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au·to·crat·ic

(aw'tō-krat'ik)
Exercising unlimited authority or control over the actions of a group.
[G. autokratēs, ruling absolutely, fr. autos self, + krateō, to rule]
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Lima [Peru], Dec 25 ( ANI ): Former autocrat Alberto Fujimori has been pardoned in an announcement made by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on the Christmas Eve.
But I don't think we're quite ripe for the plucking by some would-be autocrat.
On average, the deaths of autocrats have prompted moves toward democracy, which appear 13 percentage points more likely than when following failed attempts.
After World War II, Asia was ruled by many autocrats who essentially came to their people and said, "My people, we're going to take away your freedom, but we're going to give you the best education, infrastructure and export-led growth policies money can buy.
So I dare ask: When will the horse trading that strengthens a tarnished autocrat end?
The previous house was controlled by Islamists, who came to power in the country's first democratically held vote following the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
Summary: Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's first free presidential election, in the final step of a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
Summary: Veteran Tunisian politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's first free presidential election in the final step of a transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
The ballot marked the final step in Tunisia's transition to democracy after an uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011 and inspired the Arab Spring revolts across North Africa and the Middle East, Reuters reported.
The US has sharply criticized Egypt's human rights record at the start of a United Nations meeting reviewing the country's performance for the first time since the 2011 ouster of longtime autocrat Husni Mubarak.
Set in an unnamed country reminiscent of many recent despotic nations, the story follows a fallen autocrat and his artless grandson fleeing murderous revolutionaries bent on vengeance.
In countries where different camps within a protest movement seek divergent outcomes (think Egypt), it can help ensure that competing parties work together instead of against one another after an autocrat is overthrown.