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Noun1.form of government - the members of a social organization who are in power
social group - people sharing some social relation
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
constitutionalism - a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution)
republic, democracy, commonwealth - a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
diarchy, dyarchy - a form of government having two joint rulers
gerontocracy - a political system governed by old men
gynarchy, gynecocracy - a political system governed by a woman
hegemony - the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others; "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"
mobocracy, ochlocracy - a political system in which a mob is the source of control; government by the masses
oligarchy - a political system governed by a few people; "one of his cardinal convictions was that Britain was not run as a democracy but as an oligarchy"; "the big cities were notoriously in the hands of the oligarchy of local businessmen"
plutocracy - a political system governed by the wealthy people
republic - a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch; "the head of state in a republic is usually a president"
technocracy - a form of government in which scientists and technical experts are in control; "technocracy was described as that society in which those who govern justify themselves by appeal to technical experts who justify themselves by appeal to scientific forms of knowledge"
theocracy - a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)
social organisation, social organization, social structure, social system, structure - the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships; "the social organization of England and America is very different"; "sociologists have studied the changing structure of the family"
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Sheikh Ali Salman will stand trial from January 28 on charges of "promoting the overthrow and change of the political regime by force," prosecutor Nayef Mahmud said in a statement.
In particular, whether political regime changes may cause such regime shifts in monetary policy has been controversial in the literature.
decisiveness and political will to condemn the criminal actions of the former political regime with regard to the Armenians of Javakheti.
For a long time, Economists have debated on which of the types of political regime, that is the democratic and the military government have favored Economic growth and development.
I believe Geordies are the best people in the world and will come through regardless of what any political regime throws at us.
The gathering marked the beginning of a new group keeping an eye on Mexico's new political regime.
According to Karamushkina, some representatives of former political regime were fueling ethnic hatred because they wanted to destabilize political situation in the country after the revolution.
The Asian Human Rights Commission on Wednesday accused the Bangladesh president of 'misusing constitutional texts' to fit the requirements of the ruling political regime and said that the presidential clemency must not be a political game.
"With due reservations it is also found to be more important determinant of GDP growth than country's political regime type," the paper's abstract said.
At a meeting held on Friday in Sfax, he said that this referendum should turn on the kind of political regime in Tunisia, the term of office of the Caretaker Government and the period set for the Constituent assembly to rewrite the new constitution which should not exceed six months.
"But it seems that the political regime in Syria is determined to repeat its experiment with the uprising in the city of Hama in the 1980s," Shiryan said, referring to thousands of Syrians who were killed when Assad's father, the late President Hafez Assad, ordered air and artillery bombardment of Hama in an attempt to crush the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood movement.
Muna said that she and her husband participated in the protests to fight corruption and to ensure that their daughter lives in a safe and stable world under a secure and just political regime.