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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It's made the executive the most dangerous branch, he writes, fostering one-man rule when "deadlocks produced by divided government.
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.
The political landscape in Turkey is currently defined by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoyan's determination to build a system of one-man rule, with him at the center.
The Leninist concept of a heavily centralized vanguard party has been thoroughly derided, sometimes with good cause, but even the Communist Party would have been a rather different beast had it not been reduced to an intellectually impotent vehicle for one-man rule, as it was under Josef Stalin, who made sure he was the only member of Lenin's central committee left alive by 1940.
As Lam Akol tells us in SPLM/SPLA: The Nassir Declaration, the main contentious issues were Garang's one-man rule of the SPLM and the constricting democratic space in the movement, including intolerance for free speech.
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.
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.
In addition, his comments follow serious internal objections raised by various opposition groups with regards to his one-man rule of everything relating to the country's affairs.
Mr Morsi took to the podium and said he too objected to the language of the sheik and one-man rule contradicts Islam.
Stanishev referred to what he sees as one-party, one-man rule by ruling GERB and PM Boyko Borisov.
America was forcibly fed one-man rule under Lincoln and, unfortunately, many Americans developed a taste for it.
It is a shift in the democratic approach from one-man rule to the rule of the people and giving them more power to speak and practise their rights," he said.
Perhaps more significantly, Libyan people have not yet developed trust towards political parties, preferring a return of one-man rule.