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  • adj. determined by a single party


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  • Most states allow anyone taking part in a conversation to audio-record it, a policy known as one-party consent.

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  • China remains a one-party country, but the KMT (the party that was on the other side in the civil war and generally runs Taiwan) has offices in many cities on the mainland and will probably run candidates there in a few years.

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  • China may not be an enemy, but India can hardly afford to be sanguine about the rise on its borders of a powerful one-party ethno-state with a history of trying to resolve disputes by force.

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  • FWIW, the Reigate council is basically a Tory one-party enterprise, and the land fell in the local green-belt, which has tight — NIMBYish — planning controls.

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  • Others say it will lead to one-party rule in certain situations or create strategic situations to knock a candidate out of a challenge.

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  • After years of war, isolation and poverty, Vietnam has embraced a market economy but remains a tightly controlled one-party state, mired in corruption, red tape and slow reform.

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  • Vietnam's grand meeting to pick its top Communist leaders wrapped up Wednesday with the reshuffling of many familiar high-ranking party members, as the government clung to its one-party system despite Western influences.

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  • Obama's shift on human rights reflects a realization among administration officials that a rising China that remains a one-party state could ultimately be more unstable and more unpredictable than a nation moving ahead with democratic reforms.

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  • President Obama, hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao on a state visit, said Wednesday that the United States welcomes the "peaceful rise" of China and urged the one-party state to improve its human rights record.

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  • Though none of the parties are likely to get a majority of votes to form a one-party government, coalition government is unprecedented for the ex-Soviet Central Asia states ruled by longtime authoritarian leaders.

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