In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(power to ban)veto masculinethe right of veto — el derecho de / al veto
- to have a veto — tener derecho de veto
- to use / exercise one's veto — ejercer el veto
- to invoke a veto — acogerse al / invocar el derecho de / al veto
2(ban)veto masculineprohibición feminineto put a veto on sth — vetar algo
exposición de las razones por las que se ha ejercido el derecho de veto
1(measure/proposal/bill) vetarhis wife has vetoed smoking in the kitchen — su mujer ha prohibido que se fume en la cocina
- Unless something changes, he will be the first full-term president in 175 years not to have exercised his Constitutional veto power.
- At a time of constitutional reform, the provision giving the Prime Minister a veto of high-level appointments obviously cries out for change.
- Governments can also refer decisions they oppose to the European Council, where again they can apply the veto; and they can opt out of decisions when they wish to do so.
- I can't recall a stupider proposal than a bill that was recently introduced to give Congress a veto power over Supreme Court decisions.
- In all countries but one, more people favour than oppose the idea of giving the UN Security Council the power to override the veto of a permanent member.
- The council has some powers, but the US proconsul, Paul Bremer, has a veto over its decisions.
- Clearly the present set-up gives the five major powers on the Security Council a veto on any decisions taken by UN member states.
- When it comes to conflicts of interest among states holding veto power, the Security Council is incapacitated.
- Britain also sought Swedish support at the recent Nice summit in defence of its national vetoes on tax and welfare policies.
- Three members of the Security Council with veto powers - China, France and Russia - have all expressed opposition to the proposed resolution.
- I submit that part of the reason for that has been the ongoing existence of the veto in the Security Council.
- In 1983, the Supreme Court stunned Congress by declaring that the legislative veto was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers.
- Unfortunately, President Carter's battles with Congress over legislative vetoes alienated many members.
- He will retain an effective veto over all government decisions through the establishment of a National Security Council, over which he will preside.
- From his words, other popular commentary at the time, and the actions of the earliest presidents, an image of the veto emerged as a constitutional tool intended for rare use.
- From this perspective, the U.S. Senate has a veto over treaties negotiated by the executive, and constitutional courts have a veto over legislation.
- It had its own assembly and militia, the power of veto over federal decisions and control of education and other public services.
- In some circumstances it has a veto on legislation.
- If accepted, DUP proposals would subject ministerial decisions to a veto by no more than thirty Assembly members, a situation not followed elsewhere.
- Mandela called on world leaders, especially those with vetoes in the UN Security Council, to oppose him.
- Few people want children - or, for that matter, anyone else - to have veto power over the decisions that parents make.
- The Cardinal had tried to impose an immediate veto on all contacts with the media.
- Now we don't have to really divide or to make vetoes on people.
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