Components Of Democracy In Democracy

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"An educated, enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy." ~ Nelson Mandela, 6 October 2003. Introduction: Democracy is a system of government for the citizens to choose their leaders and to hold them accountable for their policies and demeanour in office. The saying “laws are made for the people by the people” is true as people vote for candidates who are elected representatives who 's job it is to make law. If state and lawmakers are careful in identifyings societiy’s needs and problems, law should improve quality of life. The government’s foundation is in the consent of the governed. In a democracy, the citizens are sovereign which means they are the prime form of political authority. Power is from the people to the rulers of government, who hold power only temporarily. In a democracy, citizens are free to criticise the elected leaders and representatives, and to view how they deal with the matters of government. Elected leaders at provisional and local level should listen to the citizens and deal with their needs and critique. The essential component of the people in a democracy is to partake in public life. Democracy and Political Parties “We will not agree on every issue. But let us respect those differences and respect one another. Let us recognize that we do not serve an ideology or a political party; we serve the people.”- John Lynch Political parties are a key role of democracy. By competing in elections
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