Representative democracy is the system of government where citizens elect a representative to represent them. It is a form in indirect democracy where the role of the citizen is limited to that of selecting their representative. The elected representative communicates the views of his constituents and secures their interests. Most of the country of the world follows representative democracy like the United Kingdom, France etc.
The South Asian countries like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives have democracy because these countries were under Colonial rule for a long time and after liberation, these countries aspired for sovereign and republic nation. Hence they adopted democracy.
The countries like Sri Lanka and India that dealt with issues like poverty, inequality, economic crisis, civil clashes etc but they adopted democracy and have been carrying it without any hurdles. Hence we can say that democracy can flourish even in nonprosperous countries.
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