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2005-10-02 13:25:13

By Lars Rischke DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives looked set to extend their lead over German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats after a delayed election in Dresden on Sunday, strengthening their hand in power-sharing talks. ZDF television said the conservatives appeared on course to win 226 seats in the Bundestag lower house and the SPD 222 seats, based on the first results from voting in central Dresden, the last area to vote in Germany....

2005-09-26 07:09:36

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's centre-right parties, celebrating a crushing victory on Monday over the ruling left, faced tough talks on forming a coalition amid divisions over the scope of market reforms. The Polish zloty fell as partial results showed the pro-business Civic Platform, the markets' favorite, was likely to play the junior role in the government led by conservative Law and Justice party. The conservatives are skeptical about quick euro adoption by the...

2005-09-26 01:19:35

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservative Law and Justice party captured 26.6 percent of the vote in the Sunday election after ballots from 60 percent of voting districts were counted, the electoral commission said on Monday. It said the conservatives' likely coalition partners, the pro-business Civic Platform, won 24.1 percent. The latest count did not include biggest cities such as capital Warsaw.

2005-09-25 23:29:58

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's centre-right parties crushed the ruling left in parliamentary elections, exit polls and early results showed on Monday, but faced tough coalition talks on splits over how far to go in embracing the free market. Exit polls put the Law and Justice conservatives on 28 percent and their pro-business Civic Platform allies on 25-26 percent, the biggest triumph for the heirs of the Solidarity movement which helped trigger the fall of communism...

2005-09-25 22:12:30

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's center-right parties crushed the ruling left in parliamentary elections, exit polls and early results showed on Monday, but faced tough coalition talks on splits over how far to go in embracing the free market. Exit polls put the Law and Justice conservatives on 28 percent and their pro-business Civic Platform allies on 25-26 percent, the biggest triumph for the heirs of the Solidarity movement which helped trigger the fall of communism...

2005-09-25 18:25:30

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's center-right parties crushed the ruling left in an election on Sunday, exit polls showed, but face tough coalition talks as they remain split on the economy and will battle a presidential vote on October 9. Exit polls put the Law and Justice conservatives with 28 percent ahead of their pro-business allies, the Civic Platform, with 25-26 percent, the biggest triumph for heirs of the Solidarity movement since the fall of communism in...

2005-09-25 13:59:34

By Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - Center-right parties rooted in Poland's pro-democracy Solidarity movement crushed the ruling left in an election on Sunday, winning a broad mandate for reforms in the new European Union member, exit polls showed. The polls issued after voting stations closed at 1800 GMT gave the conservative Law and Justice party, led by twins Lech and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, 28 percent of the vote and their pro-business allies, the Civic Platform 24-26 percent. The...

2005-09-25 03:32:48

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles began voting on Sunday in elections expected to push the European Union's biggest new member to the political right and set the pace of economic reform stalled under the ruling left. In the 16 years since the fall of communism, no Polish government has won re-election and opinion polls have showed the parliamentary elections -- the first since Poland joined the EU -- look like being no exception. "I came here certain of voting for the...

2005-09-25 03:16:17

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles vote on Sunday in an election expected to push the European Union's biggest new member to the right and set the pace of economic reform stalled under the ruling left. In 16 years since the fall of communism no Polish government has ever won re-election and the first vote since the EU entry is no exception. Opinion polls show voters will punish the ex-communists for their four years in power marred by corruption scandals and high...

2005-09-24 09:08:43

By Tomasz Janowski WARSAW (Reuters) - Poles vote on Sunday in a parliamentary election expected to move the European Union's biggest newcomer to the right and set the pace of economic reform. Opinion polls show voters will punish the left for its four-year rule marred by corruption scandals and high unemployment and back two center-right parties rooted in the anti-communist Solidarity movement. The surveys point to a joint landslide for the Civic Platform and Law and Justice with...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'