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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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Becker: 'Whose side are we on?' ...In a growing climate of Europhobia and coming from across the Channel, he lectured to a mainly British audience on the failures of democratic government -- [leading to] a culture which creates loss of faith, alienation, new underclasses and encourages abuse of power, secrecy and corruption."
I would like to ask why the democratic government of Lebanon tolerates an armed militia not only operating in its territory, but allows it to fire large missiles into its neighbour?
In the latter case we have a modern-day laboratory experiment of an attempt to develop a democratic government and frame a constitution.
The vision of a democratic government could be intended to allay US fears that al-Hakim, who commands a wide and faithful following among Iraq's Shiite Muslims after 23 years in exile, was for an Iranian-style clerical regime.
Impotent democratic government, and not unduly potent democratic government, has laid the foundation for totalitarianism.
The May dictatorial regime succeeded the second democratic government by a military coup launched on 25 May 1969.
Unfortunately, neither Sweden's politicians, who had their popularity among the voters to think about, nor its intellectuals, who have a tradition of being paralyzed by their loyalty to the Social Democratic government, did anything about it.
THE OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL condemned the sacking of a Suriname national television station on May 10 by unknown terrorists, while at the same time reaffirming strong support for the democratic government of President Ronald Venetiaan.
Lured by the excitement of marketplace, government bureaucracy moves to participate in the economy, and the equilibrium of democratic government and the equilibrium of the economy both suffer.
That is a civil service that was created to apply apartheid, and if we left it intact, they would sabotage everything that a democratic government adopts."
ISLAMABAD -- Spokesman to Prime Minister Nadeem Afzal Chan Friday said the every democratic government should complete its constitutional tenure for economic and political stability.
He further added with a lot of challenges faces by the government but with all these challenges government completed all its project , adding that only a democratic government can capable to tackle the challenges.

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