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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.
BEIRUT: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia launched Tuesday a manual about building partnerships in democratic governments.
A democracy clause which makes democratic government a requirement for participation in the summit process;
Although the authors effectively undermine the myth that nonviolent resistance can be effective only against misbehaving democratic governments, they are less successful at determining how such a strategy might be sustained against a regime or invading force that is determined to prevail at all costs and is able to retain the loyalty of enough armed personnel to execute its policies.
The former minister said there should be difference between dictators and democratic forces and if the democratic governments start following dictators steps, then what difference will be between dictators and democratic governments.
The expansion of NATO at a time when Russia and other nations in Eastern Europe are going through the painful process of emulating the West by establishing democratic governments and free-market economies would be a classic example of ``imperial overstretch.
Government policy expert Richard McLellan was appointed by the administration in the early and mid-1990s to help create new democratic governments in Nigeria and the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria.

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