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CHAIRMAN. The presiding officer of a committee; as, chairman of the committee of ways and means. The person selected to preside over a popular meeting, is also called a chairman or moderator.

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ISLAMABAD -- Race for chairmanship of lucrative and influential Senate Standing Committees among collation partners likely to be next week.
Highly aware of the responsibility that this chairmanship carries with itself, the Republic of Macedonia as honest broker is going to make maximum effort to achieve even greater openness and transparency between member states in regard to military planning and military activities.
'Before we won the elections last year, Plaid Cymru ran the council and they took all the chairmanships too.'
Asked if he might offer minority bloc members other committee chairmanships, Sotto said: 'Oo, sigurado yun.
MANILA, Philippines Jostling for the chairmanship of committees at the Senate is a potential source of problems as the chamber prepares for the 18th Congress, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said Wednesday.
Manny Pacquiao, meanwhile, said there were no more problems in the committee chairmanships.
Sotto answered 'yes' in a text message when asked to confirm a 'conflict' raging between incoming and incumbent senators over committee chairmanships in the Senate.
Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III will be given the chairmanship of three committees, as well as a seat in the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA), according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who denies that this is a concession following Pimentel's removal from the Senate leadership.
Sotto stressed that the committee chairmanships given and being eyed for Pimentel were not a concession.
The chamber earlier constituted and elected the chairmanships of 21 committees.
At the same time, Velasco expressed confidence that the ruling party can push the legislative agenda of the Duterte Administration for the next three years with the allocation of key positions and chairmanships to its party members in the House of Representatives.