And while they may possess mandates, they do not have a free hand.
Since 2008 LeT has continued to enjoy a free hand in Pakistan and plot more attacks.
With him and a couple of other powerful security officials gone, he warned, the reckless civilians now had a free hand.
Bush had six years of a Republican Congress and a free hand after the 9/11 attacks.
The blind Argentine novelist Jorge Luis Borges sketched his drawing using one finger guided by his free hand.
Suddenly, he waved his free hand in the direction of the waiting-room.
With his free hand, he thoughtfully rubbed his injured cheek.
Now began the process of weeding out the jury, which, when it came his turn, Rumpety performed with a free hand.
He put his free hand to one of his own eyes, fingering it inquiringly.
She had a laminated press-pass out in her free hand and was holding it up beside her head like a talisman.