- A former province of a state is being prepared for substantial autonomy and self-government.
- Peaceful protests were from the beginning dealt with violently, fuelling local sympathies for autonomy or independence.
- It first took up arms in 1949 to demand autonomy from the central government of the time.
- Its aim was to suspend the moves towards separation for three months, whilst negotiating greater autonomy within a federal structure.
- It first took up arms in 1949 to demand autonomy from the military government.
- To optimists among them, at the very least the war seems to offer an opportunity for enhanced autonomy within a federal state.
- The political dilemma of balancing a competition-focused business with autonomy for nations and regions is obvious.
- For its part, the government has proposed constitutional changes to give limited autonomy to the north and east.
- This allowed for greater autonomy within the boundaries of the Federal Republic.
- It is demanding autonomy for the rich eastern lowland region where the natural gas reserves are concentrated.
- Prior to 1917 the Bolsheviks had opposed the concept of federalism, preferring regional autonomy within a unitary state.
- Both parties combine calls for greater regional autonomy with demands for a larger share of tax revenues for themselves.
- For their part, the latter have signalled their readiness to drop their previous threat to split off from the rest of the country and abandon plans for a referendum on autonomy.
- A relatively small group of nationalists demand outright independence for the island while others prefer autonomy within the French Republic.
- The central government has said it is prepared to give the province autonomy within a federal system.