What is democratic?

  • (adj): Characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality.
    Example: "Democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on democratic:

Ruud Lubbers
... is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) ... When the Parliamentary leader of Christian Democratic Appeal in the House of Representatives Wim Aantjes resigned of a World War II controversy, Lubbers succeed him as Parliamentary leader, he served ... When the Christian Democratic Appeal Party leader and sitting Prime Minister Dries van Agt announced his retirement, Lubbers was chosen to succeed him ...
Young Democratic Socialists
... Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) is a democratic socialist youth organization in the United States ... It is the youth section of the Democratic Socialists of America, whose political outlook it shares, and the American affiliate of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) ...
KwaZulu-Natal - Law and Government - Current Composition of The Legislature
... from the 2009 elections African National Congress (ANC) 51 Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) 18 Democratic Alliance (DA) 7 Minority Front (MF) 2 African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) 1 Congress ...
Fairfax County, Virginia - Government and Politics
... Democratic Governor Tim Kaine carried Fairfax County with over 60% of the vote in 2005, leading him to win 51.7% of votes statewide ... Davis for 14 years was won by Gerry Connolly, the Democratic Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors ... Connolly as chairman of the Board of Supervisors, continuing a Democratic hold on the office of chairman that dates back to 1995 ...
Hubert Humphrey
... as a United States Senator from Minnesota, and served as Democratic Majority Whip ... He was a founder of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Americans for Democratic Action ... Humphrey was the nominee of the Democratic Party in the 1968 presidential election but lost to the Republican nominee, Richard Nixon ...

More definitions of "democratic":

  • (adj): Representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large.
    Example: "Democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"
    Synonyms: popular
  • (adj): Belong to or relating to the Democratic Party.
    Example: "Democratic senator"

Famous quotes containing the word democratic:

    He rejected, if he did not despise, democratic principles; advocated a government as strong, almost, as a monarchy.... He believed in authority, and he had no faith in the aggregate wisdom of masses of men.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    There is a potential 4-6 percentage point net gain for the President [George Bush] by replacing Dan Quayle on the ticket with someone of neutral stature.
    Mary Matalin, U.S. Republican political advisor, author, and James Carville b. 1946, U.S. Democratic political advisor, author. All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, p. 205, Random House (1994)