Definition of junta
1 : a council or committee for political or governmental purposes; especially : a group of persons controlling a government especially after a revolutionary seizure of power a military junta
2 : junto
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The junta has been criticized for its frequent usage of Article 44, which was supposed to be for situations endangering public order.
Such abuses were often cited as part of the justification for international sanctions on the country’s former ruling junta.
Noriega found a mentor in General Omar Torrijos, who emerged as the leader of a military junta after Panama’s President Arnulfo Arias was ousted in a 1968 coup, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Mr. Mitsotakis, with other politicians, was immediately arrested and later lived in exile in Paris until shortly before the junta collapsed in 1974.
The airport project is part of junta leader Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s goal of boosting the economy, whose expansion has lagged behind neighbors since the military seized power three years ago.
The junta, called the National Council for Peace and Order, has ruled Thailand for the last three years, and has seen brief moments of unrest, including a wave of bombings in August 2016 that killed three people and injured 26.
The attack coincides with the third anniversary of Thailand's most recent coup d'etat, which put the current military junta in power.
In the 1980s, the US strongly supported Napoleon Jose Duarte, the head of a military junta in El Salvador.
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Definition of junta for English Language Learners
: a military group controlling a government after taking control of it by force
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