in power

*in power

in control; in charge. (*Typically: be ~; come [into] ~; get [into] ~.) Who is in power now? No one is in power. The provisional government came into power six months ago.
See also: power
References in classic literature ?
Formerly, as was natural, every one expected that each of his fellow-citizens should in his turn serve the public, and thus administer to his private good, as he himself when in office had done for others; but now every one is desirous of being continually in power, that he may enjoy the advantage which he makes of public business and being in office; as if places were a never-failing remedy for every complaint, and were on that account so eagerly sought after.
The Communists then in power weren't quite so progressive.