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A democratic revolution is a political science term denoting a revolution in which a democracy is instituted, replacing a previous non-democratic government, or in which revolutionary change is brought about through democratic means, usually without violence.
It involves revising a country's constitution to allow for the people to have the power to have:
- Government be bound to hold a referendum on an issue given a certain percentage of electorate support via petition
- Government be bound to holding a vote of no confidence given a certain percentage of electorate support for a recall to election.
- Government to be held to set terms in office
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