What is democracy?
The word ‘democracy’ is derived from the Greek language and means ‘rule of the people’. In a democracy, all citizens are free and have equal rights and duties. The fundamental idea of this form of government comes from ancient Greece. At that time, leaders directly addressed the crowd and the decisions about the laws were made in the assemblies. In today’s republics, the procedure is more elaborate and structured. Elections are held every four to five years in which the citizens of the country elect their representatives, who sit in the parliament and pass laws.