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Submitted by Amir (United States), Mar 1, 2006 at 15:39

Since 1990, Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy, with broad powers exercised by the Prime Minister. Many formal democratic institutions exist, such as parliament, an active opposition, a free print media and the judiciary. (according to the US State Dept). Indonesia and Malaysia, Muslim majority states, are democracies. Lebanon is a democracy. Iran's present govt came to power via election. Turkey present govt came to power via election. How about Nigeria?
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