The five main characteristics of democracy are as under: i Elected representative: In democracy representatives elected by the people make laws and frame policies of the government.
It also establishes clear guidelines for election cycles and term limits so that key positions are contested at regular intervals. Citizens have a right to form, join or quit an association.
Transparent, Responsive and Responsible Government: A democratic government always works in an open and transparent way. The judiciary does not depend on executive or legislature.
Independence of Judiciary: Freedom of Judiciary is an essential feature of democracy. No minister is alone responsible for any act of the government.
The parliament is the mirror of public opinion.