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Academic Questions in Government
The absence of government in a country or state is referred to as _____.
The definition of democracy as "Government of the people, by the people and for the people" is a concept of _____.
A form of government where the wealthy rule the people is known as _____.
Which of the following countries isn't a result of the disintegration of the Soviet Union (USSR)?
The two-party system is a setting whereby only two political parties dominate the political landscape in a country or state.
It is important to state that other political parties may be present in a two party system, but the main point is:
The "other political parties" will rarely get political offices after the outcome of elections.
In a two party system, only one of two parties typically holds power as the president or prime minister while both parties account for a majority in the legislature.
Note: The term two-party system might be slightly different in meanings depending on the country where it's practiced.
Examples of dominant political parties in a two-party system alongside the countries where they are practiced include:
It comprises of two dominant parties that typically occupy the legisature.
It is democratic in nature.
Please read on Democracy and its Characteristics here.
There is freedom to express oneself at the press.
Please read on Fundamental Human Rights here.
The president and prime minister emerges from one of both parties.
It presents a choice of candidates and parties to the people.
Some of the other parties (called the third party) may become obscure in a two-party system.
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Amazing facts in Government
NOTABLE POINTS IN Government
Anarchy is one of the forms of government. Ironically, it is the absence of government in a society, country or state.
An instance of anarchy occurred in Somalia in 1991 after a dictator name Said Barre was overthrown. This made Somalia disintegrate into fractions with local warlords imposing their authority over their land/area.
Other forms of government includes:
Democracy is a form of government where the power of choosing a leader is vested on the people. It represents a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
According to Abrahim Lincoln,
Democracy means government of the people, by the people and for the people.
In democracy, the citizens have the rights to vote and be voted for. The citizens are mandated to choose their preferred candidate by voting for them through their political party. In fact, this voting process is considered as one of the civic responsibility of every citizen.
NOTE: No one is above the rule of law in the democratic system. If the election outcome does not reflect the mandate of the people, a court of competent jurisdiction can nullify such election.
Democracy is practiced in countries like Nigeria, United States of America, India and South Africa.