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Synonyms for prorogue

adjourn by royal prerogative

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Keeping the political reality in mind, it was decided that we will recommend to the President to prorogue the Monsoon Session," he told reporters.
The first debate considers whether the Governor General had discretion in 2008 to refuse Prime Ministerial advice; the second focuses on the proper role of the Governor General when a request is made to prorogue Parliament while a vote of confidence is pending.
In Canada, the power to prorogue Parliament is among the prerogatives which have rested with the Office of the Governor General since the issuance of Letters Patent in 1947 by King George VI (other powers granted the Governor General by the king at the same time include the power to convene and dissolve parliament and the decision as to who is to be asked to act as Prime Minister).
During the meeting with Speaker on Thursday, the prime minister said the government plans to prorogue the session as there is no business to engage the House.
If the election was held on May 5, parliament would be expected to prorogue - close down - on April 6 .
Moreover, there is no big ticket investment project pending and hence there is no point in rushing with the repromulgation which will bring the government under unnecessary criticism if they prorogue the session, the sources said.
Hyderabad: With the central government about to give final shape to the bill to create a separate Telangana state, the office of Andhra Pradesh's chief minister has written to the secretary of the legislature to prorogue the state assembly.
Although two important resolutions from the opposition on the issues of making Southern Punjab a separate province and the construction of the Kalabagh Dam were on the agenda, the speaker announced to prorogue the session for an indefinite period and the resolutions did not come under discussion for voting.
This led to the announcement by the Prime Minister that he would ask the Governor-General to prorogue or suspend Parliament until the Conservatives could provide a budget in early 2009.
4 and allowed Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prorogue the House to avoid a non-confidence vote of his government.
Political analysts speculated that Kumaratunga will not face a vote unless certain of victory, predicting that she may either prorogue Parliament for another two months or dissolve it in favor of general elections.
Just days after the throne speech, in a desperate attempt to keep the opposition parties from seizing power, the Conservatives were forced to call upon the Governor General to prorogue Parliament until late January.
The predicament of the government is whether to prorogue the monsoon session when parliament adjourns tomorrow and term the session starting from December 8 as winter session or term it as continuation of the present session.
However, he said, Mr Faulkner was already receiving information, leaked by friends in Whitehall, which indicated that Ministers in London had for some time been planning to prorogue Stormont.
Asked about speculation that Kumaratunga will use her powers to prorogue parliament to avoid a defeat in the legislature, Lokubandara said, ''Then we will move to impeach her.