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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)?
A multi-party system is defined as a political system whereby more than two political parties within a country run for political office(s) via an election, each with a capacity to win such election either singly or in coalition.
A multi-party system is quite different from a two party system in the sense that multiple political parties across a country or state run for political offices; and they all have the capacity to control the various government offices either separately or in coalition.
The multi-party system is typically popular in countries that uses the proportional representation in its government.
Note: The multi-party system have shown to be more common in the parliamentary system of government (compared to the presidential system).
Several parties contests for a political office with more that two parties having a reasonable chance of winning.
Please read on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Multi-Party System here.
It is democratic in nature.
Please read on Democracy and Its Characteristics here.
There is an existence of various parties differing in principles and fundamentals.
It promotes the coalition of governments.
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There is always an opposition party.
Please read on One-Party System, Its Characteristics, Advantages and Disadvantages here.
Some of the opposition parties can become insignificant.
All the numerous political parties are legally recognized.
The voters have a variety of political aspirants to choose from.
Please read more on Types of Democracy here.
Existence of more than two parties with some good chances of winning political offices through elections.
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Amazing facts in Government
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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.