Indian Democracy

What does it mean to be a democratic country?
Democracy. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

Democracy in India. India is the seventh largest (by area) and the second most populous country in the world, with roughly one-sixth of its population, of about a billion and a quarter. It is the world’s largestdemocracy. It is one of the world’s oldest civilizations yet, a very young nation.

India: world’s largest democracy. Around 1.2 billion people live in Indiaand everyone over the age of 18 has the right to vote. That makes it the world’s biggest democracy.

With a 100 million new-registered voters, India’s electorate is five times bigger than the 146 million people who were registered to vote in the 2012 elections in the USA – the world’s second largest democracy.


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