- 1 [país] to be president of; [reunión] to chair, preside at o/or over, take the chair at; [comité] to chair; [jurado] to preside over; [tribunal/cortes] to preside over presidió la compañía durante diez años he was president (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) chairman of the company for ten years
- 2 (reinar en) to prevail la cordialidad y la armonía presidieron la reunión a spirit of harmony and cordiality prevailed at the meeting la claridad que preside su prosa the clarity which is a prevalent feature of o/or which prevails in her prose style
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.