As U.S. soldiers left Iraq at the end of 2011, Maliki then began to consolidate his power.
But in fact, there has been a political earthquake and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is moving to consolidate its power.
Inside the latest purge by President Xi to consolidate power.
Canada's next national election will be in 2015, giving Trudeau plenty of time to consolidate his grip over the party apparatus.
It makes perfect sense to try to consolidate that advantage.
Finally we reached our last objective and commenced to consolidate.
It needs a war, not a threat of war, to consolidate Austria and Hungary.
And such a Constitution; little short of miraculous: one that shall 'consolidate the Revolution'!
I was the one they were going to hang, to consolidate the bond with the old island.
The snow particles may be blown for hundreds of miles before they finally come to rest and consolidate.