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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 urged that media should play role to pave way for change as in democratic system true accountability takes place through vote.
The other speakers also expressed their satisfaction on the completion of the current government's constitutional tenure and unanimously resolved that the better future of Pakistan is only linked with the democratic system and its continuity.
Qadri should made demands in accordance with law and constitution as this country could no more afford supra-constitutiona step and let the democratic system should prevail in the country.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the Pakistani people salute the sacrifices of those heroes of the country and the nation who bravely faced the state brutalities during dictatorship of Musharraf and saved the democratic system through their sacrifices.
The minister said politics of 90's has been buried and there is no space for it as PML (N) is committed to follow the Chartered of Democracy (COD) to strength the democratic system in the country.
The EU would like to congratulate India and its democratic system for conduct of fair elections, unmarred by violence, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, and hopes that after two decades of violent conflict, peace will finally return to the region.
Talking to the delegation, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif lauded the services of lawyers' community for the stability of democratic system and supremacy of constitution in the country.
26 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Sunday supported President Pranab Mukherjee's statement that populist anarchy is not a substitute for governance, asserting that the dignity and prestige of the democratic system should not be undermined by anarchic attitude.
He said everybody ought to respect the rulings of Egyptian judiciary, which, he said, would obviously remain independent in a democratic system.
Summary: Zahrani MP Michel Musa said Tuesday that dialogue between rival Lebanese parties was essential for protecting Lebanon's democratic system and meeting constitutional deadlines.
NNA - Lebanon's top spiritual leaders upped calls on Monday to form a new government that would save the country from void, as the civil society gathered in front of the national museum to launch the national campaign to revive the democratic system.
I never cease to be amazed at Britain's political leaders wandering around the world telling so-called Third World nations that they should embrace a democratic system similar to that they have in the UK.

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