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Explain with an example of how popular governments can be an undemocratic and popular leader can be autocratic.
Since its independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has been ruled by ZANU-PF and Robert Mugabe as its leader. The leaders of ZANU-PF were not close to the values of democracy in the following ways:
a. Elections have been held regularly and always won by ZANU-PF President Mugabe is popular but also uses unfair practices in elections.
b. Over the years this government has changed the constitution several times to make the President more powerful and less accountable.
c. Opposite party workers are harassed and their meetings disrupted. Public protests and demonstrations against the government are declared illegal.
d. Television and radio are controlled by the government and give only the government’s version.
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Here is some information about four countries. Based on this information, how would you classify each of these countries. Write democratic”, “undemocratic' or “not sure against each of these.
(a) Country P: The parliament cannot pass a law about the army without the consent of the chief of Army.
(b) Country Q. The parliament cannot pass CLU reducing the powers of the judiciary.
(c) Country R. The country's leaders cannot "any treaty with another country without ring permission from its neighboring country,
(d) Country S: All the major economic visions about the country are taken by officials of the central bank which the ministers cannot change.NCERT Political Science - Democratic Politics I