from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chief political and executive committee of a Communist party.
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- n. The governing council of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other Leninist political systems.
- n. 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.
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- n. the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
Whether you call them a court, a junta or a politburo is irrelevant.
One might add that such overriding emphasis on flag and anthem and face-driven notions of national interest, as decided entirely behind closed doors by something called a politburo is extremely old fashioned.
The politburo, which is the highest decision-making body of the ruling ZANU-PF party met on Wednesday and discussed the possibility of imposing a state of emergency in response to "rising anger" over the treatment of Tsvangirai, unnamed sources told the Gazette.
A jubilant opposition has demanded Mugabe's resignation, but the former guerrilla leader known for a ruthless political fighting spirit has already called his politburo and central committee to emergency meetings this week.
The politburo is the most powerful body of the ruling party.
Mmm … I don't see what Pete has dubbed the politburo losing any sleep if the two other parties go into voluntary opposition.
As a voting member of the DPVA central committee no, I do not feel I am part of a commie "politburo" and a strong supporter of Peter Russelot for the next chair of the party, I was quite surprised by the virulence of some of the comments made on the live feed of the committee that Blue Virginia provided.
Folks like Judy Feder and Brian Moran would like to take away all of our Freedoms and just let the "politburo" of centralized government run everything.
The DNC is behaving more and more like a Communist "politburo" that decrees who will be the "people's" candidate.
Mugabe's 26-member party "politburo," an elite policy-making body.