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 the private secretary is a product of the representative government hot-house; he is propagated and developed there, and there only.
Obama "commended the efforts of the Union Election Commission and others in the government for their work with political parties, civil society, and the media to overcome the significant challenges in organizing and conducting the election," and he and Sein "discussed the importance for all parties to respect the official results once announced and to work together with a spirit of unity to form an inclusive, representative government that reflects the will of the people," the White House readout affirmed.
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.
TEHRAN (FNA)- President Barack Obama has a lot of nerve to claim it was the US government - and not the Iraqi people - that brought to power an inclusive and representative government in Baghdad.
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.
This development means that Iraq can now focus all its attention on building a unified, representative government capable of confronting the threat posed by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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.
Rehmat Baloch on the occasion said that the present coalition government is the representative government of the masses, which are fully aware of the problems being faced by them in the province.
Sabloff (Santa Fe Institute) answers the question with a qualified and cautious yes, but based on her fieldwork in Mongolia, also argues that people prefer different ways of practicing democracy, with Mongolians, for example, preferring capitalist democracy's emphasis on economic freedom over liberal democracy's emphasis on politically active citizens, representative government, equality under the law, and the rule of law.
July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Morsi government has been a great disappointment to the people of Egypt, and to all who wish Egypt a successful transition to responsive, representative government under the rule of law.

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