Class 9 Civics
Meaning of Democracy
Democracy: Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by people.
Features of Democracy
- The final decision making power rests with those who are elected by people.
- A democracy must be based on a free and fair election. The ruling party must have a fair chance of losing that election.
- In a democracy, each adult citizen must have one vote and each vote should have equal value.
- A democratic government rules within the limits which are set by constitutional laws and citizens’ rights.