• During the campaign, Mr Toledo signed a pledge to keep the city's electricity firm in state hands.

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  • Already he has been dropping hints about not being able to keep the outgoing government's pledge to cut income tax by FFr12.5 billion a year over the next four years, not to mention a planned cut of some FFr25 billion this year.

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  • Yet on the hardest question explaining how he would keep his pledge to lower tax rates across the board while avoiding adding to the deficit and at the same time avoiding regressive changes to the tax code that would hit the middle classes more than the wealthy Mr Romney again failed to provide clear answers.

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  • Over 120 Labour MPs oppose it, fearing full privatisation and job losses, and argue Labour made an election pledge to keep the Royal Mail in public hands.

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  • NHS. He is also likely to signal that he intends to honour the prime minister's rash pledge before the last election to keep the money tap open until Britain's previously parsimonious spending on health more nearly matches the European average of between 8% and 8.9% of national income, depending on which measure is used.

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  • The Department of Justice is now examining how to overturn the verdict and the Senate voted 99-0 to show its support for the pledge, and instruct its lawyer to work to keep the wording as it is.

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  • The State Department needs to begin regular and detail reporting on the remaining objectionable and violent passages in Saudi government textbooks and to press in a sustained manner for the kingdom to keep its 2006 pledge to us regarding textbook reform.

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  • With a presidential election looming in little more than a year from now, it will help Lionel Jospin, the Socialists' present prime minister and presumed presidential candidate, keep his campaigning pledge to put an ever-increasing number of the unemployed back to work.

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  • They also pledge to keep fun as the main emphasis of the league.

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  • This pledge is one that I made at the beginning of this crisis and I intend for America to keep our pledge.

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  • When necessary, though, he has defended the waiting-list pledge, arguing that politicians ought to keep their promises, and that waiting times fall in parallel with the length of the lists.

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  • On this International Day of the Girl, we pledge to carry on our work and keep advancing our shared vision of a world where our daughters enjoy the same rights, freedoms, and opportunities as our sons.

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  • And if President Obama is so willing to forgo his pledge to keep special interests out of the convention, we can be assured that another four years of his presidency will see no end to the corporate rent-seeking.

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  • The technology sector was in focus Thursday, but a big rally for U.S. stocks also drew strength from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who lent support to an ECB pledge to do whatever necessary to keep the euro currency intact.

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  • Instead, transfers are likely to keep growing, as the government scrabbles to meet an international pledge to lift official aid spending from about 0.5% of gross national income today to 0.7% by 2013 (see chart).

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  • They pledge never to sell the company and to keep all URLs online no matter what.

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  • Mr da Silva, likewise, could keep reiterating a recent pledge to maintain a sufficient primary surplus to stabilise the government-debt ratio.

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  • And Gill's pledge to keep hold of Rooney, was backed up by the player himself who spoke of his desire to remain at United.

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  • For he has, in effect, campaigned with two contradictory messages: a pledge to keep to France's commitment to bring down the budget deficit to 3% next year (and to eliminate it by 2017), and a promise to increase benefits and fight austerity in Europe.

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  • Or he could keep his pledge, and brand it a manipulator, while making sure that the bureaucratic procedure that would then follow did not lead to any actual retribution.

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  • But in the early 1980s, a Socialist government reneged on its pledge to keep France's unprofitable coal mines open and, instead accelerated their closure, causing him to lose his job at a neighboring pit.

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  • Following a pledge last weekend by the world's leading industrialized countries to keep the financial system from foundering, Libor on three-month dollar loans has dropped 40 points to 4.42% throughout the week, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

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  • That implies Greek banks have almost no spare assets to pledge for secured loans, if they are to keep anything back to cover the money they have borrowed in the form of deposits from ordinary Greek citizens.

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  • Labour says it wants to keep child benefit for all, but adds that it cannot pledge to reinstate it in the future because it would depend on the state of the economy at the time the party came into government.

    BBC: UK Politics

  • And I want to make a pledge to the people of this country that I am confident we can keep, and that is if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger and we will do everything we can to help ensure success.

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  • But I can promise you this: I pledge to do everything in my power as President of the United States to keep the American people safe.

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  • Consumer watchdogs were slow to grasp the implications of the Abacus deal and of the fact that, in its wake, DoubleClick had quietly dropped from its website its pledge to keep users' data completely anonymous.

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