Why is a democratic government called a legitimate govenrment ?
Democracy produces a legitimate government through the following mechanisms:
Conduct of free and fair elections that ensure the accountability of the government and election of representatives to legislate and govern on behalf of people.
It enables open and public debate on legislations and policies.
Citizens have the right to be informed about the government and its functioning.
Legitimate means rightful. Democracies are called legitimate governments as:
Everyone can participate in the descision making process,
Anyone can stand for the elections
It promotes equality among individuals
It allows room to correct mistakes
The descision making quality is improved
No part of the society is left isolated in the descision making process
Conflicts are resolved in a better way
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