one-man rule

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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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amp;nbsp;Ankara says the constitutional changes would make Turkey's presidential system resemble that of the United States and France, but Erdogan's political opponents viewed the new policy as an attempt to bolster his one-man rule over the country.
Turkey has a parliamentary system, while President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an supports the formation of a "Turkish-style" presidential system -- a strong one-man rule, which he claims will help the country's development by eliminating "multi-headedness" in state governance and thus pave the way for a more effective decision-making system.
The struggle has worsened chaos in the oil producer which has struggled to establish basic institutions since Gaddafi's four-decade one-man rule ended in 2011.
For all the "efficiency and effectiveness" of one-man rule, there can be no way of offsetting the fundamental bankruptcy that comes with lack of integrity, lack of transparency, and lack of fairness in an over-centralized regime.
However his opponents fret that Turkey is lurching to one-man rule under Erdogan, who could theoretically stay in power until 2024.
Libya has struggled to reach stability since a NATO-backed war ended Gaddafi's one-man rule in 2011.
The effects of treating Erdogan like a reasonable actor when he is clearly crazy are not only being felt by the people of Turkey, who have seen their democracy curdle into authoritarian one-man rule and their economic miracle turn into an oligarchical prison-house built on enormous mountains of debt.
The leaders of such countries where one-man rule has persisted tend to forget one basic reality: they can't do everything alone.
Gaddafi's one-man rule, followed by three years of unrest, have left Libya with few functioning institutions and no real national army to impose authority on the competing militias and brigades of former rebels who have become power-brokers.
He stressed, " We want to be partners and do not want to be nationals, we knew Al-Maliki before bing in power was different from al-Maliki, who has been in power, who led the country in the direction of one-man rule.
Their campaign, they say, is a warning that political forces who spearheaded the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak are still active and will prevent Egypt returning to an era of one-man rule.
I]n a land which has known five thousand years of mainly centralized, one-man rule, .
Nasheed was the country's first democratically elected leader who came to power in 2008 after 30 years of one-man rule.
The country, he said, was heading for a one-man rule and dictatorship which will be nipped in the bud using the political instruments.
In the process, the AKP's achievements were lost to what the protestors see as the one-man rule of the party (no one said dictatorial), taking decisions in closed rooms and failing to consult the people.