Political Science
Chapter 1 Class 9 Political Science - What Is Democracy? Why Democracy

State two common features of democratic countries.


Points to remember


Answer to be written in the exam:

Features of democratic countries:

  • Freedom of speech, expression, and thought.


  • Elections are held at regular intervals and are fair and free.


  • The dignity of an individual is recognized.


  • In a democracy, the final decision-making power must rest with those elected by the people.


  • Democracy must be based on a free and fair election where those currently in power have a fair chance of losing.


  •  In a democracy, each adult citizen must have one vote and each vote must have one value.


  • A democratic government rules within limits set by constitutional law and citizens’ rights.

*any 2 points


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