A central government is the government of a nation-state and is more typically a characteristic of a unitary state. This is the same thing as a federal government which may have distinct powers at various levels authorized or delegated to it by its member states, though the adjective 'central' is sometimes used to describe it. The structure of central governments varies. Many countries have created autonomous regions by delegating powers from the central government to governments at a subnational level, such as a regional, local, or state level. Based on a broad definition of a basic political system, there are two or more levels of government that exist within an established territory and govern through common institutions with overlapping or shared powers as prescribed by a constitution or other law. Usual responsibilities of this level of government which are not granted to lower levels are maintaining national security and exercising international diplomacy, including the right to sign binding treaties. Basically, the central government has the power to make laws for the whole country, in contrast with local governments. For definition of levels of government see also general government.
The numerical value of central government in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of central government in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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China's government is pushing forward the 'supply side' reform, and the move needs someone to pay the costs. A loosening monetary environment is what we need, we believe the central government will keep its loosening policy stance this year to support the economy.
There is still a central government in Baghdad that is nominally in charge of the country as a whole, but in real terms the central government is less relevant in Kurdish areas, it is irrelevant in the Sunni heartland and it is also less relevant in the (Shi'ite) south.
It's actually well timed ... the hiatus in awards from government gives us the breathing room to mobilise these contracts much more effectively this year, we fully expect in the fourth quarter to have clarity from the departments on their future programmes, a return to decision making and bidding for central government departments.
In Syria, when our first objective is to drive out terrorists and combating terrorists to defeat them, we have no solution other than to strengthen the central authority and the central government of that country as a central seat of power, so I think today everyone has accepted that President Assad must remain so that we can combat the terrorists.
Over the last year, you and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's government have been unafraid of challenges, have united in struggle, steadily pushed forward various projects, maintained Hong Kong's broad stability and realized new development, the central government offers full approval of your work and the work of the Special Administrative Region's government.
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