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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The case, filed by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), demanded that Imelda and Irene return at least P200 billion in wealth accumulated by them allegedly through theft of public coffers during Marcos' one-man rule.
His opponents view him as an aspiring autocrat and fear a return to one-man rule.
Punjab had several issues with the highly centralised, one-man rule epitomised by Mr Sharif.
But whether we like it or not therefore, it is quite obvious that at this stage, we are already veering and sliding back towards a one-man rule like the Marcos dictatorial regime.
It is high time we all moved beyond party politics, affiliations, personal likes and dislikes and worked together to repair the damage one-man rule has done to Punjab.
Martial's epigrams and other short poems are from late in the first century, when one-man rule had become the norm.
'How can what has become a one-man rule be transmuted to majority rule for the betterment of the people?
Critics decry what they say is increasing authoritarianism and a push toward one-man rule.
Duterte's intentions to strengthen his hold on power, the proposed federal charter appears to pave the way for a one-man rule," said EBF.
The country's electoral commission confirmed he had an "absolute majority" in the poll, which ushers in a new system critics say will cement one-man rule.
The Turks will choose what is practically one-man rule based on Islamist politics or a regime returning to the separation of legislative, executive, and judicial powers.
President Donald Trump's America First strategy and the revival of one-man rule in Russia and China.