Representative democracy

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REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. A form of government where the powers of the sovereignty are delegated to a body of men, elected from time to time, who exercise them for the benefit of the whole nation. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 31.

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During the electoral reforms campaign, public will be made aware of the value of their votes and bring stakeholders from political parties, civil society and election administration bodies together to build consensus around electoral reforms that improve elections, thereby improving the quality of electoral democracy, they said.
Building on the Principal Investigator s award-winning research on electoral democracy and extensive experience of designing and analysing cross-national surveys and experiments, this project is a pioneering study of the consequences of constrained democracy.
Formal electoral democracy is impossible in the absence of effective political parties that accept each other's right to exist.
This should be a golden age for electoral democracy, with contenders being forced to discipline themselves and make an honest case, accept their failings and propose reasonable plans.
Most of the parties in the current boycotted the elections citing undemocratic environment for participating electoral democracy.
In that sense, Turkey is only a electoral democracy, but a democracy where the respect of human rights, free speech are being violated every day more".
It has successfully assembled from right across Latin America, some of its statesmen and former presidents, as well as eminent academics, writers, politicians, journalists and social scientists, to debate over 3 days the quality of electoral democracy in Latin America.
Nobody is telling Bahrain that it must become a Western-style electoral democracy.
It is in keeping with US ambivalence toward actual electoral democracy in those places which it purports to democratize.
But this time, the protesters will be even angrier, and the stakes will be much higher, because the monarchy's role in Thailand's electoral democracy will be called into question.
Also, I would like to appeal to the people to participate in electoral democracy instead of only cursing and abusing politicians," he added.
His counterpart Ramadan Ramadani assesses that the ribbon-cutting ceremonies are characteristic of the regimes that are supported in the electoral democracy.