Welsh Assembly

Welsh Assembly
the ˌWelsh Asˈsembly 7 [Welsh Assembly] (also the ˌNational Asˌsembly for ˈWales) noun singular
the group of people who are elected as a government for Wales with limited independence from the British Parliament that includes the power to make certain laws
Culture:
The Assembly meets in ↑Cardiff and is made up of 60 ↑Assembly Members. 40 of them are directly elected to represent constituencies and 20 are elected to represent regions of Wales using a form of ↑proportional representation. The Welsh Assembly began work in 1999. It has the power to develop and carry out policies affecting Wales in areas including education, culture, health, agriculture, the environment, tourism and the Welsh language but cannot raise taxes. It is led by a ↑First Minister who is chosen by the Assembly and who chooses the other Assembly Ministers to make up a ↑cabinet.
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