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October 16, 1988
The rightist Rally for the Republic Party, firmly opposed to independence for the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, called on French voters to boycott a Nov. 6 referendum on the status of the territory, party leaders said. Jacques Chirac, mayor of Paris and party leader, led a vote in the party's central committee that overwhelmingly endorsed abstaining from the referendum.
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November 12, 1995 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As the White House and congressional Republicans move toward a confrontation that could shut down the government this week, the debate over the GOP plan to balance the federal budget and revamp Medicare is increasingly following the path that derailed President Clinton's own budget and health care initiatives. After his victory over George Bush in 1992, Clinton took office buoyed by a widespread belief that the nation needed a fresh assault on entrenched domestic problems.
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November 12, 1995 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As the White House and congressional Republicans move toward a confrontation that could shut down the government this week, the debate over the GOP plan to balance the federal budget and revamp Medicare is increasingly following the path that derailed President Clinton's own budget and health care initiatives. After his victory over George Bush in 1992, Clinton took office buoyed by a widespread belief that the nation needed a fresh assault on entrenched domestic problems.
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May 21, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conservative Russian Communist Party, faced with the almost unbeatable bid of the radical populist Boris N. Yeltsin to become president of the Soviet Union's largest republic, is hoping to spoil that victory by forcing him into a runoff and thus demonstrate that his support is not universal.
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May 21, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conservative Russian Communist Party, faced with the almost unbeatable bid of the radical populist Boris N. Yeltsin to become president of the Soviet Union's largest republic, is hoping to spoil that victory by forcing him into a runoff and thus demonstrate that his support is not universal.
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July 24, 1986 | From Reuters
Former Communist Party official Khalikov Khalil has been sentenced to death for embezzlement by the Supreme Court of the Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, the republic's party newspaper said in a report that reached Moscow on Wednesday. Pravda Vostoka said Khalil embezzled state funds during the area's 1983 cotton harvest.
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July 17, 1988 | From Reuters
Authorities in Soviet Lithuania have announced they will grant official status to the banned scarlet, green and yellow flag that flew over the Baltic state before its incorporation into the Soviet Union in 1940. The announcement by Lithuanian Communist Party Secretary Algirdas Brazauskas at a mass meeting in Vilnius on July 9 was met with an ovation and the singing of the Lithuanian national anthem, the republic's party newspaper Sovetskaya Litva said.
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May 15, 1987 | From Reuters
One person was killed and three were injured in separate car and parcel bomb attacks in Ashkhabad, capital of the Soviet Central Asian Republic of Turkmenia, the republic's Communist Party newspaper said. The motive for the bombings was not known.
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November 15, 1989 | From Times wire services
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev summoned leaders of the rebellious Lithuanian Communist Party to an unprecedented meeting with the Soviet Politburo on Thursday. The move was a sign of Kremlin alarm at the Lithuanian party's plans to break with Moscow. Algis Zhukas, an aide to party leader Algirdas Brazaukas, said all members of the republic's party bureau had been called to a regular session of the 11-member Politburo, the supreme political authority in the Soviet Union.
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November 5, 1994 | Associated Press
Mayor Jacques Chirac declared his candidacy for president Friday, intensifying the kind of struggle on the right that led to a Socialist victory in 1988. The bid intensifies a bitter duel between Chirac and Prime Minister Edouard Balladur, both members of the conservative Rally for the Republic party, to represent the right in the two-round elections in April and May.
NEWS
October 16, 1988
The rightist Rally for the Republic Party, firmly opposed to independence for the South Pacific island of New Caledonia, called on French voters to boycott a Nov. 6 referendum on the status of the territory, party leaders said. Jacques Chirac, mayor of Paris and party leader, led a vote in the party's central committee that overwhelmingly endorsed abstaining from the referendum.
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