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politburo (plural politburos)
- The governing council of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other Marxist-Leninist political systems.
- A senior policymaking body in a political organisation, generally consisting of members who either are appointed by the party in control of the organisation or who attain membership through their personal political affiliations.
Non-specific sense is often used to cast doubt on the legitimacy or stated goals of the subject.
the governing Communist council