Liberal democracy vs illiberal democracy.Dictatorship and democracy both are opposite to each other. It's hardly acceptable in any country which has a democracy that any ruler suspends the democratic system of governance as long as he remains in power as we have seen in Peru, Hungry and Venezuela. Even the world community also does not accept it. However, one thing is noticeable around the world that liberal democracy is changed into illiberal democracy as happened in the US and even in the present age it is happening in Russia and Turkey. In illiberal democracy neither Constitution nor parliament is suspended, however, the ruler doesn't abide by the Constitution. He controls all constitutional bodies/institutions and sometimes, changes rules of the game also. He threatens his opponents by using his constitutional powers. Sometimes, he enmash his opponents by imposing false cases against them. In this way either they succumb to these stringent and unconstitutional steps or flee away from the field. This stratagem also spreads a message amongst all expected opponents who might be a threat to the ruler in days to come. They have to stay silent in a corner as Russian President Putin warned all big businessmen to stand by him and he would allow them to do their business freely. All of them accorded to his deal but one businessman Boris rejected his proposal and as a result, Putin got him enmeshed in false cases and Boris had to leave Russia. T. Erdogan of Turkey also did it against his opponents.
In a liberal democracy, all constitutional bodies work freely without any pressure from the government. Media is also allowed to present the real image of the country but in illiberal democracy check and balance about government is lost in obscurity. The government can violate even constitution and no constitutional institutions can curb the government from contravention of the constitution.