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What is direct democracy?


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2015-07-27 12:13:06
2015-07-27 12:13:06

Direct democracy is where the citizens directly influence the decisions of the government.

This is compared to indirect democracy (which is what the US has) where the people elect representatives who represent their interests in the decisions of goverment.
Direct democracy is a form of democracy. This form is people decide policy initiatives directly.

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