Many people have asked severally about the advantages of Constitutional Democracy. In this post, you will get all the answers you deserve if you are one of those asking such questions. Apart from giving you the advantages, you also get to see the features of Constitutional Democracy and also the definition.

Constitutional Democracy is a type of political system which provides people with a chance to choose both political and state leader through direct election. Now, I will show you the accepted definition and the primary value system.

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Constitutional Democracy: Definition, Features and Advantages

Before we move to the definition, I will like you to note that every country has its own system of governing, which defines who heads it and will represent it within the international level. There are also countries that practice Constitutional Democracy. So, what are the advantages people in such society will benefit? This are exactly what the write-up in this page will reveal to you.

Definition of Constitutional Democracy

Constitutional Democracy can be defined as the form of government, in which the majority of authority is restricted by institutional and legal means in such a way that people’s rights are respected. Countries that practice such forms of government include; United States of America, Japan, Germany, Israel, etc, and you can easily observe the benefits the citizens are enjoying.

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Now let me show you some advantages of this type of government

Advantages of Constitutional Democracy

The advantages of Constitutional Democracy are as follows:

  • Equality promotion
  • Absence of power monopoly
  • Protects the rights of people
  • Free choice of leaders
  • Stronger and more reliable administration that is elected by citizens
  • A responsible attitude to duties, as a sign of gratitude to voters
  • Ensures changes and stimulates the formation of a better society for people (“people for people”).

Principle and Features of Constitutional Democracy

What are the principles and features that full defines Constitutional Democracy? Read on as you get to see and know them.

  1. People are the power

The people are the primary source of power in the country. They select leaders into the government, which will manage society and represent its will on the international arena.

  1. Limited rights of the government

The law and constitution regulate the rights and functions of government.

  1. Acceptance of majority rules and minority rights

The law protects the rights of all people. National minorities are not an exception. The law and constitution defend their rights.

  1. Procedural and institutional limitations of power

Institutional and procedural devices can limit the power of the government.

  1. Periodic elections

Elections should be conducted periodically.

Fundamental and Constitutional Values include the Following:

  • The protection of freedom for self-expression and conscience, which determine the development of a full-fledged citizen within a particular society
  • The fundamental human rights in the community are defined mainly by the constitution, as well as by the following legislative acts, which determine and explain the basic principles: the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Privacy within civil society: all residents of a country with constitutional democracy are guaranteed the right to be protected from sudden intrusions from the side of government
  • The right for justice: the use of the fair procedure in responding to crimes.

Conclusion on Constitutional Democracy

With these few text and information contained on this page, I guess you might have gotten a little idea of what Constitutional Democracy is all about. This will get you enlightened on the various systems of government and to compare them with one another. Use the share buttons below to get share this information with your friends on various social media.