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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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All mainstream political parties have vowed to protect the rights of minorities in their manifestoes, but on ground no practical step was taken in this connection, they said during a seminar organized by the South Asia Partnership Pakistan on "Manifestoes and Constitution of political parties" here.
Manifestoes are nevertheless important as they are declaration of the political parties as to the governance measures they intend to undertake and their political and economic priorities, even if they go a bit overboard on their promises.
ELECTION MANIFESTOES (IHT/Asahi as translated from the Japanese-language Asahi Shimbun's editorial published July 10)