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pseudodemocracy (plural pseudodemocracies)
- (politics) A government that holds elections but restricts civil liberties.
2009 March 22, Kenneth Roth, “Ballots and Bullets”, in New York Times:
- It has long been an article of faith that these pseudodemocracies are inherently unstable.
a government that holds elections but restricts civil liberties