Democracy and political participation

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Amount of people voting in favour of leaving the EU
17 million
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Majority percentage of people voting 'leave'
52%
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Democracy definition
a system where the power is held by the people
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Direct Democracy
People can make decisions directly on an issue
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Representative Democracy
people vote for individuals who they want to make choices for them.
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EU Turnout
72.2%
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Liberal Democracy
Right to vote is widespread, representatives act in interest of everyone
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Majoritarian Democracy
where the decisions of the majority are in the interests of parliament
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Parliamentary Democracy
Parliament is the highest authority, the executive will be drawn fromand accountable to the peoples representatives in parliament
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Presidential Democracy
System where the executive will be elected seperately from the legislative body
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Pluralist Democracy
Power is widely and evenly distributed across society
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Functions of Democracy
Representation, accountability, participation, power dispersal, legitimacy, education.
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