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Direct Democracy


Direct Democracy is defined as rules, procedures, and institutions that allow the public to vote directly. Citizens have more power than in a representative democracy. In other words, people self-govern; each individual would have a direct say in every single decision affecting the country. It is also known as (pure democracy).

Moreover, The term is occasionally used to refer to the practice of directly electing representatives. It may be interpreted as a comprehensive system of political institutions, but in contemporary times it is most frequently understood as a collection of specific decision-making institutions embedded within a larger system of representative democracy.

Forms of Direct Democracy

  • Citizen assembly.
  • Referendums.
  • Initiatives.