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a system of government by one person with absolute power.
a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution.
a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
system of political organization with a central supreme government which holds the authority over and makes the decisions for subordinate local governments.
system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments.
an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.
form of government in which the party (or a coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliament (legislature) forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor.
democratic and republican system of government where a head of government leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch. This head of government is in most cases also the head of state, which is called president.
a system of government based on popular sovereignty in which the structures, powers, and limits of government are set forth in a constitution.
the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state.
the elected head of a republican state.
a sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor.
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