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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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The case of the Sudan indicates that over time authoritarian regimes were excessively suppressive at the time democratic governments became more tolerant and willing to reconcile national disputes peacefully.
The GDP of all the countries remained near or below the level of a decade before, truly democratic governments were only a distant dream, conflicts remained unresolved in the Caucasus, and the threat of militant Islam led by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) cast a shadow over the Central Asian landscape.
Furthermore, it isn't just literacy but scientific literacy that will be critical for the preservation of democratic governments in the twenty-first century, as pointed out by J.
BEIRUT, May 3 (KUNA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman affirmed here on Thursday his country's support to the pluralistic and democratic governments in the Middle East region which protect the rights of all citizens.
Home Secretary about the democratic governments counter-terrorism measures, the Minister said that a historically moderate, tolerant and peaceful Pakistani society is being threatened by extremist, intolerant, militant elements.
Bush's goal has been to see democratic governments flourish in the Muslim world, so now he must show that he really is committed to supporting legitimately elected leaders and parties, even those he sharply disagrees with.
Journalists are willing to favor any democratic government, Zardari's or Nawaz Sharif's, as democratic governments were favorable for Pakistan", he declared.

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