The rulers of non-democratic countries also need to hold elections. Explain.
Democracy is a form of government in which the rulers are elected by the people. Even the rulers in non-democratic countries need to hold elections because they want to show the world that they are not unpopular and they have the support of the people of the country which will improve their image in the eyes of the world.
- In China elections are regularly held after every five years for electing the country’s Parliament. Before contesting the elections, a candidate needs the approval of the Chinese Communist Party. The government is always formed here by the Communist Party.
- Robert Mugabe has been ruling Zimbabwe since its independence. He is popular but uses unfair practices in elections.
All of these rulers want to show that their government and position have been achieved legally and according to the constitutional provisions.