“Coup” in the news

Example collocations

attempted coup
coup against
coup attempt
failed coup
military coup

Publications and example sentences

Malay Mail
· Hinting at Anwar, Azmin says country should not be dragged into another political crisis because ‘someone is crazy for power’  
Azmin’s remark comes after speculation is rife that the PH has the numbers to challenge the legitimacy of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government which came into power following a political coup in March.
The Guardian
· Thursday briefing: Test and trace begins  
The suspension of the Social Democratic Liberal party for alleged breaches of party registration laws leaves little in the way of checks on prime minister Frank Bainimarama, who came to power in a coup before winning the 2014 and 2018 elections with his FijiFirst party.
The China Post
· Failed Maduro coup leader flew on pro-govt magnate’s plane  
The invaders were caught almost immediately and the embattled leader paraded on state TV the American combatants as evidence of a U.S.-backed coup attempt.
The Guardian
· Fiji politics in chaos after main opposition party suspended  
The political situation in Fiji, yet to fully recover from the effects of the 2006 coup, is in a tailspin once again following the suspension of the main opposition party this week.
Al Jazeera
· Suriname election: Preliminary results show opposition winning  
The former military strongman ruled as a dictator from 1980 to 1987 and seized power briefly a second time in a bloodless coup in 1990.
The New York Times
· Renault and Nissan Unveil Plan to Patch Tattered Alliance  
Mr. Ghosn has described his arrest as a coup engineered by Nissan insiders who were afraid that he was planning to merge the company with Renault.
FRANCE 24
· Opposition set to win Suriname election: preliminary results  
The former military strongman ruled as a dictator from 1980-87 and seized power briefly a second time in a bloodless coup in 1990.
FRANCE 24
· Opposition set to win Suriname election: preliminary results  
The former military officer ruled as a dictator from 1980-87 and seized power briefly a second time in a bloodless coup in 1990.
The Guardian
· Hannah Gadsby: Douglas review – crusading comedy with great gags  
It’s a real coup, which lays depth charges that will detonate for her throughout the set, and tees up the subject towards which the show tends: Gadsby’s 2015 diagnosis of autism.
CNA
· Thai parliament urged to pass record US$60 billion coronavirus stimulus bill  
Many in politically febrile Thailand are unhappy with the ex-generals, who seized power in a 2014 coup and still run the government.