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di·ar·chy

also dy·ar·chy (dī′är′kē)
n. pl. di·ar·chies also dy·ar·chies
Government by two joint rulers.

diarchy

(ˈdaɪɑːkɪ) or

dyarchy

n, pl -chies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by two states, individuals, etc
diˈarchic, diˈarchical, diˈarchal, dyˈarchic, dyˈarchical, dyˈarchal adj

di•ar•chy

or dy•ar•chy

(ˈdaɪ ɑr ki)

n., pl. -chies.
a government in which power is vested in two rulers or authorities.
[1825–35]

diarchy, dyarchy

a government controlled by two rulers; biarchy. — diarch, dyarch, n.
See also: Government
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Noun1.diarchy - a form of government having two joint rulers
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
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The remaining nine chapters that follow deal with such themes as events leading to Nkrumah's formation of the Convention Peoples' Party (CPP), the diarchic relationship with the colonial administration, and the upswings and downswings of politics in Ghana up to his overthrow in 1966.
Such a scenario is likely, especially if Japan were to conclude that US-led financial cooperation is better than China-led financial cooperation, or that a diarchic framework co-led by the United States and China is preferable to a Chinese-dominated framework.
Since then, general elections have been held in 1979 and 1983 during the Second Republic, in the period of 1991-1993 when the military regime organized staggered elections in a diarchic experiment that culminated in the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential elections, and in 1999, 2003 and 2007.