Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained and directly exercised by the people.
Government by popular representation; a form of government in which the supreme power is retained by the people, but is indirectly exercised through a system of representation and delegated authority periodically renewed; a constitutional representative government; a republic.
Collectively, the people, regarded as the source of government.
The principles and policy of the Democratic Party
Voting and democracy is very important in a nation because it provides people an opportunity to voice their opinion and vote for what they believe in, it holds elected officials accountable for their behavior while in office, and it prevents a minority from dictating the policies of a majority.
The word democracy describes a political system. In a democratic country, all eligible citizens have the right to participate, either directly or indirectly, in making the decisions that affect them.
Democracy is a form of government where people have the ability to elect. their leaders and more than one party to choose from is available making it a multi party state.
Democratic Values Are Liberty, Equality, Justice which must be seen in a democratic country. The key role of citizens in a democracy is to participate in public life. Citizens have an obligation to become informed about public issues, to watch carefully how their political leaders and representatives use their powers, and to express their own opinions and interests.
However, we zambian citizens must develop keen interest in understanding how a ruling political party is administering democratically.We must look at how democratic it is and the efforts its putting in to ensure democracy remains strong and That dicatorship signs are not perceived. POlitical parties must also be allowed to contribute to a countrys affairs.
Todays question must be ;
Is zambia purely a democratic country under the patriotic front government ?
Dacid Charles Malama