Presidential & Parliamentary elections 2007

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Elections and Democracy

Many things have to happen (and keep happening) for democracy to work. One of these things is regular elections. Elections bring together all of the ideas that democracy is based on.

  • First, each of us must think what our own concerns and hopes are in our daily lives.
  • Second, we must each decide which candidates are most qualified to solve our concerns in an effective and honest way.
  • Third, we will come together and vote. The decision of the majority of people will be accepted as the best basis for peace and progress.

Democracy is not just about elections, though. You and your community must keep talking about the concerns and hopes you have. Whoever is elected needs to hear from you. You must tell them what they are doing well and what they could do better. If you are happy with their performance, you will vote for them again at the next election. If you are not happy, you will vote for someone who you think will do better.

Register to vote from 26 February to 18 March