” Democracy is, in essence, a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by the people or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.”

 

Nininahazwe Desire, is a young African youth from Burundi, the  humble Information Technology expert is a prominent youth leader who has a way with words and a strong advocate in non-violent conflict resolution and the power of youth political participation.
The concept of democracy
is a polysemous concept. There is no definition that would avoid the “Cartesian doubt”, that is to say a clear and distinct definition.

Democracy can take many forms. Indeed the form of democracy practiced in England is different from that practiced in Belgium.
But the essential definition of a healthy and functioning democracy is that Abraham Lincoln: “A government by and for the people
.

Democracy is, in essence, a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by the people or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.”

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