Life has become bettersince (1) THE end of the cold war. Now a majority of people (2) LIVES underdemocratic systems – 54,8% of them, to be exact. So, the idea of (3) DEMOCRACYis a global reality. But there is just one problem. The democracy we (4) SEEaround the world often has an ugly face.
Supposethe elections (5) WERE (уточни в тексте – если election, то was) free and fair. But it brought to power racists, fascists orseparatists, who publicly (6) OPPOSE TO peace and integration. It does happen:(7) DEMOCRATICALLY elected leaders ignore constitutional limits on their powerand the basic rights of the people.
TheWestern democracy (8) HAS ALWAYS MEANT liberal democracy – not only free andfair elections but also the respect of the basic rights. Now we see the rise ofthe illiberal democracy – a lot of elections but few (9) INDIVIDUAL rights likethe rule of law, free speech or private property. People in the countrieswithout a tradition of ethnic harmony often (10) VOTE along racial, religiousor ethnic lines.