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Prime ministers


  • Heads of government of some countries and of some states and provinces.
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    • Chancellors (Prime ministers)
    • Chief ministers (Prime ministers)
    • First ministers (Prime ministers)
    • Premiers (Prime ministers)
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    • found: Merriam Webster online, July 8, 2015:(prime minister: the head of the government in some countries)
    • found: Dosanjh, Ujjal. Journey after midnight, 2016(autobiography of the 33rd Premier of British Columbia)
    • found: Journey after midnight web page, via Figure.1 website, Nov. 17, 2016(Ujjal Dosanjh emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1964 at the age of eighteen ... He moved to Canada in 1968, to the west coast, where he pulled lumber in a sawmill for a few years, eventually earning a B.A from Simon Fraser University in 1973 and then his law degree from the University of British Columbia three years later. He practiced law for many years, and was a social justice advocate who fought for the rights of farm and domestic workers. After many years as a Member of the Legislative Assembly he became Attorney General and then Premier of British Columbia, the first person of Indian descent to hold these offices anywhere in the country.)
    • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 17, 2016:Premier of British Columbia (The Premier of British Columbia is the first minister, head of government, and de facto chief executive for the Canadian province of British Columbia. Until the early 1970s the title Prime Minister of British Columbia was often used. The word Premier is derived from the French word of the same spelling, meaning "first"; and ultimately from the Latin word primarius, meaning "primary"; the Premier is the day-to-day leader of the provincial government) Premier (Canada) (In Canada, a premier is the head of government of a province or territory. Though the word is merely a synonym for prime minister, it is employed for provincial prime ministers to differentiate them from the Prime Minister of Canada. There are currently 10 provincial premiers and three territorial premiers. The prime minister - premier distinction does not exist in French, with both federal and provincial first ministers being styled premier ministre)
    • found: LCSH, Nov. 17, 2016:Premiers (Canada) (Premiers (Canada). BT Canadian provinces--Officials and employees) Prime ministers (Prime ministers. UF Chancellors (Prime ministers); Chief ministers (Prime ministers); First ministers (Prime ministers); Premiers (Prime ministers)) Chief ministers (Chief ministers. BT Public officers)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Nov. 17, 2016(premier: prime minister; prime minister 1: the chief minister of a ruler or state 2: the official head of a cabinet or ministry; especially : the chief executive of a parliamentary government; chancellor 4 : the chief minister of state in some European countries)
    • found: Collins English dictionary online, Nov. 17, 2016(premier 1. another name for prime minister. 2. any of the heads of governments of the Canadian provinces and the Australian states; chancellor 1. the head of the government in several European countries; First Minister: the chief minister of the Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, or National Assembly for Wales; prime minister 1. the head of a parliamentary government 2. the chief minister of a sovereign or a state)
    • found: Oxford dictionaries website, Nov. 17, 2016(premier 1 A prime minister or other head of government. 1.1 (in Australia and Canada) the chief minister of a government of a state or province.)
  • General Notes

    • Heads of government of some countries and of some states and provinces.
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-07-08: new
    • 2021-10-05: revised
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