, the EU hoped the decision will prove to be a decisive step in the pursuit of a solution to the protracted political deadlock.
Extremists are also seeking to exploit political deadlock after the inconclusive March 7 election as the Americans get set to leave by the end of 2011.
And it is thought Taoiseach Brian Cowen's involvement in talks to break the political deadlock in the North has also boosted public opinion of his party.
A US brokered agreement to end the political deadlock in Honduras collapsed earlier this month after de facto leader Roberto Micheletti said he would form a new government without Zelaya.
The appointment of a new premier on Friday will end months of political deadlock following the abolishment of the country's 240-year-old monarchy.
Mr Leterme's government, a fractious alliance of Christian Democrats, Socialists, Liberals and nationalist hard-liners from both sides of Belgium's linguistic divide, took office on March 20 after more than six months of political deadlock over the language issue.
AN EMERGENCY meeting called to break Sefton council's political deadlock failed to end the crisis.
THE WORLD Trade Organisation's (WTO) Doha round food trade talks collapsed today, with diplomats floundering about how to recover from damaging political deadlock.