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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By this, the long wished-for opportunity was offered to "True" Socialism of confronting the political movement with the Socialist demands, of hurling the traditional anathemas against liberalism, against representative government, against bourgeois competition, bourgeois freedom of the press, bourgeois legislation, bourgeois liberty and equality, and of preaching to the masses that they had nothing to gain, and everything to lose, by this bourgeois movement.
But this trend has diminished the role of Congress and, fundamentally, of representative government.
The representative government or governments that we have delegated power from the people that they must use in the promotion and defence of the public interest.
Elected representatives and party leaders should start making preparations for the election so that we could succeed in the polls and set up a democratic and representative government of people in true sense', he added.
It will be staged holiday throughout AJK to celebrate the founding anniversary of the AJK government established this day 69 years ago on October 24 1947 comprising the liberated territory of AJK besides the representative government of the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir.
When asked about the tense relationship between Iran and some of its neighbors in the region, O'Keefe replied that the representative government in Tehran is in the impossible position of negotiating with governments that do not represent their populations.
1, but pointed out that the US in general stands for "inclusiveness and representative government, fair and free, credible elections" around the world.
Navy's Fifth Fleet, has been rocked by unrest since a 2011 Shiite-led uprising demanding a constitutional monarchy and more representative government.
We may have a representative government, but it is still more a democracy than a republic because most everyone 18 or older has the right to vote.
But when we talk about Magna Carta today,'' he went on, "we are not celebrating antiquated relics of a time long past,'' but a document with "kernels of transparent significance'' that gave rise to due process, the separation of powers and steered history toward representative government.
The vote counting operation should now be completed speedily and transparently, leading to the swift formation of a truly representative government, able to address the many challenges facing Iraq," she said.
Whereas a representative government in Saudi Arabia has the potential to bring about a political system that's even less tolerant, and less sympathetic to U.

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