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Constituencies (a.k.a. parliamentary constituencies): each electing one Member of Parliament (MP) every 5 years to the House of Commons (Parliament). There are 650 constituencies in the UK.Wards (a.k.a. electoral divisions or electoral wards) is the primary unit of English electoral geography for borough and district councils, county councils or city councils. Each ward elects either one or two councillors to be members of the local council. There were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK and each ward has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward population can vary substantially.Local council is made up of a number of Councillors (Cllr) who meet regularly to make decisions about the direction of the council and the work it does for the community. As elected bodies local councils are responsible to their local community. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what they do and how they make decisions. Members of public can attend public council meetin…

Recitation of Presidential oath by President Barack Obama was misspoken

I watched Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration whole day yesterday, and because this was the first time ever I watched the inauguration, my spirits were kept high in spite of the delays and dull waiting.

One episode that did raise my eyebrow is the recitation of Presidential oath. Recitation of Presidential oath by President Barack Obama was misspoken by mistake. How can a humanly error happened in this solemn circumstance?

Constitution of US prescribed the text “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will to best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Chief Justice of USA Mr. John Robert asked Obama to recite the first line of the oath, but Obama started to recite before Mr. Robert had finished the first line, "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear", so Obama repeated "I, Barack Hussein Obama, " after Mr. Robert finished.

Then Mr. Robert recited the second line of the oath in the wrong order. He missed the word “faithfully” and reinserted at the end of phrase, and he use the prepositions "to" instead of "of". so the second line of the oath turned out to be “that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully”. Obama started reciting the second line but paused for few seconds at the word "execute", then Roberts repeated the phrase in correct order “faithfully the office of president of the United States”, but amazingly Obama repeated the original statement of Roberts that “I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully”.


ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama…

OBAMA: I, Barack…

ROBERTS: …
do solemnly swear…

OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear…

ROBERTS: … that I will execute the office of president to the United
States faithfully…

OBAMA: … that I will execute…

ROBERTS: …
faithfully the office of president of the United States…

OBAMA: … the
office of president of the United States faithfully…

ROBERTS: … and will
to the best of my ability…

OBAMA: … and will to the best of my ability…

ROBERTS: … preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
States.

OBAMA: … preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the
United States.

ROBERTS: So help you God?

OBAMA: So help me God.
Does this indicates the anxiety and confusion of peoples in the United States? I do think this humanly error is the bad omen for President Obama and American.

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