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International Day of Democracy September 15, 2013 by Mind Map: International Day of Democracy September 15, 2013
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International Day of Democracy September 15, 2013

Democracy Day

Created by UN General Assembly

In resolution A/62/7 (2007)

This year's theme

About Democracy

Can be defined as “government in which sovereignty (authority to govern) lies with the people”

History

Quotes

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried." Winston Churchill

"Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man." Ronald Reagan

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy Index Map 2012

= The Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy index map for 2012, with greener colours representing more democratic countries.

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