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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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The Lebanese are invited to dialogue in order to eliminate all pretexts and causes preventing the strengthening of their home front, [and] in order to meet constitutional deadlines that preserve the current parliamentary democratic system," Musa said.
Let me start off by stating categorically that I too believe that Libya needs a democratic system of government, if it has any hope in surviving as a country, let alone begin the hard work of solving its problems, where I want to be clear and what I want to write about is why I believe that, in the simplest possible way I know how.
The tension we are experiencing in Turkish politics after the elections stem from different views and moves on democratic system and rights and freedoms," Kilicdaroglu told the Greek paper.
When the president realized that he was going to be removed by force, he asked the OAS to intervene and to find external support that would help preserve the democratic system and the legitimacy of the government.
It is important that, even if it is difficult to know how to vote at the moment, that all of us should use our vote and use it to the best of our ability, otherwise the whole democratic system might be in danger.
Our local election is only the tiny first step into an electoral system that has national and global involvement but it is the point at which we enter the democratic system and at this level just a single vote can tip the balance of power.
Also the Americans have lost hundreds of thousands of lives over several wars saving our democratic system from other murdering dictators.
The government trying to sell information to the people doesn't seem to work well in our democratic system," Knisely says.
But the need to create a more democratic system hasn't gone away.
First on the hit list is the pesky democratic system itself, an idea far too messy for that tripartite commission of villainy--political parties, corporations and churches--whose politicians, executives and ministers reap spoils from a nation they continue to plunder.
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES CAN hope to export a vibrant democratic system to Iraq, it might pay to pause and try to figure out just what it is that brings about vibrant democratic systems in the first place--and what it takes to keep them going.
But he also warned of the dangers Americans faced in protecting and nurturing their democratic system.

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