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Is true democracy exist around the world?

Is true democracy exist around the world?

Generally, we consider democracy to be a political system. Wherein free and fair elections are held periodically under a multi-party political setup with the provision of universal adult franchise, all the citizens in the country without division, based on religion, caste, or sex, who are above a certain age, they are allowed to vote in a free and fair election which is held periodically and multiple political parties are allowed to contest these elections in a free and fair manner by providing them a level playing field. After these elections, the party which gains the majority vote forms the government, and other parties, they set the opposition. So generally, this is our simplistic understanding of democracy. But this simplistic model of democracy has several structural flaws. One of the flaws is that the majority of governments that are elected into power may not have secured the majority of the votes share. Despite securing a low vote share lower than the majority, a majority government can still be formed, which undermines the very foundation of democracy.  For example, the full majority Rajiv Gandhi government in 1984, which still fell short of a majority of votes about the total number of votes by 2%. The Modi government similarly elected in 2014 and 2019 also fall short the majority vote share added had only secured around 31% and 40% of the votes, respectively. The same case in the United States as well, about Trump and his presidency. The governments that he is referring they are majority governments, about the number of seats. But if you look at the total vote share, they have not secured the majority of the votes. Several democracies such as the united states even the Switzerland functions for several decades, centuries, without even providing for the universal adult franchise. For example, blacks in the United States did not enjoy voting rights, and even white women had to fight for their voting rights. And these basic rights of democracy was secured in the United States, recently. In Switzerland, women were allowed to vote, nearly 25 years after India adopted a universal adult franchise. So this is yet another illustration that democracies around the world. They're not perfect, and they have their structural flaws and problems. We shouldn't look at democracy from a simplistic point of view. We should stop, assuming that democracies are all about free and fair elections. Just because free and fair elections are being held periodically in a multi-party political setup with the universal adult franchise. We can't assume that the country is truly a democratic country. Because a true democracy is much more than that. Because of its commitment to basic rights, such as fundamental rights, and as well as to the free market economy But the problem is that most of the modern democracies that we have they are adopted a free-market model that has enabled the excessive concentration of wealth within the top 1% of its population. This unequal distribution of wealth and this inequality, which is inherent in several democracies create a monopoly of the elite, which can not only disrupt the conduct of free and fair elections, but it can even trample the fundamental rights. Such a democracy where fundamental rights are not truly respected. And when there is excessive concentration of wealth. It is just a hollow democracy which is a democracy for the sake of it. Because in such a political setup the elite who enjoyed the monopoly. They can curtail the independence of the key pillars of democracy, such as media, and the judiciary. They are supposed to hold the executive accountable and if their independence is compromised by the elite, then it can not only erode the fundamental rights of citizens, but it can also lead to the disruption of free and fair elections. In such a hollow democracy dissent shall not be tolerated by the majority government and this directly affects the level playing field should be provided to opponents and critics, which is essential in a multi-party system so that they could be able to compete in a free and fair manner in the periodic elections, so if decent is not tolerated and the independence of such key pillars is violated. The top 1% of the elite who exercised to a monopoly over the economy and the political setup. They can easily disrupt the conduct of free and fair elections, as well as the constitutional principles, such as fundamental rights. Just the country has free and fair elections, which has been held periodically, in a multi-party setup with the universal adult franchise. We can't assume that the country is a true democracy The post World War 1 constitution of Germany, allowed Hitler and his Nazi Party to win the elections, which was held in a democratic model. But later weakness of the Constitution and the loopholes in the constitution created space for the Nazi Party for misuse. And were exploited by the political and economic monopoly to perpetuate, one of the gravest horrors in human history. The democratically elected government of Hitler carefully dismantled the constitutional provisions and capitalized, the space for misuse which existed in the country's constitution. So the charismatic leaders who are transforming ideal democracies into a New Democracy around the world. The charismatic leaders around the world who had majority governments are blatantly violating the democratic principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity, and through their concentration of social, political, and economic power. They are slowly diluting the true talent of democracy. Thus, this is the evolution of a new democratic model around the world and we take a stand against the systematic transformation of democracy that is leading to the violation of fundamental rights by enabling the concentration of wealth and political power.

Generally, we consider democracy to be a political system. Wherein free and fair elections are held periodically under a multi-party political setup with the provision of universal adult franchise, all the citizens in the country without division, based on religion, caste, or sex, who are above a certain age, they are allowed to vote in a free and fair election which is held periodically and multiple political parties are allowed to contest these elections in a free and fair manner by providing them a level playing field. After these elections, the party which gains the majority vote forms the government, and other parties, they set the opposition.

So generally, this is our simplistic understanding of democracy. But this simplistic model of democracy has several structural flaws. One of the flaws is that the majority of governments that are elected into power may not have secured the majority of the votes share. Despite securing a low vote share lower than the majority, a majority government can still be formed, which undermines the very foundation of democracy. 

For example, the full majority Rajiv Gandhi government in 1984, which still fell short of a majority of votes about the total number of votes by 2%. The Modi government similarly elected in 2014 and 2019 also fall short the majority vote share added had only secured around 31% and 40% of the votes, respectively. The same case in the United States as well, about Trump and his presidency. The governments that he is referring they are majority governments, about the number of seats. But if you look at the total vote share, they have not secured the majority of the votes.

Several democracies such as the united states even the Switzerland functions for several decades, centuries, without even providing for the universal adult franchise. For example, blacks in the United States did not enjoy voting rights, and even white women had to fight for their voting rights. And these basic rights of democracy was secured in the United States, recently. In Switzerland, women were allowed to vote, nearly 25 years after India adopted a universal adult franchise.

So this is yet another illustration that democracies around the world. They're not perfect, and they have their structural flaws and problems. We shouldn't look at democracy from a simplistic point of view. We should stop, assuming that democracies are all about free and fair elections. Just because free and fair elections are being held periodically in a multi-party political setup with the universal adult franchise. We can't assume that the country is truly a democratic country. Because a true democracy is much more than that. Because of its commitment to basic rights, such as fundamental rights, and as well as to the free market economy

But the problem is that most of the modern democracies that we have they are adopted a free-market model that has enabled the excessive concentration of wealth within the top 1% of its population. This unequal distribution of wealth and this inequality, which is inherent in several democracies create a monopoly of the elite, which can not only disrupt the conduct of free and fair elections, but it can even trample the fundamental rights. Such a democracy where fundamental rights are not truly respected. And when there is excessive concentration of wealth. It is just a hollow democracy which is a democracy for the sake of it.

Because in such a political setup the elite who enjoyed the monopoly. They can curtail the independence of the key pillars of democracy, such as media, and the judiciary. They are supposed to hold the executive accountable and if their independence is compromised by the elite, then it can not only erode the fundamental rights of citizens, but it can also lead to the disruption of free and fair elections. In such a hollow democracy dissent shall not be tolerated by the majority government and this directly affects the level playing field should be provided to opponents and critics, which is essential in a multi-party system so that they could be able to compete in a free and fair manner in the periodic elections, so if decent is not tolerated and the independence of such key pillars is violated. The top 1% of the elite who exercised to a monopoly over the economy and the political setup. They can easily disrupt the conduct of free and fair elections, as well as the constitutional principles, such as fundamental rights. Just the country has free and fair elections, which has been held periodically, in a multi-party setup with the universal adult franchise. We can't assume that the country is a true democracy

The post World War 1 constitution of Germany, allowed Hitler and his Nazi Party to win the elections, which was held in a democratic model. But later weakness of the Constitution and the loopholes in the constitution created space for the Nazi Party for misuse. And were exploited by the political and economic monopoly to perpetuate, one of the gravest horrors in human history. The democratically elected government of Hitler carefully dismantled the constitutional provisions and capitalized, the space for misuse which existed in the country's constitution.

So the charismatic leaders who are transforming ideal democracies into a New Democracy around the world. The charismatic leaders around the world who had majority governments are blatantly violating the democratic principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity, and through their concentration of social, political, and economic power. They are slowly diluting the true talent of democracy. Thus, this is the evolution of a new democratic model around the world and we take a stand against the systematic transformation of democracy that is leading to the violation of fundamental rights by enabling the concentration of wealth and political power.

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