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palace revolution

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence

pal′ace revolu′tion


n.
a revolt against a sovereign or other leader by members of the ruling group.
[1900–05]
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Until he was ousted in a palace coup late last year, Robert Mugabe, 94, was the world's oldest head of State.
The round-up follows a meticulously planned palace coup in June through which Prince Mohammed ousted his elder cousin Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as heir to the throne.
The other is to launch a palace coup against his own government with the support of the military," he wrote on Facebook.
National Guard Chief Prince Meteb bin Abdullah was also detained and replaced by Khaled bin Ayyaf, recalling a palace coup in June which ousted his elder cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, as heir to the throne and interior minister.
The roundup recalls the palace coup in June through which he ousted his elder cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef, as heir to the throne and interior minister.
Remember Citigroup, which I first recommended in 2012 at 25 after it failed a Fed stress test, Vikram Pandit was ousted in a palace coup and the shrinkage of Citi Holdings began to create excess capital?
On June 1995, Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the father of the current emir, deposed his own father in a palace coup that shocked the Gulf and the international community.
In 1996, Doha accused Manama of supporting a counter-coup against Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's father, who ascended to the throne in a bloodless palace coup the previous year.
However, the move comes just days after Saudi Arabia began promoting a Qatari royal family member whose branch of the family was ousted in a palace coup in 1972.
Two decades later, her husband overthrew his father in a bloodless palace coup to become emir.
It is difficult to know whether Assange can back such claims with hard evidence, but given the behavior of the radical Left, including Hillary and Obama and their supporters, it is no stretch to believe that a palace coup is being plotted.
On July 8th, 2016, just minutes when the firefight ensued at the Presidential Place in Juba, between the bodyguards of President Salva Kiir and those of First Vice President Riek Machar, in an apparent palace coup, James Gatdet Dak posted on his Face Book account an incited and incendiary message, which was quickly shared around and greatly contributed to the fateful events that saw Juba rocked in fire, with much destruction and unnecessary death.