direct rule

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direct rule

the name given to the system of governing Northern Ireland during the suspension of the Stormont Parliament from March 1972 until 1999. Executive power was exercised by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and laws on matters with which the Stormont Parliament could deal were made by Orders in Council.
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Catalonia is being ruled directly from Madrid ever since Mariano Rajoy invoked the constitutional powers to take over the government in the region.
He resents that Gujarat is being ruled directly from Delhi, and that all leaders along the line have become 'autocrats,' and their decision is final.
The United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Northern Ireland must decide if the administration of the province will be taken from politicians in Belfast and be ruled directly from London by the Conservative government of Prime Minister Theresa May.
This mountainous region was never ruled directly by the British, and the Pashtun have fiercely resisted attempts by the Pakistani state to expand its power.
Democracies are ruled directly by the masses while republics are governed by elected representatives.
Unlike the rest of PoK, GB is ruled directly by Islamabad and has no local legislature of its own.
The north-east of Sri Lanka was ruled directly from Colombo until May 2008 when elections were held in the demerged Eastern Province.
Sri Lanka adopted a de facto federal system in 1987 but never held elections in the Tamil-dominated north, which continued to be ruled directly by the president.
There may be flimsy knowledge but scant realisation that for half of her history, Pakistan has been ruled directly by the military, and save for one democratically-elected government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, every other civilian dispensation since had to look over its shoulders.
The General died some 24 years ago and ruled directly for eight years and then indirectly for another three.
It was the first time a federal court had ruled directly on the issue of school prayer.