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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Partisan considerations do not matter and we are all working together as one in preserving the very fundamental ideas of democracy, of representative governance practice in Nigeria, in looking at our experience now and how we can better it and that gives me hope that we will continue to maintain our lead in Africa,' he added.
The Secretary-General encouraged the Government, political parties and civil society leaders to continue their efforts towards furthering inclusive and representative governance, the statement said, expressing the UN's readiness to support such efforts.
The Secretary-General encourages the Government, political parties and civil society leaders to continue their efforts towards furthering inclusive and representative governance.
After relying on resource rents for decades, these governments must switch not only to new growth models, but also to more representative governance.
What's more, there will be a strong representative governance in the city by other ethnic groups.
Additionally, Visterra's management team will join Altura's management team, and all seven members of Visterra's board will join Altura's board to ensure representative governance for all members, according to the joint statement.
Dr Qadri and Imran Khan are wrong in assuming that their tactics would not harm representative governance and the government is wrong in assuming that the people can be forced to fight for a non-functional democracy.
2 ( ANI ): General elections are the flavour in India at the moment, and not without reason, as the largest democracy in the world prepares to keep its tryst with its guiding principles of representative governance.
Following the directions of the Patron as noted in the Notification dated 10th Feb 2014, the MC approved the formation of a Constitution Committee to align PCB's Constitution towards representative governance," it said.
The Director of The US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan , Lucy Tamlyn, provided the participants with a brief on the core objectives and guidance of the United States' policy on Sudan and South Sudan, including respect for human rights, urgent need for humanitarian access to conflict areas as well as the importance of inclusive and representative governance in Sudan and South Sudan.
Respect for human rights, the critical need for humanitarian access to conflict areas, and above all the importance of working for inclusive and representative governance will also be high on his agenda," it said.
In a Middle East of static authoritarianism, it has dabbled at times in liberalisation and representative governance.

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