10 Conditions Necessary For A Successful Democracy
(1) Independent judiciary: This body should be independent of the
executive and legislative arms of government. Judiciary should be
ready to entertain cases impartially.
(2) Tolerance: People should be ready to accommodate one another's
views and actions, despite their political differences.
(3) Activities of the government: The activities of the government
should be open.
(4) Rule of law: Rule of law must be obeyed and respected by everybody
in the political system.
(5) Democratic principles: The people should be ready to demonstrate
their desires to accommodate democratic principles.
(6) Opposition: Opposition groups in the society should be tolerated
by the government.
(7) Choice: Enthronment of leaders into positions in government must
be based on choice. The people should be able to elect honest and
(8) Independent electoral commission: This body should be independent
to safeguard and promote its activities judiciously without fear or
(9) Free and fair election: For a successful operation of democracy,
the election must be free and fair.
(10) Popular participation: To create an avenue for popular
participation, the electorates should be adequately educated and well