Read the given extract and answer following questions.
Power sharing arrangements can also be seen in the way political parties, pressure groups and movements control or influence those in power. In a democracy, the citizens must have freedom to choose among various contenders for power. In contemporary democracies, this takes the form of competition among different parties. Such competition ensures that power does not remain in one hand. In the long run, power is shared among different political parties that represent different ideologies and social groups. Sometimes this kind of sharing can be direct, when two or more parties form an alliance to contest elections. If their alliance is elected, they form a coalition government and thus share power. In a democracy, we find interest groups such as those of traders, businessmen, industrialists, farmers and industrial workers. They also will have share in governmental power, either through participation in governmental committees or bringing influence on the decision-making process.
Question - 36.1
‘Power sharing is an essential component of democracy.’ Give one example to prove the statement.
- Power sharing is desirable ( in a system or country where leaders are chosen by votes) because it helps to reduce the possibility of conflict or mismatch between social groups.
- Power-sharing makes people dependent and responsible.
- power sharing reduces the possibility of power authorizing by an individual person.
- It ensures the stability of political order.
( Write any1 point)