neopopulism

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neo- +‎ populism

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neopopulism (uncountable)

  1. (politics) A cultural and political movement, mainly in Latin American countries, distinct from twentieth-century populism in radically combining classically opposed left-wing and right-wing attitudes and using electronic media as a means of dissemination.
    • 2007 December 1, RAÚL ISAÍAS BADUEL, “Why I Parted Ways With Chávez”, New York Times:
      President Chávez has been buying and selling against this idea, continuing to practice the kind of neopopulism that will reach its limit only when the country receives what economists call an external shock.

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