coup d'etat

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Synonyms for coup d'etat

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Synonyms for coup d'etat

a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

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The bloodless coup also introduced a series of harsh restrictions on religious life, including an unofficial but widely practiced ban on the use of the Islamic headscarf at public institutions and universities.
Bloodless coup But Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999 and resigned in 2008, was barred from standing and put under house arrest over numerous criminal charges -- including treason.
Kumbaga, pwede mong sabihin a bloodless coup. Nakita niyo, siya mismo umamin na ganun ang pinplano nila," Trillanes said.
The army seized power in a bloodless coup and toppled the government of Yingluck Shinawatra, following months of political uncertainty.
e headmaster had described a 'bloodless coup' at one Birmingham school - and 'an alliance to destabilise the head' at another.
Hundreds of British tourists are having to adhere to a strict night curfew after the bloodless coup and Mr Hague said the Thai authorities should not to resort to violence amid fears of the reaction to the takeover.
He pointed out: "The first step of this change will be made by our armed forces of the army and the police, who will play a bloodless coup in favor of the Iraqi people by refusing to vote for the failed politicians "
The author interviews a whopping 163 people who were there at the scene to understand how they pulled off the bloodless coup within the law of the Constitution.
The bloodless coup by General Hafez Assad, in 1970, put in place a powerful autocratic machinery at the core of the state which remains in place under the control of his son Bashar.
Sheikh Hamad rose to power in 1995, as he deposed his father in a bloodless coup. Since then he has worked to turn Qatar in a major player in Gulf politics.
Pervez Musharraf, overthrew the government in a bloodless coup.
Musharraf took over the Nawaz Sharif government in a bloodless coup in October 1999 and ruled the country for almost nine years.
Nawaz recalled how the former army chief had toppled his government in a bloodless coup in 1999.
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There has been a problem since July 17." Al-Obeidi, who took part in the 1969 coup that brought Al Qathafi to power at the end of a bloodless coup, said he had joined the revolution on the 20th day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.