What is presidium?

  • (noun): A permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session.
    Synonyms: praesidium


The presidium or praesidium (from Latin praesidium meaning protection or defense, so plural presidia or praesidia) is the name for the heading organ of various legislative and organizational bodies.

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Revolutionary Council (Afghanistan) - Organization
... The Presidium of the Revolutionary Council consisted of all Revolutionary Council office bearer and some others ... The Presidium's main role in PDPA and DRA politics was to serve as a legislature of such, approving state decisions before the Revolutionary Council ... The Presidium office also watched over the Council of Ministers ...
Student Chamber Of The Council Of Higher Education Institutions - Internal Structures
... The Council consists of the Assembly, Presidium and Closer Presidium and is headed by the Chairperson of the Council ... and two more delegates of the Chamber are automatically members of the Presidium of the Council ... In the Closer Presidium elected by the Assembly of the Council, the Chamber is represented by its Chairperson or Vice-chairperson ...
Storting - Organisation - Presidium
... The presidium is chaired by the President of the Parliament, in Norway called the Storting, consists of the president and the five vice presidents of the Storting ...
Council Of The Republic Of Belarus - Presidium
... The Presidium of the Council of the Republic is a permanently operating body of the Council of the Republic ... The Presidium of the Council of the Republic comprises the Speaker of the Council of the Republic (head of the Presidium), his/her deputy and the chairpersons of the ...
Presidium - Current Usage
... The word Presidium is currently used by North Korea (Supreme People's Assembly Presidium) and in the People's Republic of China ... In Flemish and Scandinavian student organisations the word Presidium is used as an umbrella word for all the chairmen in the organisations's administration ...