Recession is commonly termed as "R" word, probably the only word that politicians refuse to say as it may ricochet with people refusing to spend, worsening the state of the economy.
Ruling or opposition parties are very cautious when it comes to this word. They would rather say, economic down times, economic down turn, economic slow down, economic melt down or whatever word with a "down" but not the word recession.
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