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In a representative democracy, political parties put up candidates for elections. They explain to the voters their programme...

 
From election to the forming of the government

   Our country has a representative democracy. In this type of democracy people elect representative to work on their behalf. In these elections it is only the adults who have attained the age of 18 years have the right to vote. If the voters elect able persons as their representatives, the government functions well.

   In a representative democracy, political parties put up candidates for elections. They explain to the voters their programme. Political parties play a very important part in a democracy. They work as a link between the masses and the government often these are independent candidates who are not members of any political party but fight elections on their own.

   The candidates elected by the people forms the legislature. The political party that wins majority of seats in the legislature forms the government. Representatives belonging to other political parties, being in the minority, form the opposition in the legislative. Sometimes, when no single political party is in the majority, more than one political party combine together to form the government. Such a government is called a coalition government.
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