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Simple - Definition of Democracy

Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people.

A Democratic government has unique features that distinguishes it from other from other forms of government that  not democratic.
 

Let us look into the Non –Democratic Governments of Myanmar, Chile ,Nepal and Saudi Arabia.
 

  Myanmar         Chile

           

                                                   Saudi Arabia     Nepal


Myanmar
The army rulers of Myanmar are not elected by the people. Those who happen to be in control of the army become the rulers of the country. People have no say in this decision.


Chile
Dictators like Pinochet are not elected by the people.


Nepal and Saudi Arabia
The King of Nepal and Saudi Arabia rule their country not because the people have chosen them but because they happen to be born in to the royal family.

 

So, let us reinstate that  democracy is people’s rule.

Every government that holds an election cannot be generally classified as a democracy. That would be very misleading. Every government in the world wants to be called a democracy. It is necessary to carefully distinguish between a democratic government and a non-democratic government.

 

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people and for the people.

 - Abraham Lincoln

 

 





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