3 good questions on "Representation, elections and voting - Elections"

Are elections and democracy a match made in heaven?
Most countries hold elections, but many of these elections are not democratic to contemporary standards.
Hence, elections are a necessary, but not sufficient feature of democracies.
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How do elections in democracies differ?
- Transparency
- Competition: meaningful votes
- Political equality: everyone has a vote
- Non-interference of the state
- Free and fair elections
- They are periodic; on a regular basis
-  Inclusive : universal suffrage
- Competitive
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What are the functions of elections in democracies?
- Determine dominant conflicts in politics: through elections we determine which conflicts we find most important.
-  Gives direction to policy-making
- Selection representatives, and hold them accountable
- Community building, discussion, education, expression.
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