Describe any five characteristics of democracy

A government that is run by the people are called a democracy. In a democracy, every single citizen has the right to cast his vote after the citizen turns 18 in how the government is to be run, thus differentiating it from a monarchy or dictatorship. In a dictatorship, one person that is the king or dictator has all the power. Democracy is a government in which power and civic responsibility are exercised by all adult citizens, directly, or through their freely elected representatives.

Characteristics of Democracy

The Characteristics of democracy are listed below:

  1. Elected representative
  2.  Civil liberties
  3. Independent judiciary
  4.  Organised opposition party
  5. Rule of law
  6. Citizens in a democracy have not only rights but also the responsibility to participate in the political system
  7. Democratic societies are committed to the values of tolerance, cooperation, and compromise.
  8. It provides a method to resolve conflicts.
  9. Enhances dignity of each individuals.


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