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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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Daroo Khan urged the leaders of all political parties to help strengthen democratic system by burying their political differences and ironing out their vested interests.
'Every time they try for a democratic system, there will be fighting among them and the countries can be almost destroyed,' he said.
"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.
"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.
One of the most important topics of concern for governments in the Americas is the protection of democratic systems, especially in places where periods of dictatorship have only recently ended.
Believe me our democratic system is a far better option than any alternatives I've seen anywhere else in the world.
Also, the Americans have lost hundreds of thousands of lives over several wars, saving our democratic system from other murdering dictators.
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. He recognized the threat that would result from a majority putting too many--and too costly--demands on their government.
The document gives more than grudging praise to the democratic system of government: "The Church values the democratic system in as much as it ensures the participation of citizens in the making of political choices...." Yet it also says that "democracy cannot be idolised to the point of making it a substitute for morality or a panacea for immorality....
"Full Disclosure's primary objective is to deter subversion of our democratic system by keeping the public, informed.
"Some Western countries are pressuring us for not establishing a democratic system immediately, (but) they should realize we have the common objective of establishing a democratic system in Myanmar," he told Myanmar diplomats who had been attending a course in diplomacy.

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