As a strongman I want to rule my country with iron fist, but times have changed, this days west doesn't look too kindly on autocrats. Oh how I miss the good old days when I could hang people by their genitals just because they dared protesting for 40 hours work week on frivolous charges that they are commies.
But I've adapted. With little help from my secret police I crushed all the opposition parties and killed their leaders. In order to get west out of my case I engineered creation of the rainbow party. The opposition party where I gathered the most radical left elements of die-hard communists, Eco-terrorists, feminazis and the most hideous LGBT activists. I even fudged the results in the local elections for them to win majors in few of the most liberal cities.
It turned out their ideas was too much even for the people who detest me. I won the national elections fair and square.
How to keep this unelectable rainbow party popular enough in the future to prevent appearance of real opposition? With growing number of election observers and proliferation of smart-phones its getting harder to fudge election.
Few things about my country. We use first past the post system to make it difficult for any third party to emerge. The party who finishes first creates the government with prime-minister in charge, the runner up party becomes the opposition and gets the seat of the president which is symbolically head of the state but it doesn't have any real powers. (I love reading the interviews of our loony president with all the main-stream media, it makes Jeremy Corbyn look like Milton Fridman )
In order to get more seats I divided the country into voting districts according to their area, regardless of the population. And if somebody complains that their vote is worth 1/5 of the vote elsewhere, well they are free to move if they wish so.