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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Lord Prescott Rallies Against ‘Crisis’ In Democracy

John Prescott giving speechImage via Wikipedia
New forms of democracy – in which citizens can participate directly in decisions, for example – are needed to supplement traditional representative democracy if the current crisis in democracy is to be overcome, Lord Prescott declared at the Forum for the Future of Democracy. 

Delivering a speech in Yerevan, Armenia, on behalf of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President Mevlüt Çavusoglu, Lord Prescott, the United Kingdom's former Deputy Prime Minister, said there was a need for “sustained forms of interaction between people and the authorities.”


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