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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)?
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The multi-party system in politics is quite different from the two-party system.
Unlike the two-party system whereby only two parties dominate the political landscape, the multi-party system presents a scenerio whereby other parties (outside the two main party) stand a chance to win a major political office during an election. In short, multiple political parties have the capacity to gain political power; thus controlling government offices, either in coalition or independently.
The image below shows some of the symbols of political parties present within Nigeria.
Examples of countries where a multi-party system thrive include Norway, South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, Romania and Mexico.
A multi-party system is often considered as democracy at its best.
Please read on Democracy explained with its Characteristics here.
It gives every eligible person an opportunity to run for a political office since they can form their own party.
You can read on Your Fundamental Human Rights here.
More people are now able participate in politics at the level of the local government (or grassroot level).
Please read on Gender Equality and Ways to achieve it here.
It significantly reduces the chances of having a dictator as a leader of the government.
Please read on the Forms of Government here.
It presents the people with a greater option of choice towards their ideal political candidate.
It encourages party organization and unity.
It allows for more ideas into becoming legislation (law).
Please read on Constitution and its Importance here.
It reflect a better representation of the people through their choice of election at the polls.
Please read on the Types of Democracy here.
It creates inconsistency in the governing patterns within a country.
Please read on the Concept of a Government here.
It encourages political aspirants to easily jump from one party to another for the purpose of their selfish ambition.
A coalition government may become weak and unstable.
You can read on the Pressure Group and Types of Pressure Group here.
It may lead to the selling of votes by smaller political parties to major ones.
It may promote bribery and corruption.
Please read on the Responsibilities, Duties and Obligations of a Citizen here.
It may affect the credibility of an election if certain political parties are maligned or excluded for insignificant reasons.
Anyone can form a political party for their selfish interest as far as they have the finances.
Please read on the Disadvantages of Money here.
The coalition party formed may not stand the test of time.
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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.