Definition of politburo
: the principal policy-making and executive committee of a Communist party
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The warning to Mugabe about rising anger among the war veterans and the threat of unrest came from Happyton Bonongwe, who heads the Central Intelligence Organization, the politburo members said.
Kessler was defense minister from 1985 until November 1989 and became a member of the communist party’s politburo in 1986.
Mr. Kessler was defense minister from 1985 until November 1989 and became a member of the communist party’s politburo in 1986.
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Origin and Etymology of politburo
Russian politbyuro, from politicheskoe byuro political bureau
First Known Use: 1923See Words from the same year
POLITBURO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of politburo for English Language Learners
: the main group of people in a Communist government who make decisions about policy
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