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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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As in any democratic state, the authorities must allow journalists to work freely without intimidation and influence,' said the Head of the OSCE Mission to BiH.
With regard to the fact that the plans and concepts of the European Union concerning migration are related to certain provisions of the Fundamental Law, it is absolutely necessary for the Constitutional Court to adopt a position based on the governments request within its abstract competence as a body whose duty it is to interpret the provisions of the Fundamental Law as to whether the existence of an independent and democratic state where the rule of law prevails has fundamental elements which are inviolable.
Synopsis: For the first time in the eight years of assessing partisanship at the state level, Gallup finds more Republican (20) than Democratic states (14).
Established in the heart of Anatolia with the leadership of Mustafa Kemal AtatE-rk under difficult conditions, the young republic tried to become a democratic state governed by the rule of law in line with the conceptions of the time.
However, if the survey respondents mark that Thailand or Singapore is not a democratic state, is this necessarily the wrong answer?
Joining forces for the high national ideal - proclaiming the "ethnic Albanian country as unitary, liberal and democratic state, which fosters citizens and preserves their dignity", wrote Gashi.
The USA and Macedonia have been friends and partners for 20 years and we support the country, regardless of who's in power, in building a united, strong and democratic state, she said afterward.
The bill I will present will be based on Israel being a Jewish and democratic state.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Vice President of Egypt Mohamed El-Baradei, previously the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency and an initial supporter of the July 2013 coup, admitted that he cannot call Egypt a democratic state.
RESPONDING to a letter in The Journal on July 2 - "Israel is set to hit back hard" - I would point out, according to Freedom House, a much-respected monitor of political rights around the world, that Israel is the only democratic state in the Middle East.
Delegates from the Haifa group for One Democratic State will discuss the possible realities of equality in one state, looking at examples such as South Africa where the end of apartheid did not end systematic discrimination within society.

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