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12 Oct 2022, 1010 hrs

The Reign of Political Strongmen

They cultivate their own personal brand of politics while undermining institutions and altering the laws of democratic accountability. Yet countries across the globe have seen iliberal characters rise to power and even encourage a cult of personality. Often with charming duplicity and bullying behaviour, how and why do strongmen rulers continue to appeal to their voters and how does the world deal with this continuing phenomenon?

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Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Media Programme Sub-Saharan Africa
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Rappler, Philippines
The Daily Star, Bangladesh
Jagran Lakecity University, India
Die Welt, Germany