political influence

See: politics
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In remorse the Sovereign Elector deprived himself of political influence by learning to read.
Had the Colonel survived only a few weeks longer, it is probable that his great political influence, and powerful connections at home and abroad, would have consummated all that was necessary to render the claim available.
The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
He was about to marry a young and charming woman, whom he loved, not passionately, but reasonably, as became a deputy attorney of the king; and besides her personal attractions, which were very great, Mademoiselle de Saint-Meran's family possessed considerable political influence, which they would, of course, exert in his favor.
Such a purchase would involve not only a great legitimate political influence, but some half-dozen church presentations of considerable annual value.
He said saving our universities from growing political influence is the need of the hour and the Pasban would continue to raise this issue on every available forum.
The Dr Ruth Pfau CHK management has called a meeting Tuesday (today) at the CHK to decide the fate of staff working in different departments of the hospital on own pay scale basis on senior posts by using political influence.
We have ended political influence on police recruitment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),' he said.
Namely: Funding by suspicious private structures or foundations by public organizations to fund religious communities through which radical religious ideas are being pursued and also attempts are being made or attempts to realize political influence in the country," said the minister, giving data ,according to which by 2010 there is no single case of radical Islam, and from 2010 until 2017 they are 50, BGNES reported.
Summary: Ravneet Singh ordered to pay a $10,000 fine on charges that he helped launder money from a wealthy Mexican citizen trying to gain political influence in San Diego
The CPP said mining fund and political influence played in Lopez's rejection.
Moreover, Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for Information and Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani said that police force have made free from political influence.