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
- Unfortunately, President Carter's battles with Congress over legislative vetoes alienated many members.
- 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.
- Three members of the Security Council with veto powers - China, France and Russia - have all expressed opposition to the proposed resolution.
- If accepted, DUP proposals would subject ministerial decisions to a veto by no more than thirty Assembly members, a situation not followed elsewhere.
- The council has some powers, but the US proconsul, Paul Bremer, has a veto over its decisions.
- It had its own assembly and militia, the power of veto over federal decisions and control of education and other public services.
- I submit that part of the reason for that has been the ongoing existence of the veto in the Security Council.
- 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.
- 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.
- At a time of constitutional reform, the provision giving the Prime Minister a veto of high-level appointments obviously cries out for change.
- Clearly the present set-up gives the five major powers on the Security Council a veto on any decisions taken by UN member states.
- Mandela called on world leaders, especially those with vetoes in the UN Security Council, to oppose him.
- In some circumstances it has a veto on legislation.
- He will retain an effective veto over all government decisions through the establishment of a National Security Council, over which he will preside.
- I can't recall a stupider proposal than a bill that was recently introduced to give Congress a veto power over Supreme Court decisions.
- Britain also sought Swedish support at the recent Nice summit in defence of its national vetoes on tax and welfare policies.
- In 1983, the Supreme Court stunned Congress by declaring that the legislative veto was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers.
- From this perspective, the U.S. Senate has a veto over treaties negotiated by the executive, and constitutional courts have a veto over legislation.
- Unless something changes, he will be the first full-term president in 175 years not to have exercised his Constitutional veto power.
- When it comes to conflicts of interest among states holding veto power, the Security Council is incapacitated.
2(ban)veto masculineprohibición feminineto put a veto on sth — vetar algo
- Few people want children - or, for that matter, anyone else - to have veto power over the decisions that parents make.
- Now we don't have to really divide or to make vetoes on people.
- The Cardinal had tried to impose an immediate veto on all contacts with the media.
3also veto message(in US)
exposición de las razones por las que se ha ejercido el derecho de veto
1(proposal/measure/bill) vetarhis wife has vetoed smoking in the kitchen — su mujer ha prohibido que se fume en la cocina
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