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in ter reg nuhm

  • n  the time between two reigns, governments, etc.

  • One day, he admitted to the press what he shouldn't have: that the Philippines under Marcos was in an "interregnum.
  • These are gloomy and uncertain days for conservatives, who except for the eight-year Clinton interregnum have dominated political power and thought in this country since .
  • But privately, some admit they prefer the prospect of a Raul interregnum to the kind of post-Fidel chaos that could result in tens of thousands of Cubans rafting into South Florida .
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    Which way will he go? That's the burning question of the moment regarding former city councilman Carl DeMaio, who, following a brief interregnum after losing his mayoral battle with Bob Filner last year, announced in May he was running for Congress against Democratic freshman Scott Peters.
    July 24, 2013 - San Diego Reader

  • Jon Cruddas in Independent
    The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born,noted Antonio Gramsci, the Italian political thinker and Marxist: "In this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear."
  • Antonio Gramsci in Business Day
    THE African National Congress (ANC) is going through what the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci described as the interregnum : "The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum there arises a great diversity of morbid symptoms."
  • Neal Lawson in The Guardian
    Neal Lawson, of the leftwing pressure group Compass, says: "This election feels a lot to me like the 1970 election, the start of a long period of interregnum."

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