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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Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Australian election officials joined their Indian counterparts here on Tuesday to discuss the future of electoral democracy, with a focus on issues such as increasing voter participation, the merits of electronic voting and counting; and political funding, disclosure and compliance.
"This legislation has been a long time coming and fills a crucial gap in the electoral democracy process by shedding light on the sources and uses of funding by political parties," he said.
For Western liberalism and electoral democracy, it's sunset.
Some 427 million voters are eligible to vote in the world's second largest exercise of direct electoral democracy after the elections in India.
The point is that there is an increasing tolerance level for electoral democracy losing its sheen.
Those who opposed such legislation, for their part, argued that there could be no such things as "dynasties" in an electoral democracy.
To evaluate the progress made in the transformation of Rwandan society, the book relies on research in competitive electoral democracy and on research that presents income thresholds as conditions for political transformation toward a stable political system.
class="MsoNormalHe said it is a position of high trust meant to advance electoral democracy, so the recruitment should be beyond reproach.
CPI Maoist, which was formed in 2005 by merging the CPIML (People's War) and Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), does not believe in the electoral democracy and advocates armed struggle and revolution.
They have shown that about two decades of working at electoral democracy has not led to the institutionalization of the internal processes of the parties.
Electoral democracy is drifting in the same direction.