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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Yet the Chinese authorities are determined not to introduce electoral democracy in any way, shape or form.
Another land-mark yawning of justice given the tandem of electoral democracy and press freedom summarily buried on the site of a most horrendous crime committed.
We are not going to seat back and let our electoral democracy be mutilated by people who have no interests of Kenyans at heart," Raila added.
Normally not given to merrily swinging like this, his enthusiasm has provoked the usual suspects to wonder why he is so happy when his party is at its lowest ebb and all around the edifice of electoral democracy is crumbling under attack from accountability hounds sniffing for corruption among big shots like him.
Doing so is itself the true spirit of democracy and an essence of civic culture without which electoral democracy cannot gain any substance.
Segun Close con esta eleccion da inicio una nueva etapa que califica como de Ortodox Electoral Democracy, que se extiende hasta el ano 2000 y que se administra por el gobierno de dona Violeta (1990-96) y por el gobierno de Arnoldo Aleman (19972000), aunque este ultimo tiene la pretension de erosionarlo.
A group with many Jewish members, and hence often the object of anti-Semitism from both the left and the right, they are best known today for advocating military interventionism and the pushing of American-style electoral democracy.
But towards the end of 1990s, the optimism earlier expressed gave way to skepticism and the future of peace, credible elections and electoral democracy in Africa appeared bleak (Joseph, 1998; Kieh, 1996; Chole and Ibrahim ed.
The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy.
Yet King Bhumibol continued to favour alliances between the palace and the military over electoral democracy.
org); the Economist Intelligence Unit (2010) index ("EIU"); the Unified Democracy Scores ("UDS") developed by Pemstein, Meserve, & Melton (2010); the Polity (2) index from the Polity IV database (Marshall, Gurr, & Jaggers 2014); the democracy-dictatorship ("DD") index developed by Adam Przeworski & colleagues (Alvarez, Cheibub, Limongi, & Przeworski 1996; Cheibub, Gandhi, & Vreeland 2010); the Lexical index of electoral democracy developed by Skaaning, Gerring, & Bartusevicius (2015); the Competition and Participation indices developed by Tatu Vanhanen (2000); and the Voice and Accountability index developed as part of the Worldwide Governance Indicators ("WGI") (Kaufmann, Kraay, & Mastruzzi 2010).
Duterte in the new majority, foreshadowing the President's domination of Congress on scale not previously experienced in Philippine electoral democracy.