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Third Degree

A colloquial term used to describe unlawful methods of coercing an individual to confess to a criminal offense by overcoming his or her free will through the use of psychological or physical violence.

The least serious grade of a specific crime—the grades being classified by the law according to the circumstances under which the crime is committed—for which the least punishment specified by statute will be imposed.

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The elections took place 21 September, 2013, where the Kurdish Democratic Party gained 38 seats, Change Movement 24 seats and the National Union Party occupied the third degree in the results of the elections.