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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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He said the current period was the start of a best era in which the judiciary was taking up the matters of water scarcity, population control and others which the democratic government should had done.
Authoritarian populists, not to mention the despotic politics in Russia, Ukraine, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and others, have now gained and secured legitimate powers within democratic governments across Europe and beyond: from Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Israel, US and UK to the once secular state of Turkey.
After a lot of efforts and struggle, only last decade, two consecutive democratic governments have successfully completed their tenure and this is going to be the third one, for which election was held on 25 July and PTI, led by Imran Khan, secured majority of seats in the NA.
She said a comparison between democratic governments and dictatorial regimes can make facts about it clear.
'Only a democratic government is capable to address challenges."
BEIRUT: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia launched Tuesday a manual about building partnerships in democratic governments.
| BEIRUT, May 3 (KUNA) -- US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman affirmed here on Thursday his country's support to the pluralistic and democratic governments in the Middle East region which protect the rights of all citizens.
After all, Pakistan has had several democratic governments, each of which became deeply corrupt, sparking popular disgust followed by military coups.
According to the president, the new members have "replaced dictators with democratic governments." However, none of our new NATO "allies" has conducted a thorough purging of Communists from their legislative, executive and judicial branches, or from their militaries or police and intelligence agencies.

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