It is in this context that the First Annual Mount Kenya "High-level Uongozi Forum", a platform of academics, policy thinkers, corporate and public leaders held on July 5, 2019 called for a serious rethinking of democracy
in order to secure development in the face of the divisive 2022 succession politics.Ancient Greece's most enduring and admired legacy is democracy
Now when a few politicians deceive public with the name of democracy
and implement oligarchic ruling, the belief and hopes of people hurt.
In the lecture with the theme, Democracy
Day: What the Future Holds, the monarch said the nation is reaping the result of the selfishness of some of its leaders, calling on the present crop of leaders to fix the challenges confronting the nation.
From Israel's Ten Commandments, to the Athenian Constitution, to Rome's Twelve Tables, to the overthrow of kings in England and America, "The DNA of Democracy
" deftly traces democracy
from its historical roots to the modern day, constructing a blueprint of what defines tyranny or democratic government.
The study includes a very detailed statistical model which was used to make an empirical analysis and draw the conclusion that "democracy
has a positive effect on GDP per Capita." Huang also included a graph from the study in which the X-axis represents "Years around democratization" and the Y-axis represents "Change in GDP per capita log points."
Asfandyar Wali Khan said that solution to all problems of the country is in democracy
, saying all political parties should have to play their due role in guaranteeing the rule of the people.
is today a big thing - a thing to cherish and to propagate.
Only 14 of the countries in western Europe have been given the honour of being titled 'full democracy
' by the EIU, headed by Norway, Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, the UK among them.
Threats to democracy
have changed with time, the former President said.
"With the passage of time, the perils hovering over the democracy
are changing as well.
The International Day of Democracy
aims to raise public awareness about democracy- its meaning and importance.