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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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In talks this week in Morocco, representatives of the democratically elected parliament will continue to exchange views with other political factions about a process to form a government of national unity and to put an end to the violence by militias and halt the encroaching influence of ISIS.
The Nuer who are supporting Riek Machar's terrorism, in the name of avenging their loved ones, are criminals like the rebels fighting the democratically elected government.
Why must we deploy the Canadian Forces half a world a way, at great cost in transportation, fuel and basing rights, to "defend democratically elected officials" and "the right of all to study" when democratically elected officials and the rights of all to study are being threatened well within our own borders?
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.
It is likely that the war in Afghanistan will drag on for many years with the costs increasing by billions of pounds and dollars, much of it spent on propping up a corrupt if democratically elected government.
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.
He said: "I accept the democratically expressed will of the Austrian people.
To be called democratic, governments must not only be elected democratically; they must also govern democratically," Insulza said.
REFERRING to the article in the Post dated 21st June "Renewed bid for needle exchange" I should be interested to learn from our Chief Constable (a public servant) how he justifies the expenditure that will be involved in an appeal against a decision of the democratically elected planning authority.
Is he a democratically elected representative of the people?
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.

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