Definition of Politburo

1. Noun. The chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party.

Generic synonyms: Commission, Committee



Definition of Politburo

1. Noun. The governing council of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other Leninist political systems. ¹

2. Noun. A senior policymaking body in a political organisation, generally consisting of members who either are appointed by the party in control of the organisation or who attain membership through their personal political affiliations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Politburo

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Literary usage of Politburo

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1. Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe by Richard Felix Staar (1982)
"It is in the politburo that one sees the principle of interlocking directorates ... As members of the politburo, the hierarchs make policy; as Secretariat ..."

2. Getting to the Top in the USSR: Cyclical Patterns in the Leadership by R. Judson Mitchell (1990)
"The opposition of the politburo majority to Khrushchev ... However, we know that some politburo members are "more equal than others. ..."

3. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"Involvement by the entire politburo in specific decisions normally occurs when there are major policy shifts, crises need to be addressed, ..."

4. Lenin's Legacy: The Story of the Cpsu by Robert G. Wesson (1978)
"Thus, without any major Khrushchev-style shakeup, Brezhnev achieved a politburo that was favorable to himself, consisting of friends and allies plus a few ..."

5. Biographical Dictionary of the Comintern by Branko Lazitch (1986)
"September 1956 he was demoted from full member to alternate member of the politburo. In September 1959, after the removal of Peng Teh-huai, ..."

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