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dehan.vithana
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Emmo
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developing countries adopt one party rule instead of multi party democracy

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Started: 6/29/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Emmo

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Since you didn't say that the first round is merely acceptance. I will take the absence of this as an indication that i am allowed to argue from the get go

We should aim to promote democracy be it in developed or in developing countries, as this is the backbone of modern day politics. It encourages a system where governments are obliged to be transparent and efficient when delivering services to its people, especially in developing countries.

The presence of an opposition party creates an environment where the ruling government can be held accountable for decisions it takes. For example look at the case of South Africa, where a secrecy bill was recently passed by the ruling party, ANC. The existence of a relatively strong opposition, criticizing the ANCy bill, effectively resulted in the bill being amended to produce a more constitutionally fair bill
http://www.da.org.za...

North of South Africa, lies a little state known as Zimbabwe, another developing country. If we were to accept your position that multiparty democracy should be replaced with a one party state in developing countries it would be condoning a situation whereby a country is ruled by a single dictator for 33 years.
http://www.biography.com...

This very same leader single handedly destroyed the economy of a once prosperous country, ordered the killing of farmers and opposition. Is this the single party rule you envisage?
http://www.zimeye.org...

"Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely" A wise historian and moralist John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, was once quoted as saying. We need to understand that a multiparty system provides checks and balances which prevent any single party from having absolute power. History speaks for itself, most if not every single party state, failed its people in one way or another.

Furthermore why should we deny the people of a nation their right to choose who governs them, why should this choice be so restricted to such an extent that it might as well not exist. One of the rights recognized under the United Nations' Human Rights Charter is the right to freedom of choice. In respect of the right of a nation, be it developed or not and respect of their right to dignity, multiparty democracy should be adopted

I leave you with a quote by Madeleine L'Engle "Because to take away a man's freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person."
Debate Round No. 1
dehan.vithana

Pro

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Emmo

Con

Well that's quite disappointing. Usually when this happens it means no one will vote, and it will be a tie, even though i actually spent time thinking up an argument. But whatever
Debate Round No. 2
dehan.vithana

Pro

dehan.vithana forfeited this round.
Emmo

Con

first argument carried forward
Debate Round No. 3
dehan.vithana

Pro

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Emmo

Con

Argument carried forward
Debate Round No. 4
dehan.vithana

Pro

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Emmo

Con

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