the main features of the UK’s democratic system? (10)

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Ariella
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help! its a 10 mark question- is it the referendums elections etc OR the fact that power is derived from parliament?!
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Use the book provided by your school.

I'll give you some anyway:

Adult suffrage
Voting
Multiple party's
Referendum
Elections

theres more but i CANt think of any on the top of my head
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Limited Gov dont quote me on a) & b) cant remember from the top of my head)
a) internal; different types of power seperation executives, legislatives & judicary
Bicameralism; HOC &HOL
Decentralisation of power; due to fuedalism in germany & US Uk-Devolution
b) external; civil society; (pluralism)pressure groups, Protection of individual by law Human Rights Act, Rule of law; restriction of power
Variety of choice:
Wild range of parties lib dem, converv, labour....
Universal Franchise
Free & fair election, i.e secret ballot
Political equality
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Majority Rule- the system of government is based on parliamentry majorities

Representative Elections-the people are allowed to elect represtatives to speak for their views and interests.

Multi party system-voters have the opportunity to choose from a variety of political parties, represting a wide range of political opinion.

Freedom of speech-no restriction is placed on the right to opinions and express then openly.

Freedom of association-no restriction is placed on people organising political parties to take part in democratic life.

Freedom of Assembly-no restriction is placed on the right to hold meetings or organise demonstrations provided those do not violate the rights of others.

Respect the individual rights-the state protects individuals whose rights are threatened by the actions of others.

Respect for Minority rights-minorities should not have their basic rights violated by the majority.

Respect for the Law-citizens who are given democratic rights should obey the laws that provide these rights.

Respect for Democratic Procedures-individuals or groups who have grievances against the system should operate within it, seeking to change the law through legal means.

Channels of Influence-individuals and groups have channels of access to decision makers at every level.
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