palace revolution

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palace revolution

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a coup d'état made by those already in positions of power, usually with little violence
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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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Past managements had forgotten them; palace revolutions had taken no notice of them; the history of France had run its course unknown to them; and nobody recollected their existence.
The revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Syria are not "palace revolutions," but mark deep and irreversible changes in the Arab world.
"The Prime Minister is also an appropriate person to replace the President, since he is determined with involvement of the Parliament elected by the people," Temir Sariev said."In case the Presidential Council comprised of 7 persons does not reach consensus, palace revolutions will start and the country will be in chaos and uncertainty," Temir Sariev said.He added that the Constitution is aimed to ensure and protect interests of all citizens and the entire society.