reins of government

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Emily's commanding spirit seized on the reins of government, and employed each of her schoolfellows in the occupation which she was fittest to undertake.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) completed its five-year tenure and handed over the reins of government to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and both seem to have no interest in actually improving the performance of the power ministry.
From the looks of it, however, the PPPs' downgrading appeared to be a case of one-upmanship that often happens when a new set of officials takes over the reins of government.
'Since taking over the reins of government on May 2018, the ministry has stopped the practice of appointing special officers for the minister and deputy minister by using MCMC funds.
'They have been controlling the reins of government for the past 11 months, but have failed to recover a single penny and are stuck in a futile exercise.' He said there has been zero recovery despite the fact that the PML-N and PPP supremos are behind bars.
Rabie added that the "assembled parties took over the reins of government in the country through a transitional civilian authority at all levels of "sovereign executive and legislative authorities according to the declaration of freedom and change party, which was a fundamental goal." He called on the assembly to continue their sit-in in all cities until the handover of power, warning rallies could take escalating steps through a comprehensive political strike, and complete civil disobedience.
After taking the reins of government last year the incumbent rulers have increased prices of utilities several times, they maintained, regretting that the PTI-led government had failed to provide any relief to people.
President Duterte is optimistic the military is unlikely to stage a coup attempt against his administration due to apparent concern on who would take over the reins of government.
After taking reins of government, Prime Minister Imran reviewed the policies, due to which the country not only became an important player in the region, but its stature had also grown in the world.
After taking reins of government, Prime Minister Imran reviewed the policies, due to which the country not only became an importantplayer in the region, but its stature had also grown in the world.
The WSJ cited an unnamed senior US administration official as saying that Pence promised that the White House would back Guaido if "he seized the reins of government" from President Nicolas Maduro by invoking a clause in Venezuela's constitution.
According to Liberty Times, Fu had been grooming his wife to take the reins of government in the county for many years, with Hsu appointed to chair the Hualien China Youth Corps under Fu's first administration.