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Explain the meaning of representative democracy. How is it significant in the contemporary world?

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Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principle of elected individuals representing the people, as opposed to autocracy and direct democracy.

The representatives form an independent ruling body charged with the responsibility of acting in the people’s interest. Today representative democracies are much more common than direct democracies. Representative democracy usually has a Parliament. The members of Parliament are elected through universal adult franchise. This democracy enhances the dignity of citizens. For these reasons, it is the most practiced form of democracy.


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