one-party system, one-party state

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one-party system, one-party state

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one-party rule

a political system and state in which a single POLITICAL PARTY rules and where opposition political parties are not permitted or are precluded from rule. As well as being a feature, until recently, of eastern European socialist and communist states and of other systems based on Marxism (see also VANGUARD PARTY), one-party systems have also been introduced by rulers in developing societies in which the existence of ethnic and tribal divisions (rather than modern class divisions) are claimed to provide an unsuitable basis for two-party or multi-party democracies (compare STABLE DEMOCRACY).
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That left room for some liberals to question the legitimacy of one-party rule.
Xi also added that the new system unites all political parties and people without party affiliation toward a common goal, effectively preventing the flaws of the absence of oversight in one-party rule, or power rotation and nasty competition among multiple political parties.
Fresh off a clean sweep in the Senate elections on Sunday, a ruling party spokesman and newly elected senator yesterday espoused the benefits of one-party rule in Cambodia, pointing to the example of chief patron China while glossing over longstanding concerns about the superpower's human rights record.
Organizers of the event warn people not to let history repeat itself, and to be cautious against one-party rule.
In China, subversion charges are commonly leveled against critics of one-party rule.
But the AKP majority will mean a continuation of 12 years of one-party rule, and most probably a continuation of Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian domination of the Turkish government.
The vote is a rerun of a June election in which AKP surprisingly lost its one-party rule due to a strong showing by a Kurdish party.
After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) was handed a mandate of one-party rule by voters on Sunday, the value of the Turkish lira rose by 4.
The overarching issue in all these races will be one-party rule.
Hardline Islamist groups also emerged after the revolt against Ben Ali swept away his one-party rule.
The arrogance, the taking voters for granted after years of one-party rule, the lack of ambition, the absence of a positive constructive vision, and - what really infuriates me - the sheer complacency and lack of urgency about standards in vital public services "Just putting your hands up and saying - as Carwyn Jones did - 'well, we took our eyes off the ball on education' is just not good enough.
He said: "The arrogance, the taking voters for granted after years of one-party rule, the lack of ambition.