Constitutional government characterized by popular rule, protection of basic rights, and political and economic competition.
a limited democracy
a modern Western political system that has free elections, a multiplicity of political parties and political decisions made through an independent legislature, an independent judiciary, with a state monopoly on law enforcement
a poor political system, because it raises the will of Man above the will of God
a system whereby the rulers get votes from the poor and money from the rich while promising to protect each from the other
a form of democracy where majority rule is underpinned by liberal rights such as freedom of speech, assembly and religious beliefs, and the right to private property, privacy and due legal process
Any political system, such as our own, that allows different political parties to compete in free and open elections
Liberal Democracy (DÃ©mocratie LibÃ©rale, DL) was a French political party that advocated liberalism, headed by Alain Madelin. The party replaced in 1997 the Republican Party, which was the liberal component of the Union for French Democracy (UDF).
Liberal democracy is a form of government. It is a representative democracy in which the ability of the elected representatives to exercise decision-making power is subject to the rule of law, and usually moderated by a constitution that emphasizes the protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals, and which places constraints on the leaders and on the extent to which the will of the majority can be exercised against the rights of minorities (see civil liberties).