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DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

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Democratic government cares for the rights of people but why it is not being done so at present.
I would like to ask why the democratic government of Lebanon tolerates an armed militia not only operating in its territory, but allows it to fire large missiles into its neighbour?
In the latter case we have a modern-day laboratory experiment of an attempt to develop a democratic government and frame a constitution.
Colin Powell said a group of thugs couldn't be allowed to take down a democratic government.
More people in Bolivia have been killed during the democratic government than by the dictatorship.
The leader of the largest Shiite Muslim group that opposed Saddam Hussein yesterday called for a democratic government to rule Iraq.
The SIS also involves Ashton in a plot that has serious political implications for the fledgling Russian democratic government and extends to the oil fields of the Middle East.
Caption: We all now know Jean Nouvel's views on court house design -- his almost cruelly severe building at Nantes is intended to warn the citizen that for all the supposed people-friendliness of modern democratic government, State justice is a powerful, unforgiving, unrelenting affair.
The May dictatorial regime succeeded the second democratic government by a military coup launched on 25 May 1969.
Unfortunately, neither Sweden's politicians, who had their popularity among the voters to think about, nor its intellectuals, who have a tradition of being paralyzed by their loyalty to the Social Democratic government, did anything about it.
THE OAS PERMANENT COUNCIL condemned the sacking of a Suriname national television station on May 10 by unknown terrorists, while at the same time reaffirming strong support for the democratic government of President Ronald Venetiaan.
Lured by the excitement of marketplace, government bureaucracy moves to participate in the economy, and the equilibrium of democratic government and the equilibrium of the economy both suffer.

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