ICANN, the body that decides which new gTLDs should be added to the root of the DNS (amongst other important functions) has its policy driven by a multistakeholder process, and governments have an advisory relationship to the ICANN Board. A Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), made up of governments, has been continually pushing for greater influence, and ICANN now seems ready to comply.
On Friday ICANN published a proposal to change its Board bylaws to add
A final decision by the ICANN Board to not follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee must be supported by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Board that are eligible to vote on the matter.
Currently such decisions are made by a simple majority.
ICANN is taking public comments until 14th September.