Is your point that "He was elected, hence not a dictator?"
dic·ta·tor [dik-tey-ter, dik-tey-ter] Show IPA
a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.
(in ancient Rome) a person invested with supreme authority during a crisis, the regular magistracy being subordinated to him until the crisis was met.
a person who authoritatively prescribes conduct, usage, etc.: a dictator of fashion.
a person who dictates, as to a secretary.
We can rule out the last 2.