Why would we want to split answers between the same question asked slightly different ways? If someone is looking for a “word for someone who holds a position but they have no real power” they should be able to see all of the answers we have to that question on the site.
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What has happened is that the 1st question was closed as a duplicate of the 2nd. The system of closing is what made the link (by the choice of the user who closed it, who, by the design of the system, was allowed to do this as a single person).
To undo this link, you'd have to get the closed question -reopened-, by the usual means.
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