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- They are a feature of representative democracy - citizens choose representatives to make decisions on their behalf .
- They determine who holds political office and, in the case of a general election, who forms the government.
- Citizens vote for candidates who stand in geographical constituencies.
- An election campaign covers many issues of public policy.
- They are required by law and must take place at a specified time.
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- The yare an example of direct democracy - citizens make the decisions themselves.
- A referendum is a one-off vote on a specific issue of pulic policy.
- The choice offered to voters is normally a simple 'yes' or 'no' in response to a proposal.
- The decision to hold a referendum in the UK is taken by the government.
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