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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt was installed following the revolution that evicted the former autocratic leader, democratically elected a Muslim president who was then removed. This president has returned to the former dictatorial ways  with even journalists jailed for no reason and without any trial. His record on human rights is so poor that another revolt could be forthcoming although he has build formidable army and police support.

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Narendra Modi of India may not be the worst, most autocratic leader but by favouring his own Hindu religion in legislating and presiding over ever-increasing inequality his position may be in jeopardy in the world’s largest democracy.

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Kim Jong-un of North Korea even murdered his own uncle, and of course is another Trump ‘friend’. Kim is in the top echelon of dictators kept in power by fear, senior official support and control of all media. He presides over abject poverty and starvation while building his country’s weapons-of-mass-destruction arsenal. Even China, who has sponsored the country, is starting to worry.

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Viktor Orban of Hungary

Eastern Europe is building its own clique of autocratic leaders by democratic election, carried to victory by the older generation. Here’s a few of them:

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Jarosław Kaczyński of Poland

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Andrej Babis of Czechoslovakia

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Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev of Azerbaijan

These autocratic democratically elected leaders have risen to power through nationalism, and a populism which preaches hate and racism for immigrants, while constructing legislation that is both regressive and, where nationally relevant, is contrary to European Union human rights.

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