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Synonyms for democracy



Synonyms for democracy

the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group

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And, in the UK, people have come down to the streets saying that the democracy is under threat there.
Winston Churchill exposed the dilemma of democracy when he famously and wittingly described it as "the worst form of government, except for all the rest".In Africa, the second liberation has put nascent democracies at the mercy of demagogues and charlatans who smooth-talk and buy their way to power.
Every nation prefer Democracy over dictatorship or other form of governing because they think that democracy will save them from corruption, terrorism and other burning issues caused by ruling of single party.
Abolarin who stated this in Akure, Ondo state capital, while delivering a lecture during the celebration of June 12, Democracy Day, said despite the 20 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, the selfishness of the Nigerian leaders and elites eluded the country the real dividend of democracy.
It seems that just as DNA is interwoven in every aspect of the human body, tyranny and democracy have their own historically distinctive DNA that have shaped our democracy today.
On Thursday (April 19), NPP Chairman Huang Kuo-chang wrote that despite Gou's claim that "democracy alone does not provide food to eat," there is a wealth of accumulated of data showing that "democracy" has a significant, positive effect on "economic development." Huang then cited a study published by MIT scholars in the top international peer-reviewed academic journal Journal of Political Economy titled "Democracy Does Cause Growth."
The speaker covered topics related to early definitions of democracy, followed by types of democracies witnessed in history and lastly discussed the prevailing trends of democracy in the world and gradual change from liberal democracy to electoral autocracy.
In a special message issued here Wednesday on the occasion of the death anniversary of the renowned revolutionary poet Habib Jalib, the ANP chief paid tributes to the matchless services rendered by the late poet for the salvation of democracy.
One 'Americanism' that this blessed nation has stuck to like glue through thick and thin has been the dictum: 'democracy or bust'.
Cyprus is a flawed democracy, ranking 35th in the world and 19th in western Europe, according to an annual democracy index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on Monday.
In a message ,on the eve of the International Democracy day , on Saturday September 15 today, the former President said that in addition to rule of law, transparency, across the board accountability and tolerance of dissent democracy also called for respecting constitutional limits by all institutions,
International Day of Democracy was celebrated across the world on Saturday where global leaders pledged to promote the democratic norms.
ISLAMABAD:Like other parts of the globe, United Nations' (UN) International Day of Democracy will be marked on September 15 to raise public awareness about democracy, various activities and events are held around the world to promote democracy on this date.
San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2018 --( Democracy Earth Foundation ("Democracy.Earth," "DEF") has announced six inaugural student ambassadors entering the Democracy Earth Student Ambassador program: Robel Mulugueta (Yale University), Travis Bell (UC Berkeley), Samuel Eisner (UC Berkeley), Charles Thompson (Cornell University), Avital Balwit (University of Virginia), and Robinson Markus (Northwestern University).