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verb administer, administrate, assume command, be in power, coercere, command, conduct, control, dictate, direct, dominate, enact, exercise authority, exercise power over, exert authority, give orders, guide, have auuhority, have executive charge of, have jurisdiction over, head, hold authority, hold office, hold sway, lead, legislate, manage, officiate, order, oversee, pilot, prescribe, preside over, prevail on, regere, regulate, reign, restrain, rule, steer, superintend, supervise, take charge, take command, wield authority
Associated concepts: governing authority, governing body, governing law
Foreign phrases: Minor minorem custodire non debet, alios enim praesumitur male regere qui seipsum regere nescit.A minor ought not to be guardian to a minor, for a person who knows not how to govern himself is presumed to be unfit to govern others. Mitius imperanti melius paretur. The more gently a person commands, the better he is obeyed.
See also: administer, command, condition, conduct, control, curb, direct, discipline, dominate, handle, inhibit, manage, manipulate, moderate, officiate, operate, order, overlook, oversee, predominate, preside, prevail, qualify, regulate, restrain, subject, subjugate, superintend, supervise, wield
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Despite other challenges to democratic governability, most Latin American countries have concluded several electoral cycles, ushering peaceful transitions from competing political forces and ideologies.
The elections held earlier this year established "the basic, but very critical and important, conditions for democratic governability and for social and economic development," Ramdin said.
Another complicating factor, one that looms not only over the release of prisoners but also on the future governability of the country, is Aristide's return from exile.
These are the key subjects to consider in conducting surveys about governability and corruption.
Also at that time, Gordillo told a national daily that she had suggested to PRI President Roberto Madrazo the possibility of "agreeing to a co-government with Fox, in order to guarantee the nation's stability and governability.
Although these changes may dilute somewhat the authority of the government in power, they would not significantly erode the governability of Parliament, particularly with regard to its ability to enact appropriation legislation or any measure pertaining to budgetary actions.
An easing of social tensions which results in improved governability could benefit creditworthiness.
The foundation found that, in addition to the significant economic losses caused by these conflicts, the general level of violence increased, although at no time was governability at risk.
Specific topics include regional homicide patters in Brazil, perceptions of citizen security in Chile, the effects of changes in labor markets and community breakdown on crime in Mexico and Brazil, current dilemmas of Latin American police reform, the Colombian criminal justice system and the pursuit of efficiency, criminal process reform and citizen security, prison systems in Latin America, and dynamics of crime and democratic governability.
Even with the FOBAPROA controversy and the marked differences among Calderon, Lopez Obrador, and Madrazo regarding economic philosophy, crime, and governability, the overall tone of the debate was calm.
Solis sees CAFTA's best chance of passage without sacrificing governability as the outcome of negotiations between the two sides leading to a "national understanding.
There was never a problem with elections, but with governability," he says.