reins of government

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Emily's commanding spirit seized on the reins of government, and employed each of her schoolfellows in the occupation which she was fittest to undertake.
There is some truth, as the tribunal itself acknowledged, in Law and Justice's complaint that Poland's previous government - led by the centre-right Civic Platform party - acted improperly by rushing to fill vacancies on the court just before it handed over the reins of government.
The King expressed his thanks to the people of Makkah region for their expressions of warm welcome during the pledge of allegiance ceremony in celebration of his assuming the reins of Government and in appreciation and recognition of his efforts towards the religion, the homeland and citizens.
He said the appointments reflect the decisive decision-making of the king since he took over the reins of government earlier this year, and would ensure the country's continued development.
On the Independence Day in 2007, President General Emile Lahoud left the presidential palace of Bbda without handing over the reins of government to his successor, and instead of celebrating our Independence we have stepped into the stage of presidential vacuum for the second time in our history after the phase which Lebanon has encountered in 1988 and ended up with the declaration of the Pact of National Agreement.
Pakistan Muslim League, the founding party of the country, has taken over the reins of government with a renewed zeal and determination.
The DPJ took the reins of government after a landslide victory in the election for the more powerful House of Representatives in 2009, ending more than 50 years of almost uninterrupted LDP rule.
According to Romney, the most difficult thing about losing the presidential election was seeing a candidate he believes is unqualified holding the reins of government.
The vote came one day after the National Transitional Council (NTC), which was set up in the early days of the revolution that started in February 2011, on Wednesday ceded the reins of government to the newly elected General National Congress.
The dual move of handing the reins of government to a judge, in place of a general, and openly calling on the intelligence department to leave politics to the government and the public, could be harbingers of moves toward a more credible, equitable and participatory political system than has been the case to date in Jordan.
CARWYN JONES will today unveil his new Cabinet after swearing an oath of office and formally taking the reins of government.
It is not likely that the anti-government movement will accept him taking the reins of government.