„Democracy is not a bottle of Coca-Cola which you can import. Democracy should develop according to that particular country. I never went to a country, saw many parties and assumed that it is democratic. You cannot define democracy purely in terms of multi-partist parties.“

—  Julius Nyerere, When asked about Single and Multi Party Democracy, June 1991 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. ...Before Mandela there was Nyerere http://web.archive.org/20071206052629/freddymacha.blogspot.com/2007/08/photo-from-past_5408.html/
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„I genuinely feel that the survival of this country lies in democracy and democracy alone.“

—  Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq 6th President of Pakistan 1924 - 1988
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„Ours was never a country conceived as a democracy. To arrive at a democracy, we Americans destroyed a republic.“

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„It may be the communist tyranny; it may be tyranny from the other end. But if you cannot evolve a sound and sane democracy, that will be the fate of the country.“

—  Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
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—  Arun Jaitley Indian politician 1952
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