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Democracy

Self-rule in a polity. In a democracy, the citizens vote on issues of governance. Often, the term also refers to a republic, in which citizens elect representatives who vote on issues of governance, but the two terms are not identical.
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On 30 June 1989, the NIF anti-peace and anti-democracy warlord organization toppled the democratic government, abrogated the constitution, and canceled the Sudanese Peace Agreement.
He said that the democratic government should be on the driving seat to steer the country out of the scourge of terrorism and extremism with confidence as all the political leadership had been supporting them to extricate the country from this quagmire.
Kaira said that democratic government has introduced the dialogue and tolerance policy and evolved consensus among all the stockholders to solve the challenging faced by the country.
It added: "We will continue to stand with and support the people of Lebanon and all those across the region as they work for democratic governments that will fulfill their aspirations and respect their rights.
Why would the military intervene if the democratic government is operating in harmony and giving the people what they want?
Koizumi said he stressed during the interview that the chief duty of the SDF will be ''to help Iraqi people to create a stable and democratic government quickly.
The people of Colombia must not be denied the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a hemisphere united by open markets, democratic governments, respect for human rights, and the rule of law.
And just as Franco rose against the freely elected authorities of Spain, Pinochet overthrew the democratic government of Salvador Allende, betraying the president who had named him commander-in-chief of the Chilean army.
The recent surprising electoral victory of a social democratic government, led by the New Democratic Party, in Ontario, the industrial heartland of Canada, upset the business community tremendously, but it's still a wait-and-see situation as to the impact on internal communication.
The journey from completion of five years term of a democratic government to establishment of a new democratic government has remained very good', he held.
Talking to Pakistan television channel, Kaira said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believed in power of the institutions and for this all institutional reforms had been introduced by democratic government to strengthen the democratic institutions in the country.
We support Lebanon's political leaders' efforts to maintain security and to prepare for the day when a democratic government in Damascus will usher in a new era in Lebanese-Syrian relations.
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