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DEMOCRACY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States.

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'If Kashmir is to be saved, then a democratic government will have to be brought,' Bilawal said.
As a cornerstone of every democratic government, judiciary serves as the solid foundation on which the structure of civil liberty is built.
In my inaugural (professorial) lecture at the time, titled 'the conservative years: the social problem of government', I chose to draw attention to the problems facing democratic government; how government creates -- instead of ameliorating -- social problems; and how Thatcherism's authoritarian style proved corrosive for social and political stability and undermined the principles of consensus and open society.
The nation wants a democratic government rather than a puppet state," he said.
PM Abbasi expressed hope that the incoming democratic governments would resolve the issues of people.
He hoped that the next democratic government would perform better as democracy was the only solution of all problems of the country.
"What has been the whole outcome of these drone attacks is that you have directly or indirectly contributed to destabilising or undermining the democratic government," the Daily Times quoted Hassan, as saying.
Summary: The British government is committed to supporting Tunisia as it embarks on the path toward a democratic government, the British foreign secretary said.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday he hopes Egypt will form a democratic government peacefully through a process of dialogue with the people, amid growing calls for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
Rubin lists publicity, advertising, propaganda, promotion and public opinion research as the major necessary communication functions of modern democratic government. While the dividing lines between the first four may be blurred, the last stands clearly apart as a different sort of a role.
and its allies promised to help Afghanistan rebuild and establish a democratic government, and the country has taken significant steps toward that goal.
Some reasons why the war is difficult: large numbers of dead and injured among U.S., allied, and Iraqi soldiers; involvement of terrorists from outside Iraq; loss of civilian lives due to terrorist bombs; inability of allied forces to stop lawlessness; difficulty of rebuilding power stations to provide steady electricity for the people; difficulty of helping Iraqis create a workable democratic government. Some reasons for saying yes (it is civil war): increasing number of Sunni attacks on Shia mosques, neighborhoods, and civilians; increasing number of Shia attacks on Sunni mosques and neighborhoods.

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