Autocrat


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Autocrat

1. A leader in a government who wields complete and total power. While autocrats do not exist in practice, dictatorships often concentrate power in only a few persons.

2. A person who believes that autocracy is a desirable form of government.
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But I don't think we're quite ripe for the plucking by some would-be autocrat. If Trump's presidency leads into dictatorship, it is more likely to be as the harbinger of doom than the bringer of it.
Asian autocrats tended to be modernizers, like Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, and you see the results today: Singaporeans waiting in line for 10 hours to pay last respects to a man who vaulted them from nothing into the global middle class.
The UN, which is supposed to be a platform where safeguards to fundamental rights should be protected and cherished, rather than those who systematically violate them, is losing credibility by conferring legitimacy to autocrats as the likes of Al-Sisi.
Marzouki, who had sought refuge in France during the Ben Ali era, painted a potential Essebsi presidency as a reverse for the "Jasmine Revolution" that forced the former autocrat to flee into exile.
Adapted from a study conducted by Milan Svolik, the authors' research examines whether revolts that overthrow dictators are short-term exceptions to conventional wisdom that autocrats are most susceptible to coups.
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With their furious street protest they drove the autocrat into a real tight corner, with his close aides and confidantes throwing desperate feelers that he was prepared for a political settlement.
Advani's close associate Sudheendra Kulkarni has attacked party chief Rajnath Singh and its likely prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi terming them as "foxy president" and "autocrat" respectively.
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.
Raza Rabbani said that the existing judiciary was the first ever in the country which didn't ratified the actions of the autocrat.
The state of emergency was put in place following a popular uprising in the country that overthrew autocrat Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 18 months ago.
* The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi offered a preview of his presidential campaign against former Mubarak prime minister Ahmed Shafik: namely, that he (Morsi) will not be another autocrat. [AP/NYT]