France's move is intended to pre-empt such action.
Of course, the media is always trying to pre-empt events, but where there is smoke there is fire.
The central bank apparently decided to pre-empt the politicians, but the move has raised doubts about the true degree of its independence.
For this campaign Soviet troops used parachute formations on a large scale to occupy the ports of Dairen and Port Arthur to pre-empt an anticipated American landing.
First, it is clear the authorities did little or nothing to pre-empt the events of last year.
The company's spring meeting was the occasion for the shareholders to pre-empt the governing board by throwing down the gauntlet on finance and management of services.
The intent is to be able to quickly pre-empt disasters like the outbreak of mad cow disease that struck Europe during the '90s.
So the agencies hope to pre-empt Congress, in part to preserve their own discretion.
We don't want to pre-empt anything that people might want to do,’ said Mrs Taylor.
Often the coup is undertaken to pre-empt revolutionary change from below and impose a measure of reform from above.