Popular governments can be undemocratic and popular leaders can be autocratic.—Explain with thehelp of an example.

5 marks

eg-Zimbabwe

1.Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980.Since then the country has been ruled by ZANU-PF party and its leader Robert Mugabe.

2.Elections have been held regularly and always won by ZANU-PF.

3.President Mugabe has designed the constitution in such a way which gave him more powers.

4.There was no freedom for opposition party workers and public meetings,demonstrations,etc. were declared illegal.

5.There was no independence of newspapers and the media was fully controlled by the government.

6.This shows that popular governments can be undemocratic and popular leaders can be autocratic

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