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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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Israeli and Palestinian researchers have shown that only a single, democratic state, guaranteeing civil liberties to all its citizens and providing economic opportunity to its communities, can accommodate a just solution to the otherwise intractable refugee problem.
Patton Technologies is the maker of PT Campaign Suite, the leading fundraising and compliance software for Democratic State Parties, 25 of whom use it.
To the chagrin of Pan Am Systems, the Executive Council grants a 10-year lease on state-owned track to the Democratic state rep's Milford & Bennington Railroad.
One day in 1991, Thomas Hardaway, a Democratic state representative, met with John Men-itt, an aide to incumbent Democratic Rep.
He points out that Kuwait was a "relatively democratic state," and that the flourishing Palestinian community there had long been of great importance to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (p.
Only the one, democratic state solution recognizes that reality and can transform it from a "Jewish" state to a country of all its citizens with equality before the law.
PETER FRANKLIN: The Democratic state rep from Newport becomes the poster boy for legislative mileage after he's challenged for racking up some $21,063 in reimbursements for his 2007 and 2008 travels to and from Concord.
March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee convenes in Harrisburg on March 24 and 25, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Gene Stilp will ask its members to, in effect, support an open primary for the office of lieutenant governor.
FORGIVE me if I missed the media coverage of the international dustup between Democratic state Sen.
For the Palestinians, this would mean "an end to occupation and the establishment of a democratic state.
A six-term Democratic state representative in Alabama, Kennedy has introduced legislation to give former felons their right to vote back.
The Democratic state rep from Hampton has pretty much been AWOL at the State House since his election in '06, missing more than 100 votes in 2007 and only making nine votes this entire session.

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