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A democratic republic is a country that is both a democracy and a republic.

A republic is a country where the head of state is elected to a term of office (like a president), not appointed for life based on birthright (like a king a or queen).

A democracy is a political system where power rests with the people. True democracies have regular elections where almost all adults can vote, anyone can run, and the voting is fair. True democracies have open access to media (TV, magazines, newspapers, and internet), accountable government, the rule of law, and civil and political rights for the citizens (freedom of speech, etc.).

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