enfranchisement : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  freedom from political subjugation or servitude
  • n  a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
  • n  the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on

  • The Parliament of the Union of South Africa rejected a bill for the enfranchisement of women by one vote.
  • Last week women throughout the land began to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their enfranchisement.
  • Restricted enfranchisement is only one of the complaints voiced by those who perceive Kuwait as undemocratic: women could not vote; permits required for public rallies were rarely .
News & Articles

  • Netanyahu sees Mursi fall as sign of political Islam's weakness
    BERLIN (Reuters) - In rare remarks on Egypt's government crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested that the fall of the president, Mohamed Mursi, demonstrates the weaknesses of political Islamist movements. "I believe that over the long haul these radical Islamic regimes are going to fail because they don't offer the adequate enfranchisement that you need to develop a ...
    July 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Nick Clegg in BusinessWeek
    I'm talking about the most significant program of empowerment by a British government since the great enfranchisement of the 19th century,Clegg said. "It is time for a wholesale, big-bang approach to political reform."
  • Daniel Pipes in CNSNews.com
    In his Oct. 2001 address, Pipes said: "I worry very much, from the Jewish point of view, that the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims, because they are so much led by an Islamist leadership, that...
  • Daryl Melham in Brisbane Times
    It is clear that the continued enfranchisement of British subjects has the potential to affect election outcomes,Mr Melham said. "It is not fair to Australian citizens and other non-citizens that such a situation continues to exist."

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