fait accompli

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Synonyms for fait accompli

an irreversible accomplishment

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Vitsas said that despite the time which has passed since the 1974 Turkish invasion, no fait accompli in the northern part of the island had been accepted by the international community.
Rejecting of the so-called "constitutional declaration" by the Houthi militias and its attempts to impose a fait accompli by force.
Il indique que ces lobbies ont change les listes aux legislatives dans le gouvernorat e Jendouba et dans la circonscription de France Nord validees, pourtant, par les instances du parti, en en imposant d'autres a leur choix, et mettant tout le monde devant le fait accompli.
SLIGO boss Pat Flanagan refuses to accept that Mayo's fourth Connacht Championship title in succession is a fait accompli.
Now that the doors are a fait accompli, I can only urge one and all to make a point of using them.
Summary: Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai warned Tuesday that a fait accompli government would plunge Lebanon into further turmoil, as the Future Movement said the formation of a national unity Cabinet hinged on MP Michel Aoun's agreement to the rotation of ministerial portfolios.
He continued to add that, "Israel's justifications for the ban on many goods and raw materials are completely untenable and unrealistic as it's just trying hard to impose a fait accompli (irreversible accomplished fact).
However, US PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua said that the exercise is only an analysis currently, adding that it would become a fait accompli only if they had the cooperation of a number of other groups.
He also condemned continuous occupation of Palestinian territories as a hurdle to international efforts to adopt dialogue and negotiations as a civilised way to resolve conflicts, and not by violence and imposing the fait accompli policy.
DESPITE what some people think that we are heading towards a secular society, I would as an agnostic like to state the opposite is the fait accompli.
Many passengers feel the surgery was nothing more than a token PR stunt to soften the blow of changes which were presented as a fait accompli.
Ihsanoglu stated that the Israeli settlement policy aims at consolidating occupation and imposing a fait accompli.
We are frustrated by this unjust decision that invokes the need for security of Israel but also the difficulty of changing the route of the already built portion of the wall, which makes us a fait accompli," said the statement.
It looked like a complete fait accompli for me and for him.
But Joe Clarke, regional official for Unite, said: "I get the impression that Michael Clarke has made a fait accompli in relation to the plans to close Birmingham.