Competitive Exams: Political Science Study Material: Glossary U

Political Science Glossary: U

Ultimatum

It is making a binding declaration of the conditions by a party against its opponent to fulfill those conditions within the time limit mentioned in such a declaration. The ultimatum also mentions the consequences to follow, if the conditions are not met within the time. For example, the UN gave ultimatum to Iraq to remove its army from Kuwait and vacate her territory within a specified time.

Unattached members of the legislature

They are those members whose status vis-a-vis a political party, subsequent to defection or dismissal, is yet to be decided by the Presiding Officer of the Legislature.