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A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e.g. education, finance, health, state, war etc.). Senior ministers are members of the cabinet, usually led by a prime minister or president. A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... A ministry is a department of a government, led by a minister. ... The word department has a number of meanings: It can mean an administrative sector of the government. ... Financial economics is the branch of economics concerned with the workings of financial markets, such as the stock market, and the financing of companies. ... A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government, and possessing internal and external sovereignty. ... War is a state of widespread conflict between states, organisations, or relatively large groups of people, which is characterised by the use of lethal violence between combatants or upon civilians. ... Jump to: navigation, search A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Jump to: navigation, search A prime minister may be either: chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and... Jump to: navigation, search President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ...


The term "minister" comes from a Latin word meaning a "servant" (or first servant). In some countries (such as the U.S., Hong Kong, the Philippines and the UK), such a person can instead be known as a secretary or secretary of state. Until the early 20th century, heads of legations were also called ministers, ie: "Minister for Cuba" or "Minister for France." For example, Sir Ernest Satow was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Japan, 1895-1900, then the top British diplomat in Japan. His successor, Sir Claude MacDonald, was Minister and then Ambassador from 1905 when relations between Britain and Japan were upgraded. Jump to: navigation, search Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... ... A secretary is an office/administrative support position. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... Sir Ernest Mason Satow, G.C.M.G., P.C. (1843-1929), a British scholar-diplomat born to an ethnically German father (Hans David Christoph Satow, born in Swedish-occupied Wismar, naturalised British in 1846) and an English mother (Margaret, nee Mason) in Clapton, North London, and educated at Mill... Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald (1852-1915) was a British diplomat. ...


In many parliamentary systems of government, especially those using the Westminster system such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, ministers must be selected from the legislature. In presidential systems of government such as the United States and France, ministers are appointed by the President, not drawn from the legislature. A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ... The Westminster System is a democratic system of government modelled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the UK parliament. ... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... A presidential system, or a congressional system, is a system of government of a republic where the executive branch is elected separately from the legislative. ... Jump to: navigation, search President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ...


Lists of ministers

Some examples of ministers, see the lists below for more. Jump to: navigation, search A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... This is a list of the offices of heads of state and heads of government, and cabinets, by country. ... This is a list of politics articles available for every country. ... These are lists of incumbents, i. ... Jump to: navigation, search A prime minister may be either: chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister who helps form the governmental foreign policy of a sovereign nation. ... A defence minister (Commonwealth English) or defense minister (American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ... The Home Minister, or more properly the Minister for Home Affairs, is a position in the Indian Cabinet, at both State and Union levels. ... Several countries have government departments named the Ministry of Education Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) Ministry of Education (India) Ministry of Education (New Zealand) Ministry of Education (Israel) Ministry of Education (Malaysia) Ministry of Education (Singapore) See also: Minister of Education, Department of Education This is... A minister of the environment or secretary of the environment, is a cabinet position in charge of a government ministry dealing with the natural environment. ... The finance minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... The Interior Minister is a member of a Cabinet in a Government. ... The Health Minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... A justice minister is a ministerial position in the governments of some countries, with general responsibility for policing and the maintenance of public order. ... Minister of culture is a cabinet position in a government: Minister of Canadian Heritage (Canada) Minister of Culture (Denmark) (Denmark) Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan) (Japan) Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (United Kingdom) Categories: Disambiguation | Government stubs ... Chancellor (Latin: cancellarius), an official title used by most of the peoples whose civilization has arisen directly or indirectly out of the Roman empire. ...

See also: Religious minister (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Jean-Baptiste Colbert Jean-Baptiste Colbert (August 29, 1619 – September 6, 1683) served as the French minister of finance for 22 years under King Louis XIV. He achieved a reputation for his work of improving the state of French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from the brink of bankruptcy... François Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois (January 18, 1641 - July 16, 1691), was the French war minister under Louis XIV. He was born in Paris to Michel le Tellier. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (October 29, 1897 – May 1, 1945) was Adolf Hitlers Propaganda Minister (see Propagandaministerium) in Nazi Germany. ... Gen. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lal Krishna Advani Lal Krishna Advani (Devanagari: लाल कृष्ण आड़वाणी) also known as Lal Kishenchand Advani (born November 8, 1927/1929, Karachi, Pakistan) is the President of the Indian nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Lok Sabha. ... The Home Minister, or more properly the Minister for Home Affairs, is a position in the Indian Cabinet, at both State and Union levels. ... The Deputy Prime Minister of India is one of the most significant posts in the Indian government. ... The Honourable Sheila Maureen Copps, PC, (born November 27, 1952, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian journalist and politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search In calendars based on the Christian Era or Common Era, such as the Gregorian calendar, the 21st century is the current century, as of this writing. ... Ali Shamkhani is one of the rare Iranian Arabs who could ever contribute to Iranian politics. ... Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf (also Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf) (born 1940) is an Iraqi diplomat and politician. ... This is a list of Iraqi Information Ministers during the presidency of Saddam Hussein. ... The Hon. ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister who helps form the governmental foreign policy of a sovereign nation. ... In most Protestant churches, a minister is a member of the ordained clergy who leads a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such a person may also be called a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain or Elder. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Political minister (1646 words)
Senior ministers are members of the cabinet, usually led by a prime minister or president.
A minister of the environment or secretary of the environment, is a cabinet position in charge of a government ministry dealing with the natural environment.
Political strife and conflict keeps large sections of the planet in foment while the suffering of the people sinks to depths that are truly terrible to behold.
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The heart of the Scientology Volunteer Minister Program are fundamental Scientology techniques contained in The Scientology Handbook.
The Volunteer Minister Course delivered in Scientology organizations around the world takes a person through The Scientology Handbook, training him or her in every tool.
The goal of the Scientology Volunteer Minister Program is to restore spiritual values to society and bring about a world based on trusting relationships, honest dealings and kind actions.
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