WAINAINA: Beyond the façade of democracy

In true democracy, people must be the agency and their voices heard and acted upon.

In Summary

• People want more functioning institutions of representative and demand more participatory, deliberative and direct democracy

• We need more direct democracy, ensuring there are safeguards against the majoritarian abuse of power

Democracy is regressing. It is under attack.

Everyday, we see withdrawal of democratic freedoms, the rise of polarising politics and the cult of the strong-arm leader...

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