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autocrat

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
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I find strong support for the argument that both democratic and autocratic experience are positively associated with larger changes in EFWI.
There is some merit in this as the opposition believes Erdoy-an's autocratic tendencies can only be curbed with external pressures.
Sir Albert is an autocratic boss SIR Albert Bore, who holds the stewardship of Birmingham City Council, promises the council will be more 'humble' and less arrogant in his 20-page plan for a Government-appointed improvement panel (Mail, February 17).
The report concluded that the "UK's policy of engaging with autocratic powers in the MENA region while remaining relatively quiet in public on human rights and political reform has linked us in the eyes of many people with those deposed and discredited governments".
But if you are going to be somewhere a long time, you can't just be autocratic.
an 80-year-old from a secular party who spent decades in politics under autocratic regimes.
In an English-language statement received by AFP, the opposition groups denounced the elections as "a new autocratic step" by the government and urged Bahrainis to join the boycott.
The previous day, Rafsanjani described IS as a fanatic and autocratic group.
New research investigating the fall of dictators has uncovered some interesting data: in the past decade, autocratic leaders have become more vulnerable to popular revolt and less so to insider-led coups, the most common way dictators have exited power in recent history.
I, for one, would not want to leave it to fortune that a strong autocratic leader should emerge, with the type of "benevolent dictatorship" to solve what Akomolafe describes as a continental, economic emergency.
The sudden emergence of an ex-general as a genuine contender has turned Indonesia's presidential election into a clash between the old guard who flourished under decades of autocratic rule and a new generation representing the fledgling democracy.