Oligarchy is a form of government in which a small group of people hold most or all political power.
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Civics, Religion, Social Studies
At times, other nations refer to Iran as an oligarchy, a derogatory term for governments ruled by a few individuals. The nation is led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (shown here in Mashhad in May 2007) largely in coordination with 2,000 clerics.
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May 20, 2022
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