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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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That participatory and representative democratic structure meant effectively engineered local "parliaments of the labour movement".
Ecuador, a representative democratic republic bordered by Colombia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean, has been declared by International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2015 as the best country to retire to.
The dearth of public confidence in their elected leaders on Capitol Hill is yet another sign of the challenges that could face incumbents in 2014's midterm elections -- as well as more broadly a challenge to the broad underpinnings of the nation's representative democratic system.
He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.
After his release from prison in 1990, Mandela became the first President elected in a fully representative democratic ballot in post-apartheid South Africa, holding office from 1994 to 1999 in accordance with the country's Constitution.
andela served as South African president from 1994 to 1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.
He was also South Africa's first president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.
Nelson Mandela (1918-)served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.
The global movement of anti-apartheid grew up in the 80s and ended up in the 90s, when Nelson Mandela, the first South African president was elected in a fully representative democratic election, who was an anti-apartheid activist before his presidency.
If he is healthy enough to attend, the 92-year-old, and first South African President to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, will also attend.
Born on July 18, 1918, Nelson Mandela served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election.
Nevertheless, he distinguishes rigorously throughout the book how such network-based movements, "Networks as an Emerging Ideal," differ from the representative democratic models practised by the traditional social democratic, Marxist, and socialist left based in political parties, unions, and united front mobilizations.

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