ruling power

See: government
References in classic literature ?
But their grandmother, who was really the ruling power in the house, made my life very hard to me.
And the government is the ruling power in each state?
Le Quoi, who had fled from his own country more through terror than because he was offensive to the ruling powers in France, had succeeded at length in getting an assurance that his return to the West Indies would be unnoticed; and the Frenchman, who had sunk into the character of a country shopkeeper with so much grace, was about to emerge again from his obscurity into his proper level in society.
He well understood that under the Restoration, a period of continual compromises between men, between things, between accomplished facts and other facts looking on the horizon, it was all-important for the ruling powers to have a household drudge.
As an ingenious man, he had necessarily to encounter every discouragement that the ruling powers for a length of time had been able by any means to put in the way of this class of culprits; but that was only reasonable self-defence in the powers, since How to do it must obviously be regarded as the natural and mortal enemy of How not to do it.
For more than 80 days now, the AKP has purposefully ignored and discounted essential components of democracy -- not to mention basic political courtesies -- to act as though it were in fact the ruling power in this country.
Thus, the group also condemned a counter-revolution led by Islamist extremists who, like the ruling power, do not differentiate between peace and violence.
They pointed out that the Iranian opposition, which revealed the secret program of nuclear activity in Iran and revealed uranium enrichment sites, may be the biggest loser of this agreement, because it gave the ruling power in Tehran more life and opens the door to return embracing the international community.
From the current situation, China's Internet is neither a battlefield for the public to fight against the ruling power, promoting China to become the largest democracy body in the world, nor a democratic tool or a monitoring tool of the ruling power as the pessimists worried.
The whole narrative and discourse they based their campaign on is pursuing the interests of the marginalized in the country, of those who have been alienated and disenfranchised by ruling power,?
North Korea is one of the most insular countries in the world and its ruling power structure is highly opaque.
While Wednesday's deal stopped short of asserting a Houthi takeover of government, analysts said the Shiite rebels had become Yemen's de facto ruling power.