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- n. a legal system for making democratic choices
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The pope could not override the electoral system of the empire, he could only judge, confirm, and, in divided elections only, decide on the candidate (Decretals,
Apartheid-era South Africa was hardly a liberal democracy, but unlike North Korea, Cuba, or Saddam’s Iraq, it did have a functioning multiparty electoral system though it only included whites and a leadership willing to negotiate in good faith with foreign governments.