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Dick Move #14: Stack the Courts

So your opponent is coming to power, or the opposition party has taken the lead in your legislative bodies - National Assembly or equivalent?  Time to act fast.  And since you're an autocrat, you can probably do so quickly and decisively without having to deal with pesky legislation.  Once again, it's nice to be at the top of the food chain.  Follow these instructions carefully:

1. Stack the Courts so future judges rule on your behalf.  Since they work for you, they will ensure your work is successful.


2. Keep on stuffing the government with your people.  The election authority is an important one to staff with your people.


3. Repeat until you are assured you can rule from below if necessary.


 And do so with pride.  You are traveling a well-trodden road.  El Salvador's Funes did it.  Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega did it before you, as did Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.   Ecuador's Rafael Correa has done it as well, as has Bolivia's Evo Morales.  So, if all the cool kids are doing it, shouldn't you be doing it too?

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