Democracy in the world was not criticized only by a lazy person, because the thesis that democracy is a bad form of government does not cause me any surprise. However, personally, I am not a fan of supporting conversations like “democracy is not suitable for our country”. I believe that a country naturally has the form of government that suits it most. The one for which people are ready.
Under a democratic system, every person knows from childhood that he has the right to vote and the right to choose. Another thing is whether he uses it. Bernard Shaw, an Englishman who lived under the monarchical regime, has a priceless statement: “Democracy cannot rise above the level of the human material from which its voters are made.”
Under a formal democratic system in any country, frequent abuses and falsification of elections are possible. That is, in fact, the right to vote is taken away from people. The people's aphorism of the post-Soviet space very well reflects these situations - “If you don’t have your mouth closed, but you are still silent, it means democracy has come.”
The same, if the right to vote exists nominally, however, there are frequent calls to take this right away from any group of the population. For example, retirees, as they support "not those". In women, as they "are guided by false criteria."
The level of thinking, respect for oneself and others, recognition of the freedom to choose oneself and another, the conscientiousness of choice and acceptance by people of one’s compatriots determines the level of democracy in the country.
Akhmetbek Zhanibek Serikovich
Kostanay State University named after A.Baitursynov
Master's student 1 course