What is Direct Democracy?

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What is Direct Democracy?

Direct Democracy means democratic rule directly by the people themselves, rather than attempting to rely on a representative to advocate your position on each initiative.

Different forms of Direct Democracy have existed for millennia, with varying degrees of exposure.

Modern examples of Direct Democracy include plebiscites and/or referenda voted on by the entire public, on specific ballot issues, usually gaining acceptance by Simple Majority (50+1 percent). Simple Majorities ought to be avoided when attempting to enact any legislation.

The plebiscites or referenda may be regional, national and theoretically, universal.

Plebiscites have been used to ratify constitutions and bills of rights.




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