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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The slide towards one-man rule under Xi has fuelled concern that Beijing is eroding efforts to guard against the excesses of autocratic leadership and make economic regulation more stable and predictable.
According to Al Jazeera, the move reverses the era of "collective" leadership and orderly succession in the country, that was once promoted by the late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, to ensure stability following the turbulent one-man rule of Communist China's founder Mao Zedong.
China's defenders are putting an optimistic spin on the country's tilt toward one-man rule. Now that President Xi Jinping has set himself up to remain in power indefinitely, they suggest, he will have the runway to see through painful but necessary economic reforms that have long been resisted by various actors within China's political system.
"More ominously," Mr Bellamy and Mr Carson warned, "the government, including its Inspector-General of Police, is routinely refusing to comply with court orders to release detainees, desist from illegal or unconstitutional acts, answer summonses, and enforce judicial decisions."President Kenyatta is in effect "challenging the rule of law in ways that push executive impunity to an extreme not seen since the dark days of Daniel Arap Moi's one-man rule," the ex-envoys declared.
Things haven't gone as badly as I feared: Our political system--on the home front, at least--has been surprisingly resistant to one-man rule.
Critics say a switch to presidential system is part of a grab by Erdogan for one-man rule, but supporters say it will simply put Turkey in line with France and the United States and is needed for efficient government.
"It is expected to follow through with decisions made at the congress, approve personnel and organizational changes and underscore Kim's one-man rule," the official said.
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.
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.
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. / End