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CONTENTS 2012: ISSUE 3


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Journal of the Parliaments of the Commonwealth Vol. XCIII 2012: Issue Three ISSN 0031-2282


Issued by the Secretariat of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Suite 700, Westminster House, 7 Millbank, London SWIP 3JA, United Kingdom Tel: (+44-20) 7799-1460 Fax: (+44-20) 7222-6073 Email: hq.sec@cpahq.org www.cpahq.org


Publisher: Dr William F. Shija Secretary-General


Editor: Andrew Imlach Director of Communications and Research


Designer and Assistant Editor: Lisa Leaño


Front cover Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Parliaments of (clockwise from top left) New Zealand, Ontario, Mauritius and New South Wales.


Printed in: England by Warners Midlands, PLC; New Delhi by Jainco Art India, and Singapore by Times Printers Private Limited


150 | The Parliamentarian | 2012: Issue Three COMMENT


Inside Issues Supporting Parliament at all levels Page 152


View from the Chair Strengthening democracy through the CPA Page 156


View from the CWP Honouring past women leaders Page 158


View from the


Secretary-General The Commonwealth and the Games Page 160


The role of the Chief Whip and other Whips in the Bangladesh


Parliament Vice-Principal Mr Md. Abdus Shahid, MP Page 174


MAIN ARTICLES


The Queen as Head of the Commonwealth parliamentary


community Page 164


Cyprus and its presidency of the Council of the


European Union H.E. Mr Yiannakis L. Omirou, MP Page 170


The role of the Whip


in a small Parliament Mr John Hargreaves, MLA Page 178


Norfolk Island and the Isle of Man strengthen historical ties: From mutiny to


unity Hon. Robin Eleanor Adams, JP, MLA Page 182


Fiji’s illusive democracy: Paradoxes,


dilemmas and hopes Dr Steven Ratuva Page 186


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