autocrat

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autocrat

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
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This favour was dispensed to you from under an overbearing scowl, which is the true expression of the great autocrat when he has made up his mind to give a battering to some ships and to hunt certain others home in one breath of cruelty and benevolence, equally distracting.
Captain Davenport was an autocrat of the sea, fearing no man, never bridling his tongue, and now he found himself unable to curse in the presence of this old man with the feminine brown eyes and the voice of a dove.
Kyrgyzstan voted in a landmark presidential election on October 15 which saw peaceful transfer of power in the Central Asian region mostly run by autocrats.
To achieve that autocrats have embraced economic reform accompanied by necessary social change that would allow them to efficiently deliver public goods and services.
But the old autocrats had worked hard to prevent a credible opposition from ever being conceived.
Precious few are the countries that have not, at one time or other, been ruled by fiercely tribal autocrats with weak administrative skills and size-12 egos jammed uncomfortably into size-4 souls.
Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics
On average, the deaths of autocrats have prompted moves toward democracy, which appear 13 percentage points more likely than when following failed attempts.
After World War II, Asia was ruled by many autocrats who essentially came to their people and said, "My people, we're going to take away your freedom, but we're going to give you the best education, infrastructure and export-led growth policies money can buy.
The UN, which is supposed to be a platform where safeguards to fundamental rights should be protected and cherished, rather than those who systematically violate them, is losing credibility by conferring legitimacy to autocrats as the likes of Al-Sisi.
Adapted from a study conducted by Milan Svolik, the authors' research examines whether revolts that overthrow dictators are short-term exceptions to conventional wisdom that autocrats are most susceptible to coups.
Summary: Hegazy promises Egypt youth that current authorities will not leave room for terrorists and autocrats to lead Egypt future.