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Twitter and Facebook, both social media sites, were key forums for public discourse and important tools that helped to mobilize the masses that brought down long-time autocrats Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, and helped coordinate the mass demonstrations against the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during Iran's disputed June 2009 presidential elections.
It is not as much the ouster of the Libyan autocrat that had propelled them on to poking their long noses in the popular uprising in Libya as was the intoxicating seductive smell of the Libyan oil.
In his scathing remarks for the sole emerging face within the BJP -- Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi -- Kulkarni compared him to Advani, stating, "An autocrat is sought to be enthroned, and a perfect democrat is being marginalised and humiliated.
Despite his overtly pro-poor policies he was ultimately regarded as more autocrat than saviour, unlike Pope Francis who picks up his own hotel luggage and is therefore a clear advocate of pro-poor redistributive policies.
He said that the PCNS should not have been made, as this was the creation of an army autocrat and added instead the cabinet's Defence Committee should be strengthened.
They may no longer be twinned with the other surviving absolute monarchy, Saudi Arabia, but the popes are one with the former absolute monarchs, now autocrats acting like monarchs, such as the sultans of Oman and Bahrain, and the emirates.
UAE's Alrroya al-Iqtissadia daily cited a central bank circular as telling banks to "search for and freeze accounts, deposits and investments" of the former autocrat who is sheltered in Saudi Arabia, and those of his wife Leila Trabelsi and the others.
The Macedonian secret police system has delivered another autocrat.
But that's how it looks in Cairo: Leaders of Egypt's democratic opposition have been expressing deep disappointment with the new administration's reduction of aid to pro-reform groups and its public support for the 81-year-old autocrat, even as pro-regime media crow in triumph.
The banking powers are more despotic than a monarch, more insolent than autocrat, more selfish than bureaucrat.
are 13 percentage points more likely following the assassination of an autocrat than following a failed attempt on an autocrat.
On September 19, 2006, in a now-infamous post on the blog run by Grist, an ultra-left radical environmentalist magazine, armchair autocrat David Roberts wrote of global warming "deniers": "When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these b***ds--some sort of climate Nuremberg.