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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 PPP MNA, wife of Pakistani Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani, rejected the suggestions of the American writer and said that Houlahan failed to mention that both sisters of President Zardari, Faryal Talpur and Dr Azra Pechuho were democratically elected in the elections held by the previous military regime and were once again elected as MNAs in the last general elections.
Aa"As a pharmacy school, we are capable of winning the elections democratically since what matters to us is the pharmacists' interests first and last and I thank those who voted for me as well as those who refrained," newly elected head of the syndicate Ziad Nammour said Sunday.
Let me point out to HajiMike that there was no democratically elected government of Cyprus in 1974.
Murphy wonders why the democratically expressed will of the Irish people doesn't attract the minister's respect in a similar fashion.
It would be helpful to learn why pounds 10,000 was spent on a machine before the Chief Constable had secured a position for its use that is acceptable to the council tax payers and democratically elected representatives of the people of North Wales.
Socioeconomic Democracy (SeD) is a model system wherein there exist both some form of Universally Guaranteed Personal Income (UGI) and some form of Maximum Allowable Personal Wealth (MAW), with both the lower bound on personal material poverty and the upper bound on personal material wealth set and adjusted democratically by all participants of society.
I deplore the action by Commodore Bainimarama and the Fiji Royal Military Defence Force in placing the democratically elected prime minister of Fiji under house arrest and assuming executive control of Fiji," said McKinnon.
County residents voted for term limits, and they have a right to expect that their tax dollars won't be used to thwart their democratically expressed will.
This is also a significant error, since he has been the president with the greatest unemployment, the worst distribution of goods and the slowest growth of the three democratically elected governments since 1990.
Strategy And Tactics For Democrats To Sweep The Next Elections by Brent Reilly is an informed and informative guide which is a perfect reading choice the liberal and/or democratically inclined candidate for any political office who is going up against entrenched conservative Republican ideologues.
To pull our troops out now and not give the country the opportunity to assert its new democratically oriented government is to betray the Americans who gave their lives to see this happen, regardless of the comments of a few ex-military people in the United States.
19 of Afghanistan's first democratically elected parliament following the ousting of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a United States-led military campaign.

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