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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This society calls on the Welsh Government to do what it can to help [celebrate] Richard's contribution to not only the 18th-century Enlightenment but also to the way in which we live today as part of a tolerant society and representative democracy.
Even if we all voted, this election will remain as far from representative democracy as it already is with the low participation rates it recorded.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among people and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.
I find it particularly depressing that the business community thinks the future of the region in the 21st Century can be solved by expanding the existing structure of representative democracy.
Even better, take the kids along and introduce them early to representative democracy.
Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, the co-founders of the think tank Samara, are engaged deeply with what is failing in Canadian representative democracy.
In an indirect or representative democracy, citizens elect representatives, who bargain over policy proposals.
Our presence here is binding because it is the result of the last drops of patience of the Bulgarian people for the representative democracy.
A high level of mistrust toward institutions of representative democracy occurs within Greece, dramatically increasing in recent years.
A split parliament would mean the parties having to horse-trade seats in the cabinet between them, meaning we could then move towards a true representative democracy.
Currently there are two major political systems in the world: democratic centralism and representative democracy.
NZNO uses two democratic systems to ensure members' views are reflected fairly--participatory democracy and representative democracy.

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