Every few years, citizens of a country will vote for representatives whom they believe can bring success to them, to represent either the area they live in, which is called a constituency, or their country. If these representatives do not impress the people, then they may risk being voted out by the people in the next elections.
There are actually three types of representative democracy:
These representatives, once voted into power, will then be known as ministers who will meet in parliament to discuss state affairs, formulate laws and represent the people in their constituency. Thus, this is a type of parliamentary democracy where people elect who they want to be in parliament.
Few candidates will be vying for the presidential spot, and the people of the country will be able to vote for whom they wish to have as president. However, after a certain period of time, the elected president will have to step down and be succeeded by another person.
This is somewhat like a parliamentary democracy, just that in this type of democracy, political parties will be challenging for spots in the parliament. Political parties consist of a few members. Citizens will be required to vote for the party which impresses them the most to represent their constituency in parliament.
Impact on Society
This form of democracy allows people to voice their opinions as ministers of each constituency will seek the opinion of its people. This allows the citizens to be more involved in the running of the country. Furthermore, this will ensure competition goes on among parties or ministers, which plays a key factor in improvement in them, as they will want to continue to gain the people’s support by showing how successful they can be.
Of course, since this form of government allows much involvement from the citizens themselves, the public will definitely welcome this. The public also feels that this form of government will solve the problem of majority tyranny, which means that everyone has equal authority and power over the ruling of the country.
Extent of using propaganda
As parties and candidates need to garner votes, they will definitely go around singing praises of themselves and try to project a good image of themselves, so as to gain the support of the people. However, this type of propaganda involves healthy competition, rather than criticizing other parties or candidates. Mostly, they will try to appeal to the citizens and promise them initiatives for the benefit of them.
Whether it makes people patriotic
As the members of parliament have been elected by the people, they will therefore give them their fullest support, rather than disliking them. Since this form of government involves the citizens more, the people will definitely welcome this and support the members of parliament, as they are fighting for the interests of the citizens.
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