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MANIFESTO. A solemn declaration, by the constituted authorities of a nation, which contains the reasons for its public acts towards another.
     2. On the declaration of war, a manifesto is usually issued in which the nation declaring the war, states the reasons for so doing. Vattel, liv. 3, c. 4, Sec. 64; Wolff, Sec. 1187. See Anti-Manifesto.

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But just as one might imagine that the MHP has essentially decided to completely pass over the entire issue of a potential EU membership, we come across this sentence from its election manifesto, which could almost be read as being outright anti-EU: "Our party does not see relations with the EU as being, for Turkey, a problem of 'identity and fate.
The election manifesto released by the BJP is beneficial only for rich people and not for others.
Although we're suffering an economic situation at the moment, we've really not had it so good compared to those days and as David Cameron promised in his election manifesto, "The National Health Service is safe in our hands".
David Praill, chief executive of Help the Hospices, said: "We are asking the Government to deliver Labour's election manifesto commitment to doubling the amount given for palliative care as a matter of urgency.
For the Lords to overturn this policy would be to renege on the Salisbury Convention, whereby the Lords have over the decades consistently respected the election manifesto commitments of the democratically elected government.
Ministers had been keen to include State funding of political parties in Labour's election manifesto to help end the party's dependence on the unions.
In the Nationalist Movement Party's (MHP) election manifesto, promises for improving the situation of economically disadvantaged segments of society weigh as heavily as criticism of the ruling party for risking the nation's unity by negotiating a settlement on the Kurdish issue.
27 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made a blistering attack on the Congress in Gumla district of Jharkhand on Thursday, over corruption cases, and accused it of making false promises in its election manifesto.
Before announcing this election manifesto, it would have been appropriate for PML N to also tell how much of their previous manifesto has been implemented.
In its 2003 election manifesto, Labour promised to spend pounds 560m upgrading school buildings, rather than the pounds 56m printed in the Western Mail.
Mr Jones will take to the road for the two weeks between the Royal Welsh Show and National Eisteddfod to ask the public what should be in Plaid's 2007 election manifesto.
His party's election manifesto called for the withdrawal of coalition troops from Iraq.

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