ruling class

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Noun1.ruling class - the class of people exerting power or authority
upper class, upper crust - the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
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It's time to call on the government to prioritize free public services over privatization and demand the rich and the ruling elite to pay their due share to fund such a huge poverty reduction initiative.
He said the previous ruling elite had targeted the state institutions by weakening them as in the presence of strong anti-graft institutions, they could not have laundered the money abroad.
Prime Minister emphasized that corruption of ruling elite is the leading cause of poverty of nations and Pakistan is facing the same dilemma.
He said: 'There is a constant crisis which Pakistani people have been facing for decades, but the ruling elite is cashing in on this crisis.
He said the biggest reason of shortage of dollars in the country is money-laundering carried out by previous ruling elite. Khan added when ruling elite engages in practice of money-laundering, it is not in a strong moral position to stop other people of doing so.
Multiple review petitions have been filed by numerous government departments against the judgement but the ruling elite clearly realises that review petitions are rarely successful.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tens of thousands of Algerians poured onto the streets for the 11th consecutive Friday demanding the departure of Algeria's ruling elite a month after the downfall of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
KARACHI -- The ruling elite is least concerned about the plights of workers, saving attending photo sessions of the May 01, and our parliamentarians are doing nothing for the rights of labors, said Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Altaf Shakoor, here on Wednesday.
That it takes decades to transform a nation is the single most self-serving lie that the ruling elite in Pakistan has propagated over the decades to perpetuate its monopoly on power.
The biggest demonstrations in Algeria since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising have died down since the weekend, but cracks are appearing in within a ruling elite long regarded as invincible.
Imran Khan tweeted, Pakistan's "beauty is not appreciated by our ruling elite," which is why ECL is such a calamity for them.
The Prime Minister said that institutions in the countries with poor rule of law were deliberately weekend so that corruption by ruling elite was made possible.