one-man rule


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Noun1.one-man rule - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)one-man rule - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
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Erdogan's plan for the executive presidential system is not a model for an executive presidency but one-man rule, a constitutional dictatorship that merges all authority into a single hand.
Erdoy-an's plan for the executive presidential system is not a model for an executive presidency but one-man rule, a constitutional dictatorship that merges all authority into a single hand.
The struggle has worsened chaos in the oil producer which has struggled to establish basic institutions since Gaddafi's four-decade one-man rule ended in 2011.
In North Korea, juche was used to justify one-man rule which led to the installation of Kim il-Sung as the Supreme Leader and has kept the country under a strict dictatorship since the North/ South split.
However his opponents fret that Turkey is lurching to one-man rule under Erdogan, who could theoretically stay in power until 2024.
Libya has struggled to reach stability since a NATO-backed war ended Gaddafi's one-man rule in 2011.
This may seem like common sense, yet in fact Mosca's taxonomy dispels two persistent myths, those of autocracy and democracy--of one-man rule and rule by everyone.
Fighting was continuing yesterday in other parts of Benghazi, the cradle of the 2011 uprising that spiralled into a Nato-backed civil war against Gaddafi's one-man rule.
As both ISIS and Assad's army and militias are prevented from entering such zones, toward which civilians and refugees will gravitate, an alternative to one-man rule in Damascus and to violent jihadism will become more realistic.
But we've got it worse, thanks in large part to a system that makes us particularly susceptible to one-man rule.
The Kemalists bitterly resent his rule and accuse Erdogan of squandering Ataturk's legacy with a gradual move to Islamise the country and impose one-man rule.
Gaddafi's one-man rule, followed by three years of unrest, have left Libya with few functioning institutions and no real national army to impose authority on the competing militias and brigades of former rebels who have become power-brokers.