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Synonyms for dictatorship

Synonyms for dictatorship

a government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

Synonyms for dictatorship

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

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It means that parties, which practically want to undergo a democratic and modern competition in Kurdistan, have thought that the defeat and isolation of parties, no matter how limited their size is, is against democracy and will strengthen principles of dictatorship.
One person who has been able to shed new light on relations established during those years between the dictatorship and certain media outlets is former journalist Osvaldo Papaleo, who was made to testify May 29 as part of an ongoing investigation into the fraudulent sale of Papel Prensa, the newspaper industry's primary newsprint supplier, which ended up in the hands of the dailies Clarin and La Nacion, and the state (NotiSur, Oct.
The novel has been a privileged genre when recounting the horrors of dictatorship in the Spanish language.
Members of both parties supported Pinochet's dictatorship and several Pinochet-era officials now serve as lawmakers and mayors.
However, they ask we the people to tolerate this dictatorship for two months.
Many Greeks hold the US responsible for backing the 1967-1974 dictatorship.
The daughter of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko warned that the upcoming parliamentary elections in her country would be rigged and could cement a dictatorship under President Viktor Yanukovych unless the international community intervenes.
ISLAMABAD -- Co-Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party, President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said the Parliament, representing the will of the people, is the shield against dictatorship.
He added: 'It is no exaggeration to state that on February 17, 2011 Benghazi led Libya in the rejection of Gaddafi's atheist dictatorship and that on tSeptember 21, 2012 it showed the way for the entire Arab world in rejecting all forms of religious dictatorship.
He strongly condemned Assad's dictatorship and its regional allies including Russia, Iran and Hisbullah.
During this period, the dictatorship reached critical levels and rare were those who had the courage to defy the dangerous regime's authoritarian drift.
It gets a bit boring when these flag-waving royalists spew out the same old mantra about a choice between a dictatorship, a communist run country or retaining a free-loading, parasitic family that has no constitutional power.
Why did Peter Hughes Griffiths vote for this virtual dictatorship by the CEO and the Leader in Carmarthenshire County Council?
Manila As Filipinos mark the 26th year of Marcos' overthrow, militant groups iterate that such a transition to democracy would not have been possible had it not been for the collective efforts of people fighting the dictatorship.
If friends of the dictatorship is giving weapons to the dictatorship, then friends of the revolutionaries should give weapons to the revolutionaries," Ennahdha leader Rached Ghannouchi told the Anadolu Agency Sunday over the phone.