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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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At present, the democratic leaders avoid taking such actions that could impede the democratic progress.
Others are the National Conscience Party, New Generation Party, National Unity Party, Peoples Alliance for National Development and Liberty, Peoples Progressive Party, People for Democratic Change, Peoples Democratic Party, Providence People's Congress, Restoration Party of Nigeria, Unity Party of Nigeria, All Grassroots Alliance, National Interest Party, Nigeria Democratic Congress Party, Progressive Peoples Alliance , and Young Democratic Party, among others.
The Azerbaijani Democratic Republic, propaganda of the idea of independence, freedom, democratic values, national ideology have always occupied a special place in the work of artists.
He said democracy will grow only when powers would be shifted to grassroots level and all the decisions to be taken in a democratic way.
The democratic movement played an important role in collecting Tamarod signatures.
According to Chaouachi, "the Democratic Current will maintain the logo of the bike".
Sedera has also won the endorsement of the person who runs the Nevada State Democratic Party Roberta Lange, its chairman.
Institution-building involves the reform and strengthening of political institutions such as the bureaucracy, legislature, political parties, electoral system, courts and constitutional bodies that make democratic deepening possible.
It appears to me that claiming that a particular country, such as Russia, either will not--or worse, cannot--become democratic is far more dubious an assumption than that it will become democratic some day.
On September 11, 2001, the OAS approved its Inter-American Democratic Charter, following the mandate that emerged from the Quebec Summit.
Bohman contends that the European Union (EU) is the most developed project in transnational democracy: democratic legitimacy has become an issue for public deliberation and popular ratification.
(2) Timmerman and Schiappa state that political deliberation is a specific type of democratic participation.

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