military junta

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Noun1.military junta - a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing powermilitary junta - a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
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There is a feeling among pro-democracy Burmese intelligentsia and activists that India, the world's largest democracy, has not fully stood behind Suu Kyi and has given precedence to developing relations with the military junta to safeguard its geostrategic and economic interests.
6 -- Latest reports revealed that the ruling military junta of Burma is expected to grant amnesty to all political prisoners before the first session of the new parliament, according to sources from Naypyitaw.
The military junta unilaterally nullified the results of the general elections in 1990, which had given the NLD 80 percent of parliamentary seats.
Summary: The military junta that ousted Mauritania's president freed the former leader Thursday in response to international pressure
The military junta, which refuses to let foreign agencies distribute aid, is handing out just one cup of rice per family per day.
Who was the last king of Greece, deposed by a military junta in 1973?
The European Commission appealed on June 6 to the military junta in Burma to release democratic campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi, and warned that it could strengthen sanctions against the regime.
He was part of the military junta that murdered thousands of dissidents between 1977 and 1983.
Burma's military junta yesterday jailed more than 80 soldiers for 15 years for their part in a failed coup plot allegedly masterminded by former dictator Ne Win's relatives.
Hafsat Abiola, the daughter of Nigerian pro-democracy activist Kudriat Abiola, got worried in May when the ruling military junta charged her mother with publishing seditious material.
Students accuse the United States of having condoned the deployment of South Korean paratroopers and tanks when residents of the southern city of Kwangju rose up against the military junta in 1980.
On Wednesday, a military junta that seized power in Guinea-Bissau last month formally agreed to step down.

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