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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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So let me start by stating my first basic supposition; a democratic system of government is not an objective in itself; it is simply a means to an end.
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.
When the president realized that he was going to be removed by force, he asked the OAS to intervene and to find external support that would help preserve the democratic system and the legitimacy of the government.
Our local election is only the tiny first step into an electoral system that has national and global involvement but it is the point at which we enter the democratic system and at this level just a single vote can tip the balance of power.
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 was concerned that the secret ballot, which he calls "sacrosanct" in the church's democratic system, was being abandoned.
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.
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.
After the Iron Curtain came down in 1989, Hungary was able to embrace a democratic system, proclaiming itself the Republic of Hungary on October 23, 1989.

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