Dictatorship

Unrest as Paraguay senators back president re-election

Paraguayan senators approved a contested law allowing the country's president to be re-elected, prompting furious protesters to break into the legislature, ransacking lawmakers' offices and igniting fires.

Apr 01, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Centre trying to run parallel government through unelected persons in Delhi: Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia described  the transfers of nine Delhi government officers as an attempt to run a "parallel" government through "unelected" persons in the national capital.

Jul 05, 2016, 20:23 PM IST

Myanmar votes today in first free elections in 25 years

Myanmar goes to the polls on Sunday, taking its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship, but the legacy of military rule means opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi cannot become president even if her party wins a landslide.

Nov 08, 2015, 05:41 AM IST

Modi hasn't shown signs of dictatorship: Journalist Coomi Kapoor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn't shown any signs of dictatorship nor is there any chance of an emergency being declared again, says veteran journalist Coomi Kapoor, who has recently authored a book on the draconian measure imposed on the country by Indira Gandhi during 1975-77.

Jun 26, 2015, 08:07 AM IST

PPP chief says Pak PM Sharif's govt better than dictatorship

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said, referring to the previous marshal laws in the country, that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s government is better than dictatorship.

Dec 01, 2014, 10:52 AM IST

Philippine leader may seek controversial second term

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has said he may try to change the constitution and serve a second term in office, a stunning announcement in a nation haunted by dictatorship.

Aug 14, 2014, 19:48 PM IST

India will turn into dictatorship under Modi: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference President Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said India will turn into a dictatorship if BJP`s Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister of the country and urged the Congress to ensure that such an eventuality does not become reality.

Mar 26, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

Marcos dictatorship victims to be compensated

Philippine lawmakers are preparing to approve USD 246 million in compensation for thousands persecuted decades ago under dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Jan 28, 2013, 16:02 PM IST

Russia will never be a `dictatorship`: Putin

Putin has sought to dispel fears he plans to
impose a more authoritarian style of leadership in Russia.

Jan 25, 2012, 19:46 PM IST

Dictatorship will not come back in Pakistan: Gilani

The Pakistani PM insisted that dictators could not end corruption despite holding power for years.

Jan 20, 2012, 16:56 PM IST

Chile backs off removing `dictatorship` from texts

Chilean Education Minister earlier suggested calling the 1973-1990 rule of General Augusto Pinochet a military regime.

Jan 07, 2012, 14:20 PM IST

Dictatorship destroying Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Former premier warned elements conspiring against democracy that his party will not allow anyone to send Parliament packing.

Dec 24, 2011, 19:55 PM IST

Iran hits back at US over dictatorship comment

Iran hit back at the United States on Tuesday for saying the Islamic state was moving toward a military dictatorship, accusing Washington of pursuing wrong policies in the Middle East.

Feb 16, 2010, 13:55 PM IST

Clash of state institutions would lead Pak to dictatorship: Gilani

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that a clash of three state institutions - parliament, judiciary and executive – should be avoided, as it may lead to military dictatorship again.

Jan 25, 2010, 14:43 PM IST

Chile declares day to honour victims of dictatorship

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has declared October 30 National Day of Victims of Political Execution, in memory of thousands killed by the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Oct 31, 2009, 11:15 AM IST