coup d'etat

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Synonyms for coup d'etat

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a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

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The 1980 military coup carried out under Evren's leadership led to a wave of extrajudicial killings and torture, among other things.
The military coup carried out by the Army of Thailand does not have any legitimacy nor does the Army of Thailand have a mandate from the people of Thailand to govern the country.
Many local and international critics of the government's coup attempt narrative also argued that in staging a coup attempt, important institutions such as presidential palace, residence, military headquarters, national TV and radio as well as the central bank were to be among the immediate targets by a military coup plotter, which was not the case on 15 December.
Prominent scholar Egyptian Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who stepped down from Egypt s Al-Azhar University in protest against the institutions support of the military coup was the first plan aired.
Applauding the military coup against Morsi makes this the more likely outcome.
However, we do have to deal with it as a military coup, as no democracy can develop under military rule (including the relatively smart ones that rule from behind a civilian curtain like in the Egyptian case.
Similarly, in modern Syrian history, a symbol like Akram Hurani was a stark example of the permanent confusion between parliamentary work and military coups.
Yemeni revolutionary powers refuse [to accept the legitimacy of] the military coup against democratic authenticity in Egypt.
The report said that the Islamists in their protests on Friday against Morsi's ouster called for every free Egyptian to come out against the bloody military coup and said the protests weren't simply about Morsi, but rather about a democratic process that was mocked by military coup.
The Republican senator said the removal of president Morsi appeared to be a military coup.
There is high uncertainty over how the risks resulting from the military coup evolve over the short term and the eventual pathway to a peaceful political transition," it added.
Sharif, who was deposed in a military coup in 1999, will later Wednesday be sworn in by the president.
It caused panic across the country with some people speculating on social websites that the 111th brigade of the Pakistan Army was moving to Islamabad for a military coup.
The report entitled "Can a Military Coup Occur in the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council Countries?
Odili, seeking vengeance for a personal slight and hoping to quell the greed of the rulers while easing the suffering of the people, leads an opposition party in the upcoming elections--but a military coup dashes both men's dreams.
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