Bahrain: Absolute Monarchy Takes Root / A report in the international day of Democracy

If democracy is defined as rule by the people or rule that is based on popular sovereignty, which is based on “the people as the source of authority,” then a government in any country is not democratic unless it is founded by the consent of the people. A legitimate government is obtained from the free will of the people and through true partnership, starting with the drafting of a constitution and a referendum on it, passing through the parliamentary elections to elect the people’s representatives in a legislative authority with popular oversight from elected representatives in parliament for the actions of the government, i.e. the executive authority, and also with the independence of the judicial authority administratively and financially, in order to complete the elements of popular legitimacy for these three authorities.

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